Friday, June 03, 2011

summer retreat: 6.4.11




day 6
we're going to start to put all of the previous themes together today -- into the idea of cultivating healthy routines. habits that keep you in top form from the inside/out.

this week, the focus has been on a number of pieces that contribute to overall health and well-being, including sleep, nutrition, workouts, and body image. if you spent time writing out your ideal day on day #1 -- were you able to incorporate all of these elements?

perhaps the answer is yes. but what about in your REAL life? i know i definitely am not on top of all of these aspects at all times -- and that's okay. but i have found that there are things that DO somehow occur without a whole lot of thought. and those are all routines -- things that are done on autopilot.

writing
think about your health-related routines [we will get to the REST of life later in this retreat!] . which ones are working for you? which ones are absolutely NOT [my habit of browsing on the computer in the evening? definitely a fail]. make a list of each.

reading
there are meditation podcasts on self-compassion at [i have not tried them, but perhaps will tomorrow!] available at mindfulselfcompassion.org

leo babauta's morning routine

my favorite auto-pilot health routine: menu planning!

you know, NON-AM routines are important too, but it doesn't seem like they get much press. anyone have an evening routine, workout routine, lunchtime routine, or any other routine they'd like to share?

meditation
5 minutes in the morning -- build it into your routine!

mini-assignment
once you've identified a routine that ISN'T working for you, create a plan that addresses how you will turn it around -- and implement it today [6.4]! and as always, i'd love to hear how things turned out.