Thursday, November 1, 2012

Simple Truths..

It is November.
My birthday month.
The best month of the year. ;)

This month.. I will remember to not get overwhelmed & always be sure to make ME a priority.

My non-negotiables this month..

1.] I will.. consume no foods that have any ties to factory farms.  (Aka- dairy, meat, eggs, & the likes..)

2.] I will.. guzzle down that H20! Did you know that your brain is made up of 90% water!? Proper hydration is key for feeling energized, upbeat, thinking clearly and for keeping you skin/cells vibrant and healthy!

3.] I will.. eat a salad a day! Nom nom.. Spinach. Kale. Chard. VITAMINS. MINERALS. ANTIOXIDANTS. PHYTONUTRIENTS. Love me some leafy greens!

4.] I will.. breathe in & accept every situation that saunters my way. I am not a victim in my own life. Every trial & every triumph happens for me, not to me. Breathe in the positive, exhale the negative.

5.] I will.. weave in 15 minutes of yoga a day, minimum! There are a plethora of benefits of yoga beyond gaining strength and flexibility. (Though for me, flexibility is one of my top priorities! My flexibility is reminiscent of that of a long wooden plank.. Lacking, at best..)

6.] I will.. do an inversion a day! Inversion.. say what? Headstand, handstands, shoulder stands, etc. Whichever you choose.. inversions reverse the flow within your body, sending a flow of nutrients and oxygen up to your face & scalp, refreshed blood to your pituitary and hypothalamus glands, increased circulation & digestion.. should I keep going?

7.] I will.. radiate love! Make eye contact. Smile at people I cross paths with. It is so easy to just be kind, yet most people get too caught up in the things they need to get done to remember how impactful these simple actions can be. Everyone likes to be seen & acknowledged. The least you could do is say a quick hello or shoot a stranger a smile.

8.] I will.. be my own hero. Be true. Be real. Be me. I will not hold back from being myself and expressing my values in fear of what others might think of me. I will let the things that drive me & are important to me fuel my inspiration.

9.] I will.. just breathe. (this one is my fav!) Take time for me. Take time to release all inhibitions & just breathe. Ahh... Remaining conscious of my breath keeps me grounded & present, while also acting as an important reminder to be grateful for just being alive.

10.] I will.. remember that when the world fails me, as it often does, I can ask for divine help. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking & prayer. Never lose faith.

11.] I will.. speak the truth. Speak the truth. Speak the truth!