The journey….

This journey is amazing however I would not be truthful if I did not admit that sometimes it is scary. I love my life and I love what I do which is why looking back is sometimes hard for me. At some point in my young life I had made a decision to never look back and to move as far away as I could from the demons and trauma in my past. That sounds like a very good strategy however when you get to the point where you realize you’re still running and there’s no need to run it can be very eye-opening. I remember waking up one morning and rushing off to work and then rushing to make phone calls and then rushing to get to customers and then rushing to get my kids and rushing to make sure everything okay. At some point I hit a brick wall mentally and had to realize that I was rushing for no reason and I was running for no reason. I had finally gotten to a point where everything was okay however that is not to say that everything is perfect but it was definitely okay and actually life is better than okay.

I really am enjoying the journey right now.. I take time to relax. I take time to hang out with my family and friends. I look at challenges now as things that will make me stronger and I think at some point in my life I realized that is the best way to look at challenges. But I also think that there were times that I was looking at challenges and feeling like that if I didn’t hurry up and fix things that I would be gobbled up by life. I always want to take care of challenges as quickly as possible but sometimes challenges allow me to become a better me. By looking at challenges this way it is given my life more peace and calm. I also take time to enjoy the fact that life is good and that life is beautiful and not everything has to be about growing my company bigger or making more money. In fact the more I focus on just being happy and doing what I love success just seems to start flowing my way.

My hope is that everyone will get to a point where they enjoy the journey and take action steps to do so. I will say this part of enjoying the journey is learning what I need to do to enjoy the journey. Here’s a list of things that I have decided are the keys to me enjoying my journey in this life:

Time with friends and family

Time alone

Exercise

No gluten

Less dairy (no dairy)

Sex

Sleep

Walking for 30 min

Watching motivational videos

Writing

Learning piano

Learning guitar

Learning something new

Meditation

A little yoga

Planks

Watching cute animal videos for 5 min

Calling an old friend

Reaching out to my senior customers to say hi

Encouraging others

Doing my show

Running my company

Admitting when I am wrong

Apologizing

Forgive

Stay away from toxic people or things

Traveling

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Time for a new belt!!!

Well…I may not have been blogging everyday. But I will say this I have been consistent every day with making good choices and choosing better ways to treat my body and my mind. Those better choices are starting to show up on the scale and in the way my clothes fit and for that I am very grateful.

Feeling Good

I haven’t wrote in a while. Things are good however things can always get better. I am still on my weightloss journey and building my business. I have noticed that my life has improved in the areas where I am intentional. What that looks like in real life is that I am being very consistent with what I am eating and not eating. I write down a to do list every day which includes items that will specifically help my business, fitness and mindfulness. A typical to do list will look something like this;

To Do

Eat clean

Clean out car

Make 50 calls

Do estimates

Call Mr. Moore

Walk for 30 min

Put 1000 in “xyz” account

Save 20%

Do a social media post

Plan girls night out with the kids

Read 30 minutes

Depending on what is going on that day my list will also include some fires I may need to put out. My goal every day is to solve problems or as I like to say handle my challenges. I like the word challenges better than the word problem because I have a competitive spirit and that word works better for my brain. Also my to do list is hand written because that works better for me however I know people that only do a digital list because that works better for them.

The other thing I have done is cut back on the news because I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Overall I am very careful about what I put in my brain. I generally will have a positive motivational podcast or video playing in my car because I spend so much time in my car and it is a great way to learn and stay focused.

I have to go now but I will have more tips on what I am doing to improve my life tomorrow.