Today I'm sharing one simple practice I do every day that's made me happier, more energized and focused, and an all-around better worker, lover, person, friend. It's super easy to implement, too.
This ONE thing enhanced my quality of life by 10000x, and honestly, it's something you can do pretty easily!
It's being present.
That means giving your FULL attention to whatever task is at hand.
If you're washing the dishes, do only that.
If you're at work, focus on being the best employee you can be.
If you're at dinner with friends/family/your significant other, put down your dang phone and engage.
Why is being present so important?
If you're like me, you tend to be a striver -- meaning you want fantastic relationships, a hot bod, a career that fuels your soul, and your favorite cup of coffee on tap (no? just me?) at. all. times.
But here's the thing - if you're giving your attention to everything, you'll be great at nothing.
Because when your attention is divided between a million different things, it's impossible to give 100% of your best.
But when you take the time to focus on what you're doing RIGHT NOW (not dwelling over the past or projecting into the future), you find that life becomes a little easier, a little more joyful, and you actually start to enjoy doing things you once hated.
So my challenge for you the rest of this week is simple:
Focus on being present.
Whenever you catch yourself multitasking, bring yourself back to now.
When you're washing the dishes, wash those dang dishes as best as you can... and do only that.
When your lova comes home from work all excited to chat about his work day... stop scrolling Instagram and listen.
When you're at work - even if it's a job you're not enthusiastic about and definitely don't want to do forever - give 100% of your attention and effort while you're there.
Not only does being present make everyday tasks way more enjoyable, who knows what it will lead to when you shift your attitude from "I HAVE to do this" to "I GET to do this."
Have a great rest of your week!
SUGGESTED: this video from one of my morning walk & talks about the REAL reason you're trying hard but not seeing results