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What does it mean to know yourself?

To know yourself is to know your feelings.

In the left hand, we have love and peace.

In the right hand, we have pain and hurt.

Both sides are within us.

To know yourself is to know that the feelings of pain and hurt are within you as well as the feelings of love and peace.

To know yourself is to no longer get surprised when feelings of anger or sadness come up…

They’re actually expected to surface now and then, in fact anticipated.

To know yourself is to know how to attract positive energy back into your life when you are experiencing negative thoughts and feelings.

When you feel anger boil up – maybe someone’s driving slow on the road for example – are we letting the feeling of anger take over? Or are we taking a breather and letting it go?

Simply knowing both the pain and the peace are within you may give you a sense of relief.

You’re no longer fighting against the current…

You’re flowing with the tide.

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Don’t sweat the small stuff

And it’s all small stuff.

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Morning movement

If you’ve been feeling low energy lately – here’s a tip that most definitely will help: MORNING movement.

With morning movement, you’ll be feeling all types of good early on, and that good will ripple into the rest of your day!

Here’s a basic structure for your reference…

  • Upper body: arm circles, arm lifts
  • Lower body: leg kicks, leg swings, squats
  • Chest: push-up variations w/ cobra, downward dog
  • Back: hang from a bar
  • Abs: v-sits, russian twists, leg lifts, sit-ups

Set a timer (10-60 minutes) and knock these out shortly after you wake up in the morning.

How many reps to do? Just go until you feel it burning and then some! Switch up the exercises as you please. Throw on some music and roll with it.

Stay active my friends and keep your energy flowing 🙂

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Daily mile minimum

Hey friends! I just finished up day 199 of daily mile minimum 🙂

My current fitness goal: run/walk/hike 1 mile a day (minimum) – 365 days in a row.

A daily mile puts me at 10-25 minutes a day depending on if I’m running or walking…

Which in reality isn’t much time at all!

Lace up, start Strava, and get to stepping.

Daily mile minimum is a great mental challenge and a perfect example of an easy to do, easy not to do activity that we touched on a few days ago.

Movers! Do you vibe with the daily mile minimum / these type of fitness goals? What are you currently working toward?! Comment below!

Last summer I completed cycle outdoors 100 days in a row and found tremendous value.

Challenge yourself to do new things in a fun and realistic way. Need help coming up with a goal? Hit me up or comment below!

Check out > my Strava profile < for daily mile updates.

LOVE Y’ALL ♡

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Ask more questions

What do you see for your life?

Are you living for other people, trying to please their expectations?

Or are you asking questions, and trying to make the best decision for yourself?

Are you going with what others want?

Or are you challenging the “norm” and doing things differently?

Who do you want to be? Who and what do you need to surround yourself with? What kind of energy do you want in your circle?

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Easy to do, easy not to do

Brushing our teeth.

Taking a shower.

Eating the right foods.

Drinking enough water.

Reaching out to friends / family.

Exercising.

Giving thanks.

Breathing deeply.

Reading a few pages.

Documenting.

Saying yes to things that bring us joy.

These things like many others are very easy to do, and very easy not to do.

Day after day, we have the choice: to do or not to do.

And what we decide creates our life.

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Make time to be creative

When was the last time you created?

Building something out of nothing.

Finding a solution to a problem.

Doing art, organizing, writing, thinking.

Are you living day to day neglecting your creative muscle?

Or are you making the time to ponder and build?

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How do you deal?

When something bothers you, how do you deal with it?

Do you stomp your feet?

Do you accept without resistance?

Do you pop off at the first sign of opposition?

Or do you keep your reactions in line with your values?

Growing up, my mom taught me to express myself physically and verbally (the Philly attitude that we all know and love lol) but as I got older I realized that I can choose how I react… and my life changed forever.

I don’t get into altercations with others like I did before, things that used to bother me no longer have the same effect. My life is evolving for the better because my reactions are better.

I now take a second to breathe and think how I want to respond. I accept and do what I can in the moment. I try to see it from all sides. And I try to hold compassion and empathy forefront.

So how do you deal?

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Daily powerlist

A list of 5 things to do today that will get you closer to your goals.

These to-dos aren’t habits – they are additional to your regular routine.

This is why the powerlist is a great tool to use if you are looking to better your life.

Each day you consciously choose 5 things you’d like to do that day to further your goals.

If you get everything done on the list to a T, you win the day.

If you miss even one you lose the day.

Keep track of your days with a print out or virtual calendar.

Win enough days, you win the week. Win enough weeks, you win the month. Win enough months, you win the year. Win enough years, you win at life.

My powerlist today:

  1. Create personal blog poa sheet
  2. Daily snippet (this!)
  3. Daily mile
  4. Read 10 pages
  5. C & J (weekly meeting) prep

Ps – Hi, doing a nightly check-in and I won the day! Another one in the books. Now to create a powerlist for tomorrow, then do what I please for the rest of the night. Stay blessed my friends!

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Taking a walk

Hearing wind chimes, birds, lawn mowers.

Smelling fresh air, the flowers and greenery.

Seeing houses, cars, people, stores, streets, animals, plants.

Feeling my phone in my hand, champ’s leash on my arm, and socks on my feet. Also feeling grateful, a little hungry, sweaty, and inspired.

Tasting peppermint.

Thinking about the moment. Grounding myself in the now.