Obviously, every day is a new day, but what if you woke up tomorrow and really acted like you had just entered into 12 glorious hours of fresh possibility? 12 hours of opportunity. 12 hours of brand new experiences. That’s the suggestion of the day anyway in the Women Who Do Too Much Page-A-Day® Calendar.
It’s so easy to feel like days blend together when our lives are filled with repeating schedules and routines. Sometimes, a whole week might seem a blur. Days bleed into one another. Yesterday might feel like today, which might also resemble tomorrow.
All of this might be particularly poignant for a woman who’s got a busy job to hold down, kids to take care of and housework to attend to. Not to mention the fact that you might want to squeeze in some exercise and hobbies, too. That all adds up to having very little time for yourself, and no time at all to take a breather.
It’s that kind of hectic schedule that can cause you to put your head down to just get through each day. That mentality makes it hard to create positive changes, to keep your senses on the lookout for new pleasures and to be open to new experiences. How could you possibly add one more thing to your schedule?
Well, might we suggest that tomorrow, you do just that. Tomorrow is a new day, and perhaps you should treat it as such, instead of viewing it the same way you viewed yesterday, or the day before that. What will you do differently tomorrow? Here are some ideas.
- Take A New Route: Whether you drive, bike or walk to work or to run errands, try taking a slightly different route on the way there or on the way home. Take in the new surroundings with interest.
- Try A New Type of Food: It’s very easy to get in the habit of eating the same thing day in, day out. Whether you eat the same cereal every morning, bring the same lunch every day or pop into the same spot for takeout, tomorrow, seek out new ingredients or venture to a new café and order something you’ve never tried.
- Do Nothing: Wait, nothing? Yes, that’s what we said. Since you’re usually probably used to doing lots of things all the time, how about doing nothing for a change? Well, we don’t mean nothing at all. We’re alluding to meditation: the opportunity to sit down, shut your eyes, and steady your mind for as long as you have time for. If you feel like you need a little guidance, you can sign up for a class, or check out the book, Will Yoga & Meditation Really Change My Life?, in which yoga and meditation instructors share their thoughts on how these practices make a difference.
Have a great new day!
Slow down, take stock, remember what truly matters in life. For Women Who Do Too Muchis the perennial bestseller that, like a good friend, is always ready with a supportive word, valuable nugget of advice, or refreshing dose of humor. Finding the sacred in every day. Learning to unlearn bad habits (like working too much). And uplifting quotes: “Courage: fear that has said its prayers” (Dorothy Bernard). Daily meditations to help women break the cycle of doing too much, based on the million-copy bestselling book.