One thing that is truly underestimated is to make time to lie in be and read a book. I have all this time and yet somehow I never seem to take the time to do something like that. After we came back from the airport it only took a couple of hours and Ambrose started to get sick, he got a fever and because we both were sleep deprived, we fell asleep for a couple of hours. I woke up and wanted him to continue resting so he would get better. I decided to read a book I wanted to read for a very long time. The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.
For me its important to find a balance in reading/watching both relaxing things, stuff that don’t really give you much. I call those things “Trash TV” 😉 Its not trash, but you get my point. Mine are MasterChef Australia and Graham Norton Show.
Although mostly I find myself drawn to reading or watching something that teaches me how to get more out of myself that before. Its hard to explain but here is an example of something I read and started implementing in my life;
They say success, whatever that word means to you, don’t come from ONE big thing or event. It arrives from your daily Rituals. Your daily habits. In other words, those small things you do everyday its what defines you and the quality of your life.
I thought this statement was interesting so I started to write down some “rituals/habits” that I wanted to have on a daily basic, because I know these are good for me. Of course this will vary from person to person. But here are some of mine:
– Warm water with lemon
– Omega 3, Turmeric and Black Seed oil
– Exercise minimum 45min/day
– 15 min meditation
– Begin & end my day with auto-suggestions to my Subconscious Mind
– Wake up before 6AM
– “Shake it off” mentality
– Water. Min 3 bottles/day
– Cut out sugar as much as possible
– Do at least One thing that brings be closer to my goal
– Learn at least One new thing/day
I write these down on a piece of paper and next to it I put the days of the week, similar to a schedule. And then I put an “X” on those days I have completed one particular ritual.
It may seam like alot but its really not. You have to remember that whatever you train yourself to do regularly will after some time become part of you. After some time you don’t have to even thing about it, its becomes your “natural state”. That’s what I’m after.
See if you can make one for yourself. What are the Rituals / Habits that you would like to incorporate into your life?