Feeling Good

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I have reached that point in life when I feel good. Simply I'm happy with my life. I achieved equilibrium.

For a couple of years, I was standing at the crossroad. I did not know which way to go, right, left, straight on or reverse?

Now, suddenly without warning something clicked. I know exactly where I'm going. I follow my dreams and passions. The dreams which are slowly changing to reality.

Every day I work on making them happen. I take a small step at the time. I'm consistent.

Normally, I took the action. I did work on the project for a week or a month non-stop. Then I was knackered. I took a week off and all the process had to start again from the beginning.

"Be not afraid of growing slowly be afraid only of standing still."                      
Chinese proverb.

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Now, I have a plan. Realistic and SMART. I've learnt that:

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."          
 Mark Twain

I do not overdo it but instead, I take an action every day. It does not matter if it is answering an email, which takes 5 minutes of my time. Or if it is 5 hours of work on my website. The goal is to be involved every day.

"Ordinary things done consistently produce extraordinary results" 

The question is how I managed to come to this stage?

The answer is simple. I have been working on my mindset. I started to build 1 habit at the time. As soon as one thing done consistently turned into a ritual, I did choose the next one.

I realised that everyone, who has achieved something, I'd like to achieve talks about mindset - meditation, visualisation, gratefulness, ability to forgive others and yourself, keeping a journal, masterminding, exercising and eating well.

I've always been good with exercise and diet. So by elimination I picked up to start with the mind. To calm the monkey in my head, to become more aware of each moment and not to get demotivated by the overwhelm.

As I have done meditation before, not consistently, though, I decided to make this one my first habit.

Today it's my day 85 in a row. Approximately after 27 days, my meditation became a part of my morning routine. Every morning I brush my teeth and sit down with legs crossed. I cannot imagine it another way.

The next one was journaling. I did add it to my morning routine. Straight away after meditation, I take my journal and write down what comes to my mind first. I give myself 10minutes.

On the days when nothing comes into my mind, I pick one of my goals and I write a story about it. How I get there to achieve the goal or how it does feel when it is going to be achieved.

I love playing these games with my mind. Creating the stories led me to pick a new habit. This time it was a visualisation.

I'm waking up with light. The best invention for dark winter days is a Lumie alarm clock. I only use the sunrise effect, not a sound. Surprisingly, the light wakes me up! Moreover, I feel good - fresh and full of energy.

As soon as I open my eyes, I reach for a picture of my goal, which is prepared on my bedside table. Then I practice my fixed visualisation for 2 minutes. If I have a bit more time or, to tell the truth, if I can afford to stay under the warm duvet a little bit longer, I do close my eyes and imagine my stories. I live them, they feel real. And I've started transferring them into my life. 

I can proudly admit I have my morning routine, which makes gloomy winter days in London bright:

  1. Light wakes me up
  2. Fixed visualisation + (imagining of stories with eyes closed)
  3. Meditation
  4. Journaling
  5. Brushing my teeth & washing my face
  6. Fresh ginger & lemon tea
  7. Protein breakfast

How about your morning routine? Do you have one? I believe you do and I can't wait to hear what your habits are and how you benefit from them.

I hope you have your unbroken stream recorded, too. Challenge me and all the readers of this article by sharing your numbers. I'll start with my ones:

  • Meditation - 85th day in a row
  • Journaling - 65th day in row
  • Visualisation - 27th day in row

At the end, I'd like to ask you a big favour. I'd like to learn some tips from you, my dearest readers.

Let me and everyone else know what works for you, what you struggle with or what you would recommend adding to my morning routine.

Let's help each other on our journey. Let's pursue happiness together! It feels good.

Listen while you are commenting. Feel good!!!

With love

Andrea