Morning Routine For Focus
- Today I woke up 8 am
- Yoga for a half-hour and meditated for 5 minutes
- I had strong urges to distract myself (social media, YouTube, etc.) today but I chose not to give in
- I chose to write for at least 10 minutes first before I did anything not related to personal development
Even when I’m not on my phone, I’m still thinking about it and craving it. I wonder how clouded my mind really is after creating a habit of checking social media and emails first thing in the morning. In the past, I would go for a bike ride and pop in an audio book and just let my mind think first thing in the morning. Some morning I would go for walk around the city and let my mind create endless possibilities. That sort of behavior helped to pump me up and prime my brain for the rest of the day. Lately, it’s just me scrolling through my phone and playing a few phone games for 30 minutes. I’ve done it enough to see that that’s, not giving me the energy I need in the morning.
Taking Care of My Body and Mind
I found yoga to be mentally challenging today. I did my half-hour routine rather than my usual 10-minute exercise and my body feels happy because of it. That said, I found my mind wandering often during my session. I also found myself wanting to quit because it was feeling too challenging. I’m proud that I didn’t give in to those temptations, lately, it’s become very easy to ignore my body.
Meditation was somewhat low-level today, but I’m it’s about rebuilding the discipline. Once meditation becomes a daily habit again THAN I will kick up the difficulty. Right now my focus is on making meditation a daily part of my life again, and it’s very exciting.Meditation used to be a huge part of my life before my life got complicated. I would meditate almost an hour a day total and the benefits were priceless.
Chasing My Dreams
I feel like I’ve been slacking on my dreams for a long time now. Ever since times got hard in San Diego and I lost my way. Life got very confusing and I didn’t know what was the best use of my time. I went into self-preservation mode and one by one my dreams started falling apart.Moving back here was a harder blow to my ego than I had originally thought. It’s taken so much strength to keep pulling myself out of depression. I was behind in my dreams and my bills, and my level of confidence was slowly declining.
Going to iPEC (Life Coach Training) saved me, and helped give more direction. I got to meet some amazing people ( that I still connect with) and I received world-class training as a coach. I recently realized that I’m almost always putting myself in a constant state of learning. It’s not traditional learning, it’s more of the life of an apprentice. I’m always learning new skills hands-on and being trained via media like YouTube, teleclasses, or seminars.
My Inner Circle
As time goes on and I’m starting to re-align with my goals I’m started to see some shifts in my mind. These shifts are sometimes subtle and sometimes very obvious. I’ve been noticing that getting up is become a bit easier and that I have more awareness of my thoughts. Talking to my fellow coaches usually gives me a huge boost emotionally and logically. I’ve helped and have been helped by many of my peers and these relationships have been priceless in helping me adjust my mindset. It’s important to surround myself with people who are as driven as I am, and as compassionate as I am. It’s nothing against other people, but I have goals that will help others and I believe I’m the average of my 5 closest friends.
As time goes on I’ll slowly elminate distractions, but for now I’ll just do what I can with what I have.