What do Louise Hay, Susan Jeffers (when she woz ere!), Esther Hicks and Oprah Winfey all have in common? Well apart from being multimillionaires (I think!), they all some form of regular (if not daily) practise which helps keep them in alignment.
Even as advanced as they are and as many years as they've been working on themselves, they still dedicate themselves to doing techniques to help them be in alignment. So it goes to reason, if even they have to work to feel good, then it is advisable that us everyday people have some tools at our disposal.
I'm afraid there are no shortcuts to well being. If you want a powerful life, then it helps to have some things in place that you can reach for to bring you into that good space.
So here are some of my top tips to help you along your path of daily goodnessess! Xxx
- Start the day as you mean to go on. Some people won't get out of bed until they have gratituded themselves into a happy place. I always start the day with about 10 mins of meditation, even if I do end up napping through some of it, I still try to start each day with a clear slate. Breathing deeply and allowing that to wake me up and start in a neutral state. I suggest doing some meditation/breathing, making a short of things you appreciate and maybe reading an inspirational passage of a book or listening to a clip. It needn't take more than 10-15 minutes but can make a real difference in how you set the tone of your day.
- Check you gut/body regularly. Cheryl Richardson suggests setting your alarm for every 15 mins and checking in how you feel. This is really an excellent technique to get you used to checking how you're feeling. Your emotions are wildly important to what you're vibrating, manifesting and what is happening on a physiological level. If you're tense or stressed, just take a few deep breaths, try to find something to laugh at. Whatever it takes to help you relax and get you in a good space.
- Have as many tools in your box as you can. Especially if you're having a rough day it can take a bit of groping around in the dark (ooh er missus!), to find something that will raise your spirits. Have a load of techniques at your disposal- meditations, relaxing music, inspiring books, films, songs you enjoy. Whatever helps lift you when you're feeling down.
- Take 5. If the day is getting ahead of you, then take a quick toilet break. Go somewhere quiet and breathe and relax, just shutting down for a few mins can do you the world of good, or at least stop you punching someone!
- Make use of your travel time. If you have time in your car or on the train, bus, tube or walking to work or wherever you're going, then this is a perfect time to do some focusing. You can repeat some affirmations, have your iPod on with some happy music or audiobook, YouTube clips etc. Use this time to focus positively rather than fritter it away complaining about the poopy weather or something else that annoys you.
- Focus on one good thing. If I'm having a rough day, then it helps to focus on one good thing and milk it for what it's worth. If that's a joke someone told you, a great customer interaction or a good friend you can message, let that one thing lift your spirits.
- Let it go. Do your best to let any negative things flow off you. Easier said than done but it serves you to not hold onto a little thing which you can use to drag you down!
- End your day with relaxed brightness. Use your end of day time to treat yourself to good thoughts. Watch a funny show, have a nice meal, as you drift to sleep imagine how wonderful the next day will be and/or run through all the positive things that have happened that day.
So there you go! Implement a couple of these as much as you can and see how great you can feel!
Happy dailying it up!!!
Lots of love and inspiration, Nick Xxx