Episode 15 of The Happy Hour Podcast with Simon Ngo is me sharing my weekly wrap-up segment! 

The Happy Hour Podcast – Episode 15

The (Not So) Weekly Wrap-up with Simon Ngo

I know! I have done it again! Not being able to keep up with the demands of producing The Happy Hour Podcast!

But, as usual, I regret nothing and I kinda like it that this podcast is raw and real, which has always been my intention since I launched it on the very first day.

Here goes the not-so weekly wrap-up episode because we are wrapping two weeks’ worth of contents into the one!

  1. One breathe is all it takes. A conscious mindful breath will be about 8-10 seconds and this attention and space created is literally enough to shift our mindset and also attitude. This will in turn change our actions and reactions towards a more serving one for ourselves and others, rather than not.
  2. Rather than approaching life from a sense of lack, let’s approach life from a sense of abundance. We all deserve the very best irregardless of our finances, relationship, family, career etc. If we can mindfully stop being wasteful in all areas of our lives, we will also notice that we actually enough, if not more, to go around all areas of our lives.

Support another local business based in Sydney, Bondi Meal Prep. Owned by an ex-colleague of mind who is also a personal trainer, his brands understands both physical and nutritional needs when it comes to diet. More importantly, the convenience from a meal prep service does not feel like cheating at all. In fact, it helps us beginners stay on track for our health, fitness, and wellness goals. Check them out and use my code FIT10 for 10% off your order.

Take advantage of the early bird discount ending 31 Dec for my newly designed Mindful Wellness Retreat happening in March 2019! If you have any question or concern, shoot us an email or drop my a DM on my Instagram: @simonngo.wellness. Please subscribe and write a review for this podcast to support the show further! Namaste

 

 

  1. Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender is well known for having a fresh and calm scent. I diffuse this essential oil every night before bed to create a safe and calm environment for my bedroom. In the event that I am on the road, I will bring this essential oil with me to create a DIY pillow mist to spray all around the bed, sheets, pillows…EVERYTHING! You can read more about this wonderfully versatile oil and the brand I’m using HERE!
  2. Move Every Day: We have spoken extensively about this is the episode on movement and its benefits. I truly believe that adding any form of movement to your day helps tire us out when the sun goes down to assist in falling into a deep sleep at night.
  3. Switch Off Early: I am a strong believer in switching off early to help buy us a bigger window to winding down in the evening. The more wired we are during the day, the more time we will require to wind down. This rule not only helps us become more productive during the day to get everything done by switch-off time, but also that we can actually bookmark the switching off by getting our exercise in from Tip #2! It’s a win-win in my opinion.
  4. Have Dinner Early: Naturally from the above, having an earlier dinner can also help with sleeping better. It reduces the chances of bloating and indigestion by avoiding hitting the bed with a full stomach. Further to that, by allowing the remainder of our daily energy for digestion, we easily become more tired by the time we hit the sack two to four hours later.
  5. Connection: Connect with a REAL person by having a REAL conversation! Either a small talk with someone you live with or a quick phone call will allow us the opportunity to feel like we have expressed ourselves for the day rather than holding everything in. Externalisation FTW! Read Tip #9!
  6. Mindfulness/Meditation: Have a daily mindfulness or mediation practice! We also already spoken extensively on this in Episode 12 of the podcast. The ability to reduce stress and anxiety means we are clearer, calmer and lighter when we finally wind down for the evening. I tried bedtime meditation for a month and I found it to be helpful in dozing off nicely.
  7. Night-time Ritual: I have a nighttime skin care ritual literally as a ceremony to mark off the closing of my availability to the external world! Find something which suits you for this emotional gesture as well! Which brings me nicely to the next tip…
  8. Night-time Reading: My ritual naturally finds me hopping into bed and grabbing whatever book I am reading at the moment. I found this to be one of the best ways to make the eyes heavy preparing ourselves for a good night sleep! Avoid non-fiction, motivation and self-help books though as these stimulate us. We want a light storybook for this purpose.
  9. Night-time Dump: Well what happens if we do catch ourselves being overly stimulated at night. Twisting and tossing around certainly don’t help. I recommend jumping immediately out of bed, grab your journal (or any piece of notebook or writing pad) and dump all your ideas on the paper! Which is why I am such a BIG advocate for daily journaling! For this, I recommend Brendon Burchard’s high performance planner. Check it out!
  10. Bedroom Sanctuary: Make your bedroom sacred and an inviting sanctuary! Invest in good bedding and sheets the your bed becomes so irresistible! I mean besides work, this is literally the place we spend most of our daily 24 hours in! So why the heck not!

I know! I have done it again! Not being able to keep up with the demands of producing The Happy Hour Podcast!

But, as usual, I regret nothing and I kinda like it that this podcast is raw and real, which has always been my intention since I launched it on the very first day.

Here goes the not-so weekly wrap-up episode because we are wrapping two weeks’ worth of contents into the one!

  1. One breathe is all it takes. A conscious mindful breath will be about 8-10 seconds and this attention and space created is literally enough to shift our mindset and also attitude. This will in turn change our actions and reactions towards a more serving one for ourselves and others, rather than not.
  2. Rather than approaching life from a sense of lack, let’s approach life from a sense of abundance. We all deserve the very best irregardless of our finances, relationship, family, career etc. If we can mindfully stop being wasteful in all areas of our lives, we will also notice that we actually enough, if not more, to go around all areas of our lives.

Support another local business based in Sydney, Bondi Meal Prep. Owned by an ex-colleague of mind who is also a personal trainer, his brands understands both physical and nutritional needs when it comes to diet. More importantly, the convenience from a meal prep service does not feel like cheating at all. In fact, it helps us beginners stay on track for our health, fitness, and wellness goals. Check them out and use my code FIT10 for 10% off your order.

There you have it! Let me know what you think and what works for you! I would love to hear your thoughts on the show, so please leave me a comment below (or on social via Instagram) and please help the podcast grow and reach more people by either sharing it with someone you know or on your social. You can also leave a 5-star review in iTunes or on your podcast app, a sure-fire way to get this pod to more peeps 🙂

Take advantage of the early bird discount ending 31 Dec for my newly designed Mindful Wellness Retreat happening in March 2019! If you have any question or concern, shoot us an email or drop my a DM on my Instagram: @simonngo.wellness. Please subscribe and write a review for this podcast to support the show further! Namaste

Until next time, stay real and stay happy!

​In happiness and kindness,
Sxx

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