Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Experiment

It's May! Can you believe it?! We are almost at the midpoint  of 2011!  What plans did you have for this year?  Are you on course and ready to turn things up a bit? Have you gotten off track? Didn't have any plans?  Whatever phase you are in, I hope that this month's experiment will spark some clarity in your mind by bringing some newness into your lifestyle.

Let's begin creating YOUR NeoSoul Lifestyle!   You'll find that while designing the experiment this month I've continued to mix old and new exercises to help you sustain the practices your previously developed and explore new ones too!  Here's our May experiment...

DETOXIFICATION - In this component of the experiment we practice behaviors to cleanse our life.  I always like to have a water element as a part of this process!

  • Make a glass of water your FIRST drink of the day and drink a glass with every meal
  • Select one (1) day to ONLY drink water
  • Turn off your computer, tv, and phone OFF one (1) hour before you go to bed
  • Select one (1) day to not watch tv

RESTORATION - Now that we have cleansed a bit, we now have room to restore something in our lives. And yes...I'm still keeping sleep as a part of the experiment :)  We will also take some time this month to take invest in ourselves and things that are still able to be utilized, yet we have neglected to take care of so that they can operate at their full potential. 

  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  • Make appointments for any medical exams that are overdue
  • Is there someTHING in your home not working in its purpose because it simply needs repair?  All things in your possession should be performing their purpose or purged! So identify one (1) object and get it fixed! 

FLOW - This is the part that most folks like to jump to because we sometimes just want to move forward.  I must re-affirm how important it is to ensure that you commit to all elements of the experiment.  I don't want your FLOW to be interrupted by the entaglements of things that needed to be DETOXED, and we need the RESTORED things to give our FLOW power! Get it?

  • Create a breakfast time experience....this means NO drive-thru fast food, NO eating at your desk, NO eating in front of the TV! Instead try new options like a new restaurant you've heard about, surprise your child at school, make a date with a special someone, find a place to listen to your favorite tunes or read a LEISURE book. For some, actually having breakfast will be new in itself!
  • Create a morning ritual. I encourage you to create something that will not only make your mornings more efficient and less stressful...but also more enjoyable

KARMA- As we live in this world and take better care of ourselves we are able to give to others. Simple and plain. NUFF SAID!!!

  • Give a compliment to a stranger (I can't tell you how many times this simple act has brightened my day!)
  • Ask for forgiveness. Do you owe someone an apology? Start the healing process.  Be cautioned that you can't force someone to forgive you, that is their decision. Yet you can start your healing by acknowleding your mistake and speaking the words in sincerity

So there it (7) days to invest in your life (5/1-5/7).  Simple, practical, and meaningful.  I'll be sharing my story (I call it my "Life Rhythm"...I LOVE music), so you can know that I'm walking this past with you and not just putting words into the universe.

I hope you'll share your some of your experience too! 
You have lots of options:
  1. Leave comments on the blog
  2. Tweet me @NeoSoulCEO & use hashtag #NeoSoulXp
  3. Join the NeoSoul Lifestyle Experience Facebook Fanpage

 ~ Living NeoSoul Style


  1. Count me in! I had a tall glass of water before I walked out the door this morning and yesterday was an all water day for me.

    I moved into a new apartment this weekend and I was amazed at the amount of items that I have rarely used over the years but have managed to move to several places with me. I'm calling a women's shelter today to see if they will take these items.

  2. You are off to a great start Kim! I had to intentionally not buy any orange juice during my grocery shopping trip to ensure that I didn't slip up in the morning!

    Congratulations and your move! What a great way to Detox your life and exercise give Karma by donating to the women's shelter

  3. Very well thought out plan. Some of these things are going to be very difficult to do. Like turning off the computer 1 hour before I go to bed. I practically live on the computer. And I rarely eat breakfast which I know is a big no no. I am going to try a few. Hopefully I can be successful.

  4. Thanks for the compliment Glen! And yes...the detox element is challenging. You've picked some good elements to try. Your successful already by being open to the experiment!

  5. Thanks Angenella! I've been a packrat ever since I was a kid. My mom would have to toss out my broken & unused toys while I was away at camp, lol! I think tonight I will work on restoration. that I've been listening to before bed.

  6. Thanks! My previous comment should have been that I have The Secret audiobook on my iPod that I have been listening to before bed.