My entire life philosophy: Live free & thrive! YOU have to claim self-ownership and in doing so, liberate yourself. Who is the boss of you?
Once you understand that YOU are responsible for every choice you make, you can start making better choices.
Yes, as humans, we are fallible. We make mistakes. Sometimes–okay, oftentimes–we choose poorly.
But when you strive towards mindful awareness–through improved lifestyle choices like journaling, meditation, forest bathing (walking in the woods), diet and sleep–your life WILL become more fulfilling.
Choosing to focus on and “fix” or “heal” yourself should be your #1 goal. You cannot, and frankly, should not, try to “fix” anything beyond yourself until you are operating maximally.
If you are overweight, start there by eliminating processed foods from your diet. Eliminate seed oils, cut back on sugar & carbs. Eat animal fats for brain health.
If you don’t sleep well, figure out the steps to improve your bedtime routine, from stopping caffeine earlier in the day to dropping the temperature a few degrees overnight.
If you are working or partying too hard, consider 3 things you can change. Write them down and then implement them incrementally.
Reward yourself when you reach a goal, but NOT with something that is “bad” for you! I cannot stress this enough! Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many of us “treat” ourselves with the very things we are trying to change. When I noticed and internalized this counter-productive behavior in myself, things really clicked into place for me!
We get one chance to make the most of life. Live free and thrive… and STRIVE to thrive!
(And now I have today’s “My Life” Post-It lol)