I stepped out of the shower a few days ago at the gym after my third hard workout of the week when I suddenly realized how good I felt. I’ve been a bit off my game the last few months when it comes to getting in my three weekly gym workouts so this was the first time in a while that I felt that familiar pride, joy and mofoness (I know this is not a real word) that regular exercise brings. Feeling that again caused me to think about the reasons we sometimes do not do what we know makes us feel our best.
I made a list of the habits that make me feel my best. Here are just a few of the items on my Feel Good list:
When I am on top of all of these things, I feel like I'm in my power. The problem is that when life gets busy, which is most of the time, it is hard to stay on top of all of the Feel Good habits. It takes a self-discipline that can feel hard to keep up, especially when exhausted or going through a challenging time, but this is when we need these habits the most.
What brings me peace is knowing that discipline is like a muscle; it can atrophy but can be built back up again as long as the motivation is there. My motivation is clear to me: I want to be at my best because that is where I find my joy. And when I am in my joy, I am better able to be of service to my clients, family, friends, and beyond.
If so inclined, take some time to think about what habits make your life better and if you aren’t doing them right now, why not? For motivation, think about what your life would look like if you were regularly practicing these habits.
Go, Do, Be y'all!