don't underestimate the power of your thoughts
I noticed this past couple weeks that I had been slowly falling out of my routine. Morning became tough for me again, and I don't have time for meditation and some reading time because I was tired and can't wake up. Every day, my first thought is, "I don't want to get up."
Here are some of the shifts I noticed last week:
➡️ My energy was low
➡️ I'm always anxious
➡️ My motivation was dull
➡️ My mood was irritable
➡️ My gut was giving me problems
➡️ I started mindlessly drinking this past week
➡️ I worked out less
➡️ I cooked less & ordered more deliveries
➡️ I didn't do my daily walks or runs outside
➡️ I was mindlessly craving surgery and unhealthy snacks
➡️ I thought about shopping again
I was frustrated Fright night at myself, frustrated that I was weak, and I let the little voice in my head take over, and I let outside voice distracted me.
Trying to calm down, I did 15 minutes of guided meditation. During the meditation, the instructor said the goal is not to clear your mind; the goal is to notice you got carried away. Have a friendly attitude when you see that your thoughts are taking over, acknowledge it, and begin again. Every breath is a fresh beginning, don't worry about the last one you messed up or the upcoming ones. Just focus on this one breath you are taking right now!
That's right! Life will always throw a curveball at us, and it's ever-changing and evolving! On this journey, we will get carried away from time to time and fall off our path. What we need to do is be mindful of our thought, word, actions and habits. If at any point that you noticed that you got carried away and falling off the track, remember, that itself is a win. Take a deep breath and begin again.
I hope you all have a good week, don't hesitate to begin again.