Day 64 - Today was all planned in advance something that over the festive period I hadn't done as well as I usually would have. The Miracle Mornings are going really well but after such a busy few days and nights I allowed myself to sleep in till 8am. Me and the children got up together and so I decided to include them in my routine. First we sat together and did a short meditation (less than 5 mins) my youngest is only 5 years old and meditation and sound therapy is something both but my youngest all her life have always had experience of. But hey if you only 5 you have things to do and 3 -4 mins of your relatively short life is a long time to sit quiet and still! So then we did some affirmations, I help the kids come up with there's and then we have fun saying them quiet as a mouse and get louder and louder until we are shouting them 10 diffeeemt times. Visualisation we sat down and talked about our dreams and wishes, what they look like , what they feel like. Then we read some of our own books whilst having hot drinks and toast. Then we did some yoga always funny , looked more like a family game if twister ! one time I will get my husband to get the camera out and you will see what I mean, Then I settled down to do some journalling and they did some drawing and colouring. All good fun.
Today we decided is officially our our New Year's Day, although it's the 2nd of January it's a bank holiday and we still not back to the routine of school and work. We took down the Christmas decorations and my husband went into the attic to put them away. You may remember one of my environmental goals for 2017 is to sort and clear this Aladdin's cave of stuff! So we labelled and packaged away just what we needed and he brought down a few boxes for me to sort over this week. Not opened them yet so that will be fun later to do. The rest we are rehoming through sale or charity to try and reduce our footprint on the house and help others.
Later in the day we had planned to meet another level 10 life goal in fun and fitness and go off for a walk togaether which we did along a trail known as Billy Puff route at Weston Beacon Ivybridge ( for those following my journal posts you will know this is my title page picture from a few years ago)
I found a great website to find out more if you are in the area it was a lovely walk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/outdoors/walks/puffingbilly.shtml
It was good to get out in nature , blow the imaginary and possibly real (after being in attic) cobwebs away, achivie our exercise goals and have lots of fun.
I was surpised when I reflected later what a huge amount we had achieved today and how good it all felt. And that was after getting up at 8am.
Todays important message is to get up and live your dream, make each day count for what matters to you.
Day 61 - A bit later up today for no other reason than forgetting to set my alarm. Waking up naturally happens a lot now around this time as habits have formed but I still set an alarm usuall, not allowing bad planning to ruin my new habits now!
But still I forgot but naturally I woke at 6am and in no rush or criticism to myself , I just acknowledged the situation and got on with my SAVERS routine.
Exercise today I decided to go for a run , whilst running I was listening to a playlist of affirmations I had made and one really kept standing out to me. ''I visualize the achievement of my goals daily''
I do this I thought proud of myself for how far I have come, I have my list of goals, I have a plan written down for most and I am actively working on making them happen, I feel they have, I see they have, they have!
Getting fitter has been a goal of mine for a long time , the Miracle Morning routine was leveraging this daily. As I listened to my affirmations as I ran through the streets was a real life example of this! It's just after 6am and I'm running! I thought I wish I had kept a better track if my successes on exercise so I could congratulate myself. ( interesting to acknowledge I wanted this?) I Know what I have done and feel amazing for it, I also give thanks and acknowledge those who have offered support in getting me this far! It's nearly the end of the year but not the end of my goal setting. I don't really go in for New Years resolutions , I'm tell you about that tomorrow. As I ran I thought about how I could encorporte some of my goals together to make them more powerful and amazing. More manageable but no less stretching. Giving and Contribution being accountable ,and making a difference.
I had recently was challenged from my Fitbit group friends on how many miles I was going to walk in January and I had confidently pledged a 100 without really considering how I was going to do it or if I thought I could. I considered it a nice round number, breaking it down after I realised I needed to be commited, consistent and challenging to my current level of walking and steps. So in a way to be accountable I thought not only would I share this here with you all here today but I would increase the stakes and start a fund raiser in line with my level 10 plan of giving and contributing more in 2017. Could I walk 100 miles in January ? Could I raise £100 for chairty in January could I get 100 people on board or involved through sponsorship or joining me ?
I feel confident I can! The affirmation came again as I ran a few more steps l.
''I visualize the achievement of my goals daily.''
So I set up an official just giving page to take sponsorship , I shared the above post and reasons on my Social Media, through text and email to my friends, family and followers and now I am here '' I visualize the achievement of my goals daily''
I can do this , visualisation as part of my miracle morning , feeling, seeing believing I have done this will help, the affirmations I do will help, the support from positive like minded friends will help, commitment to change and consistancy to inspire and make it happen.
My message today is no matter what your goals are, they are yours to manifest, be it big or small goals, news years resolutions , ideas, plans, perfect or spur of the moment ideas just focus on what you want and ''visualize the achievement of you goals daily'' Then take Action and Make them happen.
Set, Persue , Achieve your Goals and NEVER EVER Give up!
I will keep you posted , here is a video filled with inspiring quotes to help you.
Its the weekend ! I have been looking forward to my exercise session this morning as I have found a friend who is not only willing to come cycling with me but also during my Miracle Morning hour!
So today we took our bikes into the city. We decided to do a route we just made up /pre planned ( not all cycle lanes but very little road needed to be used) along the historic water front of the city I live in. The area I actually live is actually on the outskirts and as the weather has not been good and it's dark we didn't like the idea of riding around here this time of the morning. So we drove to our arranged location (not fit enough yet to do the whole way from home to city) and rode through the city streets in a big 4 mile lap. It was fun , so quiet! For the city I was shocked , we only seen a little traffic, it seems like even the city is asleep when we are up!
I did do the other SAVERS but in a different order and in a bit of a rush this morning. As family and work commitments were calling when we got back. So later in the day caught up on some journal and meditation time.
It was fun to break the routine but still accomplish everything.
So I thought I would use this post to say that. Create a plan that works for you , develop yourself but don't get bored doing it!
Hope you have a great day !
Day 39 - Jumping out of bed today I know I need to find courage within me today! Starting with the Miracle Morning Routine has made it easier for me personally. I belivie it could for many of you too, so my routine this morning includes things to support my day ahead.
SitSpot in the garden, ten minutes of silence clearing my mind of any distraction and just being here in nature. Then my sound therapy practise, for those who have heard me discuss this before I use tuning forks to bring a clear and cleansing balance to my day. I use a OM fork and 528hz which you can find out more about over at http://www.suarasoundhealing.com
This is followed by Affirmations for Courage:
I am daring enough to face any challenge.
I have the courage to make positive changes in my life.
I have the courage to move forward toward my dreams.
I allow the courage of my heart to dissolve any fears I experience.
Today I bless my being with limitless courage.
Visulisation - spending time seeing myself succeeding in the tasks my day has ahead, with grace, courage and ease.
Exercise - turning out to be one of my favourite parts of my Miracle Morning 20 mins on my exercise bike (following the video below)
Then a little rest with a big glass of water (and then my Plant Derived Minerals) whilst I read some of my current book. Followed by time to Journal.
So today I said I needed Courage and so this blog post came about. This is because I have made some changes to my work and habits recently and as a result of that I have realised I need to stop doing certain tasks and release some reposnsibilitys that I have worked very hard on and that others have become reliant on me for. I've thought about them and made a decision to make communication with those that I need to today to inform them of my decisions.
Why courage ? Well when you look up the definition of courage you will see it states:
''the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. ... have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism''
And there it is the reason I need to instill courage today is to overcome the fear and stand by the decisions I have made for myself - we all get moments like this big and small. If you can come from your heart as well as your head when making decisions and find courage, you too can jump out of bed knowing the outcome will be best for you.
Today I woke with a headache, when or if this happens it's easy to tell yourself your just tired (which of course I could be) and then I remembered the main reason I personally get headaches especially first thing in the morning and it's that I am not hydrated! I guess I forget like others that that extra exercise, certain activity, environmental factors etc can all mean we need more water.
Everyone is different and my blog is by no means a place to diagnose medical conditions so if you are worried get yourself some professional help. But what I do know is that our bodies depend on water to survive. Our bodies are on average around 65% water. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body needs water to work correctly. It's used for maintaining temperature, removing waste, participates in the biochemical breakdown of what we eat, helps us move nutrients needed for healthy functions around our body, even lubricating joints.
Water is lost every day when we exercise, sweat, when we are hot, urinating and even breathing to name a few. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, when you are physically active, urinating and even breathing. If we don’t replace the water we lose we become dehydrated.
For me it shows as a headache, but it can show up as sleepiness, fatigue, hunger, confusion, dry mouth to name a few.
As we are complex and unique machines recommendations for daily water in take will vary from person to person. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day (around 8floz or 250ml each) this is a good goal.
During the miracle morning routine when I first wake up I have my first glass, I then drink my sizzling plant derived minerals in water and then a fair amount of water from a water bottle, as I'm always on the go during the day. But after consideration this morning I've decided I should monitor how much, so as I love both my Fitbit tracker and my Bullet Journal I intend to start recording my intake. That also matches my health goals.
Knowing how important water is to life has been on my mind since early part of this year. Thinking of the people who do not have access to clean drinking water, how some waste water or take it for granted and how others are out there protecting it. For Example the thousands of People in America currently peacefully protesting against oil pipe lines going across native lands and under water supply's and main rivers. When companies giving no consideration for the land or human and earth survival before profit, worldwide deforestation and protests here against fracking and building on flood plains here in UK.
So I have decided to do what I can by setting myself and family some standards and some challenges to protect and conserve water: