I start every morning with a gym session. My friends always joke about how I never miss a day and that I don't let myself "live." Little do they know that this is my FAVORITE way to start my day.
News flash... I'm human and NO I do NOT wake up in a happy-go-lucky mood EVERY DAY. But when I walk out of the gym after a crazy lifting session or a morning run where I publicly air-drum like a mad woman to the music blasting through my headphones on the treadmill I just feel... alive.
I feel so accomplished starting my day off with something that allows me to leave every bit of stress, frustration, distraction or anger behind. I take it all out in my workout and with that I am able to take on my day with an open positive mind set. It is my own personal therapy session... with me, myself and I... and the weights and work out equipment naturally.
On top of this, I also make sure I find time in my day to do ONE NICE THING FOR ME.
I believe this is what changed my entire world around. I've spent year after year, day after day and hour after hour worrying about this, that and the other that I NEVER MADE TIME FOR ME.
Even something as simple as making sure I write or read for an hour a day, nothing fancy, just something that makes me feel good and allows me to escape the craziness of the world around me.
Everyone should try it. I guarantee you that it will do WONDERS for your state of mind and how you feel on a daily basis.
Trust me... for a workaholic, like myself, it was NO EASY at first. But with practice and daily reminders to myself.. it just became a huge and pleasant part of my daily routine.
Remember to give yourself some love EACH AND EVERY DAY.... because you deserve it.