Everyone knows how a bad start to a day can absolutely kill the vibe for the entire workday! It’s wild to think so many of us let one thing affect our day that much, but it nonetheless happens quite often. Although it does happen, it’s totally preventable. With some intentional practices, you can start your day off feeling prepared, blessed and much less stressed.
Transparently, I have allowed my mindset to affect days, weeks, and months of work. When I started to realize that the beauty in running my own business is, I hold the control in the environment atmosphere; I started to become more intentional with preparing myself for a successful day. Yes, there are still really tough days, and things out of my control, but controlling my mindset has transformed my ability to produce positive energy throughout my
Here are the five things I started implementing into my day to assure that I was on the right track to an amazing day:
1.) Dust your feet off before you hit the floor. Whatever mood you wake up in, whatever thing on your mind you have already giving you anxiety, whatever yesterday’s offensive comment you have stuck on your brain, dust it off! Do not get up and take that energy with you into the rest of your day.
2.) Start your day with a thankful heart. Wake up and be grateful! You’re breathing, you’re alive, you have a job, you’re healthy. There are so many things we take for granted that we shouldn’t and when you start your day thanking God for all the things, opportunities and people you have around you; you heart is naturally softened. Any blows that wants to come your way, your heart has room to filter before it sends your brain in a negative down spiral.
Thankful hearts are loving hearts and loving hearts helps us love others better. So write some things down you’re thankful for or lift it up in praise to God. Dance it out, pray it out, or spell it out. Totally up to you and the time you have, but it makes a big difference in your day!
3.) Prepare your Meals ahead of time.
Have a plan for breakfast, dinner AND lunch. I say it in this order because I, personally am the queen of having my dinner ready to go, my breakfast ready to go and thinking I’m baller enough to skip lunch. I’ve discovered that over 12-hour days with over 12 clients, I am in fact...not baller enough to skip lunch. Instead my stomach gets balled up and I become irritated, tired, distracted with my clients, and obviously ridiculous hungry. I’ve started packing snack packs because I don’t like a big lunch and I highly recommend it! Even if you aren’t gone all day, you never know if traffic gets really bad or your metabolism is extra revved up; grab a snack.
Plus, a big bonus with packing a lunch is the serotonin release of having something to open later in the day. Idk, I can’t explain it. Just try it!
4.) Prepare your personal workouts ahead of time. Figure out when you get to release some endorphins. Don’t go into your day realizing that you haven’t made enough time to work out for the next three days because you overbooked. As someone in the fitness world, it’s going to be important to you that you get to take care of your body and get the exercise you love. So, find the time, if it’s not there create the time. You aren’t
being selfish by blocking out a window for your own health and goals. It can be quick, and efficient but make sure you’re getting something in. My days vary and part of being a personal trainer is going with the flow on your own personal needs, but I still make the time to work out as much I need to that week.
Sometimes I have to work out after a long day and it’s tough but if I know the next day is Friday, I can do it! Sometimes I do it before my day starts in the morning and don’t start my clients until noon. I do this because I know that’s going to be important for me to have a good day. Know your body and its needs just as well as you know your clients’.
5.) Prepare your mind. We’ve talked about preparing your heart, tummy, your body, and now it’s time to talk about preparing your mind. As someone who is strong in their faith and also is a huge health/ personal development data nerd, I prioritize my time I get to spend feeding my soul with scripture and new information. I don’t always get to do this, but I’ve realized it’s an essential
part of my day. I love to start my days reading my bible and my devotional, then in the car I listen to a lot of podcasts. Usually these are on women’s health, and inspiring blog biographies from different people.
I live to inspire and be inspired. The more I keep my mind churning and focusing on overcoming, believing the impossible, and ways I can grow my spiritual gifting; the
more in-tune I feel with my purpose in life.
This may look different for you. But prioritize each day how you are going to nurture and grow yourself in the environment you’re in. This can happen through a healthy conversation with a loved one, this can happen in various ways. Find your way, your reason and go for it. Learn to live bigger and love bigger through keeping your brain alert. It might add time to your day but once you get a routine down, it’ll keep your light on upstairs much longer.
So, here are my favorite 5 steps to kickstart a successful day and week! If you’re struggling with finding time for things or have had a negative outlook on life lately; give these a try. I hope it helps you enjoy what you do to the max! Because that’s how we should all be living. ❤️