2020 has been a tough year for all of us. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and the economic crisis, many of us have been processing our shock, grief, and the constant feeling of overwhelm.
We have also been faced with the fact that our lives will never be quite the same again. So, let’s treat this like the opportunity that it is and see it as a re-opening or a re-birth of life. I promised myself that I would not let ANYTHING keep me from living my best life…my fullest and fiercest life, and neither should you!
No matter what life brings us the rest of this year, we have to press on in a BIG way.
So I have a challenge for you, and no it’s not one of my usual physical fitness challenges. Instead, I challenge you to get up, brush yourself off, and do the things that keep you well.
I challenge you to take control of your life and create something beautiful out of all of the trials and tribulations that have rocked your world.
I challenge you to dig deep, stay strong, and multiply your incredible gifts.
So How can you plan on rising to this challenge? Well, let me help. Start with these three tips as your guide:
1. Exercise Your Creativity
Now more than ever, we need to take care of our health and mental well-being. I find that the most effective way to take care of myself is by exercising not just my body but also my creativity.
Scientific studies have shown that creativity can help reduce your stress. That is because your creativity not only gives you an outlet for all your worries and anxieties, but can actually help generate joy in your life because you’re doing something that makes you feel good.
The simple act of creating something is a great exercise for the mind, and the end product of having created something beautiful is truly fulfilling.
Whether it’s writing, photography, or painting, creative pursuits are effective at keeping us open-minded, positive, and motivated.
And guess what? If you’re not feeling particularly creative, get up and start moving. Studies have also shown that exercise helps boost your creativity.
2. Carve Out A New Routine
Many of us have been coping with grief and loss of our daily lives. However, our lives aren’t lost. They are dramatically changed, but rather than viewing this time as things being taken away from you, think instead about this time as an opportunity to innovate a new lifestyle that can bring you moments of respite and happiness.
Some of the things that we used to do may no longer be suitable to our current situation, so why not carve out a new daily routine? We can’t control every aspect of our life—you may suddenly have had to work at home, for instance—but we can take control of our routines and our attitudes. Make changes in your routines so that you can do the new things you need to do while also incorporating the activities you enjoy.
3. Lift Your Spirit With Healthy Positivity
They say laughter is the best medicine, and I have to agree. Things are very hard for our communities, so many of us feel almost a sense of guilt if we take time to laugh and enjoy our lives right now. However, positivity is powerful and needed more than anything else during seemingly hopeless times.
Do things that make you feel fulfilled, spend time with people that make you laugh, walk and immerse yourself in nature.
These little things will make a world of difference in improving your outlook and getting you back into your healthy lifestyle.
Your joy and your positive actions can also help the people around you lift their spirits. So as you take time to laugh, do it with intention, and share your laugh with others so they get a little relief from the storm too.
I know you are up to this challenge and I’m here to support you every step of the way.
There is nothing like the present when it comes to taking control of your life.
Simply rise up! March forward. One day at a time.
Fit Expo is going VIRTUAL this year!
It’s still going to be packed with SO MUCH FUN and good information!
Will I “see” you there?! Let’s get FIT AND FAB together!
https://thefitexpo.com/city/virtual/ <<<—–Be sure to register here!! Trust me you don’t want to miss this.
Quote Of The Day –
“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine