“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Pack
Good morning , meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
M. Scott Pack
I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason.
When I knew my hip flexor injury was so painful that I had to take some time off teaching, I made plans to come up to the Highlands for a two week break at my mothers house to recuperate at the end of October.
Little did I think that three months later I am still being told by the physiotherapist that I have to rest my hip, which is frustrating, but as I said before, I believe everything happens for a reason.
My injury has meant I have had three months to spend on my self, doing everything I want to do which does not involve aggravating my hip. This has been invaluable to me in the process of creating my dream life.
How much is your own time worth to you?
Or put another way how much do you value yourself?
There are 60 seconds in a minute.
60 minutes in an hour.
24 hours in a day.
7 days in a week.
52 weeks in a year.
The average lifespan in the UK is 80 years.
For men 77.9 years.
For women 82 years.
According to these average life expectancy statistics I only have 26 years left on this planet, so I have no time to waste, do you?
To perform at your maximum and for your health you need 8 hours sleep a day so that leaves you with another 16 hours each day to occupy.
How much time you occupy doing activities is partly determined by your work but for the rest of the time it is your choice on how you spend your own time.
Being injured means that I am in total control of how I spend my time.
Because how I spend my time is entirely my choice, this has made me appreciate how precious my time is, as I know this luxury will not last for ever, so I have been determined to use every minute wisely and not waste any.
Every minute of my day is accounted for,
04:30 – Alarm
04:30 – 04:50 Meditation and breathing exercises
04:50 – 06:30 – Quote For the Day and Social Media posting
06:30 – 07:00 – Breakfast
07:00 – 09:00 – Writing
09:00 – 10:00 – Yoga/Rehab
10:00- 11:00 – Emails
11:00 – 12:30 – Walk the Dogs
12:30 – 13:00 – Prepare Lunch
13:00- 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 – Rest & Relax
15:00 – 17:00 – Emails, researching and planning
17:00 – 18:00 – Walk Dogs
18:00 – 18:30 – Workout
18:30 – 19:00 – Cook
19:00 – 20:00 – Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 – Relax, stretch, bath
22:00 – 04:30 – Sleep
Eating, exercising and sleeping is given equal importance as everything else in my life, they are priorities to ensure I am at maximum health, for I believe health is the true meaning of wealth and by doing this I fully intend to be on this earth much longer than the national average of 77.9 years for a man.
Practicing yoga everyday for 10 years really helps me in all aspects of my life and not just my health.
The more I exercise and practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
Yoga has taught me to focus my mind and not be distracted by outdoor forces and things that I cannot control.
By practicing headstands and handstands I am able to turn my world upside down and look at it from a different angle, which allows me to see things from other people’s point of view, which again makes me more open in the mind and as a person.
I have also learnt that I cannot do all the poses or asana, but this is not failure, the point of yoga is not to be able to do all the poses, it is the daily process of trying to achieve them that is important. Because as soon as you have mastered a difficult pose, you will come across another one that you will feel is impossible, when you first start, but if you practice every day it will become a little bit easier as you improve every day.
This is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
If you would like to improve your breathing and clear your mind by introducing yoga into your life or to strengthen your daily practice to help you focus, smile more and achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams?
Why not take your first step and come on my yoga retreat in Morocco from Saturday March 18th to 25th and join me at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort the new five-star luxury destination in El Jadida Morocco
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The location is amazing.
It is a truly unique coastal destination resort, less than an hour drive south of Casablanca and set in a region abounding in contrasts that has preserved all its authenticity.
Rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, the golf course, the swimming pool and the patio, plunging down to the sea from the terraces and offering a 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean.
The view will take your breath away.
So if you would like to learn more about yoga and join me for some fun in the sun at a beautiful, exotic location in Morocco, then Click Here
Also look out for the exciting news that Daley and I are planning some fitness and yoga retreats soon, I can’t wait for those.
Have a marvellous Monday peeps and a wonderful week.
Make sure you value yourself as much as your time and may all your dreams come true,
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream