A recent weekend was chuck full of responsibilities, errands, duties, tasks, tidying, scrubbing, chores, jobs and more jobs. You name it, we did it! With a full life of your own, I’m sure you know what I mean.
It would have been easy to spend those hours in a state of irritation. I’ve done that in the past.
However, this time around, I decided to switch it up. I held this idea in mind instead: I’m grateful that I have a home to clean, a garden to maintain, and the strength to do both.
Same number of hours – totally different experience!
Are there tasks you need to deal with that irritate you? How could a more appreciative mindset lighten your load?
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s a great time to give this a try!
I had a great time last week delivering a keynote for a group of educators and administrators at Parkland College. It was a beautiful day for a roadtrip – bright skies and brilliant fall colors.
They gathered to celebrate their many recent accomplishments, recognize long service colleagues, and learn more about what’s on the horizon for their organization.
‘Fuel For The Future’ was the focus of my presentation. I shared strategies for expressing appreciation for self and others as a regular part of everyday work and life. I also focused on how important it can be to cultivate a Beginner’s Mind as a way of staying open and flexible for what lies ahead.
Welcome to all the new Pause subscribers from Parkland. It’s a pleasure to have you on board.
PS – If this kind of message resonates for you, give me a call and see how I might lend a hand and a voice to one of your upcoming conferences or staff gatherings. Ph 306-934-1807