Today's Daily Inspiration is inspired from the card entitled "Habit" in The Oh Cards deck.
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I choose to be aware of my thoughts and habitual actions.
Habits can be another form of rigidity and resistance to change. Some habits are helpful, as in brushing your teeth after a meal, or taking a walk at a certain time, or automatically securing your seat belt in the car. But some habits, as we all know, are not healthy or helpful. Habits like smoking, eating junk food, and not exercising -- yes, not doing something can also be a habit -- rhese are not a helpful.
Habits are often a case of getting in a rut and taking the path of least resistance...whatever we are used to doing, saying, and thinking. It takes determination and willpower to resist a habit and make a change. A habit is a subconscious pattern, so the way to move out of it is to start being conscious of our every moment -- being present in the moment, rather than running on autopilot.
Make your conscious focus be: I choose to be aware of my thoughts and habitual actions. It might help to turn off all exterior noises so that you can hear yourself think... This will allow you to hear the mental chatter that will precede the habit taking form. and then that will help you stop the rote behavior. You will be aware of the choice you are making, before you unconsciously or consciously make it.
Today's Focus was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
From Rigidity to Change
by Marie T. Russell
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of being aware of your choices (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we choose to be aware of our thoughts and habitual actions.
Today's Daily Inspiration is inspired from:
The Oh Cards
by E. Raman
From educators and artists to therapists and trainers, thousands of practitioners are using the OH Cards. There are 88 picture cards and 88 word cards - place a picture on a word and an inner story begins to unfold. These decks are designed to increase intuition, imagination, insight and inner vision. With 88 pictures and 88 words, there are 7,744 possible combinations.
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About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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