If you have had a conversation with me lately no doubt you have heard this phrase “I was listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast the other day and…”. I am the first to admit I am a bit obsessed with his podcast but I just find it so interesting!! I am feeling very inspired and have a long list of things to try the first of which is 30 days without complaining. I heard about this a few months ago and was intrigued and since then I have heard Tim Ferriss mention it a few times. I have been considering the challenge and then this past week when listening to Jana Roemer’s “What’s Up Wednesday” she talked about eradicating complaining from our habitual conversations and I knew that was my sign.
I don’t think I am someone who complains a lot, but I think it is easy to get in the habit of being negative without even realizing it. Lately I have been trying to teach my 3 year old son about all the emotions and feelings he is having. He will often get frustrated or upset about something and I have been letting him know it is okay to have those feelings but it is a choice. We can choose to be happy, we can choose to be sad, we can choose to be angry. I want him to know it is his decision and he can choose happiness, choose joy, choose gratitude. One day while we were talking about it I said to him “Mama tries to choose happiness as often as possible, sometimes I feel sad or frustrated but most of the time I try to choose happiness.” That got me thinking…do I really choose happiness as often as I can? Do I choose to see the joy and beauty in my life every single day? Somedays when my boys are being crazy and I haven’t left the house I imagine what life will be like when the boys are in school and I can have time to myself, I can have more time to devote to buddhiBaby, I can *go* to a yoga class! And then I remind myself- these days are flying by. I try to stay in the moment and enjoy every crazy, busy, blissful, beautiful, hectic, joyful moment with my baby boys. I am cultivating an attitude of gratitude. I want to show my family that life is what we make of it. We are in the drivers seat. Things may happen to us that are beyond our control but how we react to them is 100% our choice. I am hoping this challenge will bring me one step closer to living a life of gratitude, love, joy, contentment.
I have decided to start today, March 1 and I am sharing it with all of you to help keep me accountable. I know I will have moments when I forget but my hope is that I can become more of a witness to my thoughts and words and hopefully by the end of the month I will be one step closer to becoming the best version of myself I can possibly be!! Care to join me?
I will keep you posted on how things are going and if you join the challenge I would love to hear about it and how it is going for you.
Happy Sunday Friends!