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Today’s Theme: Be Present

Today was amazing.  I am inspired by how having a theme for my day is really setting the tone for how my day unfolds.  And how I show up in that day.

Today’s theme was: Be present.

Just in case you want to learn where this whole theme for the day is coming from, it started a few days ago when I posted about ways to calm those racing thoughts.

To slow your life down.  Uh, I mean, to slow my life down.  To slow down that anxious energy, chatter mind.

That’s where this all started. But, I know you are also curious how to have more balance in your life.
How to live in the moment.

How to not freak out over every little thing and then end up overeating.

We know that’s a slippery slope that has no happy ending.

So, that’s why I started this a few days ago.  And it’s been fun exploring having a theme and living and watching what shows up out of that underlying intention.

I did the same practice today as I did yesterday.  I put a post it on my computer first thing this morning as a reminder of what my theme was.  I saw that post it many, many times and it helped me remember.

But today it was like I was already sort of pre-wired to be looking for this theme.  Like my body and mind were working together ahead of my thoughts and knew how to be present.  That sounds weird even saying – not sure what it even means.  I’m just aware that today was a lot easier to be living from my theme throughout the day because I could BE present in every moment (yesterday I didn’t feel like I could do less when there was work to be done).

And I was.  A lot.  Ok, not every moment.  But most of them.

And I gotta tell ‘ya…seeing the world through eyes that are in the moment, present to take in as much sensory data as possible, is a different place.  A different vantage point.  A new paradigm for me.

My eyes were wide open and just absorbing everything like visual sponges.  My ears would hear things and catch my attention.  My taste buds were more acute and food tasted better today.  My heart was open because I felt I was in the moment.  I wasn’t smearing my energy between the past and the present trying to catch up to some other dimension and meanwhile my physical body was in the present but the rest of me wasn’t.  My heart energy was fully present with me in every conversation.

And every conversation was lighter.  More true and sincere.  More authentic.  Even the short, talk-with-a-stranger-at-the-checkout-counter interactions were filled with more connection.

As I tell all of this it sounds like I was in this Disneyland movie or something.  Believe me, it was an ordinary day-in-the-life-of-Polly day, but it did have a different feeling about it.

I guess I just wanted to share that I’m enjoying this concept of having a theme.  It carries me to new heights.  It’s helping me see the world through a different lens.  It’s allowing me to set a peaceful intention and live from it and into it in a heart-centered, grounded way and my whole energy system feels way more balanced and calm.

So, did you give yesterday’s theme of DO LESS a try?  How about trying on today’s theme of BE PRESENT?  Do you think this would help you and are you willing to give it a try?

Please share your feedback in the comments below. If you would like to create a stretch goal and share it with me, please do in the comments and come back and tell me how you did.

To being present,


p.s. tomorrow is “disconnect”…ahhh, that sounds fantastic!