When building a life experience that includes passion, feeling alive, living into your full potential, dare I say -- purpose . . . the details matter.
Think about all the tiny decisions we make every day. Most we don’t even consider as actually being choices. Because we’ve done them so many times, the exact same way, they don’t seem like decisions at all. They appear to be just what we do. It’s just our lives. Our schedule. Our routine. Our comfort zone. It’s what works.
Or so we think.
- When you get up.
- How you roll out of bed.
- Is your phone the first thing you touch?
- Do you have coffee or water first?
- What do you put in your coffee?
- Do you run your day or does your day run you?
- Every item/liquid you put in your mouth. (It’s your fuel ya know. It makes a tremendous difference.)
- How many times do you let stress take over your consciousness? Never? Rarely? Consistently?
- Which shoe do you put on first, left or right?
- Do you send an email, send a text or pick up the phone and use your voice?
- Do you take the time to stop and connect with the cashier? Your partner? Your children? Yourself?
- Did you sit on the same place, on the same sofa, watching the same thing as you have the past 47 nights?
- Is your phone/computer the last thing you touch?
Choices surround us in each moment. Being cause in the matter is always a possibility if it can be seen.
The ability to constantly make decisions that will alter our life experience is at our fingertips moment to moment, day to day, asking us to participate.
Each of these moments string together to make a life.
Looking at the multitude of choices in front of you everyday can seem overwhelming, if you choose to see it that way. It’s so much easier just to keep it all the same. Why change anything? There’s no time or space in your brain to make that many changes anyway. What a hassle. Not really necessary.
But what if you changed one thing? Have water first. Don’t touch your phone first. Eat more vegetables.
It might feel strange and uncomfortable in the beginning. Your lizard brain will resist and be very insistent on going back to “normal.” But what is normal?
What’s your intention for your life? Do you have an intention?
The experience of your life is always your choice.
It all matters.
Because you matter.