Every day, for the last few months, I’ve been doing these two simple, focused acts:
- Each morning, I write my intention for the day
- Each evening, I write one thing that I am grateful for
I call them my “bookend vistas”—two ways of looking at my day, with “everyday life” sandwiched in between.
Life throws curve balls every day, and it delivers surprises. It brings both challenges and delights.
Setting my intention centers the day in my true values. It helps me take responsibility for what I bring to it. Do my thoughts and actions make things better, or worse?
Practicing gratitude grounds the day in the deep meaning of life. It feels like less of a crazy blur, and more of a sacred space that I get to experience.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
These two, simple acts help me become more conscious of the choices I make, and of the meaningful experiences I have.
If you want to feel more centered and grounded, try wrapping these bookend vistas around your day, and see what happens!