So – here is my schedule today:
5:30 AM – Wake up due to my crazily horrible sleeping habits of late
6:30 AM – Unglue my butt from the comfy guest bed at Tina’s
7:00 AM – Begin commute to Boston airport
9:45 AM – Flight home
12:30 PM – Arrive, drive directly to potential new office location with the Husband for clinic meeting
2:20 PM – Girls on the Run
4:00 PM – Rush home and shower
5:10 PM – Film local news segment
7:30 PM – Hold webinar
9:00 PM – 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 I’m doing is important/necessary to me, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t stress me out.
So – I wanted to share a little thing I do every morning. When I’m in bed, slowly waking up, I think about my day and try to set at least two healthy intentions. I don’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 – “Run 10 miles” or “Go grocery shopping and prepare a healthy dinner.” Other days (like today), my intentions are much smaller, “Don’t give into the coffee cravings (because I’m trying to quit),” “Do 10 push-ups,” or “Eat a fruit or veggie with every meal.” It’s unrealistic to expect that I can exercise or cook homemade meals every single day. My personal mantra is “Never set yourself up to fail.” The simple active of SETTING a healthy intention makes me feel so much more focused and efficient. And when I fulfill the intention – no matter how small – I feel accomplished.
And feeling accomplished – even when you’re running around like a crazy person – is so, so nice. By setting a small healthy intention every day, I never feel like I’m ‘failing’ 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 – what’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!
My healthy intention today is to run 2.5 miles…..and I’m working on getting my butt of the couch right now to actually get that done :))