Getting out of bed every morning should be energising. However, for me a while ago it felt like the opposite. I was staying in bed, hitting snooze and dreading the day that was ahead of me. No matter how much I planned for the perfect day, life and work always seemed to ambush me.
The harder I worked the worse it seemed to get, I’m sure you’ve been there too. When you’re pushing yourself so hard to succeed that you forget to eat lunch or your priorities are all mixed up. It’s quick to get in a downward spiral.
But that’s not the way to get the best out of YOU, so I decided to take a stance and started making these little changes to make my days more successful.
I did tons of research and planned out how I could utilise these tools the most in alignment to my busy my life. And WOW, almost within a day I saw a huge shift in how I felt and became so much more effective in achieving my goals.
So, if you want to find out more and try the little changes I made to make my day more successful and help me be at my best, here are a few you can start right now…
1. Having a better lunch break
Sometimes you really can’t avoid starting your day with boring meetings, or something that you dread, and it can really knock you off your game for the rest of the day. Now I’ve got to say podcasts really did it for me. I love listening to inspiring topics that are aligned to my passion, these will not only pick you back up, but push you forwards towards finding your inner success.
2. Throwing positivity in the face of negativity
There’s just no way of avoiding negativity sometimes. However, it’s how you deal with it that really matters. It can be so difficult sometimes I know, but the second you stop letting things weigh you down the better! It really doesn’t do anything for our YOU, if when a crisis happens everything goes to pot! The sooner you stay positive in those negative situations the better you will feel in the long run. Try and look on the bright side or make a joke of anything bad that happens.
3. Learning or doing something new!
Don’t we just get too comfortable sometimes in our 9-5, living for the weekends? Your mind needs to stay active for the inner you to thrive! Whether it’s listening to a podcast, starting a new hobby, or doing a workshop to build your skills. You’re developing your YOU…
4. Making a change to your diet
Don’t worry I’m not going to give you a meal plan. Nothing happens overnight, but I think we all know when we eat healthy we think better. The science is there, and it directly impacts our energy levels. So let’s switch it up, if you’re not already eating nutritious foods…it’s a process! Meal prepping for breakfast, lunch or snacks can be so helpful for keeping us on track. Here’s my favourite recipe book, all quick and healthy: The Food Medic: Recipes & Fitness for a Healthier, Happier You
5. Adding some Fun!
Who says getting older means we can’t have fun! What can you and your family, friends or co-workers do that is going to provide smiles? Anything that’s going to make you smile is worth a go, smiling is contagious so let’s spread it!!
6. Checking your progress
We’re all so quick to plan and organise our days when we want to succeed, but how you finish up is just as important! They are big wins what you’ve done today, take pride, YOU’VE done it. When you actually take the time to reflect on your day, it really is quite satisfying, plus it puts any negativity out of your mind.
7. Believing in YOU
We can be our own worst enemy when it comes to self belief, self confidence or self esteem. You can often find yourself being the first to criticise or drag yourself down. So instead of taking the self sabotaging path, why not flip it around and become your biggest cheerleader. Tell yourself YOU can do it; YOU are enough; YOU are great at what YOU do. And if you need some extra help why not join in with this month’s YOU workout challenge.
Let me know if you try these out by commenting below or give me a shout out on social media.
I look forward to hearing how YOU get on,
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