Good day everyone! how are you feeling today?
I'm feeling alive, awake, connected and refreshed! I'll tell you how...but shhh don't let anyone else know or else we'll all be this happy and alive. The secret to feeling whole and complete to be alive and thrive is moving in your body, nourishing your body and connecting beyond the body. I am talking about practicing yoga, pilates, eating fresh greens and fruits, and meditating daily! And not just one day a week, I mean consistently practicing 5 to six maybe 7 days a week. This is the secret recipe for unlocking your power and feeling like the energizer bunny marching through life to the beat of your own drum.
I want to share with you how I've been treating my body and living my life over the past month, with hope to inspire you to pick up a tip or two. So I am out in the beautiful jungles of Costa Rica enduring a fellowship program with Epicself and ill share what a typical day has looked like for me over the last few weeks out here...
-Wake up with the sunrise. Chop up some delicious ripe fruits, maybe some banana, papaya, mango, strawberries or pineapple and then mix in some greens like kale and super foods spirulina, macha and cacao. Yes cacao is a super food surprise, surprise! Then mix it all up in a blender and voila you have yourself a nice cream for breakfast!
-Then we take off for a hike to the beach where we will practice a combination of yoga and pilates with some mindful meditation mixed in. After a challenging flow of movement we make our way into the ocean to wash off all the sand and sweat sprinkled across our bodies.
-After a well needed wake up call with our movement practice we usually get down to work. Computer work that is. We share social media posts about upcoming events and updates for Epicself across all of her social media platforms. This has been interesting seeing what information captures peoples attention and what doesn't. A distinction that could be the difference between success or failure in a business.
-Then we move on to writing some of our own content. We share what we have been learning and any inspiration that captured our imagination. (hints this blog post:)) We also have a designated block of time to work with Amber of Epicself on creating our very own online business! This has truly been a blessing, since creating a website to display my work has been a dream of mine for years now.
But the time is Now! So all throughout the day during our fellowship, we have been on a tight time crunch. I guess you could say were getting an inside look at the hectic yet rewarding entrepreneurial lifestyle. It is quite challenging, but even more gratifying after we put in all that hard work mentally, physically and spiritually. It really pays off...(see what I did there, its a pun? haha nevermind)
Anyway, I would like to share with you my biggest take away from all this training we have been going through. I am discovering so much about myself and what holds me back from going after what I want in life. Whether its holding 3 more deep breaths in a Pilates pose or forcing myself to write these blogs in an hour, I have truly stepped out of my perfectionism/procrastination. I have learned that these two characteristics go hand in hand in my experience, and are what have been holding me back from designing a website about my passion and creating a business around it. But because of the intensive training I have under gone almost everyday the past 4 weeks, I am well on my way to creating the life of my dreams, and getting paid to do it! Kinda like baking my own cake and eating it too, with a cherry on top as well! This cake took a bunch of ingredients and a lot of time and dedication but it's in the oven almost ready and oh boy is it going to be sweeeeet!