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Food 4 Your Soul: Mindfully You! Become the best you by being PRESENT!
Today we live in a world where there are so many things competing for our attention! Social media, jobs, family and the list continues.
Due to this, we often find our bodies in one place but our minds in another. In more ways than one multi-tasking or not being present affects our relations and productivity.
Therefore try this exercise and tell me what you think.
Be mindful of your thoughts: The next time you find yourself in a conversation, catch yourself if your mind wonders to another place or task or thought. When this happen say the words, be present. Then focus on what the person you're speaking with it wearing and saying. Even repeat back to them one thing they mentioned. This will help you determine if you were really listening.
Here's to your health...
In January, I will be doing seminars on mindfulness, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd be interested in signing up for a virtual or in person mindfulness class!
Love Your Body So Your Daughter Can Learn To Love Hers Too:
Research shows the way a mother feels about her body can impact the way her daughter feels about her body too! Therefore use the following three tips to help your daughter become more body confident.
1). Don't Use The D word: Instead of having talks about diets, have talks about healthy living. Girls as young as 6 have been known to start unhealthy diet habits.
2). Stop Putting Yourself Down: Don't talk about what you don't like about your body all the time: Even when you don't think she's listening, your daughter is holding on to your every word. Therefore, if or when you're having a bad day with how you feel about your body, say something positive about your body with your daughter around. This will boost your self-esteem and hers.
3). Exercise With Your Daughter: As long as she is taught safe form your daughter can start exercising at an early age. Use exercise as a time to bond with your daughter and talk about why your exercise not just why you want to lose weight. The goal is to teach her healthy lifestyle habits!
Chime in by joining me over at my new face book page for my girls youth fitness program " Yes Girls Lift Project" https://www.facebook.com/yesgirlsliftproject/ and let's start talking about more ways we can help our girls create positive body image!
If you want to learn more ways to help your young girl stay healthy fit and confident, order a copy of Yes Girls Lift- A Girls Guide To Becoming Fit, Confident and Strong" available on Amazon!
5 Tips to Stay Productive Versus Busy!
Is it just me or does it seem like the word “BUSY” gets a lot of attention in the lives of many women? When asked how we’re doing, often we respond by saying, “I’m fine, just busy!” Do you ever catch yourself using the word “BUSY” on a regular basis and feel like you wear it with a badge of honor?
I do and that is why I wanted to write this article!
Just like you I wear many hats, however, last week I found myself repeatedly saying “I’m BUSY”, but when I did a daily and weekly assessment of what I was getting accomplished, I discovered a lot of my busy work wasn’t equally to productivity. In essence, I was expending time and not getting a return on my investment. This truth made me restructure my language and replace busy with productive. It also made me become more intentional about time and efforts.
I am all about woman power therefore I wanted to provide you with five tips to help you stay productive versus busy!
1). Limit Social Media: As a business woman, social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. However, create an allotted amount of time to engage your potential clients and post. If you’re not careful, pretty little Jane’s new dress pictures and the latest gossip will get you distracted.
2). Do the Hard Tasks First: Create a daily to do list and list the most important and hardest task first. Once completed, check task off. By taking action and doing what has to be done relieves your mind to focus on smaller tasks.
3). Set Objectives: Know your “WHY” behind what you’re doing and have an objective (Ex. I am going to make 10 phone calls to prospective clients to determine their interest in my products and services). Make all actions intentional.
4). Take a Mental Break: Allow yourself at least 2 ten minute breaks to step away from your project or task. By doing so you can rest your mind and return with clarity and get more accomplished.
5). Exercise for 30: Research shows performing 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise at least 5 days per week can yield great health benefits. Therefore go for a walk or do body weight exercises if you work from home. Schedule yourself for at least 3 days on your calendar per week to exercise. If you can do more great!
It is easy to get caught into the busyness trap, but by using these five tips you will be well on your way to becoming more productive and feeling more accomplished!