“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”Marcus Aurelius
Nowadays stress seems like a prerequisite to living. What do you do when everything is up in the air or when you are juggling too many things?
You ground yourself. (Either that or go get a massage.)
Every morning I —
- Write Down 3 Things I’m Grateful for,
- And Move.
Right now I’m reading Writing Down The Bones and The Daily Stoic (a daily meditation book) and movement is a combination of Ashtanga Yoga, body exercises (pushups, planks, etc) and a short walk near my place.
It doesn’t sound like much, because it isn’t. It doesn’t take much effort, but it makes a massive effort on my day and sets me up to feel good and take on anything that gets thrown my way. How you ground yourself doesn’t matter. You could adopt my ground practices, or you could choose ones that work better for you. The key is doing something for yourself that makes you feel good and that touches upon your mind body and spirit. (No not morning cake.) Making your bed, meditation, journaling, going for a run—whatever. Just make it you.
And then get ready for a calmer day despite whatever life throws at you.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #879