on living.

for some reason i’m feeling inspired today. i think some of it may have to do with the fact that it is 12.12.12. the other part of it is coming from the fact that i got into a really good crow pose tonight in yoga. it really really is the simple things in life. regardless, i feel the need to share this entry i made in my journal this afternoon.

there are always twenty four short hours in a day, right? twenty four measly hours. sixty minutes in each one of them. we are constantly trying to get more for our money – or our time. i doubt our success. today is just an ordinary day – one we should try and make extraordinary:

wake up. brush your teeth before you brush up on the latest facebook updates, twitter feeds, and instagram photos. watch the news, THEN eat your breakfast with the TV off. read the comics. check your emails after you’ve finished any dishes that are laying in the sink. delete junk mail. respond to important messages. catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while – just let them know you are thinking about them.

drive to work. or walk, if you can. don’t put your headphones in, don’t call anyone to talk, don’t even look at your phone. just WALK. at work, FOCUS. open one window at a time. respond to emails one at a time. respond to emails one at a time. go to someone’s desk instead of calling them. work hard. when you’re hungry -go to lunch. wait until your hungry. don’t eat at your desk. turn over your cell phone and put it on silent. if someone needs you, they’ll leave a voicemail or come and find you. taste the ingredients in your food. if you can’t, try bringing something fresh tomorrow. take smaller bites. put butter on your break. use real mayo. put whole milk in your coffee. look out the window while you eat – have you noticed the scenery before? what is different today? introduce yourself to someone new. do your dishes right away. give yourself another minutes of freedom, sans electronic devices. go back to your desk and eat ten m&m’s; no less. work hard. cross off your to-do list. add something to your to-do list that is already done. laugh at the simple pleasure of crossing it off. finish your tasks. breathe.

go home. leave work at work. let a car merge in ahead of you on your way home. would it kill you to let two cars merge? ignore any honks. say hi to a neighbor. kiss the one you love. keep electronics away and talk about the day. write it down if you like that better. spread compliments; REAL ones. watch the nightly news. eat a healthy dinner. go have a picnic. bring a bottle of wine. make up stories about the people around you and their lives. talk to strangers. take a nap if you’re tired. go to yoga – even if you already went this morning. bring a friend. eat an oreo and don’t tell anyone. eat two, actually. enjoy them. read – even if it is a page – before you go to bed. BREATHE.

do one thing at a time. feel yourself living. smile and enjoy life’s littlest pleasures.

EDIT: look what literally JUST came across my twitter feed as soon as i posted this; thought catalog’s list of 32 of life’s simple pleasures.

can i add this situation to the list- 33) when an article relevant to your thoughts comes across your twitter feed.


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