Wouldn't It be nice to be energetic and positive most of the time? Wouldn't it be good to wake up in the morning feeling positive?
Instead, we hit the snooze button, maybe thinking about the daunting day ahead of us.
We do this day after day, week after week, month after month, and the years go by. We feel worthless and lacking. We blame ourselves and give up.
Yet we do want a better, happier life and healthier stronger body.
So once again, I want to reflect on my personal experience. When I wake up in the morning on most days, don’t ask me questions, don’t talk to me, don’t try to engage me in anything. I don't wanna talk. I don't wanna smile, I think. I don't wanna be active. I just want quiet.
And yet you do know me as a bundle of energy, enthusiasm and positivity, right?
Where do I get that if I don't wake up feeling that way?
They are built into my daily routine and are not optional. They are non-negotiable. Which means I do them whether I want it or not. And while in the process, I watch my energy and positivity rise.
I go to bed on time so I get enough sleep, I wake up preferably:-) before alarm; water, tea, banana, journaling and a quick look at the day, meditation, workout (with people to keep me accountable), makeup and affirmations, quiet coffee and off I go for my day.
During the day, I have buffer breaks between appointments, which I can use as power and movement breaks. I always have my 11am lunch time, during which I focus on food, which means no calls, no computer work. I fooditate. These power food breaks allow my brain to rest and reset. Recharging our minds and bodies throughout a day is crucially important to keep natural energy and positively versus trying to stay in the game with another cup of coffee or an energy drink.
In the afternoon, around 3pm, I stop working and eat followed by my own gratitude tea (that's the Have Tea with Me that you can join every first Wednesday at 4pm Central) and then do my afternoon meditation.
In the evening, I have a light meal (often my protein meal shake, nuts, and some fruit). I focus on calming my body down, which means no calls, no meetings, no business discussion. I may pick up my journal and have aknowledgements of the day to let the happenings of the day go. The important part is to be in bed before bedtime in case the body needs more time to release the day and thoughts.
Above is my example that works for me currently. I feel each and everyone of us must create our own routine with basics that stay the same: self-care is priority.
Only then can we absolutely know what is non-negotiable and what is negotiable.
When we prioritize self-care, we help our bodies run optionally. It's like taking care of our vehicle so we can enjoy the journey of life and be proud of the destination (our vision, our why) we are traveling to.
Life is moving. Life is not waiting for a better time. We can choose to do the same and we get the same results OR we can choose to change, one step at a time and watch the transformation of life happen.
What's your choice?
and discover if I can be of support for you to break through pain, overwhelm, and overweight into strength, balance, and power.