Good morning, my beautiful, dearest mindful ones.
How you spend your days is ultimately how you spend your LIFE.
You have been given a precious, priceless gift today: this day.
It cannot be purchased.
Or borrowed from tomorrow.
It cannot be gifted from a loved one.
It is a precious and finite commodity.
During this time, experts estimate you’ll think between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts.
That’s between 35 to 50 thoughts each minute.
And when unchecked, 98% are the same thoughts that you had yesterday and are predominantly negative.
With all of these thoughts swirling around in our heads, it’s no wonder that we constantly feel disconnected, anxious, stressed, annoyed and overwhelmed.
This is why yoga and meditation are so critical to not only physical but also our mental health and well-being. Through these practices for short periods of time throughout the day, the mind becomes more calm and serene. When we are thinking less, our awareness of the present moment is sharpened and focused. We are more conscious of breathing. Or physical senses are heightened. We are able to truly connect with one another.
Your conditioned, repetitive thoughts have created your current reality. It’s time to raise your vibration!
Don’t allow your mind to wander undisciplined and randomly. Focus on your breath and on your five senses. Train yourself to be grounded in reality and in the present.
Watch your habits! If you have time to bitch about how cold it is, peruse social media mindlessly, binge watch Netflix, or sit at a bar for an entire afternoon; you have time to meditate, journal, practice yoga and plan nutritious meals for yourself!
Everything is a CHOICE. Being mindless and going through life on auto-pilot is a choice!
Here are some quick and easy choices that we can all make together to raise our vibrations and frequencies.
Drink lots of water
Fuel your body with foods that support your body’s natural ability to detox and de-stress
Get enough sleep
Avoid loud, obnoxious people and situations
Speak less, listen more
Don’t interrupt or talk over people when they’re talking to you
Remember that you can learn something from everyone, even if it’s just patience
Be conscious of every thought and every word that you speak
Harness your energy by thinking and speaking much less than you normally do
Spend time in silence and solitude each day
Read more, Watch TV less
Take a different route to work
Get upside down every day!
Celebrate the simple things
Declutter your home and your heart
Hey friends, let me know if you have other mindfulness practices that you’d like to share!
Have a mindful week!