When was the last time you intuitively immersed into your surroundings?
When was the last time you admired the architecture of a building you pass every day on the way to work? Noticing the transition of sunset to city lights? The sounds of wind howling, or a train passing through? The smell of fresh brewed coffee and how it sends chills of refreshing energy through your bones. What were you thinking about before your first sip? When the coffee first hit your tongue? What were your thoughts when the cup was empty?
Can you remember any of this? Probably not.
But what if you could?
What if we make every experience intentional? Would that add a mindfulness to your day?
What if I told you that we have the power to activate these parts of our brain we let slip away..
Picture yourself looking at the clock at 9am and next thing you know it’s time to go home and the day has escaped in its entirety.
When you go home and you’re asked about your day it was like any other day and nothing is worth mentioning.
I’m sure this sounds familiar.
What if I told you we are capable of painting the complete picture, recalling sights, sounds, smells, feelings, of that moment. You can come home and tell a complete story of your day creating a realistic experience for your spouse.
You have the capability of adding a new dimension to your interactions.
Active and intentional practice will allow you to LIVE rather than letting the little time we have escape through the cracks.
Challenge your mind to do what it does best, analyze, critique, feel, create, and attend all of your tasks in a way that can paint a vivid picture.
Think actively, and discover what an intentional mindset could add to your life.
1. Put away distractions: if your phone is out are you really listening? There is a difference between hearing and listening.
2. Rephrase and dive in deeper. Ask why? Ask how? When? What are you feeling right now?
3. Read body language, and emotion behind the voice. Read between the lines and connect in meaningful ways.
4. Create a relationship with every moment. If you make relatable connections the likelihood of remembering heightens.
5. Reflect on your day, talk, write, think and it will allow for greater meaning.