Today is February 29th. At the end of each month, I love doing a round-up of all of the things that went RIGHT that month, and all of the things worth celebrating. Since we’re finishing up the second month of the year, I can’t help but compare it to the first month of the year.
February was a fantastic month, full of insane amounts of fun, family time, and new experiences – but there was something special about January, and I think it comes down to the fact that I had a strong sense of flow.
When I talk about flow, I’m talking about a sense of momentum. A sense of continuous movement in the right direction. It’s almost like you’re riding a wave – once you catch it, it effortlessly carries you to where you need to go, your only job is to be present in the moment to make sure that you keep your balance. It’s like constantly being ‘in the zone’.
I wanted to chose a Monday Mantra this week that would act as the perfect invitation to more FLOW in my life, and I came up with this:
“HOW YOU DO ANYTHING IS HOW YOU DO EVERYTHING”
I wish I could remember the first person who introduced this quote to me, but I simply can’t.
I love this mantra, because it highlights the importance of every single thing that we do throughout our day. I believe that to experience a sense of flow, it requires showing up in every moment and doing your best. If you want to be the best version of yourself, you need to consistently be putting in the effort to be the best version of yourself.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Experiencing the contrast of January and February side-by-side made me realize for the first time ever just how much I value flow in my life.
I now know that FLOW is something I want to consciously focus on cultivating more of.
In order to consciously cultivate more flow in my life, I asked myself two very important questions (I invite you to do the same):
1) WHAT ENCOURAGES FLOW IN MY LIFE?
- A consistent work-out routine
- Clear intentions and desires that I review daily
- Organized living space
- Visualization + meditation
- Organized + systematized work routine
- Reading inspiring books
- Conscious content consumption
2) WHAT PREVENTS FLOW IN MY LIFE?
- Unclear priorities
The more I sat with this, the more I realized that when *one* piece of the puzzle fell apart, they all seemed to fall apart.
So this week’s mantra fits perfectly. HOW YOU DO ANYTHING IS HOW YOU DO EVERYTHING.
If I keep up with a consistent work out routine, I’m far more likely to keep my living space organized, and I’m far more likely to stick to my goals and intentions for the week. It’s that simple.
Leave a comment:
Here in the world of Alex Beadon, I believe in the power of commenting. If I enjoy something you created, the least I can do is let you know by leaving a comment. To make it even easier for you, here’s a list of questions for you to answer:
- What do you think encourages flow in your life?
- What do you think prevents flow in your life?
- What were your thoughts on this week’s Monday Mantra?
Can’t wait to hear from you,