Time for last excercise in our mindfullness series 🧘🏼♀️ – careful submergence. The purpose of this exercise is to cultivate the satisfaction of being here and now 🙏 and to avoid constant feeling of struggle (or boredom) that overwhelms us everyday 😉.
Instead of waiting for the end of boring routine tasks 🙄 in order to do something differnt, try experiencing that routine in a totally new way 🤩.
For example, when you’re cleaning the house 💨 bring your attention to every little detail of different activities: feel the smooth moves while vacuuming 💫, feel your muscles work while washing the dishes 💥, notice what the objects you touch look like 👀, what do they feel like etc.
This whole excercise is about fresh new creative look on activities well-known to you and experiencing them in a totally new way instead of treating them as a burdensome obstacle standing on your way to the next tasks 🤗.
If you want you can choose another routine activity instead of cleaning of course 😉. But who knows, maybe even cleaning will turn out to be a fun experience? Try it out! 🤗
Write down your reflections and conclusions after this excercise 📝
Next week: Do you feel gratitude?
Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”
You need to listen to your body and rest when needed 🙏
I have been working too much + had too much stress in November and December and I still ‘feel it’ in my body 😫. Even though i’m not working that much now in January, I have finally lazy weekends and sleep well 🛌, I still feel tired and don’t have that energy to jump into spiral of work 🤷🏼♀️ and have been taking it slowly so far in the 1st half of January and that’s ok 😉. I’m still moving forward, just taking small steps.
Don’t push yourself if you don’t feel like it ⚠️. Don’t say “I’ll do it no matter what!” if you don’t want to do it ⚠️. It may seem contradictory to me pushing you to follow your dreams and to work on yourself but it’s not, you just have to find that balance ⚖.
If you’ll be pushing yourself and not feel like it not only your body will give up and you will feel tired all the time but you’ll drop that dream/project quickly as forcing yourself to work on it won’t make you happy 🤷🏼♀️.
Create a healthy, individual routine for yourself 😊. Try what works for you and what doesn’t. I work 8h at my full-time ‘normal’ job, then work 4-5h on my projects/dream and always need those 3-4h of rest in the evening when I watch Netflix with my husband 🤩, workout and/or play PS4 🕹. And as for weekends I work on my projects for couple hours on Saturdays (but not each Saturday) and always leave Sunday fully off to do nothing and let my body and mind rest 🤗.
What works best for you?
Do you have your own morning routine? 🤔 Healthy morning routine is one of the things that all successful people have in common 😉.
Plenty celebrities or people of business who’ve reached their goals revealed their secrets that they wake up very early (some of them at 4-5 a.m.) and they always start their day in the same way 😊 – they meditate 🧘🏼♀️, they write in their journals ✒, they eat something healthy 🥑, set their affirmations etc. 🤗
Why is it so successful? 🤨 Because depending on your mindset you start your day with, the day can go either so-so or great 😉!
If you set your mindset right, get into positive thinking and start your day with a smile on your face 🙂 you really can achieve more! Thanks to this positive energy you’ll be less stressed and less willing to get annoyed quickly 😉, you’ll be more creative and e.g. when you face a problem you’ll look at it in a different way and will find solution for it quicker 😎, you’ll have more energy to actually work and push your boundaries and so much more! 😀
🌟 BEST Morning routines of successful people
➡️ Exercising 💪: engaging in some kind of physical activity such as working out, doing yoga, going for a walk, stretching (65%)
➡️ Checking e-mails 📧 or doing a bit of work (38%)
➡️ Meditation 🧘🏼♀️ (22%)
➡️ Gratitude practice 🙏: journaling, making a resolution, expressing gratitude, visualization, positive affirmation, praying (22%)
➡️ Reading a book or a newspaper 📰 (22%)
I have found this amazing guide on morning routine with all the data 📊, examples of 60 successful people 💰 and how they start their mornings, guides on how to build a habit of morning routines etc, check it out here: https://21dayhero.com/morning-routines-guide/ ⬅️
And what is your morning routine? 🤗 I always start my day with ‘to-do list’ check 🧐 – seeing step by step what needs to be done that day, I drink warm lemon juice with honey 🍋 and get to work 💪! But I gotta admit that I do get up pretty late on weekends 😜 and would love to work on that this year 😅.
1. Establish a morning self-care routine ☺
“I’ve started a regimen of meditation every morning. By making time for myself each morning, I get ahead of the stress and am ready to get to work”
2. Reward yourself 🎖
“Afford yourself a personal reward from time to time, especially after you’ve done a great job on a tough project”
3. Speak with a therapist 💬
“I’ve learned to forgive myself for days where I don’t have the drive to do anything. Productivity comes and goes, and it’s all right.”
4. Schedule days off 🤗
“Adding a day off to my calendar—where I don’t let myself schedule any work—has made a major difference for me”
5. Automate what you can 💻
“Look for ways you can automate more tasks to make more time for the things that matter”
6. Get plenty of sleep 😴
“I like to sleep at least 8h every night. I don’t set an alarm unless I absolutely have to.”
—Jennifer A Barnes
7. Reflect on 3 best things that happened today 🤗
“In the evenings I write down 3 best things that happened that day. This puts me in a state of appreciation and gratitude”
8. Use positive language and self-talk 💬
“One of the most important lessons I have learned is how to speak to myself and others in the positive. Avoid any negative language”
9. Make time for family and friends 👨👩👧👧
“Go out to dinner and a movie or invite some guests over for game night. You’ll get that unconditional support that you need for a good boost in your mood”
10. Do something creative 🎨
“When you’re starting to feel burned out at work, take the time to do something creative.”
11. Crush simple tasks first 😉
“One of the biggest problems is simply getting started. Make sure to complete a few simple tasks at the beginning of each day to jumpstart productivity”
12. Pace yourself and set realistic goals 👍
“Remember, you can’t do everything at once. Set realistic goals. Otherwise, you will end up burning out”