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40 Days of Flow

Welcome to the 40 Days of Flow. We started this challenge back in 2013 and since then hundreds of #hooplovers have joined in and made changes in their lives sharing their joy and breakthroughs with each other.

Since then we have created powerful flow practices such as 21 Day Flow Challenge, 21 Days to Smooth Shoulder Hooping and the 21 Day Twin Flow Experience. 

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For more information on the original 40 days of flow series keep reading and then scroll all the way to the bottom to find some hoop flow dance tutorials so you can bring more hoop fun into your daily practice.

This is your reset button. Press it if you want to feel good. That’s what it is all about.

This is not created to fill life with more stuff, the 40 Days of Flow is made to simplify the clutter and focus on feeling more alive; whatever that might mean for you. 

We are going to reinstall some powerful habits that may have wandered off so we can find more balance, creativity, harmony and focus.

I sure need some of that so thought you might too.

Here is how it works. 

Choose the habits you need to reboot. I am choosing 7 core habits and staying open to new ones that come through.

What are the habits that you spend time “shoulding” your self about?

“I really should do yoga every morning” “I should get up an hour earlier everyday” “I should take my vitamins everyday” Actions you can take daily.

Also think about the times when you have felt the most authentic and alive in your body and mind. What practices helped these feelings?

Make a list.

Here is mine for this 40 days:

1. I will meditate daily. Exploring various practices.

2. I will hydrate my cells with shitloads of water daily.

3. I will hoop daily.

4. I will create a daily positive mantra and say/sing/chant/scream/whisper it to myself morning, noon and night as well as anytime I am feeling a little off.

5. I will write something, anything with my hands in my journal everyday.

6. I will try one new thing everyday. Yikes!

7. I will feed my body nutrient rich foods every day.

These practices for me have dropped out of my day to day focus and have left me feeling lack lustre. Time to bring sexy back!

Now it is your turn, try writing a list of positive habits you would like to reboot, power up or keep in your day. Simple but powerful.

 

If you are looking for a way to track your progress and manage your practices effectively so you can balance them with your schedule then I recommend the Habit Clock app. Check it out.

Set up your day for success.

Each morning it is vital to set up your desired feeling for the day. In the morning when you wake up take a moment to focus on how you want to feel for the day. As often as you can and especially when you are feeling out of sorts come back to that intention.

And if you want to share your progress and inspiration you can #40daysofflow on instagram, twitter or Facebook. Invite your friends and family, we all need some good feels right now. Expect magic to happen.

 

Flow sessions to bring in to your daily practice

For more Flow Sessions and Hoop Dance tutorials click on the image below to find hundreds of free Hooplovers tutorials and inspiring videos.

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  • Sophie bell

    Deanne this is exactly what i needed. So excited to start 40 days of Flow, can’t wait! Your the best

    • Deanne Love

      Ah Sophie you and me both. I was feeling it from a few friends too. So cool to do it together!!

  • Stephanie Walsh

    Amazing idea. I’m in! I am going to kick #40daysofflow’s ass!

    Each day I will:

    1. Reach out to one friend or family member I have lost touch with.

    2. Find something to donate to Goodwill in my home.

    3. Read a chapter in one of the gazillion books I’ve been wanting to read.

    4. Spend less time on the internet.

    5. Hoop!

    • Deanne Love

      YESSSSSSSSS!!! I am excited to see how this all rolls out for us!

  • Erin Love

    Deanne, I just love you so much. This is a beautiful idea and I’m super in. <3

    • Deanne Love

      Love you too @disqus_MQ5oNvQHR3:disqus (nice last name!!)

  • Libbi Rich

    This is terrific, Deanne! I’ve fallen into a massive rut; you always motivate me with your hooping vids so I feel like having you as a teammate on this journey will help me significantly. You rock, woman!

    • Deanne Love

      Hey @libbirich:disqus yep we are going to WORK this! Let’s get up and out together!!

  • Kir Royale

    This is fantastic! As I enter this new stage in my life (just divorced) I have been “should-ing” myself too much. This is wonderful motivation and I’m looking forward to the journey!

  • Casey

    Fun! Thanks for posting this Deanne. I’m a new hooper (2 months in) so my major goal is to hoop daily as I have lots to learn! But here they all are:

    – Hoop daily. One tutorial/drill session and lots of flow (my fave!) per day.

    – Meditation daily

    – Breathwork daily

    – Get upside down daily

    – Continue my health eating but cook dinners at home more! LA/Santa Monica is just too easy to eat out… 😉

    – Lots of intimacy and sex with my man! lol

    – Deepen new friendships (I’ve moved here from Australia recently)

    OK, thanks for the fun “challenge”.

    Love your work and vibe Deanne!

  • Irma Langus Hribar

    Dear Deanne, you are sooo inspiring! I’m grabbing the idea with both hands and legs too, I will definitely
    1. draw a sketch of anything arround at least once a day,
    2. proceed with !everymorning hooping,
    3. start a few km of light running in the afternoon,
    4. -7. give away some of the beautiful things i own and do not use often
    Maybe, maybe i will share my sketches on Pinterest, but to make a vlog… i didn t mention it before, but you are awesome in your production of highly educative and inspiring videos! Regaaards!

  • Cristina McCrystal

    Oh I do love a hoop challenge! So these are the things I’ve been “should-ing” myself to do and now I’ve got the inspiration to get back into them.
    1. I will write in my journal everyday
    2. I will hoop everyday, be it 10 minutes or 3 hours
    3. I will set $20 aside every week so that I can join my favorite hoopers in Bali at Sacred Circularity 2015
    4. I will stretch once a day for at least 15 minutes, at the least
    5. I will drink more water and hydrate my life!

  • I’m so excited to start the 40 Days of Flow with you all! Deanne, you have been such an inspiration to me…and planting this seed has just taken you to a new level. 🙂 Here are my goals for the 40 days:
    1. Hoop. Of course. 🙂 (I’d already set this for myself at the beginning of the year and have only missed a few days.)
    2. Hoop in my opposite current or non-dominant hand for at least five minutes a day.
    3. Floss.
    4. Yoga or stretch.
    5. Eat clean. (For me, reducing drastically my sugar intake/no fried foods/way less processed foods.)

  • Donna Sparx

    Such good timing. Ok, I’m in. And yes – I’m nervous too! This is going to be great. Thanks Deanne. xo
    Here we go:
    1. Hydration plus
    2. Journal every morning
    3. Stretch daily
    4. Hoop daily: new tricks and flow time
    5. Consume only clean, energetic, life-giving foods
    6. Put no toxins in my body
    7. Show my bod some love: moisturising massage after my shower each day, cleansing my face before bed.

  • Patricia

    Just the kick in the butt that I needed…been in a rut for way too long. I will make an effort to start each day out with a positive attitude, eat more whole foods, drink less alcohol, and def hoop each day (started hooping 6 months ago…lots to learn) I know that this will help with my depression….just watching you in your videos is uplifting…you are always so happy!

  • Rebecka

    Great challenge:) I will:
    1. Minimise my stress levels (better sleep, meditation & saying NO more often)
    2. Drink fluids that is good for my body (more water & herbal tea-less alcohol)
    3. Start my mornings with Sun Salutation
    4. Hoop
    5. Read more books
    6. Pamper my body (foot baths, facials, moisturising more)
    7. Exercise more (both body & brain)

  • Allison

    40 day flow challenge

    I’m excited about this! Thanks for organizing it! I plan to follow the goals from a diet game that I’ve played in the past. It’s called the Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson. They wrote a great book by the same name. Krista is the executive producer of the hit tv show, “Grey’s Anatomy”. It’s a fun book and the diet program is well rounded and balanced. It’s normally played as a friendly competition with points awarded to each game requirement. I’m not very competitive but I do like the point system because I realize how darned near perfect my efforts often are and it helps me put the errors into perspective.

    My goals will be to:

    1) Eat 5 small meals a day spaced 2 to 4 hours apart. To be a meal it must consist of a serving of protein, a serving of carbs, and a fat serving.
    2) Drink100 ounces of water daily,
    3) Get at least 20 minutes of exercise daily but will usually do much more.
    4) Get at least 7 hours of sleep daily,
    5) Bad habit to break: to function with the rest of my life, I need to stop staying up so late, therefore, I will be in bed before midnight each night, and
    6) The new habit to embrace to help the rest of my life run smoothly is to get up early to greet the sun with bouncing, hooping, and/or walking the puppies. Must rise by 7:30 AM.
    7) Do something creative each day for at least 15 minutes a day. This can be, learning a new hoop trick, drawing, painting, researching new hoop skills and new recipes to incorporate later in the week, etc.
    8) Adhere to the other program features, no eating between meals, observing the built in grace options so that I can offset my all or nothing mentality that can leave me more often with nothing than everything, weigh no more than 1 daily.

    In the past, when I followed these goals, I would not feel as if I were on a diet at all and I would lose 1 percent of my weight most weeks. Plus, The. process became a shield to distractions that others placed in my path. Once my friends and family knew I was playing this game, they would support my efforts to being healthier and more creative.

  • Heike Hoops

    So, I am in! Started already yesterday by having a swim ;-!! It was so
    fantastic and I dont know why it was my first time this summer!! My
    goals are:
    1. Hoop and stretch and meditate every day! 7 pm best time, even if I already practised other sport activities!
    2. no PC after 7 pm
    3. more contact to my sister (lives in USA), writing her emails, sending photos…
    4. less sugar…chocolate!
    5. drink more often non-alcoholic beer…instead of normal beer
    6. more bycicling – less going by car
    7. more socialising with friends – going out
    Thank you so much Deanne Love! Ok, this will be quite hard…especially to turn off my pc after 7 pm ;-)!!

  • dancegrl

    I have some worries that the more I choose the more I have to fail at- and i want the feeling of success to propel me forth- so here’s what I will do………
    1) mindfulness practice- 10 minutes (or more)
    2) end of day gratitude journal- list 5 things specific to the day
    3) move my body- either dance, hoop, stretch- 10 minutes ( or more)
    4) set a time during the day or a day during the week- for internet free time- still to be negotiated with myself- hahah
    5) skype, email, online chat or phone a friend or family member once a week
    and stay open to new habits that grow from this-
    Thanks Deanne for your inspiration and support- and to all the other Flow-ers joining in- Let’s SHINE!

  • Kathy Jackson

    just what I need a lot of encouragement here’s mine,
    1.drink more water
    2.make my bed
    3 hoop daily
    4. will try one day at a time not to eat fast food 🙂
    5. will eat more nutritious food
    6. be happy
    7. reflect on the good things at the end of the day

  • Kara Scott

    Thank you for this, Deanne! I was just thinking to myself this morning that I really “should” get up earlier in the mornings, really “should” get more exercise, yada yada yada. 🙂 (BTW, habit clock is not on the droid platform yet but I found an app called habitbull which looks good)

    1. get up an hour earlier every day
    2. yoga or Tone It Up every morning
    3. get to work on time
    4. hoop every day
    5. drink more water
    6. laugh more – worry less
    7. look at the stars

  • Alexis Jenny

    Yay for Day 1! I thought coming up with 7 daily habits would be a challenge, but it only took me a few moments of thinking about little things that always uplift me:

    Hoop
    Listen to good music
    Work in my garden (rain or shine)
    Slow down (stop rushing to complete things)
    Be present (especially for my 3-year-old)
    Celebrate life (in every little thing!)
    Read something inspiring

    Some of those are obviously activities that will be easy to check off the list and some of more like perspectives I want to cultivate throughout each day, but either way, I want them to become habitual, like second-nature to me, so I figured this was a good place to start.

  • I’m starting a little late, but starting none the less, I need some focus in my life!
    1. Hoop 30 minutes a day
    2. Drink 64 oz of water a day
    3. Try and get at least 7k steps a day
    4. Eat 5 servings of fruit/veggies EVERY DAY
    5. Sleep at least 8 hours a day…
    6. Try and make a difference at work every day, not just go through the motions
    7. Try and work on having a better marriage focusing on the possitive and not the negative