Let’s be honest with ourselves. Each year starts with a multitude of resolutions and life changing affirmations for the year ahead. Stuck to them? Probably not. However, this year is different. Time to restore "get up and go". A chance to achieve more. A chance to get it right. But, the first steps are always the hardest. Your mind must be in it. Better mind, better at life. If it’s not, you’re not going anywhere fast. You need to start with your power house. Your brain!
Take a planned break from technology. Turn your phone off. Say no to emails. Sign out of social media (after reading this of course). Take time out, it’s important. Block out the distractions. Allow yourself to truly focus on internal reflection. The average person spends 3.9 years of their life staring at their phone screen. Wow. That’s a lot of time. Imagine spending that time on yourself. You could read. Watch a sunset. Start a new hobby. Plan your next big adventure. Reconnect with loved ones. Learn a new language. The list is endless.
Grab that pen
Sounds cliché, but it works. There’s science behind it. Write down those negative thoughts. That mind clutter from the past and present. Scribble them down and physically throw them away. How liberating. Hello charity. Result? Feel cleansed, clear, released and relieved.
Exercise your body. Exercise your mind. Physical activity improves your memory, problem solving skills, boosts positivity and welcomes the calm. Go for that run. Sign up to that nearby gym. Attend that gym class you’ve been procrastinating about for far too long. You’ve got this.
Anything can look daunting when piled up. Those endless to-do’s, those million and one things you put off until the following day. Although multi-tasking is meant to be in the DNA of every woman, we’re here to debunk that myth. Single tasking is the way forward. Each task requires attention, energy, and focus. Break down that long list of to-do’s and prioritise. Let your mind feel happy with a sense of achievement.
Live in the moment
It may seem like a glaringly obvious piece of advice but it’s the hardest, ladies. Thoughts of the past and possibilities of the future may be the most detrimental activity to our minds. It’s always beneficial to have future goals and aspirations but don’t let your mind live in a place that has passed or doesn’t exist yet. The here and now is where your mind will feel calmer.
Better mind, better at life
So, go forth and be mindful
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