Be Well Be Happy

There are 1,440 minutes in one day. Some of those minutes are sleep time – very important to rest. Some of those minutes are perhaps scheduled work time or time with children or yoga class time or food shopping time or however we carve into those 1,440 minutes to apportion out everything that happens in one day. We soon see that all of the minutes are taken. If we were to “take the time” to document how we spend all of the minutes in one day, it would be surprising to see what we really do.

Think about the words “spend time.” We are really spending the allocation every day – the allocation of minutes. . . we’re using them up day after day after day.  It may seem that even though we’re scheduling all of the activities, we’re not in control of how we spend our time. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. But, there are enough minutes. Breaking the day into minutes shows us that we have time. We have time to stop to be in a calm place. Being in a calm place is beneficial for our well-being. 

Take 10 minutes out of every 1,440 to Find Your Calm. 

Sometimes when I am not in “body/mind/heart harmony,” I take 10 minutes (well really I don’t count them, I just take a little bit) to center in with a few deep breaths, asking myself what is going on, what can I do to feel better? Basically, how do I find my calm again. Awareness. First of all, being aware that things inside aren’t quite that right; there might be just a feeling of uneasiness. Things reel up now and again through no fault of our own. Our life’s experiences, because they become a part of us, come up time and time again. And it is how we look at them that makes the difference. So we may be uneasy about something or someone and then taking that 10 minutes to be aware and acknowledge and bring a way in to feel better really helps us to move on. We acknowledge whatever it is, we don’t press it down.  And, knowing that it had a place in our lives, we go from there. After a while, even moments of sadness from the past become different. They become part of our life’s experiences and not a source of uneasiness or unhappiness.

The checking in for 10 minutes is helpful, otherwise we just go around if we have an uneasy feeling moving from one activity to another to another. Take the time to find your calm. Squeeze it in – you have 1,440 minutes! One thing is for certain: when you are whole, well and happy, you will give that to everyone around you replacing anger, fear, anxiety and stress. Sounds like a plan to me. 

May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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