We usually associate the Summer with down time and a break from school. A chance to have fun and relax. How about this year, we use the extra time to create new habits which serve us long into the new school term and prepare us to face September? If I said:
- it’s fun and easy; would you believe me?
- it motivates and grounds you; would you believe me?
- it gave you a set of tools to help you stay calm and centred; would you believe me?
Do you cultivate daily habits which set you up to succeed?
Or are you wading through peanut butter wishing that your Fairy God Mother would sweep in and save you?
Yesterday I went for a walk to do a recce of my local park where I’m holding my morning Summer Club. You can see my video below.
Walking is one of my Summer goals as I want to get moving and lose 10lbs by the end of September. There you go! I’ve claimed it on here now, so there’s no going back. Eeek! Walking isn’t just to get me moving, it gets me thinking as well. When I’m outside, I clear my head, I come up with ideas, I feel light and free. I’m sure it’s the same for you and your children. In fact I did write a blog post about the benefits of nature. Have a think about what gets you in that place where you can:
- be you
- think clearly
- feel relaxed
- feel free and unburdened
- feel connected to yourself
- feel confident enough to handle anything life chucks in your direction
…without falling asleep!
This is why I created Summer Club
This is why I chose the park. This is why I’m doing it every morning for two weeks. New habits are created through repetition. Not just for kids but for us too. On my walk, I thought about how we could make Summer Club really good fun and what would be most beneficial for all the 7-10 year olds who are going to show up and flex their inner smile.
The inner smile is something I created after reading the Miracle Morning and was amazed at the results. Would you believe it?
- I have found myself comfort eating less
- I feel confident and connected
- I love my life
- I don’t mind waking up early
- I’m worrying less
- My creativity for work is off the charts
Nope I’m not selling happiness….because that is entirely down to you
I am creating the right environment for you and your child to grow your own happiness.
What does the morning SMILE mean?
S is for Smiley Thoughts – every day infiltrate your brain with Smiley Thoughts so you feel positive and good about yourself. My Smiley Thought Cards are a great way to do this and they are not just for kids. Mums are using them too and from all the boxes of cards sold, we’ve come up with 28 Ways to Instantly Create a Happy Vibe in your Home.
M is for Meditation – breathing from your tummy releases all the negative emotions you don’t want and makes the same chemicals in your brain that are made when somebody hugs you. You are giving yourself a hug! Try my bubble meditation and see how you get on.
I is for Imagine – instead of using your fabulous creative mind for worrying, close your eyes and see the person who you want to become. Step into that person every day and watch yourself grow.
L is for Let Go – we carry around an invisible emotional back pack which needs emptying every day. When we don’t empty it, it weighs heavy on our hearts and can cause us to have lots of meltdowns. It stops us from being happy. Learn to let go.
E is for Enjoy – remember what you love about yourself and your life. We often focus on what is wrong or missing and we need to switch gears and into gratitude.
Get involved and activate your inner SMILE this Summer
Bring your kids to this year’s online Summer Club which takes place for 10 days starting on Monday 24th July 2017. Places are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot by clicking on one of the buttons on this page. It’s free this year so you can experience Smiley coaching from the comfort of your own sofa or in your own sunny back garden (if your wifi signal will stretch that far!).
Even if you are not around on Monday 24th July, you can sign up and still get the activities sent to you so you can do them in your own time.
Let’s get your inner SMILE glowing and ready for fun. That way, whatever is going on around you, won’t affect you as much. Your inner SMILE is something you are in control of (the other stuff – not so much!) and so you can feel Smiley whenever you need to.
Love Smiley x
Image credits: www.sweatpantsandcoffee.com and www.smileyforlife.com ™