Our generation has seen the immersion of new brands and movements, taking on names that immediately conjure an image or a lifestyle in our minds once we see a glimpse of a logo or the whisper of a name. From the Change campaign of President Barak Obama, to the white glow of an Apple from behind a laptop screen, we take a brand and its associations as a deep connection to the meaning of that thing. Advertisements
Do you know that woman in the morning? The one who strides into the office, hair shining and smile beaming- looking like she’s just snapped the cover photo of Inc. magazine’s 30 under 30? Oh, and of course, she already ran 10 miles this morning. Do you know that morning goddess? The opposite of that woman gets three words as a greeting… the worst three words a non-morning woman wants to hear. “You look tired.” Yes, ok yes, I know. But I work hard, I work out, I have a social life, and I’m here to work not to be a fashion model. Let’s set the story straight- you don’t have to look tired nor do you have to feel tired. There are so many ways to rev up your energy, so let’s focus on one. What you put into that body of yours. Morning is a critical time of day. It sets the tone for hours of work and opens possibilities for things yet to be done. When I roll out of bed late, …
Whether you work in the public or private sector, whether you’re on the road or in an office, it’s important to fuel your body with the choicest fuel. And these days, green is queen in the world of liquid energy.
As a passionate person, I tend to throw myself fully into life. I give my all to my relationships, my dreams, my career, and my ideas. An inevitable byproduct of passion is feeling- and when one feels and cares about work in particular it can drive that person to reach great heights. In my circumstance, when all is going well in the office I leave for the day feeling accomplished and proud. When I’m met with a challenge that I can barely rise to with my current arsenal of skills, I feel drawn for energy. To put it simply- my chest tightens and I get scared.
Moving forward with your career and life goals doesn’t happen by accident. It takes concerted effort and hard work to keep your healthy self on track with your dreams, all the while balancing the connections in your life and somehow keeping the laundry from piling up in the bedroom corner. Along with the many practices you preach, one key mindset can have a distinguishing influence on the course of achieving your mission. And this mindset is confidence.
Although it’s important to sleep well, eat clean foods, exercise, and take care of our mental health- it’s not enough if we do it all in a vacuum. The one secret ingredient to bringing energy into your life, is by having a mission and focusing on that mission through everything.
Admittedly, I am not a morning person. Over the years, I’ve tried to wake up early and exercise/read/work/wash and dry my hair… but it’s just not going to happen for me. If you’re one of those morning sunshine people- good for you, you crazy morning tiger! Whether you’re a morning person- or not, there is one powerful practice you should be doing to show yourself some love and make space for your day. Meditate.