“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” – Jack Kornfield
How often do you wake up in the morning smashing alarm clock? It goes on snooze so is the rest of the world. The bed feels warm, comfortable and safe. You don’t feel too enthusiastic about attacking the new day just yet, no, quite the opposite, you feel Meh. That’s how I’ve been feeling the last couple of years. So much so it turned into a habit: a habit of feeling Meh. Until I couldn’t tolerate it anymore.
Don’t hide from the world. We can’t live fully if we’re fading into the background. We all need & deserve to be seen.
I’ve learned that feeling shitty from time to time is okay, but I also learned that I needed to change that state of being. Am not here to kid around and claim that I got it all sorted and figured out, on a contrary, am on a journey and I hope we could exchange some ideas in the comment section below on changing patterns, paying attention to what we need to do in order to feel more joyful, self-aware, fulfilled, and present. Let’s kick things off with asking these three questions.
The 3 Most Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day
Question 1: What did you do for your Mind today?
Did you go for a walk to pump fresh air through your lungs and got fresh ideas in your mind? It’s amazing what the walk along the river or across the park could do when it comes to getting fresh perspectives… Did you choose to put down the heavy burden of worrying? Because “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb
Question 2: What did you do for your Body today?
Did you eat well and something utterly nutritious? Did you find the best way to exercise so you enjoy it? When it comes to taking care of the body and the mind I tend to go back to yoga.
Yoga is the ancient practice of connecting mind, breath, and body in order to discover true health and wellbeing. Yoga is deeply profound, an all-powerful approach to living. Even though yoga dates back around 2,600 years, it is more prominent now than ever, and there are good reasons for that; Arguably, yoga is unlike anything else you will have ever tried before! There is no need for expensive equipment or special skills. It’s simply about you discovering calmer, more joyful self.
Yoga liberates each of us from unnecessary confusion, stress, pain, and anxiety. It helps quieten the mind. When the mind becomes quiet it gives us peace. Which also results in serenity and joy; rich in happiness and fulfilling life.
Question 3: What did you do for your spirit?
Did you meditate today to chase all the things that feel uneasy out? Do you have a set of special mantras that guide you through the day telling you that whatever comes your way, YOU CAN HANDLE IT? Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from the peace of mind, the peace in the heart, the peace in the soul.
I always had a suspicion that meditation is a great way to start a day. Not only does it help to create a more joyful state of being, it also reduces stress, improves your mood and focus. Meditation helps you stay grounded in the present moment without escaping into the total recall mode of the past or running into an unforeseen future. What I failed to realize is that meditation itself is the most fundamental thing that can help in creating new positive habits.
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