But so very often, we are impatient, want change to come more quickly, and aren’t satisfied with small steps. And that’s when we trip ourselves up, quite literally, often losing the ground we had gained.
Small Steps: You See Them Reflected Everywhere
I was thinking about this yesterday evening as I worked at my desk and the sun went down. Its passage was so incremental as to be invisible. Yet it clearly moved, steadily sinking lower and lower until it disappeared behind the trees at the edge of our woods. I never actually saw movement, but that sun moved, most definitely and profoundly.
I see the same movement in my gardens, as flowers grow and blossom, peaches ripen, and the rose bushes brighten with beautiful, bountiful buds that open wide and then drop their petals onto the grass. Big changes … and small steps.
Small Steps to Transform Your Time
While small steps are powerfully mirrored in nature, the good news is that we can choose them for ourselves each and every day, making profound changes while investing very little effort in the process.
One of the best examples I can think of is the small step of writing down one, two or three things I am grateful for every morning and every evening. This practice, undertaken daily, creates an attitude of gratitude that really does transform my experience of time. It takes just a minute, and doing it regularly gives you a different kind of energy to carry with you throughout your day.
Small Steps – What Can You Do?
I invite you to take a moment right now and think of one small step you can take to enhance your energy and/or improve your experience of your time. Keep it small, write it down, and before you go to bed, reflect on what you did and how you felt about it.
It might be going for a walk, meditating, cutting down on social-networking time, culling your to do list, or taking a relaxing bath. You decide … you follow-through … and you reap the benefits!
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