For the sake of love and appreciation for life and all of you, let’s take a moment to think of one positive thing that happened today.
I’ll give you a few examples from my day:
I got to empower one of my clients to do full pushups
I had the pleasure of enjoying a group workout with good company
I am feeling healthy and well even after a weekend at Coachella
As I write this, I am sitting outside listening to some nice “Lofi House” music
…and there is still more day to come!
These positive moments can be as small as noticing a cool cloud in the sky that made you stop at look, or sharing a nice interaction with someone you’ve been wanting to talk to. They can also be big positives like getting that promotion or reaching a major fitness goal that you’ve been working for! Either way, learning to celebrate wins can be such a major tool to have in your pocket.
Stopping to realize these wins takes some slowing down. In these times of information overload, instant gratification and hustling, small moments can get rushed over and be unappreciated.
You meal prepped and didn’t eat out 3 times this week– WIN!
You decided to workout even if you forgot your headphones– WIN!
You beat your step goal by 5,000 steps– WIN!
You went to bed earlier and got 8 hours of sleep last night- WIN!!
One of my major life philosophies is do not rush through anything.
Whether you’re in the process of finishing school, getting through a shift at work, waiting for a vacation or working towards a fitness goal…DON’T RUSH THROUGH TIME. Time is an incredibly precious thing that we canNOT get back. It passes us by very quickly with the blink of an eye. It’s April 2018! Wasn’t it just the new year?!
By seeking out positives throughout our days, we can stop time for a moment and appreciate the little things. These things and moments are timeless, helping us capture happy moments that we might have just let slip away. Celebrate yourself, your hard work, the people you choose to spend your time with, and the great feelings you get to experience.
I invite you to start a Positivity Journal, I started one 2 years ago. Every night before bed, I take 2-5 minutes to write down one positive moment from my day. This allows me to sift through my day and keep that little happening as a momento to look back on and smile.
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