Daily Inspiration for the Mind
Are you using meditation to let go of negative perceptions about your life? Your perception dictates not only your experience, but also attracts certain things and people into our lives.
You're the screenwriter of the movie of your life. Sit and meditate and look at your negative perceptions where you may be overcritical or not seeing the positive side. Release those thoughts to the universe and replace them with gratitude.
Now, look at the stories that have been playing in your mind about your life. Are they positive? If not, let them go and play one with a happy present, past and future!
How resilient would you say you are? Beating stress isn't about finding the miracle cure or avoiding your triggers at all other costs, it's really about learning how to react to it when it pops into your life. We are faced with stress from all angles, but if we can change how we view what's overwhelming in the first place, we'll be mentally and physically healthier.
Resilience is about dealing with stress in a positive way, so the trick is to remember that anything can be faced and conquered. Stress will never go away, but the way you react to it can be flipped on its head.
Here's a way to increase your happiness right now! We are going to focus on loving where you are right now. You have so much to be grateful for.
What is in your life right now? A home, food, a job, a friend? Say to yourself, "I love my car, I love my hair, I love my home, I love my clothes." Whatever is in your life that you can be grateful for will help you see how blessed you really are!
Now say, "I love my life, I love my life!" If you don't completely believe yourself, keep saying it and write it down 30 times a day until you've rewritten this belief into your subconscious.
My words create things even when they are thoughts so today and everyday I choose to make my life positive. I let go of negative things I have said or thought of myself. I let go of negative things I have said or thought of others.
I release anything I've said or thought that limits my potential, my energy, my love and my creativity. I release anthing I've said that affects my health. I forgive myself and feel the changes already taking place as my power returns to me by using words which create grids of consciousness.
It's my mission and my duty to make a habit of positive thinking and positive speaking so I can fulfill my purpose and shed my fears. I love sharing this truth with others and watching the magic in their lives unfold as well.
The power of positive thinking can help us overcome stress. It sounds easy, and it can definitely take time to get into that mindset if you've been down in the dumps or feeling like you've been pushing a stone up an endless hill. If we can switch our brains from focusing only on what we are worried about or take a pause from letting the spinning thoughts take over, we can fill that space with more cheerful thoughts.
The next time you're feeling particularly overwhelmed, give yourself five minutes to think about a few things you are proud of or grateful for having. Sometimes a simple reminder of all that we have achieved can be enough to put the worries about what we haven't into perspective and calm us down or help us deal with what's in front of us.
Did you know that almost 40% of adults do not get enough sleep every night? Sleep deprivation has a huge impact on your mental health. It can affect your ability to problem solve, focus, and recall memories. Driving tired is just as dangerous as driving under the influence.
Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Go to bed at the same time. Create a dark and quiet place to sleep. Unwind a few hours before bed. Disconnect from your digital devices. Read, meditate, colour in an adult colouring book, or paint. Find an activity that relaxes you. Get better sleep and put your mental health first. You will be more productive and happier in the long run!
Daily Inspiration for the Body
Did you know that watermelon contributes to good body hydration and promotes weight loss?
Watermelon is among the most moisturizing fruits because it’s composed of over 92% water. Water plays a vital role in the elimination of toxins, the regulation of the body, the temperature, the nutrient supply and the oxygenation of cells.
Watermelon should be part of your menu, especially if you want to lose weight. With its great wealth of water, fiber and antioxidants, it will help keep your stomach full for a long time and at the same time contribute to the detoxification of your body.
The chia seed is native to the Central Valley of Mexico and has been known and consumed for over 5000 years. It was used as a survival food by the Aztecs: it was said that a tablespoon of chia could keep a warrior fit for 24 hours. It also served as an offering to the gods.
If you're having trouble sleeping, you may need to develop a better nighttime routine.
Start by committing to the same bedtime every night for a week. Notice when you actually feel sleepy rather than forcing yourself to lie there thinking about what you're missing on Law & Order. Make a habit of being in bed at the same time for the week and track how you feel in the a.m.
If you're still struggling, push bedtime back a bit and try again. There could be a winning formula in there, but you'll have to pay more attention to your current nighttime habits first!
Did you know that adding a little fat with your veggies helps the absorption of vitamins and minerals, such as beta-carotene in carrots? Not to mention unsaturated fats - olive oil, nuts, avocados and fish - which have positive effects on cholesterol and cardiovascular health.
Did you know that almonds contain 15 essential nutrients including calcium, magnesium and vitamin E? About 30 grams of almonds bring us almost 65% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects our cells against stress.
Sleep sometimes ends up playing the neglected little sister when it comes to the health family. Big sisters Diet and Fitness take center stage when it comes to health magazines, topics of conversation, and chats with your doctor, but if their little sister isn't being taken care of, the elder siblings will have a much harder time seeing success.
Not getting enough sleep affects everything else in our bodies, and can affect our weight loss (or weight gain) and our ability to build muscle and heal properly from workouts.
We know we need enough sleep to regulate our system, repair tissue, and download our lived experiences as memories in order to feel mentally healthy. Pay attention to little sister Sleep and the whole family will be balanced!
Daily Inspiration for the Soul
Do you know what color your throat chakra is? It's blue just like the flowing color of water. You can accentuate this chakra by wearing blue, eating blue and visualizing a calm vibrant blue spiraling around your throat.
This will help you speak your truth, communicate openly and even enhance your communication with your soul and spirit. If you've found you're always drawn to blue it's an indicator that you're intuitively wanting to speak from your heart more.
Known for: Grounding, Stabilizing, Harmonizing
Primary Chakra: Heart Chakra
Affirmation: The connection with my higher self keeps me calm and grounded
Rainbow Fluorite can help with emotional issues such as Denial, Emotional Balance, Honesty, Negativity. It can also help with physical issues such as Arthritis, Concentration, Pain, Memory, Viruses
Today's Mantra: "I feel better when I help people. I stop feeling bad for myself when I take the focus off of myself and show kindness and care to others."
Known for: Loyalty, Love, Commitment
Primary Chakra: Root Chakra
Affirmation: I am loyal to everyone
Garnet can help with emotional issues such as Compassion, Honesty, Love, Loyalty, Self Esteem. It can also help with physical issues such as Arthritis, Blood Circulation, Fatigue, Low Blood Pressure, Thyroid
Do you have trouble speaking your mind? Balancing your Throat chakra can help you be more vocal and stick up for yourself. Lots of people go their whole lives without actually saying how they feel even though it's incredibly good for our health and relationships.
Eating blueberries and blackberries can help you stimulate the Throat chakra so you can communicate better. Wearing blue lapis lazuli stones as well as turquoise or blue-coloured clothing can help us balance an overactive or underactive Throat chakra. If it's overactive, you may be speaking without thinking, which can drain us of our vital energy.
Stretching the neck in yoga poses (such as plow pose) can also help balance your Throat chakra so you can find your voice!
Today's Mantra: "I am resilient and can be calm even when things are unclear and unexpected. I always find the positive in all situations."