Good Morning Beauty,
I wrote in my journal this morning and meditated for maybe 3 minutes without a guide and although it was only about 3 minutes the feeling of sunshine that wrapped in and around my body was so stimulating that I had a huge smile on my face and then stopped to ride this wave that was telling me to break my writers block and write to you.
I say "my journal" but what I am referring to is a notebook my sister gave me that I have deemed my journal, one of probably 20 that I have attempted over the past 2 years. Hey, habits are just as hard to start as they are to break. I really am trying though and in fact do see the benefit when I do. I'd love to be that person that has a perfectly dated series of journals rather than me with 15768 notebooks with random chicken scratch on random pages inside them between to do list and random notes. Ya, I know, It's bad.
After I wrote a bunch of thoughts that came to me I realized they were completely different than yesterday and so was the structure as yesterday was a letter to myself. I felt good and energized and wanted to meditate. Meditation is the same. I am one of those people that often waits until something needs to be done instead of being preventative, ya know? So, most of my meditations are when I am feeling off and need a chill or an excuse to lay down lol. I do them guided as the voice and the message has always made me feel better.
Today, I decided to sit in the corner of my couch, smooshed between the back and corner cushion comfortably, cross my legs which is the position I pretty much live in, put my palms facing up on my knees, eyes closed, no music and just started my long but slow deep breaths. Within what felt like 30 seconds I was aware of my thoughts so I focused on looking through my minds eye and they started to fade away. I then started feeling the warmth of the sun and feelings of vacation and started to smile. It wasn't necessarily the vacation or physical sun that made me smile but the feeling of peace, calm and a confidence that I am guided and everything will be great which gave me a rush of energy I otherwise wouldn't have and I grabbed my computer to write to you.
I don't do resolutions as the areas I want to improve or habits I would like to inherit are always with me no matter what month it is. Sometimes I am great, sometimes I am great at only some and then other times it's like I have let it all go and do none of the things I want to, like exercise or get organized or create and hit deadlines etc. You get the idea.
I have a constant goal of just doing my best even if that means slogging around sometimes. I have goals of becoming 'x, y , z' , often qualities I see in others that I would love to adopt but I don't believe that starting them on Jan 1 every year will make the difference. Any day we decide to start is a good day to start and if you implement a way to measure your success on that goal, great!
It's life-style. I believe goals can be achieved and sustained if you understand the 'why' or understand the bigger picture. If you think about the lifestyle you want and then work backwards you may feel genuinely motivated to work towards the things you want.
Anywho, I just wanted to say Good Morning to you, wish you a wonderful day and share what came to me and todays achievements of journalling and meditation, two things I would like to do daily, in the morning, before the day starts.
Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments or tips on implementing desires. I look forward to sharing with you again soon. XOXO
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