Admiration

There are many things in life that I admire:

A pair of pretty shoes (obviously).

Muscles in a climbers arms and back.

Sunsets and pretty flowers.

Peoples ability to help others, no questions asked.

Tom Hardy.

People who chase their dreams.

Jason Statham.

Mmmmm……Tom Hardy and Jason Statham……… sorry getting side-tracked.

Let’s go back to ‘people who chase their dreams’.

I’m still waiting for my particular dream to surface. That one thing you want, that you will do anything to make come true – I don’t think winning the lottery counts.

My friend, however, had a dream. To travel to Australasia. Solo.

That right there, is admiring. To quit your job, pack a rucksack and say goodbye to friends and family. Flying solo, to a place full of strangers. Staying in unknown places, a bed not as soft or hard, smells and noises out of the norm.

To have the courage to take on something so exhilarating and exciting – I can’t even imagine. Needless to say, I admire my friend an awful amount. Yes I will miss her like crazy, I am missing her like crazy. But she is doing this scary amazing thing for herself. Something that she will never forget, something that will shape who she is. She will have stories to tell for years to come, new friends to be made for a lifetime and who knows what she will find on her travels. Friendship, love, new job, herself?

I admire this because it is something I don’t think I would have the courage to do.

I admire her because I know how hard it was for her to get on that plane.

I admire those who know what they want, who go for it, who chase it.

When you do that, there is only one outcome.

You get it.

Success.

From Exercise to Exorcism – a tale of escape

The room was creepy, lit only by a small bulb. The window’s natural light blocked by strange orange material. Casting an eerie glow across the faces of the many  dolls staring out from the crowded cabinet. Evil eyes stare back at you from the various pictures scattered across the walls.  Decapitated dolls lay lifeless…… keep reading!

Less Vs More

What habits would you like to do less and which would you like to focus more of?

I came across the following post from Absolute Health on their Facebook page, which really made me think and smile.

So many people get stuck in old habits that they no longer realise they could be introducing a new habit that would have a more positive effect on their lives.

It doesn’t have to be a big input. As the list below shows, it could be as simple as smiling and laughing more.

Which we should definitely all be doing more of!

Hope you find the post as thought provoking as I did.

And thank you to Absolute Health trainer Luke for letting me share.

‘So this morning I have been thinking more or less about how less is more.

Or more accurately how less can equal more!

The list below, shows some great thought and behavioural changes that simply by focusing on building a new habit will often help reduce the frequency of an old habit.

Where as if you only focused on reducing an old habit, with nothing to replace it with or swap for your chances of reducing that habit/ behaviour dramatically reduce.

What would your list look like on each side of Less equals More?

What thoughts, behaviours, actions and habits that you have do you want less or more of in your life?’

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Getting my ‘Camping Yoga’ on

Doing yoga on an adults only campsite at 7 in the morning sounded like an excellent idea.

If bedtime is at ten then at least you can get a full nights sleep.

Awaking refreshed and ready to face the day. A spot of yoga makes the perfect morning routine. Set to be relaxed, energised and ready to face anything .

The sun shining through morning clouds, bird song filling the air as they collect for their young. The perfect quiet atmosphere as trees gently sway and rustle in the breeze.

Yes, doing yoga sounded like the perfect idea.

Provided you get a good night sleep. That you aren’t fidgeting for an hour trying to find the most suitable sleeping position on the rock ‘n’ roll bed. Losing either your head or your hip in the dips where the bed folds back up into a seat.

That you can drift off while listening to every footstep on the gravel footpath right next to your van.

That the really strange animal that is making a really strange noise right outside doesn’t wake you,  reminding your body that you need to pee. Really pee. Walk to the toilet block, in the pitch black of the night with a strange animal ready to pounce kind of pee.

Provided that you have a windbreak to provide shelter from prying eyes and the constant traffic to and from the toilets/showers opposite. Old ladies silently cursing and old men being, well…. old men.

And that your chosen mat placement isn’t right outside the kitchen window of the caravan on the next pitch.

Downward dog right into their window.

Good Morning!

‘Indeed’ the dirty old man thought.

Yep. Great idea.

Still did it though.

Dedication to the practice.

Bloody wish places had dedicated yoga areas away from people. The dogs have an exercise field, why can’t I have an exercise field?

Woof?

Om?

Nearly the same.

Inspirational Goodies

I’ve bought some little treats to inspire me,  which have just been delivered.

Problem is, I want to don the top and scoff a brownie right this second.

With a bit of exercise thrown in, maybe.

Highly inappropriate at this point in time.

Although, maybe my work colleagues won’t notice…….

 

The slogan is spot on. The more you do the more you can be. Not just for exercise: do more things you enjoy, do more laughing and smiling, love more and do more positive things and your being will become…. more.

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