Incorporating mindfulness into your daily life doesn't have to take much time. This simple exercise takes less than 5 minutes and provides an opportunity for reflection, something we often forget to do.
In a journal, reflect on the following:
G: Write one thing you're grateful for. It could be basic, like the shoes on your feet or the bed you can sleep on, or it can be a meaningful relationship in your life.
I'm grateful for my dog, as she provides me entertainment and company.
L: Write one thing you learned today. It can be something you learned about yourself, about how you relate to the world, or a new skill or piece of information you discovered.
I learned I do my best work when my office is in order.
A: Write one thing you accomplished today. This is a small accomplishment (unless you have a big one to celebrate), but is a simple reminder of the things you do every day.
- getting out of bed
- getting enough sleep
- paying all my bills on time
- making it to work on time
- completed all my domestic chores
D: Write one thing that delighted you today. These are things that made you smile or laugh, things that entertained you, or simply made you happy.
I was delighted by the Youtube video I watched today, which made me laugh.
Set yourself a reminder and practice this exercise everyday for a week. Notice how you feel during and after this exercise.