- Practice gratitude
I can’t say enough about the power of being grateful. Whether it’s three small paragraphs or 10 quick notes, put it on your calendar to remind yourself to sit down and realize the good things happening in your life.
- Get your sweat on
Gym in the morning, group class as lunch or organized team sports in the evening, try it all out and figure out what works best for you. Not only will your body thank you – your mind will too.
- Have breakfast
I prep my breakfast the night before (as mornings can be a bit tough for this girl). Breakfast fuels you for a day of badassery AND it is the first thing you can do in the morning to say to yourself: “Hey! I love you, and I will take care of you.”
- Read your favourite knowledge source
Information overload is a very real thing in today’s world. I recently unsubscribed to all my eNewsletters except one, Seth Godin’s Blog. Now I am able to digest my favourite information every single day without being overwhelmed by emails.
- Check in with a loved one
How quickly the months go by when you realized you didn’t spend time with your grandma or didn’t text your good friend who is going through a rough patch. Checking in every day (even with a quick “Hey! I’m thinking about you!) is a great way to stay connected to those who matter.
If you’re anything like me, you spend too much time beating yourself up. How does that serve you? (Me?) It doesn’t. I make it a habit to write down three things I did well for the day, in order to celebrate my wins, my strengths and my potential.
While it is important to celebrate wins, reflecting the negatives on your day can give you fantastic insight into what is not working in your life. Reviewing and finding one thing you could have done differently is a powerful way to move forward.
Smile to strangers. Say good morning to co-workers. You are part of this world, so be sure to stay connected to your community.