Morning Routine #BabySteps

So for how long have you been dreaming about having a perfectly tailored morning routine that includes a work out, a meditation session, a gratitude journal entry, a mirror affirmations, a goal-setting, and Instagram-worthy breakfast with a freshly brewed cup of coffee?

It’s been in my head for too long. And while I love the idea of starting my day with such physically-mentally-spiritually rejuvenating practice, the reality is way more hectic. But today, instead of expecting myself to make a quantum leap towards such instant enlightenment, I decided to take #BabySteps.

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This morning I started by remaining disconnected, by witch I mean I didn’t turn on my phone or laptop, which I normally do first thing in the morning (don’t you?). Oh and there is so much noise roaring from these devices, the news portals and social media, right? What a treat it was to be awake, yet to remain in the blissful vacuum. I felt so much more peaceful, more centered.. No one was pushing, insisting, screaming, asking, arguing, questioning, debating… So I put some classic music on, made pancakes and reveled in the peaceful heaven of my mind.

Blissfully,

Pupa

 

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Envision Your Vision

No wonder creative visualization technique is being prescribed by many personal development coaches: the benefits of clarifying and emotionally experiencing your dreams by virtually reliving them in your mind has been proven to lead to the greater success in the “execution phase”.

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I remember how thrilled I was to discover visualization, since daydreaming naturally was (and remains) one of my favorite pastime activities. While lounging by a pool, jogging on a treadmill, or sipping the second Margarita in the local pub, I would ask myself “Where could I be now?”, “What could I be doing?” or “Wouldn’t it be nice , if…?” and drift off envisioning various delicious scenarios. That field of potentiality, mixed with improvised creativity, emotionally charged with excitement, joy and freedom, and sprinkled with goosebumps is oh-so-delicious treat with which I pamper myself daily.

I do believe in the power of visualization, but even if I didn’t, creating the alternative life in my mind (just like playing Sims, if you will), genuinely is a fun activity  Plus it really magnifies  and clarifies, what is it that presently matters to me. I also find it extremely satisfying to listen to people, when they’re tapped into this field of potentiality and possibility, talk about their dreams and goals and ambitions… Trough those sparkling eyes and trembling voice I feel the closest connection and purest affection to others.

Dreamily,

Pupa

Diving into the Creative Vortex (AKA good-kind-of-madness)

How does inspiration feel like? What happens when we create?

“When an actor is on the stage improvising and creating on spot, his aura lights up in a bright electric blue color,” – my theater teacher told me once. Though I don’t see auras (just yet.. heh),  that image got deeply  ingrained in my mind.

Whilst in the creative Vortex people do seem to be aligned to something that is way Greater (if not with the Life itself). The sparkling energy, the brain buzz and the sharp focus that the creative process evokes is one of the most sublime ways to treat ourselves.

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For me this “Pupatopia” project serves as a delicious niche to create. I revel in the joy of manifesting an idea into a physical reality, of capturing the moments and editing the pictures, of tuning into the stream of consciousness, then polishing the writing and sending it out to the World.

How do you access the field of potentiality? Do you write? Draw? Sing?  Dance? Color-code the closet? Decorate the cupcakes?  Whatever it is — let’s dive into this good-kind-of-madness.

Madly,

Pupa

P.S. Bonus: a fabulous TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Feelin’ Yourself.

When do you feel most confident, most beautiful, most glowing? Is there a perfectly-fitting piece of clothing that you are saving for the special occasion? Fine lace lingerie? The way you style your hair? The colorful cocktail you hold in your hand or the song that gets you high?

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One of those “feelin’ myself” moments for me is when I am all dolled up, wearing long floating dress and, with the wind in my hair, biking around the city at night.

I hope you too, more often than not, gonna throw on your invisible crown and remind humanity who they are dealing with.

Gracefully Yours,

Pupa

 

 

#HappyMuscles

 

Oh there is nothing quite like that rush of endorphins when we get movin’, right?            “Why don’t I do it more often???!!”, squeaks the hyper rejuvenated mind.

But is it just me who is way too quick to forget this blissful #HappyMuscles mode…. and already next day has the same numbing inner debate about the pro’s and con’s of leaving the comfy bed?

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Well, hopefully (though definitely not every time) the dispute ends by grabbing the trainers and heading out, because revitalizing the body in a way that is actually fun and engaging (whever is a jog in a neighborhood, a gym session, a refreshing swim, a basketball game in the backyard, or a yoga with YouTube videos) is one of the greatest way to treat yourself.

Let’s just not make it feel like a drag… As Abraham-Hicks suggests, “Think, as long as it’s fun; and try, as long as it’s easy; and speak, as long as it feels good; and otherwise, take a nap.”

Revitalized Pupa