“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
– James Baraz
I tried. I really really did. But kept getting distracted with work stuff, house stuff, etc.
I’ll do a better job tomorrow.
What am I grateful for today: my vision. It’s not perfect, I need reading glasses now (ugh), but I can see the beauty all around me.
Roughly 22.5 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or are blind.*
*2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
“The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.”
― Stephen Richards
I believe this, wholeheartedly. But it’s a big pill to swallow. How can I protect my feelings/reactions from being a reflection of what’s going on around me?? Of course, the answer that I need focus on what I do about it. Which means I have to take responsibility for being the architect of everything that goes on aaround me. Not that I haven’t before, but I haven’t used this fact to temper my emotional response when things go bad. So, to that end, I started a huge “reconfiguration” of my Franklin office. As I stated in my previous post, I let an employee go that had been with me for 7 years, and since that post the person that was paid to supervise the staff has been demoted.
I don’t hire staff without a good deal of consideration, including working interviews, checking refere
nces, etc. But apparently none of this is enough to predict behavior. I will use other testing of prospective empolyees before hiring again. I’m nervous because I don’t want to mess up again, but excited about getting someone truly dedicated to this business and the patients for whom we are responsible.
I found a new EHR to work with AdvancedMD. The AdvancedMD EHR made my workflow terrible. Previously, I focused on my frustration re their EHR, now I have chosen to focus on the new EHR (Nexus) which seems pretty great so far. Wish me luck!