Strength in Meditation and Eggs...
...how you start your day matters!
#CelebratingStrengths! #CelebratingCharacter! #CharacterDay2016
This morning I had the luxury of starting my day with eggs and meditation!
Normally eggs are kept for a weekend indulgence when I have more time on my hands, meditation however is something I do every day, wherever I am, whatever the circumstances.
Why do I meditate?
I meditate because I know that this space every morning prepares me for my day.
I start my day consciously (#kindness), connected to God (#spirituality), with gratitude (#gratitude), good intentions (#hope) and a positive mindset (#curiosity), and throughout the day I find myself more available to connect with others (#love) and I can respond more evenly when moments of difficulty or problems occur (#judgement).
Meditation is scientifically proven to help positive mental health and reduce symptoms of stress.
How you meditate is completely up to you! It does not need to be a spiritual practice, it can instead be about using mindfulness: aware, conscious, breathing, with intention, non judgementally...silent for a while.
Ensuring that you take time out each day to nurture you is of vital importance whether through meditation, mindfulness, or other activities.
Indeed you can boost your wellbeing on a daily basis by checking in with your strengths and using them to do something that delights you...even if just for a moment.
If you appreciate beauty and excellence (#appreciationofbeautyandexcellence), take a walk in the park, visit an art museum, or spend a moment looking at a beautiful flower.
If you are creative (#creativity), bake, knit, paint or take photographs.
If you love learning (#loveoflearning)...learn something new!
In short, the message is:
Use your STRENGTHS and DO something EACH day that makes you feel good,
little by little you help to BALANCE your WELLBEING.
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