Try this simple mindfulness meditation to get deeper insight into what’s motivating you right now.

We are the masters of our own reality

We create our own reality. Every day. With every thought. And every choice.

We’re constantly collapsing quantum possibilities into that thing we call our existence.

Don’t like what you have going on right now?

Take a step toward change by switching up how you think—and what you think about.

A lot of this is about how we frame an issue

Here’s an example of how that works.

Say you get detoured in traffic.

Are you furious? Do you let yourself get super amped up and spiral out of control in anger?

Or do you accept what happened (because really, you can’t undo the roadwork in front of you, right?)? And then realize that you have the opportunity to discover a new route—or see something you might not have if you stayed on your original path?

Mindfulness meditation exercise

Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing until your heart rate slows and steadies.


What am I hyper focused on right now? What do I spend most of my time thinking about?

How does this affect me?

Is it to my benefit? Is it working to help me achieve something I want in my life?

Or is it harming me? Am I obsessing and creating a negative thought loop?

And then? Listen. 

When you’re done, write down any impressions or thoughts you may have. In the days to come, reflect on these notes often. Consider how you want to move forward based on what you’ve learned.

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