I am obviously a huge believer in the importance of health and fitness. But one thing I know for sure is that achieving those goals isn’t just about eating right and exercising our booties off. The real journey begins in our mind. It starts with believing that how we treat our bodies matters and that we deserve to be taken care of in the same way we so easily care for others. That’s what Mindful Mondays are all about.
Let’s start each week by reconnecting with who we want to be and listening to our inner voice.
Quiet your mind. It is so easy to get caught up in the never-ending demands and distractions of day-to-day life. When our minds get overwhelmed, it’s impossible to be our best. Meditation is a great way to reduce the white noise. Yoga is another wonderful way to cleanse our mental palate. Regardless of you how find peace, when you do, the clearest voice you’ll hear will be your own.
Lead with gratitude. I’m pretty sure it’s some sort a spiritual law that we have to be grateful for what we have in order to open ourselves up to more. Fortunately, every day is filled with opportunities to take stock of the good things, appreciate our loved ones, and celebrate our successes. Whether it’s something as simple as the comforting aroma of fresh brewed coffee or as exciting as reaching a new fitness goal, what matters is that we focus on the positive.
Set your intention. It’s pretty hard to succeed if you don’t know what that success looks like. Maybe you just want to stay grounded this week. Perhaps you want to pay closer attention to the connection between your feelings and your actions. Whatever it is, once you identify your intention, you have a personal North Star to guide you in everything you do.
Make a list of goals. Once you write them down, it will be easier to prioritize your time. Don’t hesitate to put yourself on the calendar. But be realistic. And kind. It’s good to reach a little, but don’t set yourself up for failure. Every success will boost your confidence and motivate you to keep going.
I have complete faith that you can do anything you set your mind to!