Uncertainty rains down on us from several directions these days There's the virus, the economy, and personal schedules to take into account. And we've all seen MAJOR changes in our daily lives. It's natural to feel anxiety.
However, don't let that anxiety blind you from the truth. This is also a time of great opportunity.
Opportunity to grow in personal character and knowledge. Opportunity to build relationships. And opportunity to impact the world in a positive way.
"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity." - Lou Holtz
So how do we use the adversity of this time to our advantage? We commit to healthy and happy routines. Not only do they protect us from the wide range of negative emotions out there, but they set us up for incredible success in the long term. And now, while you're spending more time at home, is a once in a lifetime chance to create new AMAZING lifelong habits.
Start small, and begin with these simple times:
What did your morning routine look like before the new changes? Was it working? If not, here are a few simple things to add to your routine to ground you while preparing your mind and body for an incredible day ahead.
1. Make Your Bed
3. Drink a Glass of Water
4. Move Your Body
7. Read something inspirational
You just have to commit. Try one or two today and KEEP GOING.
Are you sleeping well? Are you waking up in the mornings with enthusiasm and drive?
If not, it's up to your night routine to make it happen. Add some additional self-care into your evening wind down. Or swap out the Netflix binging with a good book and some notes about what you're grateful for. A night routine is just as important as a day one, so see more: 11 Things to do at Night for Daytime Success.
With time, all of this will end. Where will you be when it does? Will you be on your way to a healthy, happy, and impactful life? Or will you have to start over at the beginning. Choose the first, and get started today.