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Live your best life by living intentionally. Many of the posts on this blog are about manifesting your best life, by thinking and do those things that make you a better person, and live a better life. Here are 4 things that will help you achieve that best life.
Start Your Day With Intention
I wake at 5am, which is something I never thought I’d do. But I have a business to run which requires me to set my alarm. I do get a few minutes before I have to get out of my warm bed, and I use the time to set my intentions for the day, not hit snooze. I find when I don’t set my intentions, I can get irritated with the slightest thing that doesn’t go exactly well. Manifesting my day with intention has changed my attitude about life.
I highly recommend Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning to get you started with intention in the mornings. His story is empowering, and his book will give you a different view of the morning routine.
“Every once in a while, you read a book that changes the way you look at life. But it is so rare to find a book that changes the way you live your life. The Miracle Morning does both, and faster than you ever thought possible. I highly recommend Hal Elrod’s latest book.”
-TIM SANDERS, NY Times bestselling author of The Likability Factor
Find your Daily Affirmation
You see all the books with daily affirmations, meaning a different affirmation for each day. That’s not with this is. Find that single affirmation that gives you the energy and excitement to start your day. And take a moment several times a day to repeat this affirmation. You can set the alarm on your smart watch or use an app on your phone to remind you. Repeating your affirmation 3-5 times a day minimum will keep your mind in the right state. Always moving forward.
Be Aware of Your Current Health Status
To live your best life… you need to make sure you’re physically fit. Prioritize your health, both by keeping a routine of checkups with medical professionals, and regular manifestation.
When was the last time you went to your doctor for a general physical? A mole check with your dermatologist? You need to schedule these habits into your life, for a long and healthy life.
- Schedule a yearly check up – If you haven’t had one recently, get in as soon as you can, and make it an annual habit. There are so many invisible symptoms; blood pressure, cholesterol, and more don’t make themselves known like a fever or skin rash. You need to have bloodwork and general health tests to know where you stand.
- Move your body – Walking, running, biking, yoga, elliptical machine, just move. A body at rest tends to stay at rest, and your brain gets lazy along with it.
Newton’s First Law of Motion – “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Just get up and move. If you’re coming back from being a body at rest, start promising yourself one minute out of every waking hour. If you’re already active, go you!!!
- See your dentist – Did you know an unchecked toothache can lead to a stroke? I didn’t either until recently. Keep your regular appointment with your dentist to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy.
- Moisturizer and Sunscreen – The sun is always out, even when you can’t see it, so never leave the house without sunscreen. And don’t forget your moisturizer, so your skin looks youthful and glowing at any age.
Better Sleep, Not Necessarily More Sleep
The quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. Sound, quality sleep helps you function better during the day. Does your bed/mattress make your back hurt? Mine made my low back and right hip hurt. Is there too much light coming in the room? Noises keeping you awake? Spouse snoring like a hibernating bear (I don’t really know if hibernating bears snore, but you get the point)?
How you end your day is just as important as how you start your day. Have you left all your stress and unresolved issues at the bedroom door? Do you have a notepad by your bed? Have you left your phone on the other side of the room, so you only use it for the alarm? Cutting off your social media reading at least an hour before bedtime will help your mind relax.
Better sleep not only helps productivity, it helps your mindset too.