Updated: May 10
Yoga with Adriene 30 day program was AWESOME! My sister and I do yoga together virtually, which makes it very special. We live in different parts of the country, so this is a great way for us to connect and take care of ourselves at the same time. Win-win!
AND...we are on Day 42 of A Course in Miracles today. It's so great to know that thousands of other loving souls are working through this same exact lesson today. Our world needs all the good mojo we can muster, so I send my thanks and love to my friends who are sending loving vibes out into the universe. Big hugs to us all!
Another neato thing is happening....and also a wonderful way to share with friends while you are practicing self-care. How cool is that?
The Happiness Project is on day 8 of a 21 day Happiness Habits Challenge. Here's today's challenge:
Day 8: Master Your Mind
“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.” – Remez Sasson
Mindfulness is not meant to remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly on the practical ground of experience. When we are under stress, the brain processes information through pathways that lead us to impulsive and reactive behavior. Mindfulness strengthens the brain's resourceful pathways; it’s a way of traveling through our lives in peace.
Challenge: For the next 24 hours, PRACTICE PEACE. Try this exercise to strengthen your brain's peaceful pathways. Take a moment to step fully into the thought of a peaceful you. Connect with one word that describes your experience when you feel peaceful: Strong, Serene, Peace, Brave, Still, etc. For the rest of the day, if you begin to feel scattered or stressed or disconnected from the present, breathe deeply as you come back to this one empowering word. Let this expand within you, and invite it to grow forward into your week ahead, accompanying you through the inevitable stress that arises. When you schedule a peace practice into your regular morning routine, the rest of your day’s to-do list (and overall well-being) will benefit as you approach each task mindfully!
Extra: List 3 things you will do throughout the day to practice peace. This can be taking a walk and getting some sun, doing yoga pose, or taking a mindful moment and focusing on your breath....[read more]