By Health and Wellness coach Nicole Granato, Image Amber Lestrange
Do you want to feel good from the minute you wake up to the moment you go to sleep?
Sometimes it can be hard to feel our best, both emotionally and physically, as the daily barrage of outside stressors do their best to exhaust us and beg us to question what’s really important. Sometimes we tend to neglect our truth and what sets our hearts on fire, making it difficult to adhere to those daily practices that keep us on level ground and establishing stability in our mind, body and heart. If you can maintain at least one daily task to strengthen yourself and your truth, you will begin to find more balance in dealing with this crazy thing we call life.
Here are some beneficial habits to start incorporating daily… Start by picking just one, and expand from there if you like.
Morning. The beginning of a new day, a new start the ability to create our day however you like.
Start the morning with a mantra: “ I am going to make today an amazing day.” “Today is a new start and I am going to make it epic.” When you wake up, try and refrain from picking up your phone first thing; instead, lay in bed for five minutes with one hand on your stomach and the other on your heart and practice slow breathing.
Throughout the day. Sometimes we can allow the outside world to affect how we feel about ourselves — our confidence in how we look, our capability of dealing with certain people or situations.
I am a big fan of standing in front of yourself in a mirror and reminding myself of how amazing I am. You can say something like: “I am beautiful and capable of handling anything life throws at me.”
“I am beautiful and worthy of greatness in all areas of my life.”
Evening. One of my favorite evening rituals looks like this: taking a bath and performing self care rituals that might include a face mask, body cream, organizing my room, making a cup of tea and allowing myself an hour to do with whatever I need to relax and take care of me. When you really take care of yourself and don’t skimp on the little stuff, it shows in everything you do — how you carry yourself, your own personal confidence and how you allow others to treat you. Feeling beautiful is an inside job and it takes the will to put time aside to care for yourself, no matter how crazy life can get!
Always remember you are beautiful, you are worthy, and you have EVERYTHING to offer to the world. Sometimes the world can be a heavy and hard place in which to exist. We are constantly made to feel like we are never enough or there is always another thing we need to change to feel like we can accept ourself. Ultimately, what it comes down to is…how do you care for yourself? If you neglect yourself, attaining your highest self will be that much harder to achieve.
By Health and Wellness coach, Nicole Granato.
Nicole specializes in working with young girls and woman, particularly in areas of infertility and pregnancy as well as body image and sexuality and weight issues.
What are your favorite daily rituals and mantras? Let us know in the comments!