My Two Minute Mornings to win my day..every day!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799
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Thursday morning my friend Kathy Streib wrote a post about something she was thankful for in her area, The Wild Life! She talked about Carol Williams     who wrote a post in December last year telling us about her goal for a Daily Gratitude Challenge.

I have a goal too thanks to a very dear friend Roxanne Watson. She gave me a book entitled “Two Minute Mornings”. It’s a journal to win your day every day. It’s written by Neil Pasricha, Bestselling author of the Happiness Equation and the Journal of Awesome. He serves as Director of the Institute for Global Happiness after a decade running leadership development inside Walmart.

It really only takes 2 minutes in the morning and is now the first thing I do each morning. It’s a great way to:

  • Focus on the positive
  • Let go of unnecessary stress
  • Set clear goals
  • And Win your day!

Roxanne is VP of business development for Austin Title and she bought a copy of this journal for everyone on her team and the whole company! It’s not a wonder her team is laser focused on commitment to service and makes a difference for so many of their clients!

Every morning there are three parts to jot down in my journal:

I will let go of…….

I am grateful for……

I will focus on…..

Taking two minutes to write positive experiences has definitely made a difference in my day! These two minutes I spend help make sure I’m going in the right direction and in the right frame of mind and is definitely the best two minutes of my day! Thank you Roxanne Ford!

“Because life’s too short my friends, Lets squeeze in as many laughs as we can get.”      By Neil Pasricha

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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
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Love the three part journal prompt (: Thank you for sharing. This will help give some "structure" to my unstructured daily writing

Feb 04, 2018 07:10 PM #32
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Debra Leisek
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I really like this...it makes good sense... I think I may have to look into getting these for my crew!  Thank you very much! 

Feb 05, 2018 12:04 AM #33
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Remebering what we are grateful for each and every day is a wonderful way to stay focused on the positive things in our life.  Gratitude is a magical thing ... it opens our eyes and makes us more aware of our many blessings.

Feb 05, 2018 12:46 AM #34
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Kat Palmiotti
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This list of things you focus on each morning is inspirational. Thank you.

Feb 05, 2018 03:24 AM #35
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Paul McFadden
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That's awesome! My 2 minute mornings are spent in prayer and gratitude

Feb 05, 2018 08:43 AM #36
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Jane Peters
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With that list of goals you can only succeed. That is one of the reasons you are so successful.

Feb 05, 2018 10:44 AM #37
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Francine Viola
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What a powerful idea.  I could certainly use a routine like this.

Feb 05, 2018 11:39 AM #38
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Joe Pryor
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Morning rituals are good for you. I hidrate, then meditate before I hit the coffee and email. My wife and I share positive feelings when we wake up together also. Sets the day for us.

Feb 05, 2018 04:02 PM #39
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Dorie Dillard 
Wonderful lesson for me - thanks. All the best - Lynn

I will let go of…….

I am grateful for……

I will focus on…..

 

Feb 05, 2018 07:26 PM #40
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David Wright
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 words for the wise! Napolean Hill would be inspired. Abraham said it this way, "You are about as happy as you make your mind up to be." Writing out your focus, what you are grateful for and releasing stress and negativity really does wonders for a person. Thanks Dorie for posting this fabulous and easy idea!!!

Feb 05, 2018 10:10 PM #41
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Thanks for awesome advice!!!

It really only takes 2 minutes in the morning and is now the first thing I do each morning. It’s a great way to:

  • Focus on the positive
  • Let go of unnecessary stress
  • Set clear goals
  • And Win your day!
Feb 06, 2018 03:47 AM #42
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I love the post. Thank you for the inspiration. This is a great way to start the day.

Feb 06, 2018 04:01 AM #43
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
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Reading this helped me to get focused today, and that's a start. :)

Feb 06, 2018 07:32 AM #44
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

Two minutes--everyone can handle that!  Just set the timer on your phone and go for it!  It's important to feel thankful for what you have and keep a positive attitude.

Feb 06, 2018 02:47 PM #45
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
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I love this idea for making every day a great day filled with positive thoughts!

Feb 06, 2018 09:24 PM #46
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
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Dorie, thanks for the 2 minute tip to a great start for each day.

Beginning in a positive attitude will make a huge difference.

Best wishes.

Feb 07, 2018 04:05 AM #47
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
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Dear Dorie,

Sounds like a cool way to channel your energy.

Feb 08, 2018 12:48 PM #48
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Carol Williams
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Hi Dorie,
The 2-Minute Mornings sounds like a great way to start each day!  And, thanks for mentioning and linking to my Gratitude Challenge post.  I just love focusing on all the wonderful things in life to be grateful for.  Thanks for the post.

Feb 08, 2018 12:49 PM #49
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Dorie - I don't know how I missed this the first time.  This is inspiring and a great book suggestion.  Staring off your morning in this way sets the stage for a great day.

Mar 26, 2018 06:06 AM #50
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Kathy Streib
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Dorie-thank goodness for Roy Kelley 's reblog of your excellent post!!! I can't believe I missed this. This is a wonderful way  to start the day and I may give this book to my nieces. 

Mar 26, 2018 04:54 PM #51
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