Hey friends! I am back today talking about a few things that have honestly changed my life… and for the better.
Have you ever been scrolling through social media seeing what seems like all of these “perfect lives” and feeling stuck , behind, unmotivated or wishing you lived their life?! Well, if it makes you feel any better, I can tell you I have definitely been there too. And although very cliche, it is 100% true that the people you are viewing as so “perfect” have felt that as well at some point in their own life.
The good news I am here to share with you today is that there are some (very easy and attainable) ways you can OVERCOME those challenging feelings and emotions to get you on the path of living YOUR best life! I promise they are super easy so keep reading!!
1.Map out your week
It can be as simple as using a spare sheet of paper (although I much rather prefer a cute journal or planner, I’ve linked some of my favorites) and making a column for each day of the week. Write down 3 major goals you want to tackle that day. Some can be easier objectives such as to pack a healthy lunch for yourself to bring to work while others could be addressing that tornado that went off in your closet or guest bedroom! Make sure to check off each task as you complete it, this has been said to relieve stress and mental anxiety! I’ve learned that keeping a lengthy to-do list for the day can become picking and choosing the tasks you want to do and the rest keep getting put off until the next day. You can however keep a running list in your phone or in the same notebook of upcoming things you know you need to get done (picking up a gift for the birthday party your child is going to next week, getting an oil change or grabbing coffee with a friend) – seeing those can help you stay on top of your to do list and less falls between the cracks! And if you just so happen to cross a bonus item off of you list, that deserves a treat for you in my book 😉
2. Get Active
Get moving girl (and eat right!! but that’s a post coming soon! 😉 ) Go for a walk, a run, a bike ride or anything that gets your body moving! This is especially an effective way to clear brain fog, increase self esteem as well as balance emotions. Even if it does not sound very appealing at the time just trust me on this one and try it!! Any form of working out release endorphins which triggers a positive feeling in the body often referred to as a “high”. This is one I have definitely tried to improve on this year. I love running and it has had an amazing impact on my body both physically and mentally! Anytime I am able to turn spare time into being active I am so grateful that I did. I feel productive, and ironically end up having more energy after to tackle more things on my daily checklist! How do you like them apples?
Photography By: Michela Brooke
3. Be Grateful
Many times I have found myself looking at a situation and dismissing the big picture. I have been guilty of zooming in on the negative and disregarding the beautiful life God has given me! I challenge you to start a gratitude journal. It can be in a note on your phone or, my personal favorite, a cute journal as mentioned earlier. Write down 2-3 things that you are grateful for on that particular day. This is a great action you can take to be confident and joyful in YOUR life. And in my experience, after a few weeks of intentionally writing down what you are grateful for it will become second nature for your brain to randomly think “wow I am really grateful for my life” throughout the day. Smaller things will bring you joy and you will slowly stop glamorizing other peoples lives from their Instagram feed and begin to realize you are living your best life!
These are all things that you can implement daily that will help you feel MUCH more on track and content with your life! Personally putting these tactics into affect in my own life has increased my confidence as well as my productivity. I now experience JOY daily (not happiness, but joy!) and love waking up each day to live my best life! I believe we should always strive to be improving ourselves and these 3 steps have honestly changed my life! I hope this post was helpful and I would love for you to leave any other ideas below in the comments for all of us! Oh, and let me know when you decide to try out this list – I know it will change your life too 🙂
I hope you all are having a great Monday, thank you so much for stopping by!
Talk to you tomorrow!!