Becoming aware of what is happening within, and around us is crucial for making good decisions. By checking in with ourselves on a regular basis, we become more discerning on what is needed to make our daily experiences more enjoyable.
For example, if we find ourselves feeling irritated or fatigued, having awareness will make us more likely to pause and consider why we are feeling that way, and make the appropriate adjustments. Maybe we’ll observe that we have over committed ourselves with extra volunteer projects or are not getting enough rest on a nightly basis.
Or, if we are feeling lonely, disconnected, or attracting a lot of negativity, we will observe our need for positive connection, and make plans to get together with loved ones or attend a class or social function that inspires us.
We know that setting aside quiet time each day, and writing in a journal are great ways to check in with ourselves, as well as, reading supportive materials like the one listed below.
This particular writing came across my path recently via email, and is the perfect fit for the discussion at hand. It contains some wonderful gems for inspiring productive thoughts, feelings and actions.
So, enjoy this informative list of helpful tips for guiding your choices, and improving your connection with self.
The Choice Is Yours
By Karen Lynne Seal
If it’s not comfortable, don’t wear it
If it’s not healthy, don’t do it
If it’s not uplifting, don’t read it
If it’s not inspiring, don’t watch it
If it’s not needed, don’t keep it
If it’s not true, don’t repeat it
If it’s not consistent, don’t believe it
If it’s not great, don’t buy it
If it’s not legal, don’t try it.
If you’re not hungry, don’t eat it
If you’re not honored, don’t beg it
If you’re not acknowledged, don’t do it
If you’re not cherished, don’t marry it
If you broke it, fix it
If you borrow it, return it
If you promised it, do it
If you blew it, admit it
If you owe it, pay it
If it’s supportive, say it
If it doesn’t flow, don’t force it
If you don’t have it, don’t spend it
If it’s abusive, leave it
If it’s unkind, confront it
If it’s negative, avoid it
If it’s a success, rejoice it
If you need help, request it
If it’s a pattern, heed it
If it’s a grudge, drop it
If you’re not proud, stop it.
If it’s your need, honor it
If it’s your decision, defend it
If it’s your talk, walk it
If it’s your joy, pursue it
If it’s your intent, declare it
If it’s your hurt, heal it
If it’s your truth, tell it
If it’s your right, claim it
If it’s your goal, embrace it
If it’s your fear, face it.