Let’s get this one thing clear: I’m not clear on everything. To be sure, I’m not always sure. I’m predictably unpredictable. Reasonably unreasonable. Consistently inconsistent.
One week I’ll be prepping food in a frenzy, stocking my instaworthy refrigerator. The next week, I’m telling my kids to dig out a frozen pizza from the deep dark corners of the icebox.
I have real clarity on this. (CLARITY is the theme of the month).
Are you clear on the fact that you are a human and not a super hero or a robot? We’re not always going to be 100%, motivated, happy, and bubbly. That’s 100% ok. If that’s you too, join the crew. There’s 7 billion of us. #human
Besides knowing that I won’t be flawless all of the time, I’m crystal clear on the fact that there are things related to my health and wellness that really matter to me. For these, I’ve developed habits that help me be as consistent as is reasonable for members of my imperfect kind. #stillhuman
Clarity is defined as clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.
1. I know that when I take care of myself by eating nutritious food, sleeping well, exercising regularly, connecting with others, and taking time for mental, emotional and spiritual health, I feel AHMAZING. This is clear.
2. I know that when I don’t do these things, I feel lousy. This is clear.
3. I know that doing these things can NOT be left to chance. This is clear.
4. I know that good habits are my biggest tools in consistently achieving the state of well-being that I desire. This is also clear.
What are YOU clear about? In what ways can you use clarity to keep progressing in your fitness and wellness journey? Is clarity helping you accept what is and gently showing you what else could also be?
I encourage you to lovingly draft your 4 “This is clear” statements in regard to your wellness and health.
1. What you know works.
2. What you know doesn’t work.
3. What you know is a barrier to #1.
4. What you know is the best tool to achieve #1.
Also, to be clear, friend...you don’t need to be A++ to be great and keep progressing. For example, did you know that you can positively impact your health after just one single exercise session? You don’t need to wait until you’re an accomplished athlete to feel good about your fitness journey. Allow me to gush about exercise for a moment to prove this point:
*ONE* single 30 minute exercise session can reap:
-Positive effects on the prefrontal cortex for improved cognition, attention, memory, language, decision making, and problem solving.
-Improved mood up to one full day after the session, specifically reduced tension, anger, and confusion.
-Relieved symptoms from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia.
-Increased blood flow and brain chemicals in the brain (called neurotransmitters) such as dopamine and serotonin, which are "feel good" neurotransmitters and assist with mood, impulse control, and pain modulation.
-Lowered blood pressure, encourages cardiac preconditioning, and improves insulin sensitivity
Pretty cool, right?
This month get clear on what’s clear for you. Your 4 “This is clear statements” will help you get clarity on what you’re trying to achieve and how to do it. Follow the 4 steps above and call me when you’re clearheaded in the morning.
PS-Remember that your plan and the execution don't need to be perfect. In fact, Voltaire said that “perfection is the enemy of good”, and if Voltaire said it, then, it must be true. ✨