This 7-day program is labeled by numbers, not days — so, you can start and end any day of the week. Each day you’re invited to experience an exercise related to the four pillars of well-being: Mind, Movement, Health and Home.
Think of how many emails you get in a day that you don’t even read and just hit “delete”? There’s another option for that chunk of emails: unsubscribe. We sign up for a newsletter for some reason for a click-bait free download in the past, or we’ve been auto added from a form we filled out at the dentist office. They send emails a lot—like, every day. Instead of hitting delete, take the two extra sections to select unsubscribe.
Set a goal to unsubscribe to 5 email subscriptions each day this week. Something I love about our digital society today is that at least deleting emails doesn’t waste paper. However, it can waste your time. So, cut the spam and junk mail out, and let your inbox be a source of necessity and inspiration for messages that will fuel you, not deprive you.
Still browsing your ex’s profile on Facebook? Seeking out the competition on Instagram? Scrolling through endless photos of your former high school clique?
While all of this “comparing” and social stalking can be healthy to some degree, if it causes you pain, anger, or leaves you feeling like poo, it’s time to clean out your feed.
UNFOLLOW or UNFRIEND as you find fit. If you need a plan, aim to clean out 5 a day, until you find your news-feed is nothing but positive people, memes and inspiration for the life you want to live. In essence, you start to create your virtual reality, because it’s not really reality anyway—we know this.
A home is a nest and a sanctuary—your peaceful space where you can let go, unwind, undress and just be you. Let that space reflect the cleanliness and pureness you want to be surrounded by.
Clean one room or space at a time. Doing so will help you not to get overwhelmed, but feel accomplished: Kitchen, Bedroom, Closet, Bathroom, Office, Refrigerator, Living Space. Cleanse, learn to let go, and weed out what you’re not using or no longer need.
In today’s digital era, it’s incredibly easy to snap photos, save, and upload.Now, being a producer, I have way more video files than photos, which are larger, heavier, and take up far more space than any old .jpg would. I make it a point to cleanse and clear out my computer, hard drives, and smartphone of old photos, videos, or messages that are taking up space, holding bad memories, or keeping me stuck in the past that will take me nowhere in the future.
Letting go of old photos, bad memories, or files that don’t serve your healthier lifestyle and warrior path can be liberating and freeing.
Your why is like a seed of a tree. Each branch, each limb and each leaf stems from and connects back to that seed that grew into something greater. Questioning and getting clear on your why, or a reason for wanting something, from the beginning offers a navigational tool towards change. There will be many moments where the sails of your hopes and dreams will get pushed by different winds.
Today, write down your why for wanting to change some aspect for the better in your life. Get as clear and specific as you possibly can, including details, people, feelings, emotions, times, locations, and any other specifics that will help you be as clear as possible for the moments you have the choice to make an empowered decision, rather than acting from habit.
Music is a language, emotion and art all on its own. Determine different moods, or emotions, that you want to tap into at certain times and create a list of songs that counter, or balance, that emotion. Allow yourself to get lost in the music and FEEL. Bonus points if the music makes you dance—getting your body moving is a fantastic tool for releasing emotion and energy.
If you need some ideas, here’s a link to my Spotify playlists to get you started.
The victim mentality is something I have zero patience for. The other one is blame. Both get you nowhere and leave you feeling miserable and, eventually, alone and angry.
The longer you point the finger at what others are doing wrong and what they need to change, the farther you’ll be from connecting to the person who can actually make a change in anything—YOU.
Next time you start to seek reason or rationale from an external source or force, first see where there is an opportunity for you to take personal responsibility. What can YOU do for you right in this moment? What previous actions have you feeling the way you do right now? And, to what small degree or reason, did you assist in getting yourself to where you are in this moment?
In any relationship or scenario, it’s a two way street. To some capacity, there is a small part you can take action on. But, being able to take action on anything first requires awareness, then responsibility, and then freedom. Freedom comes from knowing you cannot change anyone else, nor their actions, but the ones you choose only for yourself. So, start there. Then, lead by example.