But in real life the chances are high that at least once a week you will have what Tim Gunn (of Project Runway fame) refers to as "make it work moments."
- When you are missing the main ingredient for a recipe you already started.
- When you spill coffee on your notes before a meeting.
- When a traffic jam is ticking away your estimated time of arrival for an appointment.
Mindfulness in your "make it work" moments will bring a calm mind to find creative options when the unexpected happens.
This weekend at the Arkansas Women Bloggers conference we were given an "unconventional challenge" of wrapping a housewarming gift showcasing Alliance rubber bands. Knowing that we were expected to be creative opened our awareness to looking at materials in a new way. There was excitement in the process of discovery and satisfaction in overcoming obstacles. Can you approach every day life problems from this perspective?
This week I will be mindful of moments that call for creativity in problem solving.