I have noted down my 5 habits for life for you. These are truly some of the key things which are integrated into every single day of my life and surely will stay there for a very long time. I am curious: What are your 5 habits for life?
Are you feeling truly connected to the people closest to you? Many of us seem to gather people around without truly bridging the gap. I experienced this through my University years. Always thinking that I cannot relate to the ones around me and not knowing more than the surface level facts to begin with. Today I am grateful to have friends whom some I know to their core and I would never want to change this again. Vulnerability allows us to connect and relate in ways most never experience. It provides us with the essence of life, opens up for soul connections, and allows for growth, love and understanding. We mustn’t fear who we truly are. We must invite courage and kindness instead.
Being vulnerable doesn’t mean to be weak. It actually shows how brave you truly are.
Letting Breath Guide The Movement
It’s very obvious, I am referring to Yoga here. In Yoga one moves the body according to the flow of the breath and not the other way around. Yoga definitely is part of my (almost) everyday routine and it looks like it stays that way for a long, long time. It connects my soul to my body, me with myself. In every way it feels like home on the mat and in my yoga pants. Absolute in love with the ones I am wearing on the pictures. You can get yours here at Hunkemöller.* Yoga is much more than what is happening on the mat, though. Yoga is practiced in daily life. I have explained Yoga a lot in this recent journal entry. Have a read if you are interested. In essence yoga is a state of mind and a way of being.
Similar to the way we connect breath to movement, it will forever be a lifeline to me to move through life with ease and lightness even in the most difficult situations. At some point letting go brings in peace.
Diving Deep & Tuning In
One of the most life changing habits I want to keep pursuing is diving deep and tuning in. This means, I am trying to listen to my intuition as much as possible and I use tools and practices to dive deeper into my being. This way I am alert to unhelpful beliefs and patterns and as soon as I find myself recognizing one or the other, I use those tools to let go of what doesn’t serve me any longer and replace it with helpful patterns, ways of doing things and new thoughts about myself. My favorite method, practice or knowledge for that is Theta Healing. The practice has given me ways to move through life and master circumstances in a way that I never knew was possible before. It’s truly a philosophy of life.
It’s so incredibly beautiful how Theta Healing has come into my life at the exact right time giving me the ability to process circumstances that I wouldn’t have known how to cope with otherwise.
Learning Something New
One of the most important things for me is to constantly broaden my horizon. I want to learn, improve my skills and knowledge and get a deeper understanding about myself, relationships, business, money, health and life. Most of the time, I have a book by my bed, an article open on my laptop, podcasts on queue and audio books downloaded. Audio books are truly my favorite and absolutely preferred way of gathering knew knowledge, inspiration and ideas.
I love listening to an audio book whilst taking my daily walk and sometimes even manage a book per week. My favorite place to listen to audio books is Audible. They have such an amazingly extensive library and I love building up my own collection in the App. As you can probably guess my favorite category is the one for personal growth.* I am currently listening to Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki to get new ideas on how to approach money, how to view it and how to work with it.
It’s funny how someone recommended it to me in 2014 and I have only now gotten around to read it. I know why though, it seems like only know I am able to understand it fully. All divinely timed.
Doing What You Love
This kinda goes in hand with some of the lessons from Kiyosaki. I don’t aim to work for money struggling to make ends meet and doing jobs that I don’t enjoy. My ability to decide this for myself is a privilege, I know. I also know that because of me having that privilege, the only option for myself personally is to use it and to actually do what I love.
Yes, every job might have unpleasant tasks involved or things that simply appear harder than others. However, I can choose the work I am doing, the way I am working and how I set up my work in order to live my life the way it suits me as an individual. This also means freeing up space and having enough tasks to do that involve “magic and glitter”, things that others would see has a hobby but for me is a life designed according to my own liking. If a life by your own design is calling you but you don’t know the way into it or the way out of your current circumstances, feel free to reach out to work with me.
Do you live life by your own design? Are you doing what you love? Are you letting others decide or are you allowing yourself the agency to go for your passions?
*In kind collaboration with Hunkemöller & Audible.