Influencer @juliabaggish weighs in on ways she maintains her positive energy.
Everyone has different hurdles to overcome in order to check all the boxes to call the day a success. Personally, I’ve always been an early to rise, early to sleep person. The way I wake up sets the tone for the rest of my day. It’s important to remember that not every day will roll smoothly, and not everyday will radiate sunshine and unicorns. Some days you have to make a more conscious effort to find happiness, gratitude, and joy.My Personal Tips for a balanced day:
1. Even if life is stressful, I try to wake up with a good attitude. Life is good, my basic needs are met and most of my wants are fulfilled. Luckily, I’m healthy, I’m safe, I have food & shelter. During the tough times in my life, in order to combat against bad vibes, I’ve practiced actions like journaling 3 things I’m grateful for. This reminds me that I have much to be thankful for.
2.I know you’ve heard this from nearly everyone, but you’ve gotta eat breakfast. I don’t care if it’s eggs, cereal, a protein shake, fruit, a snack bar, whatever; you know you have to eat in order to fuel yourself for the day. Truly, this goes for the whole day. Too often I fall into the pattern of having a coffee when I wake up looking up to find it’s 7:30 pm. Maintaining your energy means EATING REAL FOOD. I promise I’ll try and be better about this if you will too. On this same note, I sincerely advise against crazy diets. The green juice only, no dairy, no gluten, no soy, no fun deal, is plain and simple not worth it.
3. Be conscious of your energy and how you spend your time. This is key in maintaining your positive outlook. Be wary of people who only reach out when they want something, be conscious of emotional and energetic vampires, be careful with how you define loyalty. Some people may have earned a spot on the roster in years past, but don’t make the cut this season. That’s completely okay! Typically, we oblige ourselves to situations that are not healthy out of confusion. Maturing means discerning what is and isn’t healthy. Eliminating unnecessary stress will create more time and energy to allocate elsewhere.
4.Exercise! I love training in the boxing gym so working out never seems like a chore. I box between 3-5 times per week anywhere from 1-2.5 hours. I supplement with Pure Barre, which I’ve grown to really love, and CorePower Yoga. Usually once or twice a week I run three miles (22 minutes or less so I’m not going backwards). Find what you enjoy so that your fitness routine doesn’t feel like a chore. Don’t forget to GOAL SET — maybe that means beating a personal record, maybe it means competing in a sport (like boxing or MMA), maybe it means being consistent in the gym every day. Purpose tends to drive habit.
5. Figure out what makes you happy and do more of it. Make time to love on your pets, call your mom and dad, say hi to the mailman, kiss your significant other —be a joyful person! Attitude is 95% of the recipe to meeting the day with a full tank of gas.