365 Pause Practices – Day 157
A Monday Evening Pause
slowing down before gearing up
I usually start Monday mornings like I am off to the races and have super productive Mondays. I get loads of stuff done!
TODAY IS DIFFERENT
I gave up caffeine. LOLOLOL. Yesterday, I felt tired after my morning coffee and paused to ask “What’s up with this?” My inner Wisdom guided me to give up caffeine. We shall see.
Sitting today in my morning Pause Practice drinking my decaf coffee, I noticed I was a bit more slowed down than usual and I began to wonder if the reason I engage in some activities, make certain plans and commitments, and prioritize my day the way I do, is driven more by caffeine and not necessarily by what might be a wiser way to go about my day!
I am not suggesting quitting your job, neglecting responsibilities, becoming a sloth, or even giving up caffeine! Rather, practice what I observed myself practicing today:
from my usual routine
from the way I tell myself I should go about my day
lay the welcome mat for inner Wisdom to step in to help me
with my daily routine, asking,
“Is there a wiser way to see this day?”
“What would be a truly helpful way to go about my day?
LET INNER WISDOM GUIDE
be willing to be open to changing my mind
about scheduling, routine, prioritizing, and planning my day.
As a result of practicing this Pause, I am having a day
guided by my wise inner voice,
instead of being ruled by my off to the races pressure building voice. YAY!
A SIMPLE WAY FOR A WISER DAY