Tired of the same routine, food, exercise routine, or lost the “spark and spunk” for life? Maybe it’s time to hit the pause button and reflect on the benefit of a CHANGE? Yes, scary word for some. For me and many clients… it is easy to forget that WE have control over our life (not the job, kids, grandkids, boss, or spouse! Yes, you!) Our choices and mindset are OURS to own. Making mindful changes in routine, eating plan, sleep, work life, personal life …can do wonders for health and contentment. How about you….
Can you relate to any of these?
- Feel like you are on the “hamster wheel”
- Lack productivity in your work, home, or personal life
- Go through the motions of the daily grind but are not truly “present”
- Stuck in your same rigid routines and rituals – can we say inflexible!
- Stagnant and not growing in your spiritual, work, or relationship life
- Lost touch with YOU – what you love, your values, what brings you joy, and appreciating who you ARE
It took a HUGE wake up call during my time away for some R&R (way overdue) at the shore, to realize that change was necessary to keep me fully engaged and loving LIFE! Merely getting out of my routine (and myself) provided the clarity I needed to embrace and commit to needed CHANGE! This place of wonderful childhood memories lead me to reconnect with family, friends, and provided a time of rest, reflection, and refreshment. My schedule and rigid routines were negativity impacting my health, productivity, and creativity. Just this commitment to get away, quiet down my brain, change my routine, and even my eating… helped me realize that I needed to do a better job of caring for ME and my health.
I came home armed with a realistic list (remember SMART goals everyone – Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, and Timely) and I am excited to begin to apply (with grace) to my daily life.
I have already begun by trying out a new exercise routine (thanks PureBarre for intro to Platform), committing to eating without multi-tasking, exploring new recipes (wow, Green Chef…what a treat), setting boundaries around sleep, balancing work/play life (hello Selby Gardens!), so I can be truly present!
For those that can relate – this blog is for you! To encourage you to take some time to SHAKE IT UP!
I write this to hopefully inspire you if you are not truly LIVING your best life. We are all on a journey. A final destination is not realistic since we are always learning and growing…. but we can be intentional and mindful beings. I am right there with you. It may take a day trip away or just some time set aside to reflect on areas that may need CHANGE.
Consider what areas you need to work on that would allow you to grown, thrive, and live fully present!
I challenge you….Write down 2-4 goals and begin working on them TODAY. Life is short…
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” ~ Mandy Hale
Drop me a line…I would love to hear what you discover!
Your Partner on the Journey Toward Abundant Living :), Julie