Welcome back after the break!
Hopefully, you’re rested and energized after experiencing beautiful places, trying new things, and connecting with your best people this summer!
Unplugging from technology and plugging into real life helped me be more present and made me wonder HOW to extend this blissful state as we’re heading back to work and our daily responsibilities?
How to limit stress and feel rested and energised (like on vacation) most days of the week?
I believe the answer lies in this simple statement: Center inside, before you consume the outside.
What do I mean by that?
Start each day with a practice that helps you feel centered, grounded, and in peace…before diving into consuming all the external noise of emails, social media and news.
If your mind is already responding to this invitation with something along the lines:
“Wait I can’t do it, my mornings are busy… I’m bombarded by requests from my boss…clients…spouse…and children, this won’t work for me… WAIT A SEC, I have a solution for you.
By giving yourself permission to JUST BE with yourself, your breathing and your body sensations – for as little as 3 to 20min each morning – you’ll gain a tremendous benefit.
- You’ll have an opportunity to better connect to your true intentions, your vision for the life you want to create, and the goals that will help you manifest that.
- You’ll experience inner-peace, harmony, trust, and sense of direction in your life.
- All these resources will help you navigate the ups and downs of your daily life like a pro.
Here’s a little Daily Centeredness Menu – that I created for you from which you can use any practice that works best for you OR design your own one:
“Daily Centeredness Menu”
Meditation (10-20min): You can start with simple meditations on app called Headspace, no need to overcomplicate. To learn more about all the benefits of meditating head HERE.
Morning Yoga and/or Stretching (10-20min, or more):You don’t have to go out, you can practice yoga at home. I love watching and exercising with Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, she’s a great and fun guide. You can choose the practice based on your mood, level of experience, and time that you have. Simple and nice.
Mindful walk (10-20min, or more):When walking alone or walking your dog or a child to school, activate your senses (see, hear, feel, smell and taste) to have a fuller experience of the reality around you. If possible, choose streets that are green and don’t hesitate to stop and smell the roses.
Breathing shower (3-15min) (for those VERY busy ones – no more excuses!):Use your showering time in the morning to connect with your breath and body sensations. Breathe deeply and gently while washing off your body from your worries. It can be as simple as that.
Morning journaling with your soul (5-10 min):Start a simple entry in your favourite notebook and start writing things down, you can use this prompt: Today, I’m feeling…
Do whatever works best for you! Practicing daily your centeredness menu will help you build up vitality and presence to limit stress responses in your work and life. And you’ll feel like on vacation most days of the week, I promise!
With love and good vibes,
P.S. Got a friend or colleague who would benefit from this message? Share it with them – what you share, you receive.💓