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Edigo's (jan2016) Book of Balance - Chapter 1: inner connection


Edigo

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In the past, NF challenges have been great for me. But the last year, since I had my second child, I have been neglecting myself, and the challenges didn’t work for me.

Than lately, I was desperatly trying to regain my previous routines, from when I had only one kid, with no succes and much frustration.

Until I realised that my general situation changed, and that probably what worked in the past wouldn’t work anymore. That maybe I had to swith things up completely and figure it out again. Since then, I have been way more relaxed about this, and let the flow of the days guide my goals, with only an “intention of doing x†to guide me. And it’s much better.

As usual, for me a new year means a new intention, theme or mantra. 2015 was “be present†and I don’t feel I achieved that at all. I think the work was not the right one. Reflecting back, I actually “drifted†most of the time. For 2016, after a week of self reflextion, thinking, and brainstorming, life gave me the answer : BALANCE.

Now is the time to put more focus and intention in my days, to achieve more balance. Time for me, time for my kids, my boyfriend, a little of everything I love, less of things I don’t.

I decided to check with myself my general happyness and satisfaction with my wheel of life. I intend to do this each month, to help me pick areas to work on. This allows a nice flow, the possibility to change things up depending on what I need on that particular period of time.

January, I am less satisfied with my health,  past-times, as well as motherhood. I have picked the following goals with this in mind, and I think it’s perfect. To be a better parent, I need to full my well first, with the savers morning routine. Yoga is more than exercise  to me. Its spirituallity, connection to myself, presence in my own body and slowing down. It’s a past-time that covers many areas. Physiotherapy is something I need to do for my health that I always avoided, but I know I need to implement it now, as getting older and my illness evolving requires it. And clean, because I know that a tidyer house brings less frustration and more clarity, I want to add a little of it too.

With the new guilds, I feel like I should go in the druids the way my goals are, but at the same time, Adventurer is more “meâ€. I’ll stay in adventurers for now, and check back in febuary. I guess I consider myslef a curious druid, thisty for adventure and trying new things !

 

Main goal : achieve balance by fulling my well first, to be able to enjoy family life, be more patient, calm and loving and improve my life in general. Slow down to enjoy the moment and be mindful

Savers :  do the mirable morning routine, before everyone else is awake. I aim to do this in about 15-30 minutes each morning.

  • Silence : 2 min meditation (eventually up to 10 min)
  • Affirmation : daily yoga mantra +  â€œevery day, in every way, I am getting better and betterâ€
  • Visualisation : see myself being calm, patient, in a place of love, mindfull, in control of my emotions during all events of the day, especially in parenting
  • Exercise : do some spine stretches, maybe a sun salutation, and the 30 day plank challenge
  • Reading : “peaceful parent, happy kid†by  Dr. Laura Markham
  • Script : journaling in my bullet journal, and plan the day. Be  grateful for 3 things each day

Physio : Do 3 cycles of 10 breath + 2 offing, each day, for lung physiotherapy

Yoga : follow the yoga by Adriene yoga camp for 30 days, and focus on each day’s mantra during savers. This is a 30-60 min practice, and I have been doing it at night with great result and enjoyement over the last few days.

Clean: get back into a daily habit for 15-30 min a day. Tidy home, tidy brain. This makes me calmer, and brings more clarity in general. It eases tension as well. In my mind, a little goes a long way.

  • Wash dishes
  • Check laundry
  • Pick up around the house
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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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good luck!

Level: 15 Race: Human Class: Adventurer (Sailor Senshi/Aes Sedai)

STR: 14    DEX: 12    STA: 16   CON: 28   WIS: 26    CHA: 15 

(unspent points: 6? challenges worth)

Weight Loss Progress (SW 12/5/15 272)

Mini-Goal: Get back down to my low 152.2 - SW 6/1/17 170.4 - CW 6/10/17: 166.6

regained the last few months - back on track losing in June

 

My Battle Log|My NF Character Sheet

 

Challenges:

1/16-2/16-3/16-4/16-5/16-6/16-7/16-8/16-9/16-11/16-12/16-1/17-2/17-

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Hi Edigo, it's great to see you still with the Adventurers for another challenge. I really love your goals, and I felt a wave of calm wash over me as I read your challenge post so I think you're onto something with your strategy. 

 

A couple of your fellow adventurers are doing the Yoga with Adriene Yoga Camp including Shepherd Fox and Sarah Barr if you want to check out their challenges.

 

Good luck with your challenge and feel the zen! 

I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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This is a big challenge. Sounds awesome! Happy yoga-ing! So far, I just love it! I've been on and off yoga for years. This year, it's going to become a real part of my life. It's more then just exercise for me too! It's self care. I love how you focus on self care to allow care for others. <3

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.â€- Mahatma Gandhi

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Hi there! Didn't log in a while. Looooove the yoga. I do it at night when the blys are asleep, feels so good to unwind and connect with myself.

I didn't do it daily, so I'm at day 11, but it's still 11/17 days! Woot woot, a lot mire than what I used to do.

Starting to think it would have more impact to do it when I wake up, but i have to tame my snooze button first lol

Happy with the challenge so far.

The only thong i don't do is physio... Oups. But the yoga makes me cough good after, doing inversions and breathing deeply seems to do the job a little. So, i get 2 in one, sort of.

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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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Hi there! Didn't log in a while. Looooove the yoga. I do it at night when the blys are asleep, feels so good to unwind and connect with myself.

I didn't do it daily, so I'm at day 11, but it's still 11/17 days! Woot woot, a lot mire than what I used to do.

Starting to think it would have more impact to do it when I wake up, but i have to tame my snooze button first lol

Happy with the challenge so far.

The only thong i don't do is physio... Oups. But the yoga makes me cough good after, doing inversions and breathing deeply seems to do the job a little. So, i get 2 in one, sort of.

 

11 days out of 17 is so much more than 0 out of 17!! Well done, Edigo :) And yoga is definitely good for the whole body.

 

We're halfway through the challenge! Let's keep it going ;)

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Didn't finish strong. But as far as getting back into it goes, it's a step forward. Still finding how to mix and match my routines so they work, not there yet, but it's a process.

After trial, morning is still the best time. I'll just need to add flexibility for when baby wakes with me. I wake at 5h30 these days, so 5 is eventually doable.

When i care for myself fist thing in the morning, i fill my battery, and i cross all my major to do's so my brain can think of other stuff (mainly do my treatments but it's such a hassle, when i do it in the morning i get to feel normal for the rest of the day, which is nice, if that makes sense at all)

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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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