Easy Morning Routine

Fall season is almost upon us and with every new month comes new routines and practices. Are you looking to lose a bit of weight, maybe get a clear skin, or just looking for a general morning routine? Then keep reading.

I like seeking and trying new ways to better myself emotionally, physically and spiritually.  It goes without saying that positive mind gives you positive life. And as much as that is true, I also believe we should form rituals and habits that contribute to our overall well-being.

Here’s a morning routine that you can practice for at least 10 to 15 days before you can achieve great results. Be consistent with it everyday.

  1. Drink water with lemon first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. You can also add apple cider if that is your thing.  I mix both lemon and apple cider. Try to wait for 20 to 30 minutes before eating breakfast. This practice will wash out any toxins in your body.
  2. Keep your breakfast light and healthy. I usually go with smoothies or an oatmeal for breakfast . Avoid mixing bananas or mangoes in your smoothie. This is what I prefer using: Spinach, Kale, blackberries, almond milk, with a pinch of black chia seeds and turmeric ( Use fruits or veggies that are high on antioxidants).
  3. Keep your lunch flavorful with tons of protein and mix greens. Almonds and pumpkin raw seeds can be used for snacks.
  4.  Next: Make a gratitude list. Write down 3-4 things that you are grateful for. It can be anything. Make it your daily practice and jot down 3-4 things daily (preferably this should be done early in the morning when you wake up). Maybe you are grateful for your new hair cut? or your new renovated home?  Second: Write down 3-4 main things that you want to get it done in a particular day, and make sure you get it done by the end of the day. Third: Do something nice for others. Find 2 to 3 persons and genuinely compliment them. It can be as simple as calling someone to check on their well-being or help someone with something that they may need help with. Try this practice for at least 10 to 15 days before you see a positive shift in your perception and life.

Please comment below if you find this practice easy to follow or would want to give it a try? Do you want to add anything else to it? I would love to know.

 

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I recently visit this small village. I’ve been to Whistler few times, but never explored Whistler mountains. However this time, I did it.  I saw the ‘Black-Comb suspension bridge,’ which has recently opened this summer. It was such a great experience! “The bridge spans from the Peak Chair across part of Whistler Bowl and ends at West Ridge.” It is considered as the highest spot of any suspension bridge in North America. It is 130 meters long with an elevation of 2000 meters. If you are looking for a doze of mountain therapy then this place is for you. It is an easy drive from Vancouver 2 – 2.5 hours only.

Have you explored this village? If so, what did you like the most about this place?

I am also planning two more trips for this summer, which I am excited about. What are your traveling plans for this summer?

 

How to stay healthy and choosing healthier options

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I wasn’t always into fitness, but somehow I changed that. I truly believe we are all capable of achieving whatever we want to have in life, it is just a matter of taking action. We are all worthy of good life. Everyone has so much to offer to this world. And you CAN live a life you desire, you just have to start now! We can get so far with the right mind-set as long as we have the vision. Dream again! And dream big.

I don’t have a set fitness routine that I’d want to share, nor am I an expert in fitness, but I can share what has been working for me. You can find your own pace and see what works best for you.

Opt for healthier options:

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  • Start the day with a lemon water – starting with a lemon water will set you up for a clearer mind all day. It is also refreshing and has vitamin C.
  • Eating healthy: Consuming more vegetables and less fatty foods. Cutting down on carbohydrates and having it less than usual. You don’t need to change your diet. Just choose healthier options.

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  • Green tea- another of my favorites. I can’t stress enough the importance of drinking green tea. It stimulates body’s metabolism, and it also aids in weight loss.
  • Switching from regular oil to olive oil – Olive oil lowers the bad cholesterol and raises your good cholesterol.
  • Exercise– Of course it goes without saying that exercise plays a big role in our overall well-being. You can choose to live an active life today or you can choose not to. Pick up an activity you’d want to do: Is it going to the gym? or is it maybe going for a run? If all fails, start commuting to work by taking the bus or train it. Walk to the bus stop. You don’t always have to take your car when going places. When you are out to do your grocery shopping, try to leave your car behind. You don’t want to do it alone? – make it a group activity: Try involving your siblings, parents, friends, or your partner. Make it fun. I try to get mine done, on my own, in the evening when I am out for a walk. It is like killing two birds with one stone – you get your grocery shopping done while getting done with your exercise. Also, during my studies in the UK, I remembered looking for any opportunity to walk from point A to point B. Never had to take a bus or a train. You can also choose stairs over elevators, which is again something I picked up during my stay in the UK. I am grateful for those experiences because I know what is better for me now.

It is the little things that matter!
How do you stay fit mentally? You can feed your brain with positive thoughts, and constantly count your blessings. Having a positive mind-set is so important, and be thankful for everything in your life. Lastly, meditation helps with our mental well-being; it improves concentration levels and helps us to stay better focused in achieving our goals. Spare some time for meditation. You can check out my following blogs for tips on how to become more positive and be more grateful in your life.

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I want to wrap up this blog with this quote:

“When you hit a bump you pick yourself up and you keep going. Things don’t always turn out the way you imagine. Life deals you a hand and no matter what card you’re holding, you have to play it. …and it’s hard and it never stops being hard. But you learn …and you change … and you grow.”

I couldn’t agree more with these sayings, I am sure many of us can relate to it.

How do you manage to stay healthy?

Building Positivity in a Chaotic World

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“There’s something good in every day” – A mantra I believe in.

I have written this post on a different social platform, and here it is again.

What is it like to be in the right state of mind? Does it mean surrounding ourselves with positive people and having a positive outlook on life?

Recently I read an article about ‘the secret of getting into a right frame of mind.’

According to the article, the right state of mind is defined as being prepared and believing in our success.

Having a positive mind-set is not just about having pleasant thoughts, but preparing ourselves for whatever it is we want to achieve.

It takes practice, hard work and dedication.

While having a positive attitude is good, it is not enough.

Ultimately it’s our actions that influence our brain.

As the saying goes…

“When you are prepared you are confident, and when you are confident you know you will succeed.”

And as Henry Ford said…

“Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

Often we harm ourselves with negative self-talk that holds us back.

We don’t take risks, we feel inadequate, we choose not to be vulnerable, and so that we end up creating these barriers and limit ourselves from all the possibilities out there.

We choose in-action over action.

That can be changed from a simple mindset shift from ‘What I Can’t Do’ to ‘What I Can Do.’

There are also some simple actions we can take to bring more positivity into our lives…

POSITIVITY BOOSTERS                                                

  • Always smile – Smiling is a source of positive energy not just to us, but to those around us
  • Be Active – Find an activity that you actually enjoy and make it part of your life. It can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room!!
  • Learn Something Daily – Pick up a hobby and learn a new skill. Choose a subject that will help you excel and study it. Learning boosts our self-confidence
  • Give – Be kind and generous – it’s one of the best feelings in the world!!
  • Be Mindful – Practice self-awareness and live in the present moment. It’s impossible to get upset about the past or worry about the future when you’re ‘in’ the present
  • Connect – A simple ‘hello’ to a stranger or a phone call to a friend can boost our positivity
  • Reframe Failure – See failure as a way to learn and grow.
  • Focus on Gratitude – Take a moment each day to focus on the things you are grateful for. This will make you more aware of the positive things around you.

Please find the blog link below:

Beyond Attitude – Building Positivity In A Chaotic World

Lastly, what do you do for staying positive?