The new Make Your Life Program started last week and that means that I have been busy making my life too!
This weekend I spent a quiet morning over oatmeal and some decaf cap at Starbucks and got started on some serious life-making. I figured I would share some of my adventures here over the next couple months so you can get some ideas for creating your own life.
One thing I am super pleased about is my beautiful new schedule!
The life I have decided to create is My Peaceful, Abundant Life!
When I described My Inspired Future ( an excercize in the program where you write out what you want your future to look like) – it had a distinct feeling of peaceful Zen-ness. It begins:
“Comfort and beauty surround me…”
To facilitate this lovely future I needed to create a fresh new schedule, since how I spend my days has a major role in my own peace. Today is my first full day with it. Here is what it looks like:
6:00 Wake and Walk (love being outside in the dark before the world wakes up.)
7:00 Meditate – this is an important next step for my development that I am clear will not happen without me putting it on the schedule.
7:30 Morning pages – an exercise from the book “The Artist’s Way.” Essentially you write whatever is on your mind until there is nothing left. I have found this to be a powerful way to clear the mind and root out any hidden anxieties for a really powerful day.
8:00 Shower – When you get to go to work in your fuzzy slippers it is important to make time for getting ready in the morning. ?
8:30 tidy, clean, prep – I love this – I actually get to finish the laundry, tidy up the living room, organize a closet or even do an art project to make my home more peaceful before I even start my work day.
Then I have my work day.
And various evening delights.
9:00 Wind down/Meditate/ Bathe/ Read (this means minimal TV and time to ease into my sleepy-time)
10:00 lights out (gotta do it or 6 am will come way too quickly.)
So that is my schedule and I like it. It means that I have no commitments before 9:00 am other than taking care of me and my home and my man and then early to bed. Lots of Zen time and certainly a great setup for peace.
May this inspire you to create your own schedule for peace, or creativity, or adventure or whatever else makes your eyes sparkle.
Hugs to you!