Day 81 - I woke a little late than expected today at 5:45am today. I think the house was so warm and cosy. My husband had started work earlier and noticed it was freezing outside and so had turned on the heaters. I had to find the motivation to move as quickly as I found myself physically feel like I could easily go back into sleep or I could fall into the snooze trap.
The snooze trap affects the rest of your day, I reminded myself. It in effect tells you that your not ready or willing to start the day and such changes your vibration of mindet to that.
I am ready I told myself today is a new day. To wake myself up I had a glass of cold water, walked around the house quietly just shaking my arms and legs (getting the blood pumping) before braving the winter layers of clothes just on top of gym gear, before stepping out to the garden to do my Sit Spot and Meditation. Only staying outside to do this for around 15 mins I came back inside feeling refreshed.
I pulled out my list of affirmations for the day and read them aloud. I looked over my vision board and smiled at all the progress been made in recent weeks and days to manifesting these visions into reality. I'll share more on that in a post soon.
Then on to exercise and off with the winter layers! Exercising inside at home today as kids are still asleep. Yoga is the choice of today. I spend 20 mins doing this following
This video I found on you tube is today's choice as found it quite simple to follow not being an experienced yoga student!
I then read for about 15 mins into my latest book 'perfectly yourself, 9 lessons for enduring happiness by Matthew Kelly and then journaled, just writing a few memories and insights from my Sit Spot and Meditation. What I had learnt from the yoga video and then checked over the plans for my day.
After all this was done I went back upstairs to shower get dressed for my day ahead and get the children up and ready for school.
Every day still brings surprise and enjoyment that I have this time to myself and for my own personal development regardless of what else the day may bring (expected or unexpected) or who I come into contact with and it is in this moment I remind myself again and again that I am truly grateful for having found the Miracle Morning routine and that I choose to get up and make it so. I am ALWAYS happy I did.
,When listening to the radio today , reading through social media posts and even whilst out an about in the community there seems to be a real buzz of hope. Whilst the world is changing at a fast pace and challenges becoming ever more apparent, my experiences today have been of one of people are pulling together with a firm foundation of hope. Hope is the opposite feeling to fear and so in having hope allows you you to remain on the positive side of well being.
I am blessed to have many positive influences in my life that will encourage hope rather than fear and I wish that for you all .
My thoughts on Hope. Hope can be described as the desire for something to happen and the belief and unwaivering faith that even though the path there cannot be seen it will be obtained.
Hope is however is in my opinion different to just being optimistic. For hope to be a real and separate experience. I do however acknowledge there does need to be a certain level of optimism involved. For if there is a conscious connection or thought that for that something to happen alone without hope or optimism it is really just an wish or a single lonely thought and if thought is known to happen for almost certainity it is instead really an expectation and no optimism or hope would be needed.
So I take hope as something different and possibly consider it can be both conscious and/or unconscious, something within us that allows us to feel and believe that with or without rationale and planning it can be obtained. This is what I am feeling from my community today.
If you think about its opposite feeling of fear , if you were to choose this mindset you could find an optimistic person to be fearful as easily as a hopeful person being pessimistic.
I think fear and hopelessness can entwine together if allowed for I do believe that there are no hopeless situations only times we feel hopeless or fearful. This is where I find flower essences can help, a healthy routine like the Miracle Morning and a supportive Community .
Every day is a new day of hope with an opportunity to share this yourself and all around you. Embrace today and shine your hope! With a big sprinkle of optimism.