WIP Wednesday

It’s probably appropriate to kick off my first WIP Wednesday with a bit of a spiel. The projects I intend to write about here are small scale, but I hope that one day they will feed into my bigger goals of becoming the best version of myself and contributing to the world in a positive way.

Although these projects may seem like small potatoes to some, we all have to start somewhere, and this is my start (or at least, somewhere near the start!).

These are some of the things I am working on, and how I am progressing…

Music

I started learning a new song last night, Maroon 5’s “She will be loved”. I haven’t been able to get the extra guitar practice in lately, and I’ve been just itching for a decent sized session, and last night I finally got it. I’ve noticed in the last couple weeks that my fingers hurt much, much less than they did which can only be a good thing.

My voice however is sounding about 50%, largely I think because I’ve let myself get too dehydrated with the raging heat we’ve been having. Something I have to keep reminding myself about! Anyone got any tips for not forgetting to drink?!

I haven’t written any lyrics that I’ve loved in a while, and probably I need to try a few new exercises and see what I come up with.

Sewing

I have my fabric marked up and am just about ready to roll with my latest dress experiment. I have also ordered a bunch of different spikes and things to give it the edge that I’m after, but I’m still waiting on most of it to arrive. I might have to start some new wee projects in the meantime to keep me ticking…

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Yoga & Meditation

I am definitely getting more flexible, but I was incredibly tight to begin with (particularly in my legs), so there is still a long way to go! I’ve also been thinking I want to add more meditation time to the end of my sessions where I have spare time. I’m hoping this will help me stay more centred and focus my attention! Time will tell..

Reading

I recently finished Bethenny Frankel’s audiobook “A Place of Yes” which I learned so much from, and will go back and re-listen to at some stage. I’m also meant to be chipping away at a course on animal care provided through my volunteer job, but have been having issues accessing the online modules which has been frustrating!

All good now though, just yesterday I managed to get it sorted with an IT guru, just in time to smash it all out and submit it before the 15th December… Never fear though, the deep end and I are well acquainted.

As well as learning for my personal development, I like to get lost in a bit of fiction, particularly when I need to get to sleep but my brain is racing, and have just finished the Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare, and am about to pick up a much older novel lent to me by a colleague.

I’m curious to know what everyone else is working on? Any books I should be adding to my reading list?

Have a fantastic day as always!

 

Laveena

 

 

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Day 27: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

I started my day with a rip snorter sacral chakra flow… Good God. Stretching out an area that really needs it is bliss! I also tried out a couple yoga poses that I hadn’t tried before, and I think it will take a few more goes to get them perfected but that’s ok! Onward and upward!

Im really digging the chakra flows that Banana Blondie puts out of late. Something about her voice and calm manner, even during challenging poses, helps to create a space and frame of mind that I like to practice my yoga in.

I finished up my night with a particularly inspiring night at work which left me rearing to get back to music practice! I’m feeling sooo inspired now, bring it on!

I hope you’re smashing your goals today!
Laveena

Day 22: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

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Well I must have slept the sleep of the dead rather than the motivated last night, because I completely slept through my alarm… not a good start! I now have a backup alarm set…

On the upside my consistent singing practice started to show some results in my lesson last night, so thats some more fuel for the fire!

Time, practice and patience will get me there…

I hope you’re smashing your goals today!
Laveena