Closing My Eyes To See

Well 21 days have come and gone and phase one is over. I have exercised regularly only taking a day off  once or twice a week so as not to over do it. I am feeling great and motivated for phase two. 

I used to mediate. I actually took a meditation class once and loved it. I was very relaxing and helped with my anxiety. I can’t even remember the last time I meditated, not good. 
I have a book called Everyday Meditation: 100 Meditations for Health, Stress Relief, and Everyday Joy by Tobin Blake. I really enjoyed the book, it helped you get started and taught you techniques. Plus it does a little variation each day which I found helped build my interest. 
So phase two of my mental spring cleaning is to meditate everyday. I have the book to help me stay focused on my goal and I also plan on keeping a meditation journal to keep track of my progress and to document my sessions. 
Here is to the the first 21 days of a life long habit. 

Halfway Review

I started my happiness project this year in January. The end of June marks the halfway point of making my life an overall happier experience. So far so good. These past two months I have worked on cleansing. My body through healthy eating as well as cleansing my environment. I either threw out or used something everyday for the month of June. 30 things! Somedays it was hard but others days I found tons of things to throw out. It was so freeing to get rid of all that “junk” or as my mother likes to call them “dust collectors”. Getting rid of things I had no use for truly helped to cleanse my living environment. My house was cleaner, less cluttered, and seemed fresh. This goal made such an impact I have decided to continue doing it again for July. 31 more things need to go, it can be something small, something little, or something like finally using that half empty bottle of shampoo at has been under the bathroom sink for almost a year. I am going to continuing working on as well as start working on a few goals regarding spirituality. I will continue my meditation and journal writing and will also be expanding and exploring some other goals. My happiness project has made such a huge difference on my life so far, it is the reason I began a blog. I am looking forward to what the remaining half of this year will bring.

Better Than Napping

I love naps. They are amazing. My apologies to my mother if I ever refused a nap as a child. Now as a grown up I have become very aware of how precious those naps were. I have also learnt of something that is even better than a nap. It’s crazy I know, how can anything be better than a nap. Well I will let you in on the secret….. It’s called meditation. Yep that’s it, meditation. It can take as little or as much time as you want, and it is much more beneficial to your health. Here are a few extra tips to get you started.