The way you live today…

The way you live today... is the way you live your life.

The way you live today… is the way you live your life. 

One of my favorite podcasts is Tara Brach’s meditation podcasts (you can find them on iTunes). She recently did a talk about Freedom and Happiness in Daily Life and one of the things she repeated says it that the way you live today… is the way you live your life. 

This really hit home for me. Let’s just say I’m your typical overachiever… you know, type-A, super hard working, and have a really hard time slowing down. As much as I try to avoid it, I spend most of my time working, rushing through life, and making myself promises that someday, someday, when there is no more work to be done, then I’ll be able to slow down and enjoy life. But, when this is how you approach things, someday never comes. 

So instead, I’m trying something different and am making every day reflective of the way I want to live my life.

Laying in bed for a few extra minutes just to enjoy the feeling of peace and quiet before the day starts… 

Slowing down for meals…

Taking the time to read a book and pet a cat…

Taking a deep breath and practicing gratitude as I walk down a sunny street…

These are all small pleasures, but they add up  during the course of a day. And for me, they’re more reflective of the life I want to live.

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