Day 6. No 5:30 am start today , not because I have fallen off the plan and given up. Nope not me ! This is the weekend if I had nothing planned I would easily lye in and not do much if anything till near 10am (possibly later). This time is important, I have considered how these days were going to feel different and I have factored in this feeling and knowing what I can be like and I have found a way that can work for me.
This weekend I have the opportunity to be away from home and my family with a group of girl friends. We are staying in a beautiful lodge in the grounds of a Manor House in Cornwall. Our weekend will consist of many talks, laughs , fun, relaxation, spa treatments and maybe some activitys like swimming and walking.
Lucky me ! It is totally in line to the promises I made myself 7 years ago, in changing my life to a happy, healthy, fulfilled one. Everything is approached in balance and I give gratitude and appreciation. Time with close friends and at the moment being away from the norm of everyday life is good for me.
The children are enjoying a weekend with just dad at home and whilst I'm sure they are missing me, they love their alone time with dad and are beautifully independent spirits that can cope for a few days.
One of my level 10 goals in the category of friends and family is to spend time good quality time with them and this is what this weekend is all about.
So how after staying up late having fun ( I belivie it was 1am we finally went to sleep! ) have I managed a miracle morning?
Easy I have just adapted it. Today I woke at 8:00am (around 2 hours earlier than I could or have done in similar circumstances) proceeded by 5 minutes silent meditation, I didn't get out of bed today as I didn't want to wake my friends who were still asleep. I didn't fall back to sleep as I was excited about the day, I had a determination that this still had to work today, the weekend had been planned for months and I wasn't about to stop this amazing process I had embarked on now. After all I have got to day 6! So 5 minutes visualisation (aided by using Pinterest again) Journalling and reading was easy as I had I brought my books with me 25 minutes done. Then I got ready and walked for 15 mintues in the grounds. Brisk walk cool air with the sun out. Beautiful. The exercise is not as energetic or fat burning as the rest of the week but it still got the heart pumping.
Now ready to spend the rest of the day enjoying myself with my friends.
Do I feel tired or obligated or sad that I'm having to do this at the weekend or when I'm away? No! You might think I could, but when your dedicated to doing something and it makes you feel excited and inspired you cannot help feeling great. Adapt it , have fun with it, take benefit from it , but most of all do it !