I believe that it is within our power to feel amazing every day. Yes, things will happen that are outside our control. Maybe you get rear ended on your way to work or your air conditioner dies. Maybe someone close to you hurts you. All those things will happen. Worse things will happen. Smaller annoyances will occur. And still, it is within your power to feel amazing every day. Through your attitude, perspective, sleep, food choices, and so much more, you can make each day amazing.
A couple weeks ago, I shared that for some undefined period of time, I’ll be sharing with you what that looks like for me each day.
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In episode 502 of the Primal Potential podcast, I talk about lessons I’ve learned in 4 years of business that beautifully apply to life in general. One of the most valuable is the importance of embracing the mundane.
It’s so easy to get excited about a fresh start. It’s so easy to avoid doing what you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it.
On the flip side, it’s entirely transformative to do what is right because it’s right, whether you want to or not. Every day presents countless opportunities to practice that.
For example, I’m up in Maine at my family’s beach house this weekend for some birthday celebrations. Sure, it would be easy to cut loose and relax. I’d absolutely prefer to sleep in and not work than get up early and spend my days working. But, I’m not looking for easy. I’m looking for progress. I’m looking to make myself proud.
Sure, it would be easy to throw caution to the wind and eat whatever I want this weekend because “birthdays”. But that wouldn’t make me feel my best. It wouldn’t make me be my best.
Whether it’s Tuesday or Saturday, whether I’m home or away from home, whether it’s a holiday or not, I begin my days by asking and answering, “How will I make myself proud today?”
Today, that involves getting up at 5am and working.
It includes working on my book even though it’s not easy.
It means not having the breakfast my mom made because, quite simply, I’m not hungry.
It means visualizing my very best life with positive anticipation instead of feeling frustrated that there’s still work to be done.
It means getting in a workout because it will make me feel great even though I don’t feel like it beforehand.
It means drinking water instead of alcohol and going to bed at a reasonable time instead of staying up late.
It means not eating the donuts on the counter or the brownies in the fridge because I’m quite certain I wouldn’t feel like they worth it afterwards.
Every day it means something a little different, but those of some of the things it means to me today.
Though I skipped my mom’s breakfast, I had a great meal once I got hungry later in the morning. I topped an avocado with some ground sausage, cauliflower rice and hemp hearts. Delish! (I talk all about hemp hearts in a recent episode of the podcast – don’t miss that one.)
A few hours later, I had a packet of Artisana Coconut Butter I brought up with me. These are a go-to for me when I’m away from home or when I don’t feel like cooking/cleaning up. Just out of curiosity, I checked the pricing today to compare them between Thrive Market and Amazon. A 10-pack on Amazon is $23.74 and the same 10-pack is $16.99 on Thrive Market! As someone who gets excited when I find a penny on the ground, I’m so stoked to save $6+ on these guys!
I went out to dinner with my mom and her husband and had an amazing lobster cobb salad. This place has the BEST salads and it was worth every single bite!
I kept the workout really simple. In the morning, I did some body weight work with hip thrusts and push-ups and later in the afternoon (after the storms cleared), I went for a 2 mile run.
Here’s to making today, and every day, amazing!
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