Remember when you were little, and it was the last day of summer vacation? That means that tomorrow would be your first day back at school …Before bed, you chose your favorite outfit and laid it out so you would be ready. You (or your parents) might have planned your morning routine so you start your day right, get out the door on time, ready to take on the all-important start of a brand-new school year.
(Or was that just at my house?!)
Anyway … somewhere along the line, most of us outgrew that nighttime prep routine – usually in our rebellious teenage years.
We stopped giving much thought to setting ourselves up for success in the morning.
This is pretty ironic, since for a lot of us, the morning can be one of the most stressful, chaotic parts of our days!
How you START your day will set the tone for your entire day.
Well, I have a little challenge for you.
Take a cue from 8-year-old “you” and think about the things you can do TONIGHT to get tomorrow off to a GREAT start.
Then spend a few minutes after dinner getting them done!
Maybe it’s making sure your clothes are ready for tomorrow … that your meals are planned and/or prepped … and your workout clothes are packed and ready to go.
Maybe you even go the extra mile and put together a quick to-do list so you don’t lose sleep worrying you’ll forget something.
It worked then, and it will still work now.
As I mentioned the other day, it’s the small habits we build into our daily lives that will help turn your 2021 goals into a reality.
Try this for ONE week and see what a difference it can make for you.
We’ve been talking a lot about resilience and taking personal responsibility for our health and fitness this month. Today, we’re going to get REAL on the mindset, habits, and actions you can take to become more resilient.
How many kinds of stress are you dealing with right now? (There are SIX major types of it.) Stress is like a double-edged sword for our health. In manageable doses, it can actually be good for you and boost your resilience.
The other day I was in the middle of a workout and listening to a podcast. A guest said something to the effect of: “Change is going to happen no matter what. It’s up to YOU to decide whether that change is progress.”
Here’s a fact: even if you love veggies, it can be hard to get the required amount (2 to 3 cups a day) and that’s a shame, because veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that your body needs to function at its very best.