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I think it’s so important to always try new things and constantly look for ways to improve your life (even if that means trying things that you eventually decide don’t work). I mean, how else will you know what will work and what won’t?
Pull a Daily Card
Every morning I like to journal to process anything I’ve been working through and to set my intentions for the day. I used to just sit and stare at my blank journal page, trying to think about what I wanted to say. Then a friend sent me an amazing Animal Spirit Deck and everything changed for me.
I pull a card every day and write about what that card means to me in the moment. It helps me reflect and listen to my intuition. Sometimes the card isn’t meant for me, but for someone else I’m close to.
If you want to journal but don’t know where to start, I strongly suggest finding a deck that speaks to you and giving it a try!
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this advice and rolled my eyes every time. Especially from health experts that would give this advice to people to take a walk instead of snacking.
But then one morning I decided to just go for a walk. It was early, before most people were awake.
The birds were chirping everywhere, the sun starting to peak through the trees and I felt so at peace. I didn’t really think about anything. Just listented to the birds and breathed in the fresh air.
My mind felt so much clearer and I was able to tackle my day in such a better mood.
I go for daily (and sometimes multiple) walks now anytime I need to just clear my mind. Sometimes I just listen to nature, sometimes it’s with my kids, and sometimes I listen to podcasts.
But the end result is the same. It does my mind good.
Getting Out of My Comfort Zone
Y’all, I KNOW this is hard. But hear me out.
Staying in your comfort zone will keep you exactly where you are. Is that where you want to stay?
If your answer is no, then you have to get out of your comfort zone.
That’s the only way you’ll grow. That’s where the magic happens.
Just take a deep breathe and do it.
It’s ok if you fail as long as you learn why. And if you’re learing, it’s not really failing.
Adjust your ponytail, and try again.
Exercise Every Day
I workout every day.
Every. Single. Day.
Some workouts are hard and some are easy (i.e. stretching), but no matter what, I get up in the mornings, put on my workout clothes, and head to my gym in the garage.
It helps me not only stay in shape, but also feel ready for my day, accomplished, strong, motivated, and awake.
It doesn’t have to be something crazy hard. Just something to get your blood pumping and oxygen in your lungs.
If you cringe at the thought of exercise, think about doing things you enjoy. Maybe it comes in the form of riding your bike, dancing with your kids, gardening/yard work, walking, swimming, etc…
Just get up and move.
Ok, I know this may be a little woo woo for some of you. But give it a try….
I’ve started being so much more aware of numbers. Once you start noticing them you can’t stop!
Everyone has a personal year number, which you can read more about here.
My personal year this year is 11, which is a life path number that further breaks down into a life path 1: The Leader.
I do feel this is my year to step into this role and seeing this number helps remind me I’m on the right path.
I’ve been noticing the number 11 everywhere. Almost every day I look at the clock at exactly 11:11. I see it on signs, license plates, etc…
Do you notice numbers? If so, which ones? Do they have meaning?
I’m Giving Up Wasting Time Scrolling Social Media
Let’s just talk about the time suck of social media.
I’ll hop on there to quickly post something and before I know it, an hour or even two have gone by!
Two hours of my life I’ll never get back, looking at other people’s lives, instead of making my own life better.
Well, no more. I’m much more aware of how I spend my time scrolling and it has made a huge difference.
What would you do with an extra 2 hours/day?
Do you have something new you’ve tried and would like to share? I’d love to hear about it!
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