The practice of gratitude and savoring leads to a happier, more positive disposition which leads to better health.
The practice of compassion (for self and others) leads to a greater sense of connection, peace and less anger.
The practice of meditation leads to a clearer, more focused mind with less monkey chatter.
The practice of being financially responsible leads to the freedom to go on vacation or get a new tattoo every year without going into debt.
The practice of regular exercise and movement leads to a more flexible, happier, moveable body that’s free from pain.
See the connection?
I know that none of these practices are easy, but when we are motivated by self-love instead of fear, they are much smoother and more sustainable. We must, however, start somewhere and practice… every day. That’s why it’s called a practice. No one (but ourselves) is expecting perfection when we first start. Often, the most difficult step is starting.
Once you’ve started here are 3 helpful tips to keep you going.
- Have realistic expectations, especially when starting out. Baby steps and bite size chunks are key.
- When you fall off the wagon or don’t meet your expectations, have compassion for yourself. There’s no need for judgement, just get back up and start wherever you left off.
- Get support! The likelihood of achieving any goal in a vacuum or surrounded by negative or unsupportive people is very low. Recruit people who are inspiring, who already have a healthy practice and/or who are truly committed to helping you become the best version of you possible.
You got this and you deserve all the love, peace, ease, and freedom you can imagine!