A Positive Perspective 

It’s that time again when I decide on a new good habit and fill you in on how the last one went. I have to admit, I really struggled with the meditation, every time I tried to settle down I thought of something I had to do or I was disturbed. However, I will not be defeated and have decided to tackle this habit again in a couple of months, maybe May or June. I really want to keep trying to meditate and learn a way to stop my mind from moving at a million miles a minute, so I refuse to give up.

Anyway, onwards to the next good habit I want to try. Now following on from meditation and my poor attempts to settle my mind, I have decided to try and modify my mindset so I think more positively more of the time. If you know me you know that I’m a very positive person the majority of the time, but with finals approaching and the (possibly demoralising and definitely daunting) task of finding a job or grad scheme I have decided to inject more positivity into my life. How, I hear you say? By picking out 3 things from each day that make me feel inspired or proud or generally happy and satisfied. Whether it’s writing my weekly blog (one of todays, evidently), submitting an assignment or even something simple like eating enough fruit and veg. Reflecting each day on things that have made you feel better is a great way to train your mind focus on the positive aspects of your life. The brain is a muscle after all and the more you train it to think positively, the more it will!

 

This is something I used to do I while ago and I found it really successful, but unfortunately I fell out of the habit. So this is it. Me attempting to retrain my brain again to always look on the bright side of life. Something we should all do more often! 🌞 ☀️ 🌞 ☀️

 

Good Habit Number 2

As you may have read in one of my previous posts (https://thejourneyofaprgirl.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/in-a-bid-to-be-different/) I have tossed New Year’s resolutions aside for 2017 and decided to try something new and hopefully more effective.

Apart from this week, my first good habit of posting a new blog post each week has been successful. I am inspired now more than ever to continue posting regularly, so *fingers crossed* this is a good habit that will stick!

So, onwards and upwards to my next good habit for February. My apologies for this already being two weeks behind, but let’s begin anyway!

This month I want to begin practicing meditation or at least focused breathing. This is something I’ve always struggled with. I have a very active mind and I am easily distracted if my mind isn’t being put to use and challenged. However, after all of the positive things I have heard about meditation and the effects it has on your mental state and stress levels I am determined to give this a go.

To aid me along my way I will be using a FitBit Charge 2 (a Christmas present) that has a preset focused breathing feature. Using this feature, I aim to meditate for 5 minutes (we’ll start small and work our way up) every day.

I will report back at the end of February on how this month has gone and what my next good habit will be. Let’s get meditating and find that tranquility!

In a Bid To Be Different

Hello!

I hope all you lovely lads and lasses have had a wonderful Christmas, full of food, laughter and excitement, and a very happy New Year, full of booze, company and resolutions!

This year I’ve decided to be a bit different. You know, break free, challenge the norm, etc, etc, etc. Instead of choosing a couple of resolutions at the beginning of 2017 that I desperately try to implement and inevitably succumb (I love that word) to at some point, I have decided to build up good habits as each month passes. I’ll do this by setting myself a goal for each month that focuses on one good practice I want to bring into my life and slowly as the months go by I’ll be practicing more and more good habits.

To throw in a bit of PR, I will be using SMART objectives to set goals and monitor my success. I’ll also have monthly updates on how the month has gone and what my next challenge will be. Some of these will include meditating for 5 minutes every day, read a book every week or write down 3 positive things for each day.

All of these habits aim to improve my lifestyle, make me feel more energised and generally more positive through giving myself some TLC, something I think we all could work on!

This month my aim is to be posting one blog post a week every Sunday by the end of January. Since beginning this blog last year I feel it’s drifted by the wayside when I became distracted with university and part-time work. So now I aim to revitalise it and become more active again.

Let’s see how this first good practice goes!

Onwards and upwards.