We know life can get crazy sometimes... With the new year in full swing, we're trying our best to tackle our New Year's resolutions, stay on top of our busy schedules, and catch up on work, chores, family, and friends.
With so much to do and so little time, it's easy to let the days fly by without really giving it much conscious thought. That's why we're stepping in to remind you that your mental, physical, and emotional health matters most and deserves your time and attention!
We don't want you to forget to take some time for yourself today and invest in your well-being with only the best natural foods, holistic supplements, water, and rest. With this, we'd like to focus on starting each day with words of wisdom.
Starting the day with intention and a morning mindfulness routine is one of the best things you can do to put yourself first. Allow yourself a few minutes over morning coffee to write out your intentions, goals, and daily reminders.
Taking a conscious moment before beginning your day to remind yourself of your value and goals can help you feel more clear-minded, motivated, relaxed, centered, and can truly set you up for success.
Daily morning affirmations have been shown to increase productivity, feelings of well-being, confidence, and improved relationships. There are plenty of apps that you can download that will automatically send you a morning affirmation.
If you're the type of person who tends to live in the past, compare yourself to others, or have a hard time being positive each day, consider starting your day with one of these friendly reminders.
Reality is not fun all the time. Finding moments of joy and shifting your mindset can make a world of difference in your overall wellness. Each moment we make is something to be grateful for. Even our most embarrassing or hardest moments teach us how to live better.
Staying positive is essential to creating a healthy future for yourself. Let's get into the 10 daily reminders we think can help make each day a little better.
HERE ARE 10 DAILY REMINDERS TO
HELP SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
1. Don't let a bad yesterday ruin a good today.
Let the past stay in the past.
Life is about slow progress, so every day is not going to be great. Some days you will slip up, feel down, or be unmotivated.
Whether you made a mistake at work or are temporarily feeling despair or anxiety, it's important to remind yourself that it's just a bad day, not a bad life. Tomorrow is another day to get back in a healthy mindset and get back on track with your goals!
2. Don't take life for granted.
Tomorrow is never guaranteed.
This doesn't mean you need to go skydiving or climb a mountain, it just simply means to be grateful each day for what is in front of you. We tend to take simple pleasures for granted such as hearing a beautiful song, breathing in a Spring morning, or cuddling with those we love.
All of the great things in life are these simple things that may happen without our realization. Remember to take time to appreciate these moments.
3. Don't compare yourself to others.
Comparison will only rob you of your happiness and joy.
With social media these days, it's borderline impossible to live life without comparison. While vanity has always existed, it seems to be snowballing into beauty standards that are impractical and unfeasible.
It's important to realize every day that not everyone is going to be an Instagram model. If you find yourself spiraling down a comparison tunnel, take a step back, and think about your own personal progress. Think about how far you've come, and remind yourself when you wanted so badly everything you have today.
4. You alone are in control of your own happiness.
You are in the driver's seat and responsible for your own happiness.
This is one of the most important daily reminders. When it feels like everything is out of your control and nothing is going your way (as life does sometimes) remind yourself that it is temporary. You are in control of your own mindset which is where happiness lives.
Shifting your mindset can be more work than it seems. Pulling yourself out of a negative train of thought takes work. That's where these daily reminders really come in handy. If you can keep this idea that you are in charge of your happiness in the forefront of your mind, you may experience more happy moments than you thought possible.
5. You are unique and there's no one else quite like you.
You are one-of-a-kind and the world needs your unique talents and skills.
Are you familiar with imposter syndrome? Many of us have a hard time believing that we're good enough, strong enough, smart enough, etc. which is only a detriment to ourselves. Imposter syndrome is defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It's more common than you think.
If you constantly doubt yourself and feel like you don't deserve opportunities that present themself to you, consider adding this daily reminder to your morning routine. Leaving your comfort zone is one of the hardest things to do, but when you do, you grow. You deserve everything that comes your way and you CAN do it!
6. Be mindful of how you speak to yourself.
Treat yourself with the same amount of kindness, love, and patience that you do your most precious loved ones.
This wraps up everything we're listing here. Be positive when you talk to yourself each day. Take note of when you talk down to yourself. Maybe it's "why are you even trying, you're going to fail" or "don't eat that you don't deserve it." These negative voices can become overwhelming and make us feel bad all the time.
Take these thoughts and turn them into "if I keep trying, I will grow and learn even if I don't succeed," or "eating this one treat does not mean I'm a bad person." It's so important to be kind to yourself and create a positive inner dialogue.
7. You may not be able to control life, but you can control your reactions.
The goal isn't to eliminate all of your negative thoughts and feelings, but to change your response to them.
This daily reminder touches on the reality of negative thought. Like we discussed in #6, it's important to recognize when these thoughts arise and work on turning them into positive self-talk.
The goal here is not to get down on yourself for feeling low or talking down to yourself, but to recognize that these thoughts and feelings are not productive and can lead to further mental health concerns.
8. Shake off the nonsense and focus on what really matters.
Most of the things you stress about today won't matter a month from now.
Bring your attention to what's important and watch your life move forward in the direction of your goals. Do likes on a social media post really matter? Does skipping a workout one day derail your entire fitness goal?
Think about life as a series of long-term habits. One slip-up or mistake is likely not going to matter. In this same sense, think about all the trivial things you take too seriously that don't really affect your life as a whole. Make a list of what is important to you and forget the rest. Staying focused on what matters is easier said than done, but we believe in you!
9. Respect yourself and set healthy boundaries.
Remember that your needs matter and learn when to say 'no' so that you won't overextend yourself. Make yourself your own top priority!
Setting boundaries is a difficult concept to take on - especially if making others happy makes you feel good. The truth of the matter is, there will come a time when you can't make everyone AND yourself happy.
This is where boundaries come in. Your health is the top priority. You have to put yourself first and let others know that that's what you are doing. If they respect you, they will understand - and maybe even be inspired by your strength and willpower. Those are the people you want in your life.
10. Embrace your age and practice gratitude daily.
Growing old is a gift denied to many. Embrace the wisdom and confidence that comes with age and realize all the ways in which life awakens as you age.
Getting older is beautiful. Though life may seem long at times, it certainly feels short when you look back on the years. Daily reminders help you remember the beauty in the times you've had and to be grateful for every day as you age.
DO YOU HAVE ANY POSITIVE DAILY AFFIRMATIONS OR REMINDERS THAT SET YOUR DAY ON THE RIGHT PATH? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!