A Perfect Day

 

A Perfect Day

I was inspired to write this post after reading Reba Linker’s book called Imagine Self-Love.  It’s a great book and really gets you thinking.  The journal prompts are pretty deep and truly hit the spot.  In the book she talks about taking a mini vacation on the path to self-love when this is what is needed.

 

Reba writes “Today reconnect with happiness, joy, ease, pleasure, relaxation, and these delicious holiday feelings, even in the midst of your busy life.

 

Saturday was just a lovely, perfect day.  The sun has been shining, the sky was blue, the air was crisp. And if you stood in the right place, or put your face at a certain angle – the sun was actually warm on your face – like really warm.  Considering this is January in the UK, really warm is good.  Trust me!

 

While I was waiting in my car between teaching yoga classes; I looked up and just caught this tree and the branches. And I admired how the sun caught the trunk of the tree. And once again, I marvelled at the abundance of the Universe!  Look at all the branches! 

 

Something clicked.  You can have a ‘Perfect Day’ in but a moment.  It’s those moments that you can build and make everything just be ok.

 

 

Having the sun on my face for me is just lovely.  It always makes me feel happy and content. And somehow, I feel like it’s a message from the Universe that everything is going to be alright.  What makes you happy?  Best of all, what makes you happy that is free and simple.  You don’t have to pay anything to love yourself.

 

Heart-List

And it’s one of the things on my heart-list. You can read about my heart-list here.   Basically, having a heart-list is having a list of 20 things that you love to do and trying to squeeze those things into your day to day life as much as possible. Read the blog and make sure that you have your own HEART LIST written down somewhere. And make sure you do them things as often as you can.

 

Self-Love

It’s a form of self-love.  Loving yourself.  Treating yourself to a small bunch of flowers.  Spending a few moments taking in the sun, breathing deeply, feeling grateful in your heart before marching on.  Reba encourages us to take a staycation, enjoy a relaxing bath or if we do go out to carry as little as possible and have not agenda but instead to follow the flow.  I like this and I try to do this every so often (although not often enough).  So that Saturday was my little version of a staycation.  

Reba asks us to journal on how we feel at the end of the day after we have gifted ourselves this space and time.  And you know what? the vibe of that second yoga class and the energy was amazing!

 

How do YOU feel about self-love? 

 

Reba Linker’s Imagine Self-Love is available for purchase at http://amzn.to/1ONvUsE

You can download a free chapter of Imagine Self-Love at: rebalinker.com/chapter-imagine-self-love/

Reba’s new self-paced ecourse, “9 Self-Love Keys to Change Your Life,” is at the Daily OM on a pay what you wish basis! Jump in here: http://bit.ly/1QwuEMP

 

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My Meeting with Amma

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I had previously missed meeting with Amma both times that I was in India.

So I was really excited when I learned she was going to be in London.  And towards the end of last year I finally got to meet her.  It was at Alexander Palace in London.  Amma is known throughout the World as Mother or Guru and I received Darshan (a wonderful warm, loving hug from her) {this is what she is famous for}.  I’ve wanted to meet Amma for a really long time so it was a great sense of accomplishment to be able to cross this off my ‘list’.

I first heard about Amma back in 1999 in India.  Lots of people at the Ashram I was staying at were travellers (obviously) and there were always tales of places that they had been to and people they had met and lots and lots of gossip!  So I heard about Amma’s Ashram and the other yogis told me how westerners would que up for a really long time and then finally get to meet Amma who would give this beautiful hug which would be really emotional for folks and then they usually start crying like a baby – and all this other stuff.  Always, I’m not sure why I didn’t make it to see her whilst I was there but anyways it didn’t happen.

So I turned up at Alexander Palace on my own, received a ticket and wondered inside.  The atmosphere was pretty subdued (compared to the Om Yoga Show where I had been just a week before).  There was lots of stuff for sale and the people selling it (in my opinion) just seemed really different.  I felt a bit like I was in Goa or someplace.  Lots of Westerners wearing Indian clothes and selling hippy sh*t.  I felt a weird mixture of scared and belonging!  

During the long almost overnight wait with my ticket in hand, I was able to meet and chat with some wonderful people, eat some wonderful Indian food, there was even a place where you could practice yoga!  The trip inspired me to make an Indian dishes since then.  One of which is fried cauliflour.  And you can get the recipe here.

After about 10 minutes walking around, I got talking to a Scottish guy with a pony tail who was standing with two women.  They were just three of the many volunteer organisers.  They were really friendly and explained the process to me.  They told me what would be happening and I showed them my ticket.  They estimated that it would probably take till 2-3am in the morning before it would be my turn to receive Darshan.  It was already 6.30pm as I had gone their straight from work.  So I told them, no there is no way I could stay till that time and in any case I would need to get home via public transport.  They were like “don’t worry about it – stay all night that’s what we are doing – everyone will be doing it!”  They chimed.  I didn’t realise this.  It’s like a traditional thing that folk stay all night with Amma at these events.  So I started to worry a bit.  How would I get home?  My 3 new friends advised that often once it all starts someone would be be willing to exchange tickets with me (especially if they are already staying all night).  Straight away one of the two ladies piped up that said she was prepared to swap with me.  Excellent!  However, this was only going to save me about 30 minutes.  Still – something and I felt closer to fulfilling my dream of receiving Darshan from Amma.

 

But deep inside I thought I would just stay only so long and then I would go and miss my opportunity for the actual hug from Amma after all.  Anyways, I wondered about a bit more.  Checked out more hippy sh*t; didn’t buy anything.  Quoed up for some food as it looked like I would be eating my dinner there that night.  Phoned my husband, let him know to eat without me.

 

After a long wait in the food queue and just as the person in front of me was to be served the service was abruptly stopped.  “Sorry, we have to stop serving –  “Amma’s coming!  Amma’s coming!”  People started to walk out of the queue and I was about to do the same but just then the chef came out and said – it’s ok – I can take a couple more!”   So me and the lady behind were served after all.  Great!  Things were looking up!

 

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I sat down on one of the tables to eat – and it just happened to be in front of the entrance (although I didn’t notice this when I first sat down).  So I was one of the first to see when Amma walked in.  The atmosphere was electric and people stopped and wondered closer.  Amma went to the stage in a fanfare.  The music got really loud and it was exciting.

 

I had finished eating by then so I took my seat in the audience (saved with my coat luckily); and a Puja was performed.  Amma gave a talk although she spoke in Hindi.  There was an interpreter of course.  An Indian gentleman with an amazingly rich and deep voice.  And the talk was absolutely amazing!  Really beautiful stories about being grateful and graciousness.   It was fantastic!  

 

Everyone’s chair had a little plastic lid (I didn’t know what that was about); but after the Puja volunteers came round with little cups of water, that had been blessed during the ceremony.  The lids provided were for the little cups and we were told we could drink the water or take it home to share with family.  I took mine home and my hubby and son couldn’t wait to share it with me the next day (which was really lovely that they were so enthusiastic!)

 

Anyways, I thought great!  I got to partake in the Puja and I got some blessed water.  I won’t be able to stay.  When would I finally be able to get my meeting with Amma?

 

Stay tuned to find out what happened next in a further blog post.

 

How about you?  Did you achieve a goal that you really wanted last year?  How does it feel when you achieve your goals?  How do you celebrate or mark the occasion?

 

 

 

 

Fried Cauliflower Recipe

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Inspired by meeting with the wonderful Amma known throughout the World as Mother and Spiritual Guru where I received gorgeous Darshan from her; a wonderful spiritual hug.  It was an amazing experience and you can read about it here.

I attended on a special date of course, the 11th of November 2015.  11:11.  Angel number.  These number has come to mean a lot to me on my journey, and yes, I feel another blog post coming on.  

What I didn’t realise that most of Amma’s devotees stay all night and I wasn’t prepared for that.  But the wait was long and it was grace that got me home just in time to get the last tube home.  (Like I said – you can read all about it here).

I also ate indian food and sweets which was a lovely treat.

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Fried Cauliflower

This recipe is inspired of my meeting with Amma and also reminds me of my time in India.

Ingredients

1 medium organic cauliflower 

Olive oil for frying

3 tbsp gram flour

½ tsp paprika

1/2 cumin seeds

Salt & Pepper

 

Method

Cut the cauliflower in to florets.  

Bring water to boil and then add the cauliflower for approximate 2 minutes

Heat the oil in a frying pan (should be deep fried-ish); although I don’t tend to deep fry anything

Remove the cauliflower from the water and then coat in gram flower which has already been prepared with the added paprika a little salt and pepper.

Fry the coated cauliflower for approximate 4 minutes

Sprinkle cumin seeds just before you remove the cauliflower florets from the oil

Place the florets on kitchen paper to soak up excess oil

 

Enjoy!

 

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Follow Your Heart (in a grounded and practical way)

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So recently I wrote about knowing your big why and how I find ‘following the flow’ helps me to move out of a funk and know what direction to go in.

And then you haven’t heard from me.

Well the reason is because I listened to my guidance.  And I was advised to rest. I have been tired; really tired and keeping on going wasn’t working for me.  So I tuned in to see what I needed to do.  All I was given was one word (that’s often how intuition works).  That word was ‘rest’.  So I took a bit of a break from the laptop and just took my foot off the accelerator a bit.  I retreated inwards.  Stopped asking for external input.  Trusted myself.

So I had a Sunday where I bought the paper, read through it and (almost) snoozed on the sofa.  I spent a bit of time actually looking into my families eyes when they spoke and practiced being present for them.   (As opposed to peering at them over the laptop).   In fact, I kept away from the laptop mostly.  Then on  my way to a yoga class that week; my eyes caught on a tube station right near the end of the Central Line.

 

Theydon Bois in Epping 

Many years ago I read a novel (crime fiction) where the main character was always hanging around Theydon Bois.  And for some strange reason I had always wanted to go there and just take a look around. (Not because of the crime bit you understand)   Have you ever had that?  (You know when you see a station at the end of a line everyday and you always wonder what’s it like there?)  Anyway, I decided right there and then that after class I would return via the central line – pass my stop and continue onto Theydon Bois. Because I could.

 

Grounded Way to Look at Following Your Heart

I am writing about this because this is a real life, grounded way that you can follow your heart.  It’s the simple things.  It doesn’t have to be anything huge and life changing.  It can be as simple as doing something different that takes you out of your normal routine.  Nothing ground breaking happened when I was in Theydon Bois.  It was nice.  It was peaceful.  It was villagy.  I saw some horses and some greenery.  I sat at a cafe outside in the sunshine and I bought a coffee and pastry.  I read a little, relaxed and breathed.  When I came home I felt satisfied and refreshed.

 

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After refreshment comes clarity & creativity

After refreshment of mind, comes clarity and ease.  A few days later and I am feeling more aligned, more alert, more ready.  People, ideas, help and assistance and circumstances have landed directly on my lap.

 

Now some of those people and circumstances were already there.  It’s the ability to SEE it and ACT on it.  That is what comes from  listening to your guidance and following your heart and creating space.

 

How do you listen to your guidance and follow your heart?  Let me know in the comments.

Oh – have you heard about my new E-course?

 

Manifesting Abundance from the Inside-Out

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It’s all about manifesting abundance from the inside-out – Start Date, Tuesday, 27th October – you can read all about it  here

 

How will it feel when you create money, attract the abundance you deserve, ditch limiting beliefs, heal your money stories and finally get to the essence of your desires?  But, more importantly, answer the question :  who are YOU being in your manifesting journey & life?  This is what we shall be finding out during this 5 week on-line LIVE course.  This is for you if your serious about going deeper into manifesting a happy, healthy and abundant life.

 
This is a 5 week, on-line course, where we are going to go deeper into your own manifesting mind, work out your heart’s desires, discover your blocks and how to move past them.  What’s different about this course is that the focus is going to be on YOU.   The course is designed to be woo woo but practical too.  I will be weaving in a little Chakra knowledge, LOA, and affirmation wisdom into the Modules.
 
There are going to be 5 Modules, released weekly, an inner-circle FB group, audios, meditations, Workbook, Playsheets, and bonuses – and I will be releasing it to you all at a super-douper ridiculously low price of – wait for it !! £8!!!! YES !! STRICTLY FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
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With Big love,

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Your Big Why

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Your Big Why

Do you ever think about your big WHY?  That is, why you do what you do?  If you are in business why did you start it?  what do you aim to get out of it?  What does it mean to YOU?  REALLY MEAN.  TO YOU.

If you have passions or something that you do ‘on the side’ – what is it that made you choose that?  If you are in a career – what made you choose that career or job and what is it that makes you happy about it?  (if it does?).

I think it’s good to think about your why.  And I feel like it’s also a good idea to re-visit your WHY too.  The reason is because it changes.  

 

Breathe

So right now, take a breath.  Inhale, then exhale.  Make the sound Ahhh.  Really check in with yourself and your big WHY. 

 

Think

If you have passions or something that you do ‘on the side’ – what is it about it that you love?  If you are in a career – what made you choose that career or job and what is it that makes you happy about it?  (if it does!)

I think it’s good to think about your ‘Big Why’.  And I feel like it’s also a good idea to re-visit your ‘WHY’ from time to time too.  Because it changes.  And sometimes we move away a little bit from the core of our ‘Why’.

I  have re-visited my why and here is what I have come up with: 

I am an energy worker and natural healer.  In 2013 something changed and I couldn’t live the way I had been living any more and I wanted change.  Also, I had this huge like psychic awareness thing happen to me, where I suddenly got like a download of information and I knew all this STUFF.   Those feelings eventually passed through – but it left me knowing without a doubt, that I had to LEARN more, DO more and BE more.  

 

Who are You & What Makes You – You?

And I just KNEW I had to do things differently going forward.  I wanted to learn all I could about intuition and I started to follow and eventually became a student of Sonia Choquette.  I’ve met her twice and taken her training in Chicago.  When I first met her, she called me an intuitive and grounded coach – that’s where I got the name for my business!  I realised that I had to get back to doing work that I loved like teaching yoga, energy and working with the Law of Attraction and positivity. 

Sometimes the road is not clear ahead as to what direction to go in.  Do you ever find that?

For me, I have found that ‘following the flow’ helps.  

What helps you?  Please comment below and let me know.

 

Oh – have you heard about my new E-course?

Manifesting Abundance from the Inside-Out

(www.manifestingabundanceinsideout.com)

 

It’s all about manifesting abundance from the inside-out – Start Date, Tuesday, 27th October – you can read all about it  here

How will it feel when you create money, attract the abundance you deserve, ditch limiting beliefs, heal your money stories and finally get to the essence of your desires?  But, more importantly, answer the question :  who are YOU being in your manifesting journey & life?  This is what we shall be finding out during this 5 week on-line LIVE course.  This is for you if your serious about going deeper into manifesting a happy, healthy and abundant life.

 
This is a 5 week, on-line course, where we are going to go deeper into your own manifesting mind, work out your heart’s desires, discover your blocks and how to move past them.  What’s different about this course is that the focus is going to be on YOU.   The course is designed to be woo woo but practical too.  I will be weaving in a little Chakra knowledge, LOA, and affirmation wisdom
into the Modules.
 
There are going to be 5 Modules, released weekly, an inner-circle FB group, audios, meditations, Workbook, Playsheets, and bonuses. 

www.manifestingabundanceinsideout.com

With Big love,

 

 
 
 
 

 

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My Interview With Access London

A couple of months ago, I was approached by Access London by Keaton’s to talk about my life Coaching and Yoga Teaching.

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In the post, I talk about what inspired me to become a Life Coach and Yoga Teacher and also about my yoga classes in Forest Gate and Wanstead, East London.

 

I talk about my love of Vinyasa Yoga.  Why I am so passionate about the Dance-like movements, synchronised with the breath, the music, they dynamism and the creativity.  And how I love to see people transform in front of my eyes.

You can read the post here:

 

Going Deeper, Shifting More

The more I do this work, the more I realize that there are layers.  And as you peel back a layer, there’s more.  And you need to go deeper.  This is what I am being called to do now and uncover more of my true nature and essence. 

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And, as I peel back the layers, I feel another shift taking place within me.  There’s this feeling that I need to realize and align with my truth.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

 

There is also a sense that I need to connect more.   Honour my softness and the divine feminine within.  There’s something here as well about showing my vulnerability.  Declaring that this is me. That I care about people.  That I am soft natured.  That I make mistakes and that I not perfect.  That sometimes I need help too.  And that is o.k.

And even though I don’t usually ask for help – it doesn’t mean that sometimes, sometimes, that’s exactly what I do need.

What is coming up for me also is that I need to heal.  To look after myself and put myself first more often.  

As women, this is the opposite to how we generally operate.   Treat yourself to healing sessions that allow you to heal and replenish.  Give back to yourself more.  In doing so you can feel good as you share with others.  

I have been getting the message; but not truly following the gentle nudge of my guides.  But I am listening now.

As women, we tend to place ourselves last.  We take care of everyone else before ourselves. Even more so once children come along.  There comes a time though that we women need to carve out space for ourselves.  So that we can truly ‘see’.   I recently wrote a post about Creating Space:

 

Look After Yourself

Many of my clients are going through a similar process.  The message I feel, is to be gentle on ourselves as we go through this process.  There’s a clearing going on and an expansion of our consciousness.  Be good to yourself as you go through these changes. Take it easy, slow down and listen and ensure that you are up on your self-care.  

Recently, as part of my own self-care I’ve had a fabulous

  • kinesiology session
  • homeopathic consultation (+ one for my boy)
  • hired a VA (Virtual Assistant)
  • And I’ve hired a coach.  

Coach’s need coach’s’ too – and I haven’t had one for a little while.   The feeling of support, love and validation has been amazing and my productivity has gone up – and I feel this fire within me glowering from my core once again.

P.S. I’ve got to be careful the fire doesn’t burn me up!   Well, like I said, I’m not perfect. (smile).  Which brings me to the other message I’ve been getting – and I have for you too.  Have fun!  

What about you?  Share with me (if that feels right to you); how you feel about going deeper, or vulnerability or self-care.

 

I am on a mission to connect you with your own internal guidance system.  We all move through life receiving messages from our inner selves that guide us.

You know that sick feeling in your stomach when you’ve just spent more money than you should? That’s your body communicating with you.  You don’t need to become a psychic ninja but I will help you learn to notice the signs that your body and heart offer you.  This helps you slowly start to listen to your heart and that small voice.  And more importantly, you will learn when you need to act quickly and when you can hold back.

 Click here to find out ways to work with me.

 

 

If I Weren’t Afraid I Would….

How do you feel hear talk of obtaining your heart’s desire? 

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Do your eyes roll skyward?

When you start to focus on your heart’s desire and bring your awareness and attention and intention to that which your most authentic self desires and wants to create; magic happens.

If you feel that your goals are too far away, then it will be easy to give up or tune out.

However, you create with FOCUS as mentioned in my recent post.   

Focus on what you want to create next.  In other words, you don’t have to only think about the ultimate thing.  Just tune into what you would like to create next.  Bring your awareness to the next 30 days.   Immediately, you start to feel more focused about your goals/creation.

This is an exercise I learned from my teacher, Sonia Choquette.  

I like to start in the morning.  You can do this in the shower for the next 2 or 3 days.  Or you can write it down.  Close your eyes and fill in the blank:

If I weren’t afraid, I would…..

Check what comes up.  Certain things will come up again and again.  Notice how some of the things that come up have a stronger vibration.  These are the things that you take note of.  You create from your heart and your spirit.  These are your authentic desires.

1.Start to put your attention on the goals that you want to create.  There maybe one to three things.  

2.We create what we think about.  So watch what you are thinking about.  If you are having fear thoughts – then you will draw what you don’t want to you (as opposed to what you do want).  Instead keep focus on what you want to create.

3. Intention.  My intention today is…..Setting an intention is an important aspect in creating your hearts desire.  This can be life changing.  Your intention could be around “how do I want to feel today?”  Loved? nurtured?  This helps with your decision making throughout the day and keeps you aligned with your goals.

 

So, if you weren’t afraid – what would you do?

 

Try these steps and I would love to hear more about what you would like to create if you weren’t afraid!

Want to take this further?  I work with women to take you through an individualized programme to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.  We go deeper – because I want this to work for you.  Your ready to take action – because you want this to work for you.

Wanna know more?  Click here and book a free call with me.  My gift to you.

 

What’s Stopping You From Living Your Dream Life?

 

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My question to you is….Are you living your dream life?  are you making it count?  What is it you want to do with your life? What’s your hearts desire?  And what is stopping you from attaining it?

Are you living the life that you sometimes dream of or imagine?  What is your dream job?   Wanna work with animals? or work part-time?  or have more freedom in your life?

And what is the gap between where you are now to where you want to be?

I was set a challenge recently to post a pic on Social Media expressing my thoughts and feelings of where I am right now.  It was a little uncomfortable because it means showing my vulnerability.

For awhile I had no idea what to post – but then it was clear; I’ve had a semblance of freedom recently and I’ve also managed to manifest the EXACT opportunities that I have been dreaming of (more on that another time)!  

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I’m not saying everything is perfect.  

But, I want to share with you that through a process of deep inner work; you can start to make life more attractive for YOU!  

Yes, you may feel that your on a roller coaster and you will feel fear when you step outside your comfort zone to try something new.  I certainly did.  This is normal.

However, can you be brave enough to take a step that gets you from where you are now to nearer to where you want to be?  How cool would that be?

Below is what I learned from my Teacher, Sonia Choquette: 

Bring Your Dreams Into Focus:

  • Focus on what you love and notice how you feel.  I call this a ‘heart-list
  • Next, notice what is in your life that is missing that you really wish was there

Then you can start to think about:

  • What it is you want to create instead

My two tips for you:

1. Write it down.  [only thinking about it in your head don’t work too good.]

2. Have fun!

AND REMEMBER: You have already created & manifested wonderful stuff in your life – experiences, children, your home, your partner a new clothes – whatever!  So, think about the things that you have already successfully manifested.  Write those down and realise that you are already successful and you can learn to be more specific in your manifestation as opposed to being ad-hoc – why not?

 

Want to take this further?  I work with women to take you through an individualized programme to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.  We go deeper – because I want this to work for you.  Your ready to take action – because you want this to work for you.

Wanna know more?  Click here and book a free call with me.  My gift to you.

How Completing 3 MIT’s (Most Important Task’s Lists) Can Be So Productive For You!

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Are you constantly struggling with your To Do List in you life, work or business?

Have you heard of  the 3 MIT list? (3 Most Important Tasks)?

Its not a new concept.  I’ve known about if for awhile but it appears that simple sometimes appears too simple!  Which is silly really because it WORKS!

So have you been struggling with a massive long to do list and then getting frustrated when at the end of the day, you haven’t been able to complete your list of 1000 things!?  

Lately, I’ve started using 3 MITS technique and I’ve come to realize that it’s bloom-en brilliant!

How does it work?

Basically, you note down the 3 most important tasks that you want to accomplish that day.  This doesn’t mean that you ignore all your other tasks.  You simply prioritize your top 3 tasks.  I usually place these at the top of my journal page or planner.  

Okay, I know your list is a hundred things long each day, but realistically – are you going to achieve all of them in 24 hours?  So you can still keep your longer list if you like but whatever you do, ensure that you have your 3 most important tasks at the top of your list.

Work your damnedest to get your 3 most important tasks completed first before you work on anything else – and if you get your top 3 priorities completed – anything else is a bonus!  Genius!

Since, I’ve started implementing my 3 MIT, I’ve felt less stressed, enjoyed more productivity, and felt more balanced.

 

Sometimes we know about tips, tricks or strategies but we don’t implement them.  How are you going to implement this technique into your life, work or biz?

Share with me in the below comments section.  I would love to hear from you!