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Ever wonder why it feels like we’re constantly battling ourselves: to be better, to be healthier, to be skinnier, to get more sleep, to exercise more, to eat less, to work faster, to get it all done. The list goes on and on. But is this a healthy way to live? I truly think we can be our best self without constant struggle and judgment. It simply comes down to setting a daily intention to be your best self (whatever this may look like to you, and it will look different for each person).
If you practice yoga you know that at the beginning of each class we always take time to set an intention before we start the workout. This is extremely important because it’s getting your mind aligned with your body; it’s forcing you to be present, mindful and intentional. Why not make setting intentions and being positive a habit, instead of making it a habit of focusing on what we’ve done wrong or what we could be doing better. It’s empowering to know that we can set intentions each and every day; we don’t have to be at yoga to love and encourage oneself. Surround yourself with people who love and support you in this journey. Pictured are just some of the women who have been there for me and who keep me strong.
So go on and be your best self. Be nothing less than your best – and do it every single day.
Supplemental reading: No More Bad Days