Change your routine, change your life

“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.” -Marcus Aurelius

One of the things I learned during my time at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition is: How you do one thing is how you do everything. Meaning, if you make healthy changes in one area of your life, the rest of you will follow. Pick the lowest hanging fruit, whatever that might be for you, make a positive change there, and the benefits of this change will ripple out amongst the harder to change aspects of your life. Or, continue to make poor choices and this will affect the rest of you as well.

We can see evidence of this in our daily lives. It’s the reason for recommending a positive morning routine. How you start your day tends to dictate how the rest of your day will go. Make smart choices here and it is far more likely you will have a good day. In the same way, if you declutter your physical surroundings, your mental clarity will improve as well. Or, eat junk food, expect junk thoughts. Continue reading “Change your routine, change your life”

What is your intention?

 

The first step to success is setting clear goals. A clear goal has substance. It resonates with you. It has edges, texture, and weight. It’s so real you can almost touch it! How do you set that kind of goal, make it your own, and take the steps to reach it? Well, what does success mean for you? Take a minute to really visualize yourself being wildly successful. Does this mean financial gain? Love? Happiness? Weight loss? Career advancement? Dream big. Be authentic. Where you want to be doesn’t need to look like where anyone else wants to be. What does your dream look like? What would you be doing every day? How does it feel? If goals are unclear, unreachable, or unmeasurable they can be very difficult to visualize. If you don’t know exactly what you want, how do you expect to get it? Ask yourself: Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Why do you want it? How are you going to get there? By when?

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