How are you—really? If you ask everyone but yourself, it’s a good place to start. Then try these 10 simple tips. | (407) 203-6866

1. Set the tone for your day
Wind chime phone alarm sounds.

2. Take five minutes in the morning for meditation.
Stop saying you’ll start meditating once you have a better handle on your schedule. Just taking five minutes in the morning benefits you all day.

3. Be honest with yourself—and listen to what you’re saying.
Meditation creates a space for honesty in all its beautiful (and brutal) forms. That means we accept responsibility for our own decisions and how they aid and abet relationship issues and frustrations.

4. Post a Sharpie selfie.
Ever roll out of bed, take a look in a mirror and run through all the “improvements” you need to perform before you’re presentable? Get a Sharpie and write a self-affirmation on the bathroom mirror. That way, when you’re about to engage repetitive negative dialogue in your reflection, you see your message instead.

5. Add a positive filter to friendships.
Body bashing is a great way to bond with friends..said no one ever.

6. Quit trying to hack others’ belief systems
Focus on connecting with yourself, and it will radiate and inspire others authentically.

7. Slow your dinner roll.
Are you eating what you want to eat or did someone throw down a deep-dish and make the choice for you? Give yourself the space to consider how to nourish and fuel your body, and you’ll leave the table feeling good about yourself.

8. Handle food frenemies strategically.
Have a pal who always ropes you into splitting nachos and chocolate cake derailing your diet and sense of wellbeing in the process? If it isn’t possible to schedule an activity away from a dinner menu, prepare a set response to shut down any second-guessing. A simple “That’s right, I am not having the dessert again” may do the trick.

9. Choose mood-boosting foods.
Feeling low on self-love may be solved with food science. Diets rich with Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon, flaxseeds, and hemp) reduce inflammation in our brain and help improve our moods. Similarly, spinach, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts are bursting with folate, a nutrient linked to lower depression rates.
Of course, the wrong foods can wreak havoc on our self-image. Processed, packaged foods crammed with sugars and trans fats increase inflammation in our brain, our mood and stress levels take a hit.

10. Repeat 100X: “Me time” is not a guilty pleasure.
Just because work, friends, and family place large demands on us, carving out time for ourselves isn’t selfish: Ultimately, it’s an investment in those around us.

So be unselfish and come invest in some “me time” at our studio. We want to invest you as well!

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