Mindful Living by Becky, Chanting Stork Yoga this July: Midyear Reflect and Reset

Mindful Living by Becky Duncan… I love a midyear reflect and reset, taking stock of what I’ve accomplished and what I still aspire to achieve.

I’ve found that incorporating morning rituals into my daily routine sets me up for a successful day ahead. I am certainly not perfect and could use a lot more of these practices on a regular basis because when I do them, life really does feel better!

Here are some key components that can transform your mornings:

First and foremost, waking up early is a game-changer. It might seem daunting at first, but rising before the rest of the world grants you precious quiet time to focus and prepare for the day. It’s like finding a hidden treasure chest of calm and clarity.

Breath awareness is another powerful tool. Taking a few moments to breathe deeply and mindfully can centre your mind and reduce stress. This simple act connects you to the present moment and bring you into a place of balance, this lays the groundwork for a peaceful day.

Journaling is a practice that can help you clear your mind and set intentions. Writing down your thoughts, goals, and reflections can provide insight and direction. It’s like having a conversation with your future self, ensuring you stay on track and motivated. Or just free write for 2 or 3 pages whatever comes to mind, it doesn’t have to be perfect or read by anyone else.

A yoga practice in the morning can rejuvenate your body and mind. Gentle stretching and mindful movement to wake up your muscles and promote flexibility. It’s a wonderful way to start your day with grace and energy.

Finally, the ritual of making morning tea or coffee is a cherished moment of mindfulness. Whether you prefer the calming aroma of tea or the invigorating scent of coffee, this ritual can be a comforting anchor in your morning routine. Savouring that first sip can be a small yet significant act of self-care.

Embracing one or all of these morning rituals can make a remarkable difference in your daily life, helping you start your day with intention, focus, and a sense of calm, ready for a productive and fulfilling day ahead.

At the end of the day remember to be happy with whatever you’ve achieved. As Brene Brown puts it:
“No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough”

Becky Duncan, Founder Chanting Stork Yoga – www.chantingstork.com