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2016 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 2 years, 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 switch 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 word 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.

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 “me”. I’ll stay in adventurers for now. I guess I consider myslef a curious druid, thisty for adventure and trying new things !

 

Main goal : Achieve balance by fulling my well first with exercise, clean foods and sleep. To enjoy family life, be more patient, calm, loving and compasionnate. Slow down to enjoy the moment and be mindful.

Mind :  incorporate the SAVERS 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 “every day, in every way, I am getting better and better”

-          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 and twists & tree pose. 

-          Reading : “the life changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo; then apply my learnings.

-          Script: bullet journal for the day + 3 things to be grateful for

Shape up:  Move 30 minutes daily

 

-          Run 2-3 times a week, after work with my kids while my BF is prepping dinner.

-          Blogilates’ august month every day for 15 min or more in the evening (aiming at 30)

-          Yoga : get back into my yoga classe on Thursdays for 1.5hours

Fuel: breakfast everyday + calories

 

-          Take the time to eat some proteinated breakfast every day, like eggs and bacon, frittata, egg muffins, quiche, etc

-          Bring a second breakfast/snack for the am

-          Put a scandishake in my morning coffee to add calories

Sleep: 7hours a day

 

-          Wake between 5h and 5h30

-          Go to bed at 10pm

Tidy: get back into a daily habit for 15 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

-          Continue the Konmari method throughout the house - hoping to tackle these this mont:

o   Clothes

o   Books

o   Papers

o   Komono general

o   Komono office

o   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/319122323576061842/

 

 

Fun : Om shawl KAL

 

-          Start and maybe finish my om shawl with the knit along group

 

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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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So, yesterday, i came home and changed to go run with the kids... but 2 min gone i felt ill like i was on low sugar and a headache.... so i came back home. My boyfriend finished prepping dinner and we ate. It was delicious (salmond, steack, veggies and rice). 

 

Then, i relaxed while knitting my scarf in the backyard with the intention to go running or do blogilates after digesting a bit. But then i felt weird again and decided to start cleaning in the basement instead.

 

I managed to finish tidying all the clothes from the Konmari method, all books as well (still have my kindle to do and the computer). Very happy with all i did. (3 big bags of clothes to give, 2 junk bags to throw out and 1 big box of books to give).

 

although i didn't do any exercide, i went to bed a 10, but didnt fall asleep until 12.. :( 

 

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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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wrap up ! 

 

I am now able to wake at 5h15, to get ready before everyone

 

i run 1-2 times a week, i'm at C25K week 6 day 1

 

getting there, it takes longer than i wanted but it's still progress.

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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