Hey guys, how're you all doing? Still battling through dry Jan? I bloody am! 28 days strong without one drop of alcohol, I can finally see the 'Coors Light' (such a bad pun) at the end of the tunnel! Anyway, today I want to talk about my daily routine, which again, I have managed to keep up for the past 28 days! And to tell you the truth I'm pretty proud of myself!

Why did I start a daily routine? Well, last year I worked hard don't get me wrong but I didn't really have a routine. I sort of made it down and started working around 10AM every day and I say that very loosely.  I worked in my dining room (or as I now refer to it as "The Nerve Centre") for pretty much a solid year. However, sitting down in front of my laptop every day for a year was beginning to take its toll, as well as being pretty uninspiring and monotonous!

I knew this year called for a fresh start and a new routine that got me up and motivated, to start my day. As soon as 2018 started, sorry, I mean, 2nd January came around (1st January was spent like probably many of you, very, very hungover!) I started my new daily routine.

I planned it all out, get up at 8AM, go out for a run/jog, get back, jump in the shower and then sit down and meditate for 15 minutes before opening my laptop. That's exactly what I've been sticking to each weekday since. I can honestly tell you I feel so much better for it, and I'm not just saying it, I actually do! Yes the jogs will get longer in distance and I may even start meditating for a little longer each day, but you have to start somewhere, right? I've made it over the first hurdle and persisted with it enough to make it a part of my daily routine. Things can only get better.

The part I enjoy the most is the meditation. Yes, I'm a total novice, I mean I'd never tried it before, I don't know if I'm doing it right or wrong, but I can see and feel the benefits. I guess I must be doing something right. I sit cross-legged in my bedroom with the door closed from all the distractions and noise and take 15 minutes just to relax, focus and concentrate on breathing and emptying my thoughts every morning before starting my day.

I set a timer for 15 minutes, plug my headphones in, then simply listen to some meditation videos on YouTube, this is my current favourite soundtrack (click here.) An iced green tea by my side, it's pretty much the perfect start to any day. I have, however, just stumbled upon Headspace, an app anyone can download for free. Giving you a super easy, clear crash course in meditating for beginners. I'd strongly recommend checking it out for anyone who wants to give meditation a go!

If you've never tried it, I'd say it's definitely worth a shot. I mean its only 15 minutes out of your day, you've still have the other 23 hours and 45 minutes to do whatever you want. I really think making time for meditation is something everyone should do, or at least try.

If you've tried it, or meditate yourself I'd love to know some tips! I'm obviously still a newbie over here, so any secrets you do have, I'd love to know them.


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