I’ve had a couple of days of really low energy. I was looking at the clock at 8:30pm and thinking…can I go to bed yet. I’ve turned on the electric blanket and ended up in bed by 9pm, all warm, toasty and doing a little reading. It felt wrong at first being in bed on a Saturday night at 9pm…but it also felt very nurturing. It was the perfect place for me.

During the last few days of my own mindfulness practice (daily 15 mins of silence)  I’ve been allowing myself to explore my feelings without judgement. I’ve been ramping up the self compassion, basically treating myself like a dear friend. I’ve been practicing meditation long enough now that evidence in my own life shows me that it’s the one thing that really supports me. It allows me to be emotionally resilient. And then there’s the health benefits. I can honestly tell you I can’t remember the last time I was sick….and I believe it’s due to the one staple in my life…mindfulness. It’s a non-negotiable for me.

It brings me to why I created my template for life. I wanted to create something that would remind me what I wanted/needed in my life to feel good and live an enriching life. Over the past several years I’ve learnt so much that has added immense value and joy to my life that I decided I needed a place to consolidate it and make sure I was integrating it.

My template for life is my vision board with basically a recipe on the back of it of how I do life. When I look over my template for life I realised why I had low energy. There were a few things that I do regularly that were missing. I had also had (shitty) events in my life I hadn’t foreseen. My template gives me guidance and inspires me to take action on the things I can control. There is always something I can do and that makes me feel more empowered (rather than dis empowered…and low energy).

It never takes long for me to get back to my usual good loving high vibes, but that’s been a practice in itself. I owe it to my template.

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About author: Deanne Brennan is a Life and Wellness Coach, Massage Therapist and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She is a big advocate for d.i.y health and happiness and loves sharing with others what works for her. She is available for private sessions to support you to feel good and live well.  http://www.thinkoutloud.com.au 

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