If you’ve been following my “small magic” journey, you know performing it requires no equipment, special training or preparation.
It does, however, take PRACTICE.
There are plenty of days I wake up on the wrong side of the bed or something distracts me or derails my day right from the time I wake up.
Why? Because I’m still practicing it.
I was talking with a friend of mine a couple days ago and he mentioned that most coaches in football believe in repetition. The coaches used to make them repeat a play over and over and ver until it was automatic. When the play happened in a live game, they didn’t have to think about it; they just executed.
I think that holds true for anything that you aren’t in the practice of. When you first ride a bike, swim, ABCs, etc.
Small magic is the same. While it’s easy to do, it’s also easy to forget until it’s automatic. Every day I have to remind myself, and often, more than once a day.
I remind myself to be nice to me, connect with other people, show my humanity, be vulnerable, and so many other ways I can practice small magic.
Some days I forget; most I don’t. The more I practice small magic, the greater the impact for me and others. I even put it on my calendar for each day just so I’ll have a reminder. Do I write in my calendar: “brush my teeth?” No, it’s already automatic.
Until it moves over in that area, I’ll continue to schedule and practice small magic.
Gotta go now- time to practice.