Daily Reminder To Stop And Smell The Roses

mindfulI could use a little more mindfulness in my life.

Moments that I pause in gratitude. Time listening to quiet, soothing music. Some deep-breathing to calm my racing thoughts.

If only I could remember to DO these things each day in order to enhance my ability to BE.

I may be in luck. There’s site that offers a daily electronic reminder to help develop new habits: habitforge. Forge new habits. Change your life!

The deal is you enter a desired change you want in your life. The site will send you a daily email asking if you were successful the previous day doing that one thing. If you indicate “yes,” you move one step closer to developing the habit. The goal is to get to 21 days of “yes” replies with the belief that, after three weeks of the new behavior, you’ll be well on your way to permanent change.

I’m going to give it a try.

Starting May 1st, I will use habitforge.com to help me pause and be mindful each day.

I’ll let you know when I reach the 21 days-in-a-row point. Hopefully, that day will be May 22nd, but, if I skip a day, the counter resets back to “zero.”

The new habits can range from the sublime (like the DC unemployed man who gives away $10 per day to strangers) to the mundane (shutting off your computer each night).

If anyone else decides to jump on the new-habit bandwagon in May and uses habitforge, let us know how it goes!

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