During the Pandemic, I’ve seen an increase in emails from sites I have subscribed to offering all manner of ways to get through this period of #ISO. I have to admit that lately I’ve been clicking DELETE rather than reading most of them as I haven’t had the headspace to be bothered.
Recently, however, I received an email from Dr Catherine Hansen as part of her Empowered Women’s Circle which caught my attention long enough to stop me pressing DELETE. A couple of years ago, Catherine wrote a guest series for me with several articles on the topic of Menopause and I have maintained contact with her through her regular Newsletters.
This week her newsletter opened with the question:
What did you do this morning Sue?
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I believe in morning and evening rituals to set us up and close down our day. When I saw Catherine’s question I was interested to keep reading to see if there were any gems I could find to improve my morning ritual, and in the process, my day.
RECLAIM your life
Catherine has produced a very informative and useful blueprint based around the anacronym R.E.C.L.A.I.M. You can find the link to the BLUEPRINT HERE and it was the title that grabbed my attention: RECLAIM your life: A Doctor’s guide to health and vitality for the awakening woman.
I invite you to visit Empowered Women’s Circle for ways to live your best life, however, I’ve summarised R.E.C.L.A.I.M., below to give you an idea of what the blueprint contains. It is about being BOLD and dreaming BIG to create and work towards your vision over the next 6 – 12 months.
‘R’ is for Refuge and Reflect- this centres around our environment, the act of gratitude and time for reflection.
‘E’ is for Evaluate and Emerge – taking responsibility for our life and embracing our power to change
‘C’ is for Core Values and Centre – establishing our core values, selecting 3 top core values which we will ‘AIM’ to keep at the forefront of our mind.
‘L’ is for Lean in and Life it Up– breaking our vision into manageable steps ( I like to call them microsteps)
Here is where the A.I.M. comes into daily life for our mind, body and soul.
‘A’ is for Action (Body) – taking care of our body through healthy living
‘I’ is for Intellect and Intelligence (Mind) – stimulating our brain and learning
‘M’ is for Meditation and Mindfulness (Soul) – establishing a daily practice
Being with yourself in this way opens the door for miracles in your life that you would never know without this daily practiceDr Catherine Hansen
We have all been living with restrictions for a number of weeks and I know that many of us are starting to feel ‘angsty and antsy’ as my friend JoTracey from And Anyways wrote in a comment to me. Jo has been reflecting on why she is feeling this way and has determined that perhaps it is because:
I haven’t been paying any attention to my creative soul – it’s all been about real stuff, practical stuff, day job, committee stuff and editing the book that I can’t seem to get finished. And walking…but that’s been keeping me sane.
Perhaps now during this time of uncertainty is the perfect time to reflect on how you can Reclaim your life and create a vision for a healthier, happier and more empowered future. Feel free to download the Reclaim your Life blueprint HERE which I have added to the Resource Library page.