Kindness Full Stop
Mental toughness is finding fuel in an empty tank
To create, maintain and build mental toughness you must push yourself. This means giving it a bit more even when you feel you have no more to give. There are many times throughout the day when you can give yourself that extra push. Your workout may provide many opportunities. If you are a runner, you may find some days when you don’t have anything left and you still have a quarter mile to go. Reset. Tell yourself you got this and finish with a sprint at the end and, when you do, you will feel SO good. Give yourself more credit. Believe. You CAN do the last two reps. You are capable of finding another gear on your bike that will help you ride those last 3 miles. When your body feels that is has given all you’ve got, find the words to tell yourself you are tough, you have more to give and the will to do it.
SMALL TASK: CLEAN YOUR DISPOSAL Is there a smell coming from your garbage disposal? Have you tried putting a lemon down the drain or some other home remedy and the smell keeps coming back? It could be that it is just dirty and needs you to physically clean it. It’s easy and a bit slimy. First make sure there is no way the disposal can turn on when you are completing this task. Next, remove the rubber guard that you put your food through that covers the disposal. This needs to be clean. Run the water over it while you scrap the slime off either with your fingers or a small brush. Now, run your fingers or a brush around the rim of the disposal. Lastly, get your fingers or a brush inside and clean underneath the rim. This should make the smell away!
SMILE MAKER: KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP There is so much uncertainty and unrest in the world right now making this an exceedingly difficult time. You may have times what you feel depressed and isolated. Here are a few tips that could help. Create a routine. This will bring structure to your day and give it purpose. Each morning provides a fresh start. Give yourself something to look forward to in each day. Go outside as often as possible if the weather permits. Eat lunch outside. Go for walks. You can easily socially distance and the Vitamin D from the sun can help fight depression. Take on a project that will make you happy. You don’t have to finish it all at once. Find pockets of time to work on it to break up the day. Stay in touch with friends. You can call them, Skype, or Zoom and even go to an outdoor restaurant. Make the effort and reach out. Personal interaction with people you love is such a blessing. Create an environment at home that is peaceful and happy. Carve out a space just for you. Light candles. Meditate. Play music. Dance!
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