Your inner fire can willingly smolder along day by day…if you allow it Or, your inner fire can become a roaring blaze…if you’re willing to regularly feed it meaningful and positive fuel. Here are four free things you can do daily that have value worth considering. Each can brighten your day, enrich your life experience, and give you more energy and focus to direct towards your life.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Get out and get some sunshine and fresh air! Go for a walk, go to the park, run, play a game outside, read on a bench in the sun, walk a trail. Whatever your schedule allows.
A daily dose of sunshine triggers your body’s vitamin D production which science has shown overall health benefits of protecting against inflammation, lowering blood pressure, helping muscles repair, improving brain function amongst many other benefits. Check out more detailed information from the Mayo Clinic.
There are countless motivational speakers, psychologists, doctors, gurus that would love to share their information with you. I do this on a daily basis, especially in the morning to prime my mentality for a positive day. My advice is this: if the message you click on doesn’t resonate, jump to something else. When you find someone you like, subscribe to the channel, and keep checking out their content! One of my personal favorites is Mateusz M. You can find him on Youtube or his own website.
Technically, this one could cost you a little bit if you want your own copy. However, I’m including it because you can find free books at the library, online, or through a free app on your smartphone.
Find something that speaks to you and read it to absorb the message, not just to get through it. One that we keep on our coffee table is The Daily Stoic by Stephen Hanselman.
Humans are social creatures. Social support and social interaction are the most important factors in predicting the physical health and well-being of everyone ranging from childhood through older adults. Whether it’s friends, family, coworkers, or whoever it is that you enjoy the company of, hang out with them! Even short conversations can change the color of your entire day.
I see so many heartfelt interactions before and after our Traditional and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes from within our team mates at our academy! Connecting with healthy and positive people that share interests and goals can keep your motivation, give you inspiration, and give the moral boost when needed. It’s worth the effort in keeping these people as staples in your social life.
Abraham Lincoln said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” I hope that you can make a little time every day to sharpen your axe and enriching your own daily experience!