by Vicki Schneider
I woke up about 6 am, a rather traditional morning for me. I went about my routine. I turned the coffee pot on, let the dog outside, then put her food in her bowl, and sat down on the sofa. I do this nearly everyday.
As I sat on the couch it occurred to me that even though I enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee, it is becoming very very routine. This is a very mindless way of approaching my morning. It is mindless. It is mindless in that I’m not observing anymore. I’m not thinking anymore. And, I’m not present anymore as I go through this daily ritual a bit like a robot.
It is now 7 am. It is time to get ready to start my work day. I’m going to be mindful of the usual tasks involved in this traditional routine too – brushing teeth, taking a shower, and getting dressed. I’m going to be involved in these simple activities. That way I won’t show up to work with a blue sock and a brown one!
Sasha and I hope you have a joy-filled, mindful day!