A Mindful Month : July 2019

A Mindful Month : July 2019

So June was a bit crazy! That seems to be the general theme of this year for me personally. Each month introduces a new monkey to the zoo that is my life and I’m really in the mood for new animals! Some diversity you know? So July for me is really going to be about figuring out who is she in the zoo and how we gonna work for the rest of the year.

Here goes 🙂

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mantra– “YOU GOT THIS” encouragement and empowerment are forming to be key pillars in how I manage or tackle things these days. All I need is to be reminded that I hold the power to help me navigate myself out of the circumstance I’m in. I’ve realised and more importantly truly believe that I am able to fix and heal myself and that the darkness is just part of the process.

aha! Moment – Sometimes I’m The Problem.  I think this realisation has brought me a peace I really needed and has opened my mind and heart to understanding and forgiveness , of myself and others. Here is the thing Distinguished, YOU CAN BE THE PROBLEM. I, regrettably, had to lose a few friends to learn this. Learning this also brought things to the surface that I am currently making decisions on, BUT I am very aware that my words & actions made people in my life make a hard decision on whether they actually wanted ME to be in THEIRS. Something they are SO allowed to do. It’s not the most tasteful beverage to take down…. but it’s the truth. I have had to be humble and accept. Thats the tweet.

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goal –Imma tell you that I’m so hesitant to write a goal down because being accountable to it is giving me anxiety. I have had a thing thrown at me from left field that always get in the damn way! BUT, I just signed up with a life coach, he is also my uncle and deputy father and I’m both excited and scared. My goal this month is to give this new journey in self-dev a good honest try.

dream – Is to officially launch a product, campaign and event under the LOCHNATON brand. Watch this and many other spaces. Ask me about it please because ” I tend to forget”.

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Thats my mind for July , what are you keeping at the top of your mind this month?

Peace be with you x

A Mindful Month : June 2019

A Mindful Month : June 2019

Ok! Ok! so we back to some kind of rhythm. By rhythm I mean getting out of bed, getting out the house , going to work, seeing people…getting back to self. last ‘month’ was bumpy to say the least but guest what? I actually managed to squash 85% of a list I made 2 months ago and progress is slow but it’s being made.

June is upon us. It’s almost halftime! Imma be very honest and tell you that 2019 has already been long and it’s either 2020 starts today or 2019 re-start.

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mantra– ”What do we say to the gods of death. NOT TODAY!”. Maaaan, it’s so easy to be thrown off of progress or have your day ruined in one fell swoop because the devil is busy. ZfwbpIt’s especially difficult when you are trying to reset and when you live in Zimbabwe . The other day I tweeted …..” These days asking the question ” How are you?” is a trigger” and a lot of people resonated with that . It’s hard to say how you are because there are so many things going wrong or not working to make being ok and positive possible. The devil is busy my distinguished. But where and when we can we need to let him know ‘ NOT TODAY. We not having it.

affirmation – “You Are Loved! ”. It’s become so important to me to remind myself to trust that the people who say and practice love to me do so willingingly and unconditionally….the same way I love them. That means I can talk to them about how I feel, what I think and what I want and know that it will be appreciated and acknowledged.

More good days in June!

goal – Get back to working out regularly. Just the thought makes me tayad. But I bought some new gear so I’m excited to wear them. Now to work out in them!

My everyday luxury this month – a healthy home cooked meal! I really don’t know how I will manage this with the current load shedding but i will at least try to make myself something warm and yummy everyday. Nothing says “ I love you” like food 🙂

Vision – Getting started on a social entrepreneurial project I’ve been dreaming up! Stay tuned…

Your turn! What is your mantra, goal, and focus this month ?Inhib

Peace , Love & Light be with you x

A Mindful Month : May 2019

A Mindful Month : May 2019

So I have pretty much fallen all the way off with this blog thing, this life thing, this everything! But hey! shit happens right? And boy has it happened! (I’ll update you in a later post I promise). There are about 12 days left in the month and I think it’s enough time to get back on the horse with this, well I can at least try to make it to the stable and say hi to the horse. riiiight!?

I do not have a lot of fun stuff planned for the next 12 days beyond making it through the days to be honest because all the little things feel like a lot currently but just the fact that I had the energy and mind to open up LN and get back on social media today is encouraging!

saying “YES!” to the fact that in the last couple of months i’ve been mindful of being a mess.

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mantra– ”You are marvellous, the gods wait to delight in you”. Can you believe I haven’t repeated this statement to myself for over a month ( if you follow my socials you know how crazy that sounds) But it be like that sometimes. Sometimes we stop practicing the little things that give us that lil’ push we need to be close to our peace & centre. I want to remind myself of this daily as I build up my physical, mental and emotional strength.

affirmation – “SHOW DEM’ ! ”. This month my very own father told me that I was looking dusty and busted and really needed to take care of that and if that don’t wake you up to something I don’t know what will. No joke, he literally came to me , told me to get out of bed and said, ” When are you going to do your hair and nails because ah!” I was humbled and accepted. Basically he delivered the reminder that just because i’m going through it doesn’t mean I need to let myself go and look it! We gonna make our way to cuteness. you have been warned.

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goal – Complete a personal to-do list from 2 months ago ….#JudgeMeNot

My everyday luxury this month – Getting to know a new friend. I used to be “no new friends” but I don’t remember why! Oh to be young and live out a Drake lyric. Making new connections makes so much sense in my life at this stage because i’m aware of how we are constantly evolving and figuring shit out and i’m tired of staying the same. I started getting to know someone and I’m excited about a new budding positive friendship . Y’all do new friends too?

Vision – A CLEAN LIVING SPACE! Anyone wanna come clean my room for me?

Your turn! What has been mantra, goal, and focus this month ?

Peace , Love & Light be with you x

A Mindful Month : February 2019

A Mindful Month : February 2019

Welcome to my Mindful Month series, it was inspired by one of my fave health and mindfullness blogs . I really wanted to share part of my mindfullness practice every now and then but struggled to balance the raw feeling you get by sharing what is mostly very personal shit and the accountability posting on my blog provides me. Tessa M , the lady that inspired and guided this practice does her post once a week, i aint there yet! So i settled on sharing with you a few things i have set my mind on at the beginning of each month.

Here goes 🙂

January is over. Thank you Lordt. Now we can finally start the year for real for real. Anyone who lives in Zimbabwe or has heard about the month the country has experienced will overstand the relief that comes with looking at the calendar and thinking “ Ok, lets hope that was the end of THAT!”

I have a lot of fun stuff planned for the next 28 days, as well as a few hard things to get past . We are finally getting into the year at work and the regular programs are making their way into the mix. New projects and opportunities are coming up almost daily so….yeah, “booked and busy” 🙂  

So the way this goes is i will share a lesson,mantra,goal or focus each month. This mix of intention, visualization and reflection has helped me keep in touch with myself as opposed to my past life where I would tend to bulldoze through life and never take a time out to check in. That hasnt served me well so this is one of the practices that helps me keep shit tidy!

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mantra– ”Don’t water dead  things” I’m not really sure where i heard this for the first time but it’s graduated into my life commandments! I recently had a series of personal experiences that put me off balance temporarily and in checking in to understand why i realized i was giving energy, focus and time to things that were dead and gone. The leaves were still green (ish), slightly limp, and that spoke to the part of me that thought i could save it. WRONG. The roots were gone. I was wasting water and shine that could have fed something that had a chance to live or a chance for something new to grow

I love  how you can apply it to most things in life. Friends, work, routines, goals, and dreams. Things that have a chance to survive will respond positively to the attention you give them within a reasonable time. If it  doesn’t respond at all, even when it looks kinda alive…Well..it’s dead boo.

affirmation – ”Peace Is Yours ”.  As I was spinning from the experiences hinted at above , noting my distress, a friend of mine  said “ Peace Be With You” and i felt the sentiment in a way i never have before. Or ever. Peace has become one of the things i value the most in life. I work hard to create, maintain & protect it because of how rare it has been. In a moment of distress or discomfort it’s what i pray for. So this month i affirm that peace will never be far away or rare because it is mine.

“don’t water dead things”

goal –Is to drop the last few kilos to reach my initial weight-loss goal. I did a lot of emotional eating in January and not enough exercising. Lucky for me it hasnt derailed any progress ive made in the latst 6 months but it definitely hasnt helped either!

dream –  Is to complete the final phase of moving into a new home. Ive been dreaming of this forever and Im so close but the closer i get the further it feels! But i can see the finish line finally and the dream is alive.

vision- Is the intro to what could possibly be career defining work, which includes travelling to different parts of Africa , something I really want to do . I visualise being fully engaged and absorbing all the positive things these trips will uncover for me professionally. This month is for preparing my mind and body to be present and active when the vision is real life.

Do you have a practice that keeps you focused or brings you peace. Please do share?

Peace be with you x