3 Ways To Overcome a Bad January

We all look forward to starting off the new year with a clean slate and we are all loaded with enthusiasm. Yet, not everything goes to plan...BUT this is NOT your QUIT moment, this is your "I WILL HIT THE RESET BUTTON and Start Over" moment.

Here are 3 ways to Hit Your Reset Button:

#1 Self Accountability: Outside accountability, or lack thereof, doesn't necessarily work. It can lead to using others as part of the reason why you have or have not done what you set out to do. 

You are fully responsible for yourself. 

For me, I find that if I can't follow through and hold myself accountable then no outside influence can. It has to come from me. 

Action Item: Dedicate 1 calendar in your home as your Accountability Calendar

Here is a picture of mine...my self-rule is that I must write my exercise in every day, with a red marker. 

"S" for Swim

"Y" for Yoga

"S+Y" on days I did both

"OFF" when I took a day off 

"M" for Massage. It is all part of my self-care.

I loved seeing each day get its mark, I loved the snowball effect seeing multiple days get their mark. 

NO EXCUSES: calendars at the bookstore are half off now, so go grab one, start today 

#2 Move More: I put words around me that mean something, so, for example I put the words "move more" on my mantle for January and February (I change it bimonthly).

 

It is SO simple, Move More. What does that mean? 

Action Item: (so many possibilities...I am sure you can come up with more ways to move) 

**Take a parking space at the BACK OF THE PARKING LOT so you can get in more steps. 

**Skip the Drive Thru Coffee: get out of your car, walk in, greet someone, and walk back out...more steps. 

**Desk Dancing: Every hour get up from your desk, walk, DANCE, jump, MOVE somehow someway...yoga stretches at your desk, I am sure you can be creative.
*Just some of many options...

#3 January is in the PAST: INSTATE FUN! I know I have been guilty of being too serious, or placing "I can be happy when" criteria on my happiness levels...well...it IS a new year, which means a new you has to arise to create different results, despite January, we have a WHOLE NEW YEAR AHEAD OF US, this is NOT the time to quit. 

1st and Foremost to RESET......you must RELEASE Beating Yourself Up 

Action Items: 

**get a timer, set it for 5 minutes, to yell and scream any expletive you want, jump up and down punch a pillow about all the stuff you are mad at yourself about..let's get it out!

**next give yourself permission to MOVE FORWARD despite January's results.

**Ween yourself from wearing "everyday" black. Black can be heavy, and pull you downward, black is for mourning (although I do subscribe to 2 allowances for black, a SEXY evening gown OR some SASS lingerie)

Let's be honest...black is for hiding ...it is not the "slimming" color we all think it is. 

For you to step into fully LIVING now, choose a FUN COLOR! I know you got spunk, show it! (Now you know why I don't make black swimsuits)

And do this ESPECIALLY if you do not feel like it...FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT....get excited for the change, and then...JUST DO IT.

I am here in support of you having your BEST YEAR EVER! 

(Email me your results if you try these things and have success, I would LOVE to hear from you) 
 

Sending my best, 
Stephanie

Jhedi Mind 1

So today we are starting off with the BEST topic first, the Jhedi Mind. 

Welcome to our blog, we are here to provide you with some content around living an "I can do anything life", nutrition, mindset, things we notate as blog worthy topics to add to your life and what we are up to in world of Sportkini creation, innovation & living ALL out. 

Jhedi Mind 1

Are you living your dream life now? Do you feel like the world is against you, and you just can't get ahead....well...consider the following your first steps in your personal turnaround.

To live the life you want to live, there is one undeniable DAILY step you can take;

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND....and that means ALL of your thoughts, words said in your head and words that come out of your mouth. 

WHY? Becomes "thoughts become things" (I cannot take credit for this quote, I have heard it from many sources, Ghandi, Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill - in other words the forward most thinkers of our time KNOW this and they themselves PRACTICE it). 

Your life is a DIRECT RESULT of your thoughts, pictures in the mind, the words we use and in turn they become our actions/decisions. They are POWERFUL beyond measure. 

Learn to discipline yourself to hold yourself accountable to monitor your words (this doesn't mean that you won't have feelings - we are meant to feel happy, sad, anger, disappointment, joy).

Your life is your choice...spend it in worry, spend it fret, spend it blaming others, spend it focused on others, spend it listening to crap...life then becomes simply miserable, depressing, full of negative drama and frustration.

This is about making changes within yourself to change your own life, it is not someone elses job, it is yours. 

Keep It Simple, start with making a decision to LOOK at what you really say in your head and speak out loud, and then make an effort to change it.

It takes practice, but that is how you start. Change will happen when you are consistent with this. 

"I see the beauty in every moment, I am capable, I can do this"...great place to start, believe in yourself and that your life is meant to be AWESOME.