Getting Back to Positive Day 2

Thanks so much everyone for your suggestions, offers of help and for all the love that’s come and coming my way. I’m touched and thought these messages from others only came with a eulogy.

Some of the things I’ve learnt are:

πŸ’•Spending more time with friends and family

πŸ’•Spending time to think about what I’m doing and do I enjoy it?

πŸ’•Remembering It’s ok not to be perfect

πŸ’•Enjoying a good meal and a drink

Helpful Things for Day 2

1. Food and Drink

A Japanese healthy lunch and green tea

2. Reading

Reading how rejection for authors can lead to a better piece of writing

3. Conversation

Future goals and how to achieve these discussed and clarified for the next 6 months

4. Exercise and Activity

The beauty of incidental exercise Walked from Redfern to Erskineville instead of catching two trains

5. Supplementation

Continued taking Usana Healthpak and Biomega

6. Thoughts

Visualisation with self hypnotherapy

7. Reflection

Refocus on others and asking how my friends and colleagues are feeling.

I hope this has been useful and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas. Thank you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Getting Back to Positive Day 1

There are times in our lives where everything is going along smoothly and then smack in the stomach we feel that the peace and happiness is taken from us.

The people who know me, know for sure that I am a positive, enthusiastic person who is usually the one who is cheering up others. But on that odd occasion that feels like the carpet is taken from underneath us how do I cope? Where do I come up with any positive feelings?

The past two weeks have been the hardest I’ve faced and what did I do? Please don’t ask me why and I’m sure when this feels like a feint dream I’ll be able to tell you more.

The aim of this is to see after 2 weeks of doom and gloom what am I doing, eating, reading, thinking and listening to , to take away some pain and get back to “normal”. I hope this can help others and by documenting what I’m doing this could help others find peace and come back to wellness.

10 things I did at the start of feeling sad:

1. Cried a lot

2. Listened to the Heart Sutra and Om Mani Padme Hum

3. Started taking a bigger dose ( 4 per day ) Omega 3 Usana Biomega

4. Taught others how to do yoga

5. Passionfruit

6. Earl Grey tea

7. More candles around the house

8. Reading a funny book “Living Danishly” and yoga magazines

9. Moisturised and massaged my skin

10. Went for a very short swim in the pool and spa/ sauna afterwards

On Day 1 I have achieved the following that I know are getting me closer to wellness

1. Emotions – Don’t cry when asked “how are you”

2. Supplements – Taken 4 Biomega plus Healthpack 2 Times per day

3. Exercise – Swim 250m and walk 40 minutes (2 times to train)

4. Spirituality – bed time meditation and chanting

5. Food – more water and fruits chocolate

6. Mood – candles in bedroom and classical music

7. Focus on Family – talking and listening

I’ll be back again tomorrow with Day 2. If you have any experiences or thoughts you’d like to share to help please reach out! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Stormy Sunday Surf

Today I was so rugged up going for a walk along the beach. Apart from 3 lonely fisherman, the surf rescue and a windsurfer I had the whole beach to myself. The surf can help to crash any problems and bring the mind back to peace.

What do you do when you have something on your mind that’s bothering you?

Walking Meditation

If you don’t feel like sitting down for today’s meditation then try a walking meditation. You’ll feel refreshed and relaxed at the same time.These 5 tips can help you get out the door!

1. Know Where You’re Going

Plan the route where you’re going. Avoid places where you will be distracted by too much noise, people, traffic or chatter.

2. Have an Intent

From the moment you set out know that the meditation time will be beneficial to you for your peace of mind and be a great work out for your body.

3. Making your Movement Matter

Step your feet and walk with the awareness that you are grounding with the Earth. At the same time you are stimulating your root chakra.

4. Breathe Easy

Your breathe becomes part of the process as you start to count your breathe as you inhale and exhale and co-ordinate this with your steps. Start with walking and counting four breaths in and four breaths out. Extend your breathing to 5-6 breaths. Don’t stress about your breath just do what you can.

5. Have Fun

Smile and enjoy the time that you are giving yourself to step inside your inner being and relax. Remind yourself of what you’re grateful for and how wonderful life is!

Let me know where you like to walk, is it the beach or a park or somewhere else and if you will try walking meditation next time.