Take a minute every morning and evening to look forward and backward. The results can be lifechanging.
Quick tip for you today.
Look FORWARD and BACKWARD every day.
What does that mean?
To me, it the simplest way to a wonderful day.
1: Look FORWARD:
Every morning, I suggest that you sit down and write down what you intend to have happen that day. I’m not talking about writing a list of your To-Do’s. This is so much more important than that. Take those to-do’s and take them one step further.
Normally you may write- Go to the grocery store, Fix dinner, etc. on your list of things to get done that day.
Instead, write in your Travelers Notebook that your intention for the day is “To spend time nurturing my family by preparing a delicious, healthy meal where we will talk about our day and help and support each other. I will make sure that there are no distractions like the TV or phones at the table so we can really focus on each other.”
See the difference?
2: Look BACKWARD:
Every evening, take the time to write down a few key moments or events from your day.
What are some things that you don’t want to forget?
My brother used to write in a journal every day and it basically went something like this: I got up. I got dressed. I ate breakfast. I brushed my teeth. I went to school. I came home. You get where the rest of this is going.
What I’m talking about putting into practice is more than just writing about the events of your day.
How did it make you feel?
What made it so special?
Why do you never want to forget it?
It only takes a few lines to create a good picture of what happened. This is so worth your time. You can take this quick practice and turn it into a full on scrapbook page or journal entry or you can just leave it as is.
It is so important to record daily happenings that you think you’ll never forget.
That’s All There Is To It
So that’s it.
Take a few minutes every morning and a few every evening to look FORWARD and BACKWARD.
I think it will make a big difference in your life.
I’d love to hear how it goes.
Send me a quick note after you’ve tried this simple practice for a few days and let me know what you discovered.
2 thoughts on “.037 The Simple Practice of Forward and Backward”
I love this. Simple yet profound. I’m definitely going to be doing this every day and I will let you know how it goes! Thanks for sharing Marla!
Yes, please do. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!!
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