Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions.
Welcome to Monday,
It is a fresh new start of a fresh new beginning!
Our minds and our beliefs play a big part of what happens during the day.
Having a positive attitude and being grateful for what we have can make all the difference in the world on how life directs you toward the week.
This week, Dan and I will post some ten- minute meditations that will help you be positive and grateful.
Here is one, to start your day well, and you'll have the most incredible day today.
Last week we had started blogging on how to nourish your soul.
Dan and I posted some ways which were practicing mindfulness, eating clean, moving your body,
getting out into nature, laughing, and today detoxing from technology.
Yes, we all use either our phones or a computer every day.
Especially at work.
However, it is good to take a break from technology and social media.
Like getting into nature, getting away from our phones, computers, TVs, and social media can have a major impact on the nourishment of your soul.
According to Health Guide, multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts.
If that isn’t enough to keep your social media use to a low or moderate level, I don’t know what is.
Being purposefully nourishing to our spiritual health also means avoiding things that we know will be harmful.
There are several benefits to taking a break from technology and social media, including better life balance and better mood.
As Dan and I have been sharing and continuing the book from last week, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding, until the end.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 3; INTUITION/SIX SENSE
If you are a visual person, you will react powerfully to color.
It may even stop you in your tracks, particular shades just making your mouth water.
When did you last pick up a paintbrush?
Was it to decorate your living space?
How would it be to use color just for the fun of it.
We are not talking about turning you into Michelangelo here, but you may have undiscovered talents.
LIFE IS A CANVAS, PAINT IT YOUR WAY.
Using color, choosing shades instinctively and merging them together, is exciting and fun.
Succulent pinks, lush greens, vibrant golds are enticing.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
Big decisions can seem scary, but that fear can be from anticipation and not dread.
Anticipation triggers hope, excitement, anxiety, and doubt all in one moment.
If you have really gone over options and know the answer but cannot seem to make that jump, harness your bravery to jump with confidence.
Courage requires confidence.
Believe in your decisions.
Trust your intuition.
You will not know what is waiting on the other side of the decision until you move forward.
Be brave and know that everything will be okay.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Tuesday, do not ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness,
but a sign of strength.