Instead of thinking 'I will be happy when,' try thinking 'I will be happy now.
Well, it is the first Friday of February!
The weekend is on its way.
As Dan and I continue the series on how important to nourish your soul to keep your life balanced, move your bodies.
Moving your body is another principle of overall, comprehensive health and wellness, including your spiritual health!
Move your body means that you are doing natural activities that you enjoy.
Walking, biking, dancing, and chasing your kids around all count toward moving your body.
Regular exercise helps you by boosting endorphins, making you more resilient to stress, lowering your symptoms of depression, boosting your coping skills, and even increasing your self-confidence.
Any of these things are huge steps toward a greater spiritual well-being and feeling a more fulfilled life.
And it is never too late to start cultivating an attitude of gratitude.
What are you grateful for?
Give thanks for whatever that is every single day.
Life is beautiful.
Take the time to stop and appreciate it.
Gratitude has the power to transform your entire life.
This new year Dan and I will be continuing the book, 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
Not being creative is often expressed as I cannot draw, or I cannot make things.
Unfortunately, our attitudes to ourselves have often been shaped long ago in childhood.
They may be linked to pressure around performing, or to attitudes that told us it is a waste of time or stop doing nothing.
Changing these attitudes is very important.
As a human being it is your right to create, to express yourself in ways that reflect who you are.
Landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Eiffel Tower in Paris were the result of creativity.
We draw so much from these and other special monuments and sites, because when we visit them, we still marvel at how on earth they were created.
We might not be able to do things on the same scale, but there is creative potential in each and every one of us.
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.
AFTER A COLD NIGHT, the ground is crystalized with a blanket of frost.
This shimmering, icy layer can keep us from moving quickly and rushing through our mornings.
Frost is an invitation to mindfully enter your morning unrushed.
As the ice melts, be grateful for the warm bed you slept in and the beauty of a winter morning.
Allow gratitude to enter if frustration may be bubbling up.
Winter is a time to rest and move slower.
Take a cue from nature and allow the day to progress without rushing.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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Until Saturday, sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about
where we want to go that we don't notice where we happen to be.