The Practice of Small Magic

Practice ConceptIf 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.

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