Our theme for March is Mindfulness.

Mission #10: Your Mindful Morning (March 7th)

Mission #11: Your Mindful Commute (March 14th)

Mission #12: Your Mindful Mealtime (March 21st)

Mission #13: Your Mindful Evening (March 28th)

During Leadership Louisville’s Best of Leadership Summit last week, there were 2 breakout sessions devoted to what most folks have traditionally referred to as “the soft stuff” – Meditation & Mindfulness, by Dick Sisto, and Creating Balance for Sustainable Leadership, by Lisa Williams.

The Meditation & Mindfulness session was standing room only.

I’m glad to see that “the soft stuff” is finally getting the attention it deserves in our lives and in the way we lead!

How mindful are you about the moments that make up your morning?

How many activities or practices do you engage in each morning?

a)  76, give or take

b)  I don’t have a morning routine.

c)  I have no idea – I get up and get going, no time to think about what I’m doing.

What if you were to transform your mornings from mindless to mindful?

How would the quality of your experience change?

How would others experience you?

Mission 10:  Your Mindful Morning

Your mission this week is to pay attention to the things you do each morning. Become aware of the way you choose to start the first moments and hours of your day. Answer a few of the questions below.  Make 3 Changes™ for a more mindful morning.

Questions to Consider:

  • Which activities am I fully present for?  
  • Which activities am I doing on auto-pilot?
  • How much of my morning is by design?
  • How present am I for others in the morning?  
  • How could being more present during my morning benefit me?  
  • How could being more present during my morning benefit others?

Make 3 Changes™

What 3 Changes are you willing to make for a more mindful morning?

They don’t have to be BIG changes.  Here are a few examples for you.

1. Take time to enjoy your morning coffee in a more mindful manner.  Make it an experience that you savor and are fully present for.

2. Take time to truly connect with the people you interact with each morning.  Move beyond the noise, the haste, the apathy and the strife.

3. Disconnect.  Take time at the beginning of your day to connect with YOUR world instead of THE world.  Don’t check your email or facebook or the news.  Instead, send a message to yourself that YOU are worth a few mindful moments each morning.

What 3 Changes are you willing to make for a more mindful morning?

Write them down!  Post them where you’ll see them.  Give them your attention.

Experience the satisfaction that comes from living and leading, on purpose.

Declare & Share!

Let me know what you came up with and how you did!  Check the facebook page this week for additional resources and inspiration to help make your morning more mindful. Experience how doing so can make a difference in your life, the lives of those you love and the lives of those you lead!

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What is Make 3 Changes?

Make 3 Changes™ is a framework designed to help leaders move forward during times of change, challenge and opportunity. For more information about the Make 3 Changes™ framework and how you can use it to navigate changes in your world with more clarity, confidence and commitment, email whitney@whitneybishop.com.

What are the Make 3 Changes Monday Missions?

These weekly missions are designed to get you thinking differently about various aspects of your life. Each month will feature several missions within a theme, helping you to build awareness, create alignment and take action. It is my hope they provide you with the tools you need to create positive and lasting change in your life, the lives of those you love, those you lead and those you serve. Thanks for being here at the start of it. Always open to feedback about your experience. Let’s have some fun and make some changes!

Whitney Bishop

Whitney Bishop

Whitney Bishop is a Change Agent who creates transformative experiences for people who are ready to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. In her work with teams and private clients, she offers guidance, encouragement, accountability and support. Are you ready to discover the power of possibility and make breakthroughs that will change your life? Visit whitneybishop.com to begin your journey.
Whitney Bishop

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