Hey friends 👋🏻
Here are Doable ideas, Reflections and Mindfulness to try out this week.
Doable ideas 💭
Reduce decision making throughout the week by spending 15-20 minutes planning things you probably can automate, e.g. meal plans, workout schedule. Reduce your mental workload as much as possible so that you can direct more energy into things that matter during the week.
I preach about weekly review all the time. Combined with some sort of calendar (I use Google Calendar), you get a bird’s eye view of how you spend your time, and rooms to improve next week.
What did I experiment this week and how can I tweak it next week?
I always emphasise that most of our anxiety and depressive thoughts can be solved by aligning our body and mind.
Be fully present.
Easier said than done, I know.
Mindfulness is the art of paying attention. When we pay attention to our thoughts, feelings and senses, we can make wise choices in our lives. We can notice when we are stuck in habitual patterns of thinking or acting that no longer serve us. We can appreciate the gifts and challenges of life, instead of clinging to suffering or resisting what is in front of us.
For those who’re in the beginning journey of mindfulness practice, I recommend taking a minute to unplug from the world and just be.
Picture a sky without clouds, or an empty wall.
Pull yourself out of whatever life situations you’re in.
Allow your brain to pause from frantically solving problems.
For those who’re interested in learning more about mindfulness and music, I’ve got news for you:
I’m hosting a handpan meditation x blackout poetry workshop next month.
I haven’t announced it to the world yet! You’re the first one to know about this
If you’re interested, learn more and sign up here
Please also share it with anyone you think would benefit from
Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠
“It only takes five minutes to break the cycle. Five minutes of exercise and you are back on the path. Five minutes of writing and the manuscript is moving forward again. Five minutes of conversation and the relationship is restored. It doesn’t take much to feel good again.”
– James Clear
Video This Week 🎥
Fancy another Linkin Park handpan cover?
Check out my new “In The End” cover (and don’t cancel me because I can’t match up to the legend):