10 Wellbeing Agreements

10 wellbeing1. Drink more water.

2. Stop judging yourself, treat yourself with kindness and compassion, watch your self-talk

3. Make physical activity a priority in your life. Move your body, it was meant to carry you around with ease and efficiency.

4. Allow time to stop, relax and feel a sense of gratitude everyday.

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What are you trying to control?

_tug_of_warWhat ever it is, it is a sign post for you. It is telling you something. It is reminding you that you are still holding some fear around it. Makes sense? Otherwise, why would you need to control it? You would just allow it to unfold,. There would be ease about it.

When we are resistant to what our reality is showing us we are resisting the message it has for us. The need to control and manipulate something is sure tell sign that it wants our attention.

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What I have learnt about having a shitty day.

We all have them. (Not sure if the Dalai Lama does?)Having a shitty day, stressed out, stress management techniques,

Sometimes we just wake up and feel that way, or sometimes it may start out alright and then go downhill, and, on those days, we can be particularly good at finding things that back up our reason for shittiness. Like the dog rolls in crap, the kids don’t clean up their mess, a client cancels, we get a tax bill, we get booked in for an unscheduled meeting.

So, what I have learnt is:

• Having a shitty day is normal, it is to be expected and it doesn’t last.

• We can use it for a good purpose. An opportunity to look at our beliefs about certain things in our lives and what we make events and situations mean.

• Having a daily spiritual practice really helps in soothing agitation and transforming it. My daily practice is meditation, but yours could be, A morning walk in silence, a period of reflection every day.

• Having a physical practice also smooth’s the bumps. It creates a state in the body that changes the chemical balance in the brain and the body. Exercise decreases the stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins. It is magic.

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