So â€“ here is my schedule today:
5:30 AM â€“ Wake up due to my crazily horrible sleeping habits of late
6:30 AM â€“ Unglue my butt from the comfy guest bed at Tinaâ€™s
7:00 AM â€“ Begin commute to Boston airport
9:45 AM â€“ Flight home
12:30 PM â€“ Arrive, drive directly to potential new office location with the Husband for clinic meeting
2:20 PM â€“ Girls on the Run
4:00 PM â€“ Rush home and shower
5:10 PM â€“ Film local news segment
7:30 PM â€“ Hold webinar
9:00 PM â€“ Face plant on the couch (anticipated)
Clearly, today does not offer much time for breathing, relaxing, exercising, and eating meals that are not consumed in a vehicle. I like to be busy and everything Iâ€™m doing is important/necessary to me, but that doesnâ€™t mean it doesnâ€™t stress me out.
So â€“ I wanted to share a little thing I do every morning. When Iâ€™m in bed, slowly waking up, I think about my day and try to set at least two healthy intentions. I donâ€™t mind making the effort to be healthy (mentally or physically) when busy because it makes me feel so much better overall.
Sometimes, I set big healthy intentions â€“ â€œRun 10 milesâ€ or â€œGo grocery shopping and prepare a healthy dinner.â€ Other days (like today), my intentions are much smaller, â€œDonâ€™t give into the coffee cravings (because Iâ€™m trying to quit),â€ â€œDo 10 push-ups,â€ or â€œEat a fruit or veggie with every meal.â€ Itâ€™s unrealistic to expect that I can exercise or cook homemade meals every single day. My personal mantra is â€œNever set yourself up to fail.â€ The simple active of SETTING a healthy intention makes me feel so much more focused and efficient. And when I fulfill the intention â€“ no matter how small â€“ I feel accomplished.
And feeling accomplished â€“ even when youâ€™re running around like a crazy person â€“ is so, so nice. By setting a small healthy intention every day, I never feel like Iâ€™m â€˜failingâ€™ at my goals. I just feel like a success. And that, in turn, makes it easier to stay on track and truly not fall off the wagon.
So â€“ whatâ€™s your healthy intention for the day? Mine are to run 1.5 miles at Girls on the Run and breathe deeply when I feel overwhelmed. Breathing deeply right now!