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Power of Frequency

Basics but important, I reckon.

Of course, the more you do or try something the better you’ll get at that thing.

One nuance I’m realising, which makes me smile, is that a little bit, often, makes the difference.

E.g. After early morning meditation and Qi Gong, then do pilates exercises.

Key point though, don’t try and do lots, just start doing it often. Every day 1 minute is was better than once a week 10 minutes.

Sure, by that maths the once a week gets more minutes in. But the 7 x 1 minute gives you 6 times more of more important bits: remembering to do it (it can be anything, right?), feeling good about doing it, building it into your routine, making a habit of it.

Those elements listed above are more important, much more important and helpful, than 3 extra minutes.

Hope useful.

Much love to everyone, thanks for reading.

Techniques I recommend and use all the time

I will try (and fail) to keep this post updated with links to other useful posts about techniques. Rest assured I use each of these ‘on the regular’. See detail in each post – I won’t write about each one here for now.

Hope this is useful, cheers, Hugh.

 

Excellent routes to changing how you behave:

4 Affirmations that changed my world

Speak to Yourself To Create The Hypnosis Motivate To Success Formula (This one is not a post by me, but is useful)

Hot thoughts diary

Dragon Glass introduction

 

For mindfulness all day, the following techniques I find helpful:

The itchy jumper: Mindful all day technique

How to introduce mindfulness during your day

All day mindfulness

The itchy jumper: Mindful all day technique

Here’s another technique I use to remind myself to be mindful as much of my day as possible.

Right now, as I write good and early in the morning, I’m wearing one of my favourite, but old and still itchy as anything jumpers. This one happens to be from Galway or nearby o the west coast of Ireland, and I bought it 5+ years ago and it is green.

BLOGGED Green itchy jumper technique - 20190926_063509

Green is good, of course. So that is helpful too.

I might ramble a bit – but here’s the point:

The jumper is itchy, so that provides a minute by minute reminder to focus (in this case on my breath and my typing) and be in the moment. 

Turns out I can be mindful of where I’m sitting, of my breath, of what I mean as I type, of my fingers as I type and of you being ‘out there somewhere’ as readers – all as I write this sentence.

In places, I lose awareness of some of the list of things above, but I can always come back to the breath or my bum on the seat as soon as I realise.

 

A big thank you to Andy from Headspace for allowing me and encouraging me to understand this kind of thing. See (unpaid unsupported type) link here: www.headspace.com – I highly recommend the way Andy introduces mindfulness practice.