So here we are on the 12th May 2022 and I have decided to start a 30 day challenge ( or 3) in the hope that by the end of this time they will become a part of my daily routine.
This is what I am doing:
Daily Qi gong challenge the videos are only 7 minutes long
Going outside for a barefoot walk around the garden and doing a grounding exercise
Coming in for a 10-30 sec cold shower.( have considered doing all of the above outside in swimming cossie- and use hose for shower)
Day 1 a great success, enjoyed the Qi gong session and time flew past- always find it amazing when you immerse yourself fully how time can go, I find Qi gong such a wonderful way to do gentle exercise but also it feels to me like a meditation as the body and mind work together in a wonderful way, have you tried it?
Secondly I went outside and enjoyed barefoot walking around the garden, I often do this but love it first thing especially when grass is still dewy or even frosty. I finished this time with a grounding exercise to start my day fully connected.
Lastly I came in and put the shower onto cold only, initially I did 10 seconds and found it breath taking and knew I needed to be more prepared, good lesson..so I added some warm and had a shower then finished with it back on cold this time I lasted over 20 seconds..and wow did it feel good. I have enjoyed wild swimming in the past and aim to get back to this as time goes by, but for now this is a great alternative that I can do from home.
Why am I doing this? I lost my routine back in November and keep telling myself to sort it out and have tried various things and know that come September I need to be fully back to a good and healthy routine, so I am starting this now to carry me forward and do something for me each and every morning that my body will thank me for. I know that if we make small changes and stick to them they then become daily habits, Like going for a 30 minute evening walk..this is something i intent to do 5 days a week as well.
Doing what I love as a business is wonderful, but I am a firm believer in doing all I can do enhance what I do by keeping myself aware, connected and healthy.
Wishing you all a glorious 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.