Hi weavers! I hope 2017 is off to an amazing start! I’ve got some exciting things I’m looking forward to this year and thought I’d share them with you. My affirmation for this year is, “I move deliberately towards my greatest joy and abundance”. Do you have a word or affirmation for this year?

Daily Practices: I’m committed to daily yoga, meditation, EFT and journalling this year. Even if I can do 5 minutes of each, these practices really set you up for a positive day! I’m doing:

Yoga with Adrienne: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene,

Meditation using headspace app: https://www.headspace.com/

and insight timer app: https://insighttimer.com/

Tap with Brad: http://www.tapwithbrad.com/

I’m writing down 3 goals and 3 things I’m grateful for in my journal and aligning myself with my core desired feelings. Have you got any of these practices you find helpful?

Reading: I’m reading 20 minutes of non-fiction and 20 minutes of fiction before bed. Currently it’s:

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Lianne Moriarty http://lianemoriarty.com.au/Book/truly-madly-guilty-us/

I’ve got lots of wonderful books lined up; including The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I’m learning lots and then relaxing with some great stories! What are you reading? Any book suggestions?

Business: Weave the Future Magical is committed to helping parents and teachers develop kind, calm kids through their mind, body and spirit. MIND: I will be blogging and posting on social media regularly and sharing my experiences working with children as a pre-school teacher. BODY: I’ll be doing my yoga for children training and look forward to sharing this with you. SPIRIT: I’ll be exploring the benefits of using meditation, EFT and kindness with children. Can’t wait! What do you plan to create this year?

Kindness: I’ve been inspired by Simon Sinek to embrace kindness and empathy everywhere including work. In his book, Leaders eat Last, http://www.startwithwhy.com/Books/LeadersEatLast.aspx, (another one for the reading list), he talks about the importance of supporting those we work with. Throughout my teacher training, I was frequently told that I’m, ‘too nice’. I personally think that’s not possible! I understand that children need firm boundaries but the tough love approach doesn’t sit well with me. I do think there’s a difference between being nice and being kind. My natural instinct is to help others and rather than fighting it I’m going to lean into it. I will help the children, families and colleagues I work with and make kindness a central value in the classroom. How can you bring these values to your workplace?

 I’m excited about sharing this all with you wonderful weavers! I’d love to hear from you about your 2017 or with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Love and light xxx Yvette