It's Friday and I feel energized, it's just seven more hours until weekend. But I am already there, thinking about what we are going to eat tonight, what I should buy after work and how my weekend will turn out. And how I finally will have a chance to sleep in tomorrow morning. I am nothing but mindful. I just want the clock to say 5 pm, right now.
"Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or what has gone."
- Louis L' Amour
Getting trapped into this mindset and mentality is easy. Frankly, it's a role rather than an exception and you have to break it to step away from it. Instead of thinking about tonight or tomorrow, search for the positive in your current situation.
I know it can be pretty hard, especially if you are at a work and you are not that satisfied with it. However, create an adventure inside of you yourself, rather than letting someone else or your circumstances determine it. The power of the brain as a simulator of fiction captivates you. After all, our perception of the world is the product of a simulation run inside our head.
I have put together three steps that will make it a more exciting and mindful Friday (or any day).
1. Think like a child
Look at your day as a brand new day without fear. Be curious and open for anything to happen. Be curious about everything. Ask questions and don't take anything for granted. Challenge your assumptions about the world. This is your starting point. Use every day cultivating this mindset, make it a habit.
"Learn to think like a child. There is nothing that has more magic than childish excitement."
- Jim Rohn
2. Stay present
The only way to truly be happy is to be present. The more connected you will feel and the less negativity you will experience. Because you actually feel like you are the one taking control over your own situation. When sitting at your work, pay attention to the small things, focus on your body sitting on the chair, and focus on your breathing as often as possible to avoid getting lost in your own thoughts.
"Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger."
- Eckhart Tolle
3. Create an adventure in the ordinary
To find excitement in your day and not fall back into habits and automation, learn how to find excitement and new adventures. This might lead you to scary places, but don't let that hold you back. Go with your ideas, even though they might seem crazy. Don’t let your critical mind stop you. Follow your instincts. Explore these ideas. If the ideas scare you, it’s a good sign. That means you’re getting out of your own comfort zone. This will open a new door to adventure and excitement to create new perspectives.
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
- Helen Keller