How you start your day matters. It matters a lot. 

In North America everyone is on the run. No time for breakfast, no time for lunch and no time to build meaningful relationships. We have built an “on the run life” that is so fast that many resort to fast food in order to keep up with the pace. Stress, unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity, lack of sleep and no “me time” lead to mental and physical health challenges. We want “more, bigger, better and faster” in exchange for our health. 

Crazy, isn’t it? 

Not me. I have set the intention to live life to the fullest and if you would like to do the same, you shouldn’t wait another day to demonstrate some action. 

You can snooze the alarm or you can jump out of bed excited about another day filled with new opportunities. 

You may already know that about me but whenever I have the chance I like to start my day with physical activity.

Just recently I have gotten into a new routine that gets me out for a run with a group of runners every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.45 am. I plan to do this the whole winter. Did you know that spending a lot of time outside is great for the immune system? We usually run between 8 and 10 km, and at 7 am I am back home filled with positive energy and ready to tackle the day. 

Going for a run helps me to manage my levels of stress and it makes me feel energized. 

If you are not a runner, here are some questions that could help you to jump start your day:

  • What am I most grateful for in my life today? 
  • What did I do yesterday that makes me feel good and is in alignment with the person I strive to be? 
  • Who can I compliment today?
  • How can I add value to other people’s life? 
  • How can I learn and grow today? 

It has been said that if you want to go fast, go slow by putting yourself first. Remember that when you start your day!

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