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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Fish, Bait, Hooked.

Soooo, it’s been a while. Time again has run away, life is rapidly picking up speed. So it’s time to slow down again. Come back to the present and make a conscious effort to take time out for my blog.

My last post Stepping out of your comfort Zone talked about comfort zones. Well, over the last year or so I’ve taken myself out of my comfort zone and plonked myself, pure and raw, into new situations, new places and uncharted territory.

The latest ‘new’ thing to add to my collection of unfinished projects and hobbies is Personal Training. keep reading!

Stepping out of your comfort Zone

A lot of us do it.

We plod along under our comfort blanket, afraid to try new things for fear of failure.

We’d rather stay with what we know. The safe reliable environment of our smelly lifelong comfort blankets.

I’ve seen many people become depressed and sad, doing the same things day in and day out. Never trying something different. They know full well that they should, but every excuse under the sun prevents them from reaching out to touch the new.

But it’s not every excuse.

It’s just your own fear.

Your own mind.

Your own over thinking.

Since starting this blog I’ve tried a fair few new things. I’ve found out new things about myself and I’m enjoying the different discoveries that I stumble upon. Fear is still there but the trick is to not let it control you, your mind or your actions.

It’s easier said than done I know, but with each little step out from under your comfort blanket, a new world comes to light. Lifting you out of the pit of despair you may have found yourself in.

It doesn’t have to be standing on a stage in front of thousands of people. It could be as simple as wearing a different colour one day instead of your normal dark clothes.

Your comfort zone isn’t necessarily the most comfortable.

You will not fail. You will just learn new things.

Fontainebleau

The prospect of a forest full of boulders to climb would be a climbers dream. However, for the 3FY, it was actually quite daunting.

I’m not going to pretend I’m the bees knees at climbing, I’m not. But I can probably do more than a complete newbie. At least I hope considering I have been doing it on and off for 2 years now!

Before I went on my little adventure to Font (as everyone seems to call it) they all warned me: keep reading!

Happiness, Positivity and Jealousy

There is nothing greater than feeling a sense of relaxation that comes with happiness. That moment when you are laughing with friends and you look at them and realise you are completely uninhibited. That moment as you open your eyes after a calming meditation or when you look at your partner with love and adoration while just sitting and being.

Whatever and wherever your happiness comes from, it’s a blessing to treasure.

But sometimes, happiness promotes a great sense of jealousy in  others, in those who haven’t found their own peace. keep reading!

Confusing Mind

In the post Going on an Adventure there were talks of an upcoming adventure. Hopes of making new friends, learning new skills and techniques and finding out stuff about oneself.

There was an air of excitement for this little journey.

Well, the adventure has come and gone, leaving a rather confused Three Footed Yogi. Keep reading!