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How to Win Your Day

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winyourday1You know that feeling when you just feel like you have your life together? It’s 8:30am here in Seattle and it’s already feeling like one of those days, so I decided to share how I’m planning to win my day today, hope it helps you win yours.

Wake up Early

We all know this is one of the well known secrets to making the most of your day. For me personally, mornings are integral in setting the pace. I dislike mornings that feel rushed – waking up with just enough time to get ready, throwing something on, rushing out of the house, and grabbing a bite to-go. My ideal weekday morning consists of getting up for my 5am cycling class, making breakfast, then lounging around reading or knocking out some tasks before heading off to work. Getting up before you actually need to gives you a head start on your day. The fact that I was awake and alert this morning by 6am, is making all the difference a few hours later.

Get to Inbox Zero

As a generation, I believe we generally do a poor job of communicating. Whether it’s being a “bad texter” or starting emails with “sorry for the delayed response”. I’m completely guilty of this because when my days are busy (as they typically are), the first thing that takes the back burner is hitting “reply”. Alternatively, it’s an amazing feeling to know that there’s no one waiting a response for you, and you’re able to tackle the rest of your day. Note: If you’re reading this while emails wait for a response, go do that, then come back 🙂

Exercise, first

Exercising daily should be part of your routine, but there’s an even greater feeling of accomplishment when you start your day burning calories. If you’re not able to fit in a morning workout, close out your day at the gym or a class (I’m a faithful ClassPass user) and you’ve officially won your day.

Do Something for You

Make self-care a priority. There are a lot of things going on in the world and in life, take time out of your day to make sure that you are good. Whether that’s by reading, praying, meditating, journaling, feeding your passion, or even meeting up with people that put a smile on your face. Do something that makes you happy today.

And of course, don’t forget all the other keys to self care: drink your water, lather yourself with shea butter and coconut oil, eat your vegetables, don’t put bad things in your body, you know the drill.

Do Something for Someone Else

Mentor, give a gift, surprise your coworkers with bagels, send a sweet text to a friend.

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes

Sometimes the best days aren’t the days that you get the most done or you accomplish some goal. Sometimes it takes stepping back, handling the important things, feeding your soul and knowing that you were the best version of yourself today. Hope you have a great one!