This Post is from 6th August last year - thought it may assist others here :-)
I realise the power in keeping a journal of high standards both for my own motivation & for others so here I am with my best recently refined rawlife success recipe yet...
*Find a mentor who is holding themselves to a higher standard than I am and take notes, its easy to lower my standards to mainstream expectations but it doesn't make me happy or inspire/help others.
*Everymorning on rising drink 1.5litres of filtered water (has been great for my skin & digestion...well everything really)
*Everyday (no exceptions) listen to or read at least 1/2hr of inspiring material. Make it at a similar time each morning so I get into a routine.
*Help/contribute to others everyday at least 1/2hr either via forums/email/in person.
*Live a lowfat vegan lifestyle, only high water content fruits/GS in the AM, mono meals/GS throughout the day and heavier meals early in the night before 7pm and preferably on nightfall.
*LISTEN to my positive, productive intuitive inner voice, this served me well on my trip when the going got tough.
*Daily exercise (I mean breaking a sweat!) is a MUST at least 6 days a week and incorporating a rest day once a week.
*Currently developing the routine of 15mins of yoga & meditation everymorning after my waterfix followed by GreenSmoothie
*Spend time being grateful for my life and people in it, send blessings to everyone- my friends, family even people I feel tension around & thank God for the beautiful amazing life path I'm on.
*Nude sunbake as often as logistically possible There are glands on our body that never (but should) get exposed to the sun, any guesses to where they are? One is under our armpits.
*Always squat on the loo for proper elimination. I know I know you probably are squirming right now but hey we all go to the loo lets do it right!
*think about deleting the lesson above...;-P
*Aim for 4litres of water everyday. There is a reason to maintain our brains hydration at 85% water.
*Nip apathetic behaviour in the butt by doing whatever needs to be done as soon as I don't feel like doing it, live in the moment.
So this is the list I will keeping coming back to, the standards I aim to achieve, fortunately most I am already doing but staying consistent can be challenging & there is always room to improve.