A Focus on "Being"
Last week's question was, "What is ONE Thing you can do this week to make someone else's day?" I have to admit that I forgot to keep this in mind for most of the week until I was preparing for this week's post. Upon reflecting on my week of any random acts of kindness that came up, I found that I was on the receiving end or witness to many kind gestures. A friend made me a lovely coffee for our early morning walk. My mom decided to spontaneously join my daughter on a back to school shopping expedition and bought her a cute top. I watched my husband help a young boy who looked like he was on a coffee run for his parents and their co-workers. I thought of lots of things I did for my family and small gestures of kindness I did for strangers. Just reviewing the kind acts I took part in or witnessed during the week made me feel great. I hope you had great success with your ONE Thing.
For this week's ONE thing, I was had thought of lots of ideas for things that I could do for the the first week of September. The fall always feels like the start of the new year to me because it is the start of the school year. So it feels like a great time to start new routines and make new resolutions. September feels like a month with lots of things to "DO." Then I had an inspiration when I looked at my cat sleeping contently on my bed. I thought about how my coaching training was called Co-Active, with the "Co" representing being and "Active" representing doing. So I thought this week's focus could be on being instead of doing. So my question this week is, "What is ONE way you would like to "be" for this first week of September?"
All the doing that September requires, it is easy to be frazzled, stressed or anxious. Instead it might be nice to experience being, relaxed, peaceful or happy. I think the way I would like to be this month is accepting. There are so many things that come up in September that can be out of my control. So this week I am going to "do" all the things I want to do and have to do, and be accepting of the results. I want to trust that everything is going to be a great opportunity, even if it doesn't fit with my preconceived ideas.
As always, I would love to hear from you on how you would like to "be" for this first week of September? Please share anything you would like in the comments below, on Facebook or in our Weekly ONE Thing Facebook Group! We might get good ideas from each other.