‘Sometimes we need to let go of the old ways to discover the new…’
What I have come to know.
When we have the precious gift of movement let’s use it daily with purpose.
Yoga and Pilates
Helps us find that balance and focus to remain centred;
Listen to the Audio – here;
For me it’s early morning and before the sun sets. Gentle mindful walks in the mountains of south-west Turkey and in Kent too.
Time to soak up my surroundings, the sounds, smells, the air I breathe and how I feel as I walk.
The ‘Sea’ is my healing therapy. I lie on the stony beach, the lapping waves my music. Swimming…. a time for ‘Being’ in my infinity flotation tank. I focus on each stroke. When we exercise with purpose, the rewards are immeasurable, our bodies, mind and emotions, gain strength and confidence. We feel uplifted.
Mornings, I like to get to the page to write with inspiration, armed with a timer. Crucial breaks; for me, every 45/50 minutes, where I sip green tea, stretch, step outside for short bursts of fresh air.
The Energy Thieves
Whether I am immersed in my writing cave or working on developing my brand, raising my profile; it is essential to engage with my followers.
My windows to interact with my audience:
Disciplined in how I choose to use these platforms, I ensure they are not my ‘Energy Thieves’
When I write, I need a peaceful environment.
During my creative hours, my mobile and social media outlets are a strict ‘no-go’ area.
On a roll, when I ignore that timer, I pay a hefty price.
On my noticeboard hangs a sign;
‘What can I and only I do right now that will move me forward in my work today’
From ‘Eat that Frog’ by Brian Tracy.
I carefully plan and time meetings and conference calls.
My work day finishes at 3 pm. At the point of resting, I remove myself from the office and laptop. My mobile remains on silent.
I surround myself:
With people who are positive, who serve me well as I do them. Those who motivate, inspire, raise my spirits and energy.
Noise, stimulation; mindless, endless chatter, TV, loud music, crowded areas, traffic, shops, lighting are my energy sappers.
‘When we tap into our power and choose a life that truly works for us, only then will our lives flow as they need to.’
Up next is Part 3– ‘Recharge and Sleeping Rituals.’