Week 17a- The Power of the Mini-Hero

  

 

I am the first to admit I love a hero! I’m an avid Disney fan so the idea of someone going out and saving the day is something I’ve grown up with. The thought that someone puts themselves out there for someone else? Wow! I love that! 

There are so many wonderful quotes out there about Heroes. Here are a few great ones: 

   

  
While I love these, I stumbled across something just a few months ago which for me really summed up all ounces of being a hero. My friend and fellow teacher set a homework about defining what a hero is to his students, and this is what one boy came back with: 

  
 
For me it just sums up how an every day action can be heroic. So often our culture fools us into thinking unless something is a massive heroic gesture with lots of attention and applause they don’t count. We so often forget these are just as important, if not sometimes more so. Does it not define our character more by what we choose to do when we think no one is watching? 
What are your mini hero moments? I can’t wait to hear about them! 
Till next time… 
Steph x

 

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Week 17- Focusing

  Woah…. Where has my week gone?! I’m not sure how it’s suddenly got to Friday, but here we are none the less! 
It’s been a good week! Just started up doing the insanity workout (which yes, definitely is insane!!) I’m really trying to focus on my fitness at the moment, it’s something I’ve just been wanting to get better at and improve and I’m pleased to say it’s been going well! 
I’ve found that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by stuff so I’m trying to focus on one thing at a time. I find that by doing this I’m becoming more successful at what I’m trying to achieve. Like the lessons say, being scattered over several things just isn’t helping me get there! 
So I’m slowing down and tackling one mountain at a time, and it seems to be working for me just fine 😀

Week 16- Kindness and Zen Benny

It’s all about kindness this week! I’m seeing lots of fantastic displays of it, here have been a top few so far:

– A total stranger offered to buy me a coffee at the theatre because I couldn’t leave my students.

– One of my students saved me all the red wine gums in his packets because he knew I liked them the best. 

– My husband making me delicious dinners because I don’t have time to cook on school nights. 

– The constant support our awesome fab 4 mastermind group has for each other. Lisa, Greg and Don are just the best! 

It really is amazing, just like Mark said, if you look it is everywhere! 

One thing that I’ve always found a little hard is the sit. My mind is like heart in this cartoon, means well but often gets distracted my something shiny: 

  

Prize for guessing which my husband is 😉 !

For those of you that don’t know I have a dog called Benny. This is he: 

  
And this last week, Benny has been coming to sit with me every day to do my meditation without prompt or ask. It has helped me enormously! Granted, on the first day he fell asleep on the job (but then so did I) but for whatever reason it’s really helped me regain focus! What’s even funnier is that he seems to be benefiting as well, being more relaxed in the evenings and chill out! 

So from Zen Benny and I, have a good week and keep it kind 😀!
Till next time…

X

Week 15: Unique

I’m really pleased to say I’ve managed to stick to everything like clockwork this week! I really feel the new scroll has helped with this, I absolutely love it! It’s so true, we all are unique and it’s time to celebrate this fact! 

In fact one of the things that really popped into my head alot was from my watch of Cool Runnings

If we walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican and is Jamaican, then we sure as hell better Bobsled Jamaican.

Now, I’m not about to start braiding my hair and obsessively listening to Reggae music (although I do like me some Bob Marley) but if I am going to do life, I need to do it my way.   I started with little things. First off I love colour and have made my OATS plan full of colour, like this:  

 It just makes it jump out at me and I love looking at it! 

I’ve also started back exercising properly. I had a long break because I was convincing myself I was ‘too tired’, but really the lack of exercise was screwing up my energy and mental drive! I’ve started listening to motivational speeches when I run and it makes me go further than ever before! (There are some great ones on spotify and YouTube if you fancy trying this!)

They are little things, but little things done my way 😀
Till next time…

Steph 😀