To really throw yourself in to challenge if done right this could really change the way you view your life and carry out your daily rituals, What you will need are as follows a pen A4 sheet of paper a glass of water,
Commence this task by writing down the following on your A4 paper or pad.
- Daily meditation
- Spending time with friend or family
- Time to myself
- Doing work I enjoy, rather than working just to pay the bills
- Pilates/park run
- Reading more and watching less TV
Set down your phone and turn it off this will allow you to commit totally without any distraction from your mobile device.Once you are ready
Now try to recite 5 numbers from you contacts list and write them down, “Done”.
Note down the last time you had quite time of 15 or more minutes to yourself, driving to work, going to the shops, waiting for a bus, either way this must not include having any company what so ever.
Remember who you are
So now that you’re not getting distracted by social media messages, you can begin to journey back to yourself. Who are you? What makes you truly happy? the real truth: you’ll love yourself when you do more to make yourself happy.
How much of your life now is about doing things that light you up, excite you and help you feel joy? Or have you got stuck in a dry routine – working to make money, looking after kids, sitting in front of the TV in the evenings?
When was the last time you felt like yourself?
Continually feeling like you are not good enough wastes so much of your precious energy. You need to experience what it feels like to relax into exactly who you are.
Doing the things we love puts us back in touch with our inner joy. And we then remember who we are. And it feels good..
I know – most of us don’t really want to go there! It’s seems so messy inside our minds and bodies and a quick fix (another celebrity diet/a change of job/that new series on Netflix) seems like a much easier option.
My own experience is that many years of thinking positive has magically ‘fix’ me.
1 Meditate for 10 minutes
Through meditation or reiki, you opened up to yourself. You learn what your body is trying to tell you when it gets sick. Turning off all notifications for at least one long block of time every day allows our to brain relax Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another.
The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your a favour, and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).4.
2 Phone a friend today
Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier, but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that to stay connected with the friends and family members you value. It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship, with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.
At the end of this task pick up your mobile and call a friend or family member who you have not heard from for a while. it only take a few minutes to start bonding again
Respond to all invitations and opportunities Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, when it’s a negative reaction to an invite. Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people-pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, Give yourself time to evaluate each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away.
I’ll put it off and phone them later. I am sure you can relate. Sometimes it is hard to take that first step.
3 Sit in silence for 5 minutes
Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged. You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be lock yourself away. Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything. Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.
Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.
4 Note down things on your mind
Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit. Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression.
5 Take a walk to your local shop
Take a short walk around the block. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more. Want to aim even higher? You can achieve more health benefits, including increased weight loss, if you ramp up your exercise to 300 minutes a week.
Check out your local newspaper or online and find your nearest park run and join up, Saturday morning from 9.am it generally lasts around 30 to 45 minutes depending on your fitness.its a 5k run.
Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello. Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too. Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.
6 Read a short extract from a book
It is now possible for almost everybody to quickly read with incredible enjoyment and success. Very few people realise that this is possible, with access from different mobile devices phone tablets and laptops, you only have select a topic of interest and away you go.
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By Des Britton