Monday 6.22.20

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Safe, Live w/ Ease

What does this mean to you? What makes you happy and makes living easy? Many times I ask my trainers to tell me what their “perfect day” is…What would make your day perfect?

I think mine changes daily (especially with the hot weather here in MO!) We had some beautiful weather a couple of weeks ago where the temps were around 72 degrees and there was no humidity! Now THAT’S a perfect day weather wise. But to pinpoint what my perfect day after that is, changes from time to time. First and foremost I want my family and friends to be safe and healthy (and happy of course!). This morning I listened to a morning meditation – where I got my headline from 🙂 where we were always encouraged to come back to that phrase if we got sidetracked with our thinking.

Yesterday I wrote about stress management and how to deal with it; did you try any of the listed methods? One of those methods could very well be meditation. Start with just 2 minutes in the morning; I like turning on some “soothing music” (I use the Calm app) and just focus on my breath and the noises around me. I have found that sitting out on the back porch at 7:30am is not a good idea because of the noisy traffic that early. But I like outside because I get to hear nature and it brings me back to more simple things; it helps me forget the lists of things to do, it helps me remember that all things were created for a purpose and it helps me to focus on basically nothing for a little bit. I’m not sure how people meditate for longer than 10 minutes because my mind goes a mile a minute! But I’m getting better! Try it just for a little bit this week and see how you feel.

See I got sidetracked from my “perfect day” 😉 Anyway I like to start my day off with coffee and quiet time…if I want to go in early for a workout I do that but most times it’s mid-morning before I get to workout because of the list tackling at home before heading into the “office”. I watched a documentary today (another perfect day activity, watching shows that I like) and it was discussing the fight or flight phenomenon in which when we are put in stressful situations, the adrenaline and cortisol builds up to help us combat the situation…if the situation isn’t remedied then this stress stays with us. Something that I like to do to relieve stress that is part of my perfect day is helping people. I want to help people be better than yesterday…in this documentary, they had a name for this (I forget what it was) but many people de-stress by giving back to others and helping someone out. Sometimes if it can’t be through monetary means, it’s through acts of service. So part of my perfect day is giving back. Eventually, I want to start a program for disadvantaged youth in the area…so that’s on my bucket list-watch for it 😉

I think I’m just rambling a bit, but I wanted to share a bit about how I like to be happy, healthy, safe and continue to try and live my life with ease. No, life is not always easy, but we can make our lives a lot better by striving to be the happiest and kindest possible human there is! I challenge you all this week to pay it forward to just one person…not because you have to, but because you WANT to! Don’t you want to put a smile on another person’s face 🙂 I sure do! Have a Blessed Week!

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!

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