WOWOWOW! It’s almost February.
For many of us, we are beginning to assess the success of our New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t, not to worry. It’s only been a month since January 1st and if there are things you want to change in your life, you still can!
I have had a lot of free time on my hands lately, so I’ve been doing lots of walking and observing. Over the course of my explorations, I kept seeing uplifting quotes here and there. Seeing these quotes inspired me to write another Confident Mind post.
The new year tends to cause people to reevaluate routines, purchases, materialistic things, etc. Sometimes the most important key to a healthier you is your mindset. While you can’t exactly erase all of the bad, you can start pushing it out by filling your life with good. What do I mean? Try this, once a day make sure you do one thing that makes you happy. Even if that means a secluding yourself from everybody for a little while, a little something goes a long way.
Yes, eating a clean diet and exercising is important, but you also have to evaluate your mental state. Being confident comes with being happy with who you are as a person. That also comes with acceptance. You can’t be anybody but yourself. Try as you might to follow in someone else’s footsteps, everybody has their own life path, so why try and walk down someone else’s? Cheesy? Maybe. But who cares, it’s the truth.
Speaking of the truth, I was walking by Sweaty Betty and saw this very amusing sign: “No ifs, just good butts”. Sweaty Betty has some of the best sculpting leggings. If you feel like clicking onto their site I highly recommend the zero gravity leggings. Sometimes all you need to get in a good mood is something that makes you chuckle.
Even seeing quotes on sides of buildings, store signs, or advertisements just put me in a good mood. I find it very important to give myself time each day to just think about whatever or go and do something by myself. Going to the gym is a great example. After the hustle and bustle of the day it’s nice to be somewhere with other people, but be inside your own bubble at the same time. Even a workout class, that allows you to focus on yourself while still being surrounded by other people. Cooking, is another example. The feeling of making your own meal as opposed to ordering takeout or eating at a restaurant makes you feel accomplished. It’s also proven that if you cook your own food you enjoy it more because you appreciate the effort it took to make it. Doing each of these things even for thirty minutes will make for a happier you. If you don’t find happiness in doing any of these things, then don’t. Don’t force yourself to either.
Find something you love and stick to it. Nothing worth having comes easy. Find something and then find another way to make a goal out of it. If you can do twenty pushups, work to do thirty by the end of the month. If you can spread almond butter on a piece of toast then try making banana bread and spread almond butter on that. Goal setting, it’s important! It gives you something to work towards, and in some ways keeps your mind focused.
Don’t give up on whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish!
PS. keep your eye out for my new Heyday post! The manager of the Tribeca store, Alex, will be sharing tips and tricks for healthy skin.