By: Coach Vince
- “Only YOU can awaken YOU.” – Tony Robbins
Motivation, inspiration, love, happiness, enjoyment, etc. are available to you when YOU are ready for them. Ever since social media became a part of our everyday life, it has become easy to scroll through and look how “good” everyone else has it. Most people look to others and/or situations to fulfill their happiness, joy, etc. And it is because of this that most people are left feeling disappointed. YOU are responsible for your own happiness/fulfillment. YOU awaken YOU through gratefulness, thankfulness, and envisioning your goals as completed. Here are some of the ways I implement this philosophy into my life.
I start everyday with things that I am grateful for, whether they happened a day ago, a week ago, or are planned for later on that day. I then think thoughts about how I can spread my gratefulness to others and my desire to want the best for them. This comes from the old quote, “it’s better to give than receive.” It’s easier for you to be at your best, if you want the best for others. I finish with three goals that I want completed and imagine them as completed. I imagine how I will feel when it’s completed, how it will change my life, how it will change my family’s life, and/or how it will change someone else’s life.
I challenge you every morning for a week to wake up and let your first thoughts be about 3 things that you are grateful for. Pay attention to see if you care more, love deeper, forgive easier, and enjoy the moment more.
- “Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” – Heather Morgan
I love this quote because it is very matter of fact. I’m a very matter of a fact kind of person. Everything that goes into your mouth sets forth a reaction throughout your body. Your gut, brain, muscles, etc. all react in a positive or negative manner. The more negative reactions you have the quicker and sicker you become. But the great news is…the more positive reactions you have the healthier you become.
I challenge you over the next week to pay attention to how are dealing with disease; are you fighting it or feeding it?
“Exercise is the most underutilized anti-depressant.” – Bill Phillips
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard, “I feel so much better,” after someone has come in to exercise. I love how exercise can have so many benefits from of course the obvious strength gain, fat loss, and health markers but also self-esteem, sense of accomplishment, and my favorite part, relationships with other like-minded people. When you exercise, you are more likely to eat better, sleep better, and manage stress better, which of course leads to a happier/healthier life.
I challenge you over the next week to make exercising a priority. Plan your week out by putting exercise days/times in first and planning everything else around that. Pay attention to see if planning exercise first makes it easier to come to the gym so you can reap all the benefits.