A couple days ago I was standing in front of the microwave heating some leftovers when it suddenly had an epiphany: that was 60 seconds of my life that I would never get back again. This made me reflect on all of the time we spend doing mundane or even negative things. In fact, I thought about that for the rest of the day.
Obviously we all have to do repetitive tasks in our lives such as brush our teeth, sleep, take out the trash, or even reheat food in the microwave. There is a certain level of comfort in these tasks because they breed familiarity and structure to our days. So, when you think about it, even these things are positive.
However, it is amazing how easily negativity can slip into our lives without our overt permission.
Like most people I can think of many times in my life that were wasted with negative thoughts and negative actions. Of course, I would like to have that wasted time back, but all I can do is work toward doing today and in the future.
Every evening I find it helpful to reflect on my day and make some plans for the following day. With this I have added a new component: I list all the positive and negative things I have done (or thought)that day. It is amazing how much this has helped me curtail the negative in my life, even though it has only been a couple of days.
If everyone would strive to be positive (and spread as much positivity as possible), then the world would be a better place. By implementing this one small thing into my life I feel like I am helping to do my part.
Every minute counts!