- A breath. Not just any breath, the kind we take a thousand times each day, without noticing we are even doing it, without experiencing it. Take a breath and feel each part, the beginning identified, its middle passed through, and conclusion noted. To experience a breath like this is to know that you are alive.
- Gratitude. Think about one thing you are grateful for: the soft bed you are resting in, the food on your table, the love you feel from friends and family, the ability to notice that one breath you just took. Gratitude leads to giving, and giving leads to happiness.
- Intention. Ask yourself, how do you want to live today? What light will guide you through this journey? What do you hope to accomplish with the time you are allotted? Intention leads to purpose. Intention sets the course.
Adopted from the ideas of sports psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais, first heard on The Rich Roll Podcast and a journal entry from 1.3.15