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I aim to be a total open book and explain to you the reader my thought processes and show you as well as I can how I think and hopefully allow you to follow me in my thought patterns when writing a story.
This is all new to me and is a petri dish awaiting the bacteria to grow! Bear with me.
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Today is the 9th of March 2012, and a new start to my thinking.
I am finally starting to feel the onset of Spring, and the warm wind blows away my moody winter yearnings for bright days and warmth.
Last night I discovered new things. Mum told me that my Uncle Brian had seen my cousin singing on You Tube, and that she is very talented. I have’t seen her since she was a very little girl. Time and distance, and all that.
I was delighted, she is very talented, beautiful, and has an amazing voice. What a star in the making she is!
I found her Mum online too, who has continued with the work I remember her doing and inspiring me when I was a little girl. I read her website and loved it.
I opened her free 10 minute guide to more ‘me time’ and read with enthusiasm. I ran over the words in my mind and tried to totally relax myself for 10 minutes, before bed. I used to be able to do this really easily.
I was TERRIBLE! I can’t believe how bad I am at it! I used to do a lot of visualisations in my teens and early twenties, but I am seriously out of practice. Trying to stop my mind chatter is almost impossible. I was trying to relax my body from the top of my head down, but only got as far as my nose and my mind was off. So I decided to start again every time my mind started chatting to me. My ten minutes must have been closer to half an hour of persistence.
Eventually I mastered my breathing, to a degree, and as my stomach muscles relaxed, it rumbled and jiggled with what felt like exhilaration relieved to finally ‘chill’. What an over excited tummy I have, and Ooopps my mind went off again.
I managed to then get from the top of my head, at a little quicker pace, as I was beginning to feel properly relaxed, my fingers tingled, my body felt electric as I finally reached my pelvis.
My untrained mind couldn’t concentrate on focusing on just one thing. No matter how much I tried to block out all those random thoughts, they popped in at every oppertunity. None the less, I did manage to acheive a state of relaxation, that I havn’t been in for years. The effects are amazing!
This morning I woke up and wanted to get out of bed! I didn’t really need another 5 mins asleep. I instead, lay still, and tried again to relax my body from the top down. It was much easier this morning. I did only do it for a few minutes, before the girls came in to jump on me, but my progress was better than last night.
I’m not sure if it because my mind is all over worked and exhausted late at night, or whether the prctice helped, but my mind chatter was easier to push aside this morning.
My goal now is to keep practising, every day, until I can manage to get all the way to my toes, without cheating!
I feel calmer and happier and more in control of myself today. That was just one go! I am hooked!
If you are wondering what I am talking about please visit Heather Bestel’s website, and you can download her 10 min ‘me time’ for yourself.
I am going to record myself reading the magical words that Heather uses to become relaxed, and maybe that will help me concentrate on relaxing better.
Go to Heather Bestel for more information.
Please help spread the word, and let me know how you get along with it!
Love & Light to you all xxx