The power hour
The first 60 minutes of your day should be intentional and I believe they dictate the rest of your day.
My power hour ideally goes like this: 20 minutes reading, 20 minutes devotion to God and 20minutes workout.
Jump it Out
Working out not only helps you stay fit and away from disease, but also helps with mental clarity.
I work out because I love myself, it’s a simple way to say, thanks legs for taking me from this point to the next, thanks hands for enabling me to work, thanks eyes for enabling me to see beauty…
Louise Hay Changed My life forever
I never used to see much value in reading until one book changed my life. The book is by Louise Hay; You Can Heal Your Life and I’m currently re-reading it right now because my life is a mess again.
Reading will change your life and I’m not talking about the harry potter books, nah fam.
It’s in the little things
We do not give ourselves enough credit for the things we do, we really don’t.
We are always criticizing ourselves. Appreciate the little things you do. I made my bed today, that was cool.
I drank water before I took breakfast and thought positive thoughts. Tomorrow I’ll do better.
Seek the gods
I can’t tell you how much I used to hate it when people told me to meditate. This was before hitting rock bottom and meditating myself out of that situation.
I simply sit down an hour after I’m awake and imagine the outcome of my situation. If I’m sick, I imagine how happy I will be when I’m healthy again. If in a rocky situation, I imagine being in a better situation. Simple right?
You better talk to Jesus
I can’t give meditation all the props, Jesus came in handy too. My faith in God and Louise’s book got me my first job and I’m not just saying that, the circumstances under which I got that job were so coincidental it had to be God. It had to be.
FYI I’m not those people who are strict Christians, I don’t remember the last time I went to church but I know for a FACT that God gave me that job.
Take water before solids
Look, I don’t believe in doing major things, I 100% believe in taking small steps to succeed in any aspect of your life.
Personally, taking water before breakfast is my one small step to physical and mental health. Some days, I go a step further and I add some apple cider vinegar. Cool huh?
We are all stressing about something, I can almost guarantee that. I sometimes come close to depression because I have no idea how I got here with my life.
My simple solution? Understanding that this too shall pass, also breathing in and out.
Stop and just listen to yourself breath. It’s about being in the moment, not giving a shit about the past or the future but just embracing what you have now.
I have no idea why we always treat ourselves as if we are secondary.
Show yourself some love, it doesn’t have to be something major, it could be as simple as scrubbing your face, buying yourself a flower, looking in the mirror and saying, ‘I love you’, ‘you are amazing’ etc. It’s the simple things.
Take a cup of healthy tea
I enjoy hibiscus tea because it makes me feel fancy. You could be a green tea kind of person, if so, do that.
I always imagine I’m taking tea with the Queen of England; it makes it fancier in my head. I have these weird conversations with the Queen and my accent is always so cool.
Eat a healthy breakfast
You are more likely to eat healthy during the day and night if you have a healthy breakfast.
My idea of a healthy breakfast is Weetabix and milk, that’s pretty healthy considering the alternative is bread and tea.
Take a social media detox
I took a break from social media for a whole month and it felt GLORIOUS. Know why? For once I wasn’t comparing my life to other people’s.
I like to think I’m a mentally strong person but somehow those thoughts sip into your mind the more you scroll.
I had a lot of self-reflection and I don’t think I give a lot of shits about social media anymore or what people say but it’s only a matter of time before I start giving a damn, so, every one day of the week I take a social media detox.
This is easy for me considering I’m an introvert, I am a huge introvert for that matter so being alone is all I want to do. If you aren’t an introvert, you should totally try it.
The thing with being alone is, you listen to yourself more and you are more in tune with your emotions. I solve my problems faster without outside noises.
Yes, positive affirmations work. This was part of the solution to me landing my first job after 2 years of being unemployed. I had faith and I was positive that things would work out for me.
This is more like affirmations but it’s more of a manifestation tool.
I thank God for the things I’m working towards, like that house on the mountains or that Mercedes Benz. I hope He is seeing this because I really want that house.
It could be more causal like appreciating the things you already have and I do that too because I 100% believe that I am not in control, God is, and I don’t take having health for granted, so I thank Him for it.
Take a walk
Everyone tells you to take a walk but there’s something about breathing that fresh air and enjoying nature that relaxes your mind. I don’t know what it is but it works for me. I like walking while it drizzles too, there’s something about nature man.