So we all know that this whole quarantine thing is getting extremely old. And don’t even get me started on 2020… I mean, what’s next right? But what if I told you that 2020 is exactly what we needed? What…? I know, sounds crazy.
This year may have pushed you to your limit. This could be the hardest, most unpredictable year of your entire life. You may have lost your job, a family member, a few friends, that one opportunity, your sanity….etc. But 2020 has shown you that you are that much stronger than you could have ever imagined. You have been pushed so far out of your comfort zone that it has completely transformed your perspective on life.
Here’s where the problem comes in: It’s been several (long) months since the beginning of this quarantine hit and you feel completely lost. You wake up and your days pass by without a sense of purpose. Maybe you feel stuck and have no idea what to do. Sound familiar? It’s time to BOSS UP. Wake up! This is your calling and it is never too late to bounce back from a slump. Come on now, we’ve all been there…Now let’s get into it.
1. Wake Up Early
Highly successful people rise ranging from as early as 3:30 to 6:00 AM. Why? They are given an opportunity to kick start their day with exercise, eating a sufficient meal in the morning, working in silence, making conscious decisions, and meditation. When we wake up early our brains are in their most active and alert state. This, however, should not jeopardize the amount of sleep you are getting. Sufficient sleep is crucial for concentration and productivity, memory retention, weight regulation, and daily performance. So this means two things: sleep and wake up early. As soon as your alarm goes off, it’s up and out of bed.
2. The Phone Can Wait
How many of us are guilty of immediately checking our phones as soon as we wake up? Did you know that checking your phone first thing in the morning can stimulate stress, negative energy, and actually interferes with your frame of thought? With social media and other sources of technological communication we are addicted to checking our phones constantly. The American Psychological Association conducted a survey that linked constantly checking your cell phone with stress. Taking 30 minutes to an hour to go about your morning can make a huge difference in your day. Try it. See what happens.
3. Make Your Bed
Make your bed as soon as you wake up. Replace this with that habit of checking your phone, as we mentioned in the previous point. Making your bed is beneficial because it is your first completed task of the day. This allows you to boost your productivity and check more things off your list. Not only this, but it alleviates stress and physically changes your mood. Following along yet? Wake up early, the phone can wait, and make your bed. You got this, babe! Let’s keep going.
4. Fueling Your Body
You become what you put into your body. Remember, your body is your temple–a sacred and extremely important place. If you are putting garbage into your system, garbage is exactly how you will feel. I know, pretty self-explanatory. But you’d be surprised at how many people over-complicate their relationship with food. Listen to your body’s needs and put good food into your system. Take care of yourself! Have fulfilling meals that will help you retain your youth, maintain energy, and feel like a BOSS! Now I am not saying don’t ever eat that McFlurry, but everything in moderation.
You can read this post on how to take better care of your body.
5. Cut Them Off
Do you have those people that just bring you down whenever you are with them or you see their post on social media? They just give you bad energy and make you feel less of a person? I know you do because you had this person(s) in mind as you were reading this. I understand how hard and scary it can be to let people go, but trust me you will feel so much better once you cut off that negative energy. It’s a process, but are you willing to jeopardize your self-worth for temporary people? Not in our book, ladies. It’s better to have no friends at all and work on yourself than 20 mediocre people that don’t inspire you. Be your own best friend. See what happens.
Some of the most successful people read about 50 books per year (Ever heard of Bill Gates?). Reading helps your mind expand and explore topics you never touched deeply on before. What is something you want to learn more about? Is it how to become free of all limiting thoughts and be the most authentic version of yourself? I recommend The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. Is it how to get the man you are looking for? I recommend Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov. Knowledge is power, ladies. Read, read, read! I promise you will boss up.
I know you have probably heard this a million times, but working out is so incredibly important, not only for your physical health but also for your mental health. Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to run 5 miles every day or do anything close to that extent. However taking 30 minutes every day to go on a walk, do some yoga, lift weights, jog, whatever you want, will make an incredible difference in yourself. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or right before you go to bed, take some time to get moving. Let go of any stress or external thought and just… breathe. This is time to yourself to release energy. You got this, babe.
“We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not.” – Audre Lorde
Sometimes we get so caught up with our problems that we forget our blessings. We forget that there are people out there that have it worse than we do. We discount the things we take for granted for the things we do not have. More importantly, we strive to have things that are merely temporary. Things that, once we do acquire them, they are no longer blessings to us… just another object. It’s crazy if you really think about it. Successful people take every single day to write down what they are grateful for. This is a game changer.
There you have it, ladies! 8 Secret Habits To Boss Up.
Try these out for at least 2 weeks and I promise you will see a difference. You are beautiful, worthy, strong, and more important than you will ever realize. You matter, never forget that.
“No one is you, and that is your biggest power.” – Dave Grohl
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sonny started the Sunny Bunch blog after her senior year of high school was cut short due to COVID-19. Although she was devastated that she would not be able to go to her last prom, a real graduation, and their final events as seniors, she felt compelled to have her own platform in order to empower other women. Sunny Bunch focuses on inspiring women to become the best version of themselves through life advice, healthy recipes, and wellness tips. Welcome to your self-improvement journey, Sunshine!