‘Oh, what a beautiful morning’ is a song that often springs to mind on my daily morning walk. On a recent walk, the song sparked a new idea. As I walked along, I began to think about 2020, the year I have had; what I have experienced, and what I have learned. My thinking unleashed; these ideas quickly linked to the title of the song. I thought “O” What a Wonderful Letter. Knowing haste was of the essence to capture my ideas on paper, I quickened my pace toward home. I hurriedly wrote down three ‘O’ words: Observe, Opportunity, and Optimism.
We can all become overwhelmed in the work we do or the life we lead. It happens. Often, when we take on too much or fail to give ourselves time to step away and recharge. Life can become super-fast paced, and we sometimes believe that we need to keep up with the speed. It is like the accelerator pedal is stuck on maximum. Each day whizzes by in a flash and we become casualties, as we burn the candle at both ends. It is OK to take a break.
This month I was inspired by an action – to list the things I am grateful for. As part of my regular morning routine, to set myself up for the day, I affirm three things I am thankful for in my life. So, I decided to take the calendar action one step further, to consider why I am grateful for COVID 19, and focus on the positives I have achieved during the crisis.
What a time for introspection, wouldn’t you agree? Right now, for many of us, we live our days in a state of forced isolation. The impact, even though it is immense on our mental, emotional, and physical state, provides us with a unique opportunity to step inside ourselves. Unforced, liberating, and available – the act of going inside for calm when all around us is chaos.
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When you sit down at your desk each day, what do you think about first? As you think, are your thoughts positive, pleasing and progressive, or are you focusing on negative, nuisance and non-productive things?