Have you ever thought about how a pineapple grows? First thought…on a tree? Second thought…I have never really thought about that. Third thought… maybe not a tree. A bush? The ground? Maybe it is a tree?
Pineapples grow up from the ground. And sometimes when we are faced with challenges, difficulties or uncertainties, it is wise to remember to take a different perspective. Take a moment to refocus and reevaluate what the circumstance may be. The answer may just be right in front of you…like a pineapple.
Movement! The human body was designed to move and stand. Not sit and be inactive. When you move, your cortisol (stress hormone) decreases, and your endorphins increase. This endorphin rush can propel you for a whole day. That is largely why it is recommended that if you can, exercise in the morning hours. But little choices all day are beautiful…take the stairs, stand at a meeting rather than sit, take your breaks and move, use the stairs in your home and go up and down them several times. I use the kitchen counter when I am cooking to do “hula hips,” squats, leg lifts, etc. Add in strength moves when you are walking the stairs at work: squats, toe and heel raises, arm stretches. Small moments like this go a long way!
Five ways you can be PRESENT in your day. Start today!
- Breathe deeply.
- Observe and listen.
- Feel your feet and toes upon the earth.
- Put away the electronics.
- Focus on the moment at hand. Not the moments to come
“Wherever you are, be all there.” ~Jim Elliot
Thoughts. Emotions. To-do lists. Schedules. Meetings.
We follow these leads to guide, shape, and fill our hours each and everyday.
We follow these leads unconsciously each and everyday.
We follow these leads.
Make a switch.
Let your inside lead you.
Let your inside lead you consciously each and everyday.
Let your inside radiate as YOU guide, shape, and LIVE each and everyday.