311’s

Upon dissolving a dead-end relationship in late May 2019, this writer began an early morning ritual known as 311’s; which is also a namesake for those purveyors of positivity from Omaha, Nebraska, 311. This morning ritual is simple, and in no particular order involves:

  • Journaling for 11 minutes
  • Meditating for 11 minutes
  • Practicing Spanish for 11 minutes

With a handy dandy iPhone, Siri engages a timer to hold this writer to account. 33 minutes of 11 minute endeavors, no matter how small, yields dividends over time and sets a positive tone for the day. Taking time for yourself first thing on a new day focuses your attention and affords clarity before the rush of our digital age intrudes. There is benefit to slowing down, pacing yourself and setting your own tone.

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Meditation Moments ~ SlowDona

And it goes without saying to refrain from checking your e-mail, consuming news, or mindless scrolling through nonsensical crap first thing in the morning. There is too much distraction these days, especially with grim pandemic news. There has never been a better time than now to be, “Up on the Sun.” Establish time for yourself. Take advantage and invest in yourself – however you see fit.

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Up On The Sun

 

 

 

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