How are you, can you believe we are on day 20 out of 30, the time sure has flown.
Yesterday I had a rest day and knew although it was a great day I would of benefited from my Qi gong and was planning to do at some point but it was a lesson to me that if I don't stick to the morning routine things don't happen - but likewise we all need a break at times and although all of what I have chosen is beneficial to me I did not get upset with myself for not doing it.
Today however I got up and showed up, enjoyed a barefoot walk in the rainy grass and took lung fulls of beautiful fresh air and the smell of rain.
I came in and did yesterdays Qi gong session and aim to do today's one this evening before bed.
I managed 30 seconds in the shower, its weird to say but I am convinced the cold water is getting colder haha, my guess is the shower is not as hot as before and therefore the cold comes through colder quicker? anyway it was very bracing but still happy with what I achieved.
Taking each day as it comes is always a good thing in my eyes.
Wishing you all an awesome rest of the day and evening
I have so enjoyed walking barefoot around the garden and taking 5 minutes or more to enjoy the sunshine rising and listening to bird song, so grateful for this time of the day to start my day in a way of calm. Normal showers plus cold showers yesterday was just under 40 seconds for some reason the water felt so cold, but guessing the sun had warmed me. Today shorter barefoot walk and less time outside but managed a full minute under the cold water today.
Qi gong sessions have been amazing and I so enjoy these and once again truly amazed by how something relatively short can change how your body feels and responds.
Have a wonderful evening and a great start to a fresh week ahead.
Well some days are easy to jump out of bed and crack on, others days not so much. Anyway I have managed to do all that I have set my self up to do just not necessarily in the order I had planned but still a tick non the less.
1 minute in cold shower managed yesterday and day before today it was around the 30-40 seconds as I lost count haha.( have been using a timer)
Yesterday I did two Qi gong sessions so that I am now all caught up from the one I missed.
I really find these small steps amazing and can feel the difference in my body after just 7 minutes - how cool is that.
Barefoot walking never ceases to amaze me either, its so simple and yet so restorative and effective- get those shoes and socks off and give it a go, take a cuppa with you if you wish. I could of stayed out much longer this morning, but I had a fair bit to get ticked off before I headed out for some volunteering we do at a wonderful local farm, have to say the Qi-gong certainly helps the muscles wake up and good job as I was painting once again this week..
So my parting words after the last three days are:
Do your best and don't beat yourself up if you don't achieve what you had set out to do, it will happen when its meant to.
Enjoy the experiences that we go through and be grateful for what we have.
Wishing you an awesome rest of the day and evening
Yesterday I enjoyed all aspects of my 30 day challenge once again and so glad I have incorporated this in to my morning routine.
Today I loved walking on the back lawn bare feet and feeling the rain water on them, and listening to the birds sing the leaves glistening from the fresh rain, stopping to pauses and smell the air, watching the sun peeking through. Even managed to finish the weeding while the soil was wet and pulled the weeds from the lawn. ( have left all our daisies to do what they wish)
Qi gong as ever was fantastic and it really does amaze me how my body feels just after the short time I have been doing this and for less than 10 minutes a day - just goes to show how when we are fully connected with our body and mind what inner strength we have and how our bodies thank us. I really would say if you have not tried it look it up and give it a go.
Lastly my cold water 1 minute shower - my waterfall time as I now see it as and it feels amazing waking up all the body in a different way to the other things, have you tried it yet?
As always have a wonderful rest of your day.
Wow I can not believe we have got this far, yesterday I missed my Qi gong session for various reasons and I really missed it, they may only be around 7 minutes but it is amazing what they can do for you to set you up for the day. I did the barefoot walk around the garden though.
Today I made a point of making sure I got back on track 100% as Its only me to answer to, but it is for my well being as I have said it makes a great start, I wondered around the garden this morning and felt the dew in the shady spots and the sunny spots were warm under foot, it was so nice to feel the changes in temperature and go with the flow, seeing the daisy's still asleep in the lawn, the clover and listening to the bird song.
I sat in the sun and just enjoyed being present.
Then did my grounding exercise before heading in for the 1 minute shower, which seems to be the daily norm now, today I set a timer to make sure I was not miss counting lol- and I imagined I was under a cascading waterfall, time flew past and I love how it can make you feel.
I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the small things that we can do to enhance our well being.
This evening I have once again enjoyed the 30 minute walk I have from home, watching baby bunny, deer and stroking one of the horses I have been lucky enough to do Reiki on.
The clouds have been amazing this evening.
Bye for now
PS I have been barefoot whilst weeding and pottering around in the garden nearly all day and I love the freedom it can bring you.
Hi, How are you?
Well yesterday was day 8 and wow I enjoyed a wonderful leisurely barefoot walk around the garden in the mist and dew plus overnight rain fall and it felt amazing, walking gently and listening to the bird songs and everyone waking up around me.
I loved the Qi gong session, it was just what I needed.
Then I managed just over 30 seconds of cold water shower.
Day nine today 20-05-22 and wow Qi gong was all about opening the lungs for deeper breaths through stretch work in a wonderfully gentle manor - I do so love this form of exercise it really helps ease you in to your day.
Today's shower was a fab 1 minute of cold water and felt invigorating - somehow the longer you bare it the more intense and welcoming it becomes and I remind myself of the feeling of gliding through fresh water. Its cleansing and awakening all mixed and I love it.
Have you tried a cold shower as yet? I will be sharing the benefits of all these things as we go along as I find interesting and relevant articles to share with you.
Wishing you all an amazing rest of the day and evening.
On my 7th day I am delighted to say I managed a full 60 seconds of cold water shower and loved it- what a great way to finish my first week.
The Qi gong today was renewal of fresh energy and was a beautiful session- these mini sessions set me up for the day and I love the way Qi gong works bringing a moving meditation to the whole body.
Keeping it short this morning as more exams today ( not for me) so I will head off now and maybe add some more later.
Wishing you a great day
Hi, how are you all?
Today I was outside extra early and enjoyed the freshness of everywhere, and barefoot walking around the garden and doing my daily grounding exercise whilst listening to the birdsong and feeling the gentle breeze around me.
Then I enjoyed my Qi gong session which was about calm and being in the present moment. ( perfect for the start of GCSE time )
Lastly I turned the shower onto cold after my normal shower and managed 30 seconds, it felt very cold but somehow the long your under it the more embracing it becomes.
What have you done for you today?
Wishing you all a good evening.
Hi, wishing you a wonderful start to a new week and good luck to all students taken their exams.
I went outside this morning and watched the robin enjoy some meal worms, and the crows have some food love how they bounce and hop around.
Did my barefoot walk and felt the rather wet ground beneath but so grateful for the rain feeding the soil grass and plants.
How do you ground yourself? and do you do it daily as a matter of course or do it when you feel you need it...
I normally do mine after I have walked around the garden barefoot but this morning I felt a little unsettled most likely due to the amazing thunder storms we had last night and the full moon- I always try and go with the flow and listen to what I feel.
So instead I did a chakra balancing meditation.
I had a bath this morning as love being surrounded and immersed in water - so cold shower will happen later in the day.
Wishing you all an amazing Monday
Good morning, so yesterday day three I did my barefoot walk and grounding outside enjoying the rain feed grass beneath the souls of my feet.
I loved my Qi gong session and am always surprised at just how time flies, but also how you can really feel the movements within your body and how breath works with the flow.
Cold shower was a struggle I will admit today, no idea why maybe I just wasn't feeling it but still did 10 seconds and felt better for it.
So I hope you all enjoyed your day.
Hello I am Trudi from The Five Elements Retreats and as a Reiki master teacher and holistic practitioner, I believe I need to do all I can do ensure I am at my best for myself and others.