Today is the first Monday, in over two months, that I’m waking up in my own bed. Which only means one thing. I’m home from my travels and I’ll be based in Jersey for a short while. On that note, what better way to start the week, than to channel some inner love and motivation.
Well today, this is my little piece of inspiration, from me to you…
Monday always seems to be portrayed as a drag, but why should it be? Monday is your fresh start, meaning you can somewhat start over. Forget what happened, all of seven days ago. This is your clean slate and a new beginning. Just like every new day, we need to forget what has been or what’s still to come and start living in the moment.
I promise these post’s won’t be long, I’ll try and keep it short, sweet and to the point. Just a quick update of how I’ll be seizing my week and a friendly reminder that, you can too. You are strong enough to do whatever you desire. So here you have it, my natter for today.
Sometimes I get so caught up over the weekends, I forget to give myself time to unwind before the week ahead. Today, not only do I have to unwind from the weekend, but my travels too. I have to adjust to island living again, reconnect with friends and family. And worst of all, come to terms with the cold ugly truth, which is, that I won’t be travelling again for a while. Therefore, I’m taking today as a personal day, to reflect on myself and figure out what’s important to me.
Yesterday I participated in a group mindfulness meditation session, with Daniel Ireland at Awareful. Before my road-trip, I met up with Dan for an informal discussion about what he does and how he got into it. It was so refreshing to talk to someone who understood my circumstances. So, when he advertised his free time surrounding an introduction into meditation, I jumped at the opportunity. I’ll be writing about my experience, what I learned and how I’ll be implementing mindfulness into my daily life.
What are you doing today, to prepare yourself this week?
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, that’s 168 hours, in my head that’s a whole lot of possibilities. Whether you started something last week and quit, or never got round to doing it, this is your second chance. Get it done today, or prepare to start it this week. Taking the first step is always the hardest part, once you’ve done that don’t stop and just keep going.
I have so much I need to do this week, its time to be productive. With just two weeks before I head back to work (wahhh), it’s time to get my sh*t together. Meaning, back to the gym, unpacking my car, doing a food shop. As well as salon appointments to get to. I have to book my car in for a service, go into social security to sort out some formalities and god forbid re-organise my wardrobe. I still can’t come to terms with being home, or how I feel about it. I’m hoping this first week back will help me figure it all out.
What’s at the top of your priority list of things to do this week? Be sure to make a start, because putting off will only make it worse!
A week can fly by in a heart beat, which is why I like to set myself goals. I have a ton of note books dotted everywhere: In my room, my car, the kitchen and I always carry a small one around in my bag. I use them to write down inspiration when I feel it and keep on top of my to-do lists. I know my phone has this capability, call me old fashioned, but there’s something about writing with pen and paper that helps relieve my stress levels.
With over 20 posts half-started and some finished, I’ll be utilising this week to get them in order and ready to go live in the forthcoming weeks. I am also starting my 7-day plant based diet today, which I’ll be documenting if anyone is interested (let me know in the comments below if you are). As well as a detox to kick start my metabolism, I’m focused on getting back into the gym. As much as I would like to pick up where I left off, I know this isn’t possible. I’ve been out of the game for almost three months. Being that it’s a new week and my fresh start, I’m going to start from the bottom (again) and work my way back to the top. A slow and steady week to ease my mind and body, before I can resume my intense training regime
What goals are you setting yourself this week? Be sure to write them down and keep track, that way you are more likely to see results!