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“Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

– Lao-Tzu

Sometimes we find ourselves so fixated on perfection and future results we don’t enjoy what we’re doing in the present. To build patience, practice contentment. Appreciate all your small successes: Notice subtle changes or ease with which you perform an activity, or become more mindful or how your personal relationships have improved.

DO:

Accept where you are. Keep your goals/intentions in mind, but avoid fixating on them.

DON’T:

Stop striving or become complacent. (Especially if you practice unhealthy lifestyle habits, or have yet to get moving.)

TAKE A LESSON FROM NATURE:

Make peace with plateaus and practice patience. Be content, but not complacent, with where you are now. Celebrate the good in each moment and each day. Create a journey as joyful as your destination.

Excerpted from August Chapter of “Twelve Mindful Months: Cultivating a Balanced Body, Mind & Spirit” by Carol Tibbetts.