Today started at 5:30am - nearly 2 months into doing the Miracle Morning routine everything is going strong and well. I feel energised , confident and capable even as I sit here so early in the day (before the day has even started for most people) I would not have said that this early in the day 59 days ago!
The Savers routine being done today started with exercise and as I now reflect on how I am feeling about the day ahead and my journey so far. I am reminded of the importance of words both out spoken to others and internally to myself.
I was also strongly reminded myself of this today in my miracle morning. As before I commenced any meditation or journaling, I had busily got on with my exercise routine. But my brain was off doing its own work out away from my body with an inner dialogue of its own running down lists, thinking of things to do, replaying conversations, finding random memories and mixing them up in one giant pot aka my head.
When I suddenly became starkly aware of a few words that brought forth an emotion that didn't stop this mixture of word workout in its tracks but rather added fuel to the inner dialogue of crazy that was happening inside all as I cycled fiercely on my exercise bike trying to beat yesterday's time and distance.
I took a moment (not to long) to shake my head and just say 'stop!' To my thoughts , slow down, be mindful!
What we think , say and write has a real impact on how our lives manifest. So it's important to be mindful of them. Take time to listen to how and what you are saying to yourself and to others.
So this morning I was reminded of this advice myself and then in this blog post it felt relevant to share this experience with you all today.
Being mindful of words means to have a deliberate and conciocius involvement in understanding the words being used and directing our attention to make these thoughts and words matter in a positive way.
To make sure we are not falling into the negativity of replaying past events, habits or judgements, increasing anxiety or fear of things that have not even happened and of what the future may or may not bring. Mindfulness is about being in the moment.
For me when I realised this was happening and became mindful of what and why I was thinking and of all these words and thoughts I was using , my mind calmed , my work out became easier , my breathing more focused and the results improved.
So what did I learn ? Actively try to think of positive ways to say or think what is needed and shut down or dismiss the rest to just be in the moment.
So for example 'today I must do .......' exchange those words for 'Today I will enjoy doing .....' or 'today I have so much to complete' change it to ' today I will complete all I need to do' . Consider using power words or phrases such as ' I accept any challenge that comes today as I know I have the ability and knowledge to overcome them' ' I am really looking forward to today, it's going to be a great day!
I was reminded of a video I once watched on social media whilst writing this message, so I trawled around on Facebook and found it soni may too share with you all.
Have a a great day everyone!