Early next year, which is actually only a few days away now, I will be turning 40.
Yup. The big four-oh.
And I am good with that.
I feel like I have gotten to a point in my life where I am happy with who I am as a person and who I want to be moving forward.
Part of that has come from a yoga and meditation practice that has gone a bit defunct through the holidays, but has still had a significant impact on me.
Moving into January, I want to take time each day to live with intention and to do a better job of paying attention… here’s what I mean:
- To not be so quick to anger
- To be thoughtful in how I approach people
- To be thoughtful in how I approach my life
- Notice the little moments when the kids giggle over silly jokes.
- Fully engage in a board game without any digital or personal distractions
- Actively listen to a story – no multi-tasking allowed.
These little things, when I do them now, make all of the difference in the world to my daily life. They change my perspective, mood, and relationships all in a positive way.
So, starting on January 2nd, I will be posting about either an intention or a little episode of paying attention that made a positive change in my day… it could be something as simple as noticing the points on a snowflake to an hour long talk with my sister.
The goal is to do this for 40 days, leading up to my birthday. I am hoping to kick of the new year and a new decade with a new habit in place… a habit of being more involved and engaged with the people and the world around me.
I hope you will join me on this adventure – it could get very interesting!