[m&m 4 life] 2min Mindful Motivations: Intention | Focus | Creativity | Lovingkindness

Div Manickam
5 min readJan 9, 2023

Embrace 2023 with an open perspective — start today with an m&m — mindful motivation 4 life!

Over the past 2 years, Simon Moyes’ 2-minute mindfulness meeting starters from Wise at Work have helped me start my meetings and my classes with the right mindset. To stay grounded in my day to day responsibilities as a leader and show grace and appreciation for my team. Thank you!

As I get ready to mentor and teach in 2023, I am creating my own recipe for the mindfulness practice with elements of self-talk to make this inspiration a reality and sprinkle motivations.

Growing up, I wasn’t much of an m&m kid, more a Galaxy chocolate gal and now a dark chocolate fan (I miss Escazu). But this idea popped in my mind and I couldn’t agree more — an m&m 4 Life: Start your today with a mindful motivation.

Sharing 2 minute mindfulness practices in hopes to help you in your career and life journey. Pause, breathe and be fully present in the moment.

1. Intention

Take a moment to make yourself comfortable where you are.

Today, we are going to dive into setting an intention for our career. Let’s start by relaxing our body and mind. Take a deep breath in and out.

Now, bring to mind the reason for this session.

And what do you want to get out of this time?

Pause for a moment and see what arises.

  • Bring to mind one specific thing that you want to accomplish today.
  • And next ask yourself, how do you want to show up in the session?Notice what comes up for you.

And now, take a moment to acknowledge everything you have done in your life, thank yourself for who you are.

Pursue what you love and you will learn what you truly believe in.