When it comes to the integrity of our word I find within most people the the promises we break are most commonly among ourselves.
We tell ourselves we’ll eat our fruits and vegetables tomorrow, we’ll smash it at the gym on Monday morning & when we don’t, than what? We feel less accomplished, less motivated and your goals become a broken record on the procrastination train. I’m a true believer that maintaining discipline to stay true to the things we’ll tell ourselves we’ll do is an active form of deep self love & care. 🧘
I know we all have our days where getting out of bed seems like a substantial amount of effort and majority of us have work to be present for, kids to feed, school to attend, a to do list that need to be checked off. The first step is seeing yourself as a priority just as you see all the other things that fill your day. When did us people start putting ourselves last on the list? Adjusting your mindset & putting yourself first isn’t only going to help you achieve your goals but it’ll help you show up as a better version of you for all the other tasks that feel your life. 🤸🏼♀️
Tips and tricks:
1. Bedtime! 🌚Yes I know this one can be tricky but setting a bedtime as you do for your kids, or as your parents did for you is crucial! Not only does this establish healthy sleep patterns that will lower stress, boost your metabolism & heal your muscles but is an essential tip to time management and accomplishing your goals. If you don’t have the time for a 30 minute workout go to sleep a half hour early and use that time to wake up earlier to get it in! Do you really need that time to scroll on social media, or get another episode on Netflix in? You have to be stubborn and mindful of your time, cause really that’s all we have.
2. Keeping a journal!📕 I use this everyday to stay on task and to be mindful of my goals. At the beginning of each month I write down three things I want to accomplish examples being 1. Workout 5x a week 2. Finish a book within the month 3. Meditate for 5 minutes every morning. From there I take 5 minutes every night to write down my workout for the next day, how many pages I’m going to read. I use this as a tool to keep me aware of my goals it’s not always perfect sometimes I wake up and my workout I wrote the night before doesn’t resonate with how my body feels so I’ll switch it up but regardless I track what I do and I check it off. This not only keeps me progressing but allows me to have concrete proof of my accomplishments that I can later reflect on & celebrate.
3. Preparation!📑 this is big one if you want to keep a healthy lifestyle consistent. Life gets crazy & sometimes the healthy option seems near impossible to choose in the midst of a crazy schedule. Being prepared and even overly prepared has saved my healthy habits more times than I can count. When it comes to food having healthy options at hand is key. I pack a days worth of food for a few hours away from the kitchen. I include protein sources such as hard boiled eggs, healthy carbs like a sweet potato or brown rice cakes, fruits and vegetables including carrots, celery, apples, healthy fats like nut mixes or hummus, & even some dark chocolate for any cravings that come up. I’m ready for every occasion, every mood that might lead to an emotional craving not only does this preparedness set me up for success but it maintains my mood & allows me to indulge too when others around me are eating ice cream or cookies... I have my dark chocolate which I tend to prefer.
4. Setting specific times to accomplish things🧭. This is huge for my procrastinators. A to do list can be a stress inducing nightmare if you leave it all to do within an hour. Creating a schedule throughout your day that allows you to check off your to do lists, enjoy family time & still enjoy time for yourself is crucial to maintaining a productive, healthy lifestyle. I like to write in my journal specific times I’m going to do something for instance workout at 8:30 breakfast at 10:00 study for one hour after! This way I make use of my time and it’s not all crammed to one hour. #wellnesspop #wellnesscheck #healthyliving #wellnessgoals #healthy #productivity