We all want to perform our best, but we sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed and burnt out after having taken on too many tasks. Instead, it’s best to focus on what most important and alternate between steady habits of stress and rest to maximize improvements. Planning focused sessions that alternate between both these simple concepts are the key components to progress, helping those disciplined to follow reach their full potential in physical, mental, and emotional fitness.
Tag: self improvement
Every morning I roll out of bed and onto the floor before the sun gets up. I wake up in time to prevent my alarm from sounding off at 5:30AM and waking up my roommates. “Bixby,” I tell my phone, “set a timer for 10 minutes.”
I set my palms onto the floor and assume a table position with my knees below my hips. I grind my toes into the the carpet and carry my knees off the ground and lift my butt into the air—downward dog. I stretch as far as I can and listen for my ankles to pop. I progress through my morning routine by limbering up and getting my mind ready to tackle the day that lies ahead.
Starting with Positivity
Morning routines are important for setting the tone for the rest of the day. I use yoga and meditation to get my body and mind into the right vibration to accept all challenges with open arms. There are countless productive activities to add to your morning routines and improve mood in the morning. A good morning routine can create an outlook of overcoming the day with positivity. Some activities that I regularly do everyday include:
This is not like my usual posts, but I’d like to share a personal experience today.
It’s a slow grind to the top to of Mt Everest, and sometimes climbers need to backtrack down the mountain to acclimate to higher altitudes. Anticipate altitude sickness, because climbers that do are better equipped to handle the challenges that lie on the journey ahead. Climbing Mt. Everest was never meant to be easy, it’s a test of fortitude, will, and perseverance. Mt. Everest isn’t just a mountain in Nepal, it’s our greatest challenge—it’s our purpose. What’s your Mt. Everest?
I moved out of my mom’s house and rented a room from a 36-year-old Filipino lady living in an apartment nearby my work. I hope to live here for only a few months until I can get my own space in better living conditions with people closer to my age. I just needed to get out of my situation and onto my own thing. As much as I love my family and as much money as I was saving, I just wasn’t in a healthy situation. I felt that moving out was the best decision for my mental and physical health.
People are met with many difficulties when trying to achieve a goal, leading many to quit. While these hardships can deter the weak hearted, those that persevere through those tribulations are reward triumphantly. There are many components to success, but one especially important one is consistency.
Clothing choice expresses a lot about a person. There’s a saying that goes, “dress for success,” and that clothing choice and success can be anything imaginable. A person could wear a suit when going to work, an athletic fit when going to the gym, or a pair of jeans and a t-shirt when spending a night out with friends—a person’s clothing generally determines what type of frame of mind that person will be in. Wearing clothes that embody the vision of success attracts a successful lifestyle, and that’s how I feel about my news pair of shoes.
Have you ever wanted to start up a new habit or break a bad one, but found it difficult to maintain a steady streak? This happens to a lot of us, but once those habits are set in place, it can be difficult to stop you from slowing climbing your way up the figurative mountain to achieving your goals. Understanding the concept of a keystone habit and learning how to use this information will help you control your actions and prime your mind for a day full of positivity and productivity.