Know What Inspires You
Do you do things daily that fill you up and inspire you?
Small daily doses of inspiration, growth and doing something that you simply enjoy makes a huge difference over time.
That could mean listening to an audiobook during your commute instead of rolling your eyes at morning traffic, spending time in the evening journaling before bed, or any variation of small things that make you feel better daily.
What are those things for you?
What moves you to action?
Think of something that’s important to you.
Something that lights a fire in you… what is it?
How can you dedicate a part of yourself to the cause?
It could be raising money, donating monthly, raising awareness, or giving your time as a volunteer. When we connect to this part of ourselves, filling this well in our soul to do good, it makes a tremendous shift within us.
Commit to this growth and how you can make it a part of your life. Drop your thoughts below, I love to hear what makes you feel deeply!
Top 3 Feelings
What feelings are most important to you as a person?
Which three feelings do you want to feel at all times?
This could be comfort, love, understanding, joy, peace, etc. Which are they?
Once you understand these deep needs you have, you can then adjust your decisions, relationships, schedule, and thoughts to meet these needs on a daily basis. Though it sounds like a simple concept, it’s compelling work. You’ll be amazed how different — and better — you feel.
It’s Not All or Nothing
Do you find yourself having an all or nothing mindset about your health? It’s either salad every meal, or you’re doing it “wrong” — and don’t even think about having that cupcake on your birthday. That officially means you’ve fallen off track, and you’re down in the dumps for a few days before you can muster the courage to pull yourself back up.
I want to let you know you can feel freedom from this way of thinking. Wellness isn’t all or nothing, and as a matter of fact, it’s a balancing act.
So how do you feel when you eat something less healthy than you think you “should” — how do you treat yourself?
Slow Down Tonight
How fast do you get ready for bed at night? Is it a quick routine you have become so accustomed to that you could do it with your eyes closed, or is it more of an experience you choose to be mindful of, using relaxation techniques?
Taking a few extra minutes for yourself at bedtime to pamper your skin, dry brush your body, or use a lotion infused with lavender oil to nourish your skin before you sleep — it can change your sleep patterns for the better.
What could you add to your nightly routine to make all the difference?
Do You Trust Yourself
Do you trust yourself?
Have you ever found yourself falling into the trap of trusting someone else’s advice over your intuition? I’ve done it myself, countless times.
All of these education channels are great, and I’m in no way discounting their effectiveness. But, it’s important to watch yourself in these instances. Make sure you are seeking your answers using your intuition and personal experience. You know what you need, you know what you will thrive with, and you know what step to take next. It’s inside of you.
You’ve Got to Download This App
One of my favorite things is letting you in on my secrets of making life easier — especially when that involves living healthy with ease. So when I saw this app, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it — it can saved you oodles of money and cabinet space.
The app called No Waste is a way to keep an inventory of everything in your kitchen, so you don’t have three bottles of balsamic vinegar stuffed in your pantry after you keep buying new bottles unknowingly. You can also keep track of expiration dates through the app, and it’ll even send you notifications when something is about to expire. How helpful is that?!
Can I challenge you to do something new this week?
I’m confident you’ve had lettuce, spinach, and probably even the rave-worthy kale after the hype a few years ago. But this week, I want you to resolve to try a leafy green that you’ve never had before.
Some examples could include arugula, collard greens, swiss chard, butter lettuce, kale, spinach, or even fresh green herbs you’ve never tried. There are no rules here, just get out and try something new!
So, what’s it going to be? If you need some recipes or tips on how to cook any of these greens, let me know – I’m happy to share my experiences and help in any way I can.
Ways to Boost Metabolism
Metabolism — we all want to have a strong and quick one, but it takes some work to achieve a healthy metabolism. It’s affected by what we eat, how we sleep, our hormones, exercise, and many other aspects of our overall wellbeing.
In fact, some specific foods can help boost your metabolism.
Keep the following foods on your plate: avocado, spinach, green tea, coconut oil, and almonds. These only name a few, but the options listed here are versatile foods that can easily be added to almost any meal.
If you’re in need of a new workout routine, do some research on HIIT workouts that may fit your desires. These exercises can be done just about anywhere, making them incredibly feasible for fitting into anyone’s schedule.
There are a slew of things you can do to boost your metabolism, but starting with these small changes can start you down a long-term path to a healthy metabolism.
What HIIT workout is your favorite?
The Pressure of Perfection
When you think of your idea of perfection, trace back to where those thoughts came from. Are these thoughts actually things you believe, or were you taught to think that’s what you need to do or have to achieve perfection?
We’re taught a lot of things in society and by the people that raise us. Some things are so deeply ingrained in us that we don’t realize until we take a good look that we don’t personally hold those thoughts or beliefs. A lot of the time, these ingrained views or opinions have to do with what our life should look like.
So, let me ask you.
What does YOUR perfect life look like?
(Keeping in mind, of course, perfection isn’t attainable!)
Maybe you don’t want to be at the top of the corporate ladder.
Maybe you don’t want to vacation in Aruba.
Maybe you aren’t interested in being a parent.
What does your idea of your most fantastic life look like?