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Happy holidays to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your loved ones!
There are 3 more days until 2020!
What a year it has been for me and my family. As some of you know I have recently had a major operation. Unfortunately this year has been difficult health wise. I have had to stop my gigs because I wasn’t fit enough to sing.
I had fibroids in my uterus which had to be removed. These are normally non cancerous growth. Luckily mine fell in that category. It was the best Christmas present my family and I received.
Because my fibroid was huge it affected my breathing for singing also my iron levels were low. So I had less energy and constantly fatigued. Even climbing the stairs gave me heart palpitations.
After 4 hours of surgery three blood transfusions I completed my hysterectomy procedure - they removed my uterus along with the fibroid growth. It was a whopping 10kg and 30cm growth.
Because if the vertical cut done on my stomach I now need to build up my singing voice and muscles again.
My aim for 2020 is nourish my body and mind so I can be in tip top condition for my gig in April.
I’ll be singing backing vocals for Sharon Cuneta during her 40th celebration in the music industry.
If you don’t know who Sharon Cuneta is, she is a Filipino singer, actress & television host. Known as one of the most prominent showbiz icons in the Philippines.
I have created a Thriving Singers planner to help me get into peak condition for then and the future. You can use it to help you get into top shape as a singer too!
Today’s podcast will go through the different aspects of this planner and you will be able to download it for free here: https://tinabangel.lpages.co/2020planner/
I didn’t want to overwhelm you with pages and pages of the planner so I have just given it to you as a weekly start. That way you can print it out on the Sunday ready for Monday week 1.
I will be keeping you updated via IG so make sure you follow my stories. We can keep each other accountable.
So let’s get started with the One Voice Thriving Singer planner! 6 weeks of Singing, moving, nourishing and believing.
Being a singer requires you to look after your voice, body, mind and spirit.
So our first page requires you to chart down your week.
Start with week 1 and the date.
Think of 3 goals. These goals are to be short term goals choose something you can achieve within the week also choose a goals that are challenging. Small wins win the race.
Story to banish This may take a while to to realise the story you have been telling yourself. Or it could be a story that you tell yourself all the time and you know is a whole load of BS.An example is I don’t have time to exercise- even if you do 15mins it’s still something. Where in the day can you find 15mins?
How will I move my body?
Movement gets the body and mind started. Physiology makes a huge difference. Do me a favour, try slouching... notice how you feel and what’s running through your mind. Now stand up in a power pose- as if your Wonder Woman. Try this pose for 2 mins and notice how you feel. The way you carry yourself will make a huge difference.
How I’ll nourish my body?
Maybe you’ve indulged yourself these holidays. For me I have had too much Christmas ham, I could feel the water retention in my body. So my focus will be to not add salt to my food and drink more water. How can you nourish your body. What will you feed it?
What I will believe?
Here you can write down what your positive belief will be. Maybe it’s writing down your visualisation. Maybe you believe you are healthy and fit. Or a confident singer on stage.
Write down anything that comes to mind, perhaps how you are feeling? Are you pumped? Are you hopeful?
Each day write down what you plan to focus on -
You can break it up into morning afternoon and evening.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. The idea is to create little wins so you can keep moving forward each day and each week.
Add your date, circle the day and fill out the week.
I suggest you print these pages out on Sunday and pin on your wall where you can see it every day.
What will you focus on today? You can circle one or more depending on your schedule.
Breathing work? This might include exercises. You can visit my free webinar which has a few breathing activities for you to follow.
Performance? This may include watching YouTube footage of your favourite artist so you can gain inspiration.
Vocal can include vocal scales. You may like to focus on scales that build up your strength or perhaps vocal lick.
What exercise have you planned today. Ideally 30mins of movement is beneficial.
Planning the food you will eat the night before or even the week before can be handy. Sunday is normally my meal prep day. I get inspiration from bloggers like Nourish with Renata.
Check her out at this link to see how she meal peeps to stay healthy juggling motherhood and her business.
Normally I chop up my veggies and fruit to save me from doing it during the busy week. I have ready made hummus and veggies for snacks. Nuts are also handy. I have a couple of boiled eggs ready incase I need a pick me up.
I keep myself hydrated with herbal teas and water. It’s a good idea to drink a glass of water at every meal. If you eat 6 small meals a day then that’s 6 glasses taken care of.
Depending of your phase in life you will get ample or little sleep. I guess it’s up to you how you feel in the morning. Some people are ok with 6hrs sleep others like to sleep for 8 hours.
Tracking your sleep will help you figure out what’s good for you and how it affects your day.
I normally listen to and evening mediation. It helps me to sleep well and wake up with good intentions.
I also start my morning with a morning mediation - I wake up at 6 and normally stay in bed and listen to a guided mediation.
Things aren’t always going to fall into place. So maybe you couldn’t fit in an activity - you have to take notice did you want to do that activity in the first place or do you think you can afford to leave it out and do it for another day.
This planner is not designed to make you feel guilty if you didn’t get to do what you wanted to do. It’s designed to open your mind to intention and inspire you to take little steps.
Those steps will add up and help you create that giant leap.
Affirmation: I have included some affirmations to help you feel positive. Say them
Out loud until you feel it in every part of your body and in every cell.
Celebrate! What goals did achieve? What did you do well? What can you improve on. Remember Nothing is failure- it’s all learning!
Hope this will be fun way to start you new year! I know it’s going to help me.
Make sure you tag me in any of your posts or stories @tinabangel #onevoicebeheard