daily practice pictureA daily practice affords you a “time-out” from your every day routine. It is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

How long have you been telling yourself that you really must get back to yoga? pilates? running? meditation, cycling, walking, drawing etc? We all know what its like to have a desire to do something, but often its not strong enough to make it a reality. Now, is the time to push yourself and make that commitment.
To say, ‘ Now is the time & I am ready to start!!!’

Here are the 3 ‘ C’s’ that will help you get things going after you visit massage Emerald QLD for a wellness massage. It takes 21 days for a new habit to form so I challenge you to stick with it until it becomes a solid part of your routine just like eating or sleeping.

1 – CLARITY – The first step is to become clear on what you are interested in doing? what experience are you looking for? what activity is going to inspire you enough to commit to? what is realistic for me? Take the time to visualize exactly what it is that you see yourself doing. what time of day will you be doing it? where will it take place? indoors or outdoors? what will you be wearing when you do it? In order to get really clear, you want to be as specific as possible.

* CHOICE- The next step is to make the choice/ decision to just do it! The important thing here is to choose something that you really connect to, this way it will be easier to commit to it. Don’t underestimate the ‘ Power of Choice. ‘ Here is the link to an article I have previously written on the topic.
http://www.helpinghandstherapies.com/uncatego…/power-choice/)

* COMMITMENT – This is an equally important part of the ingredients. We can really enjoy something but without committing to it, it can easily be forgotten. Make a choice to commit to it. It won’t always be easy, there will be times when you generally don’t believe you have the time or energy. Even then, I urge you to find a way to stick to it. Its ok to adapt your practice, but do make sure to do it daily. Be realistic with yourself from the beginning. Even if you can only commit to 5/10 minutes a day that is perfect for right now. Once it has become a solid habit, you can always add more to it.
I try and encourage my clients to find a practice that nurtures them physically, mentally and spiritually. To achieve this, you can combine a few activities together. An example of this could be to go for a fast walk, then do a few stretches and finish off with some mindful breathing, meditation or breathing exercises.

*Examples of possible daily practices
Walking, Running, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi,Qi Gong, Cycling, Swimming, Stretching, Dancing, Painting, Journaling, Drawing, Meditation, Breath work, Mindfulness practices, Reading up lifting texts or sacred books, Gratitude lists, Intention setting.

If you are already doing a daily practice, why not write it in the comments box below. Maybe you could inspire someone else:)

Tomorrow we will be looking at diet & lifestyle advice for this time of year..

Maxine

 

 

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