1. Savor the Moment
Enjoy. Be in the moment. No lists, meetings or drama. Just sit there.
2. Make a Mental Note
When things go wonky; because they will – it’s the circle of life. Use this memory to bolster your resolve and know it can and does get good. Make a memory of the feeling.
3. Trade Up
I’d like to pass on a lesson from one of my mentors. A kindred soul – I met Cheevah Blatman, a Southern Bell from Richmond VA, during my first year in Grad school. I have lived by her words of wisdom ever since. Some of it too juicy for this blog. Here’s one piece I can share: “Trade-Up”. When something goes wrong, when righting the ship, just don’t mend it, fix it. Make it better, hence “trade-up”. When something goes right; make it even tighter and “trade-up”. Take a lost earring for example. Don’t just look for a replacement, get a better pair. Computer on the fritz? Upgrade to what you need and truly want: hot color, more memory, lighter weight. This also applies to goal setting. “Trade-up”. Dream it bigger. Build it better. Choose something of greater importance.