My belief: how you feel about yourself, show up for yourself & what you choose to focus on determines what you get out of life. We all have the power within ourselves to get the most out of life, but we are often the ones holding ourselves back.
I believe the base foundation to getting the most out of life starts from within. It starts with challenging yourself & believing in yourself.
I believe that we are the ones holding ourselves back and we have the control to shift how we show up for ourselves & truly love our life. At the end of the day, what is the point of life if you don’t love it?
We have one shot at this life.
We are all so lucky to be here.
We have the power inside of us to really make an impact on the world & live life the way WE want to.
Doesn’t that sound amazing?
In this post, I am sharing my 9 simple tips that you can start implementing TODAY to start working toward living your best life <3 Let’s dig in!
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CREATE HEALTHY HABITS
The more you take care of yourself, the better you will feel.
These habits might look different for different people, but some ideas include (definitely not limited to):
- Moving your body
- Feeding your body healthy foods
- Picking up a book instead of watching so much TV
- Making it a goal to park further away in the parking lot so you can get in extra steps
When you take the time to engage in some simple habits, you are more likely to start feeling better about yourself. Incorporating simple healthy habits throughout your day can make a HUGE impact on how you feel overall.
Sometimes, it can often cause a ripple effect. Meaning, one simple habit is likely to lead to another, and another, and another.
CREATE HELPFUL ROUTINES
Create a morning routine
We’ve all heard all about how setting a solid morning routine is incredibly important for starting the day. I don’t believe there’s one “perfect” morning routine universal for everyone. What works really well for me might not work for you and vice versa and that’s OK! But, I do think it’s important for everyone to set one for themselves & test out different strategies to figure out what that ideal morning routine looks like.
The thing about routines is that they change often. They change with us, when certain life shifts happen. For me, it’s changed many times over the years & especially with starting my own business working from home.
Personally, I’m a BIG morning person. I’m definitely one of those “annoying morning people” that people like to complain about. I just think mornings are so peaceful, especially early mornings. I love getting up early before the sun and taking my time to get ready for the day because how I spend my mornings definitely sets the tone for how the rest of the day is going to be.
Create an evening routine
I talk about this importance of self care & creating a solid morning routine, but having a solid night routine is just as important. Your night routine is important because it allows you to prepare for the next day!
After some trial & error with my night routine, I have figured out a routine that works for me and makes sure that I am getting the sleep I need & preparation that I need.
I talk about journaling often, but I do because I wholeheartedly believe in it. I believe in the therapeutic nature of getting everything out of your head and onto paper.
Many success stories & successful people include journaling constantly to get everything out of their subconscious & work through what is going on.
This can help with working through any limiting beliefs you might have, what is bothering you right now. It can help you have breakthroughs & “aha!” moments.
If you are struggling with what to write about, I wrote a post on 50 Journal Prompts For Self Reflection & Self Discovery that you might find helpful! Inside that post is also a free printable guide that you can download! <3
So, grab your journal and get to writing!
EXPRESS GRATITUDE DAILY
Expressing gratitude daily is something that I recently started incorporating into my routine and I have seen a huge difference in how I feel overall. Often, we are so used to going about our days complaining about things that we don’t have in our lives & getting frustrated with the inconveniences. But, taking the time everyday to list 3-5 things that you are thankful for can change your entire perception of what is going on.
When you start shifting your mindset & the perception around what you are focusing on, it will seriously change how you show up for yourself everyday.
I don’t just mean express the same obvious things every day- like your parents, friends, etc. Which are all great to be grateful for, but I mean challenging yourself to take the time to show gratitude for simply being alive, your healthy body, having access to clean water, the sun coming up this morning, even all of the road blocks & learning experiences.
I personally love The Five Minute Journal!
I love this journal because it’s quick & gets right to the point. I’ve been using this journal for a couple years now and it’s really good for getting you in the habit of expressing gratitude.
You have prompts to write about at the start of the day and a reflection to do at the end of the day. The page starts off with a quote or a “weekly challenge”, followed by having you list 3 things you’re grateful for, 3 things that would make the day great and a daily affirmation.
Then, at the end of the day, you reflect on how the day went. Having you write about 3 things that went well and listing what would have made the day better. Even on those days that you feel didn’t go so well, this really helps to be able to find some positives in what you might think there aren’t any.
I love this journal & highly recommend you get your hands on it! <3
GET RID OF EXCUSES
Ah, yes. Good ol’ excuses. We are constantly making excuses for ourselves, even when we don’t even notice it.
- “I don’t have time”
- “I don’t have what it takes”
- “I will never be able to be successful”
- “I’m not pretty enough”
- “I’m not good enough”
- “Nothing ever works out for me”
Whether you want to believe it or not, those are all excuses. They are all excuses holding yourself back from living your life to the fullest. They are excuses that keep you right where you are.
In order to get the most out of life, you have to get rid of those constant excuses for not showing up fully for yourself.
GET RID OF COMPARISON TO OTHERS
Comparing yourself to someone else is the fastest way to halt any possibility to get the most out of life. However, I understand that it is so much easier said than done to get rid of this comparison.
Take yourself out of situations where you are going to compare yourself to others while you work on yourself. Once you can your power back from other people, that’s when they magic can really begin.
FACE YOUR FEARS
A lot of people don’t reach their full potential because they are letting fear win. They stay in their comfort zone forever because they think it’s better than what potentially could happen if they get uncomfy.
What is something that you really want to do, but you know there is a possibility that it could take you to the next level?
Do that. Be okay with failing because that’s where growth happens.
SET ATTAINABLE GOALS
Setting goals is something that I have always struggled with because I wasn’t doing it right. I always focused on the big picture goal- the goal that may or may not be in my control.
When you break your goals down into actionable steps that you can start taking, it’s so much easier to actually reach your goals and feel really good about it.
What can you start doing TODAY to get you to that goal?
To help you stay on track with your goals, make sure you check out the Day Designer Planner. I have searched EVERYWHERE for the perfect planner that has everything you would need! Trust me, I saved you so much time here. Check out this planner and your goals are so much closer than you think!
I love this planner for so many reasons!
- Monthly calendar
- Daily schedule so you can map out how your day is going to look, space for to-do lists and daily notes
- Daily gratitude
- Weekend planning
- Week reflection
This is absolutely the perfect planner to help you get organized and reach those goals!
PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU FOCUS ON
PROTECT YOUR ENERGY! Create an awareness around where you are choosing to place your energy. Why are you focusing on that particular thing? Is it helpful? Does it make you feel good or does it make you feel icky?
Mindset & perception are both really important in living your best life. Protect your energy & start creating an awareness around where you are focusing your energy.
You will probably be really surprised how much you are placing your energy in unhelpful places.
YOU have the power inside of yourself to get the most out of this life.
YOU deserve it, babe <3 I hope you found this to be helpful!
I do offer 1:1 coaching and invite you to check out my opportunities if that is something that you would be interested in. Click here for more information on my 1:1 coaching opportunities! <3
>> click here to download my 5 tips for crushing your goals
>> click here to download my self care planning worksheet
>> click here to download my 50 journal prompts for self reflection & self discovery
Coach Jessie Shibko