This morning, while I was getting ready for the day, I decided to slow down my routine. As I flossed, (okay, this is a little embarrassing to admit, but) I actually flossed between ALL of my teeth, even back behind my wisdom teeth. What?!?!? LOL! I slowed down. I took the time to really get in there and do a thorough job.
As I brushed my teeth, I took time to feel my teeth getting clean. I noticed how much pressure I put on my teeth with my brush. By the way, why isn't it called a teethbrush? Oops, I digress. I spent more time brushing, and enjoyed the experience of it.
I did the same while washing my face, moisturizing and putting on my face. (That's an old expression, isn't it? ) I slowed everything down and enjoyed it.
As I ate my breakfast, I actually sat down. I don't always do that. Wow, I'm confessing a lot today, aren't I? And I chewed my food more thoroughly and tasted it more.
I have no idea how much longer my routine took today, but today I have time. Time to be mindful during the little things.
One thing I've learned in the past few years is that truly, your mind can only think about one thing at a time. If you want a break from all the hype, focus on the little things in life. Right now is when we have time to do that, so maybe... just maybe... we can get into a good habit of mindfulness that will keep us healthier. A healthy mind is worth everything, and sometimes it's just the little things that make a big difference.