What things show up in your life daily?
Now I am sure you are going to think I’m going to talk today about Exercise and Nutrition and sure I don’t want to negate the importance of showing up consistently in movement and certainly eating well.
I feel like this is a given for most of us, we know daily I need to move my body and I need to fuel it well.
Now here’s the fun part…doing it…right?
But I want to take one important step back.
What are you doing daily for your mental habits?
Is the first thing you do before you even get out of bed scroll your phone?
Is it Facebook or other social media?
News articles? Emails?
If this is the case, I want you to consider snoozing your phone activity for the first 20 minutes, maybe 60 minutes of your day. I know, I know. Believe me, it will all be there an hour later…
But think about it, before you even have a second to breathe, give thanks, drink some water…we are off into a rabbit hole of information and not necessarily the kind of information that fuels us for the best day.
Consider setting your alarm, now hit snooze so you don’t fall back asleep by accident, but simply lay there. Give thanks to another day to live and thrive.
I know that may sound silly, but we take each day for granted.
Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.
Once you give thanks, turn off the alarm and fuel your mind with good, positive information.
For me, I start each day with some type of reading, writing/journaling, then exercise.
It is seriously the best part of my day.
Now to get up and have time to do this, I have to do one simple thing daily.
Go to bed.
For most of us, we need to be in bed somewhere between 9-10 pm. But I guarantee most never get in bed by this hour. There is also a ton of research around going to bed at this time and regeneration. Our body naturally starts producing more melatonin two hours after the sunsets.
By midnight melatonin has peaked in our body…who’s still awake?
I want you to consider shutting your body down earlier each night, even if it is just 15 minutes earlier…like all things it takes practice.
Then wake up with time to reflect, read, and or write in a journal, then start your day.
When you wake up at the last possible second you are one spilled coffee away from ruining your day.
Set your daily focus, give thanks for another day to inspire and impact those around you.
Fuel your mind and soul.
Oh, and the most important part: wash, rinse, and repeat…