my birthday gift to myself: FREEDOM

When I mention freedom, I’m referring to the ability to have more control over one’s actions, choices, and overall life. It means having the freedom to pursue one’s goals and aspirations without being hindered by distractions, unhealthy habits, or lack of self-discipline. It means breaking free from limitations or limiting beliefs and having the power to shape one’s life in a way that brings even more fulfillment and happiness.  Sounds amazing, right?

Let me give you an example.  Let’s say you have a goal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This involves creating discipline in various aspects of your life, such as your diet, exercise routine, and sleep patterns.

In terms of your diet, discipline would include making conscious choices about what you eat and adhering to a nutritious meal plan consistently. Instead of giving in to impulsive cravings or unhealthy food options, you exercise self-discipline by selecting nourishing foods that fuel your body and support your overall well-being.  Additionally, the benefits of a disciplined diet include but are not limited to:

🥦 Improved energy levels.

🥦 Enhanced immune system.

🥦 Weight management.

🥦 Reduced risk of chronic diseases.

🥦 Better overall health and well-being.

When it comes to exercise, discipline would involve committing to a regular workout routine and sticking to it, consistently, even when you might not feel motivated. It means setting aside time for physical activity, whether it’s going to the gym, engaging in a sport, or simply going for a daily walk. By consistently following through with your exercise regimen, you develop discipline that leads to improved physical fitness and a stronger, healthier body.  Additional benefits of a disciplined exercise routine include but are not limited to:

🥾 Increased cardiovascular health.

🥾 Improved muscle strength and endurance.

🥾 Enhanced mental well-being and mood.

🥾 Weight management and improved body composition.

🥾 Reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Lastly, living a healthy lifestyle extends to the discipline of your sleep habits. It involves establishing a consistent sleep schedule and prioritizing sufficient rest. Instead of staying up late or succumbing to distractions, you exercise discipline by creating a bedtime routine and ensuring that you get an adequate amount of sleep each night. By doing so, you optimize your energy levels, enhance cognitive function, and support your overall health and well-being. Additional benefits of a disciplined sleep routine include but are not limited to:

🛏️ Enhanced cognitive function.

🛏️ Improved mood and emotional well-being.

🛏️ Strengthened immune system.

🛏️ Increased energy and productivity.

🛏️ Better physical health.

In all these examples, embracing discipline in maintaining healthy habits empowers you to make conscious choices that promote your physical health. By sticking to nutritious eating habits, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep, you experience the freedom of a healthier body, increased vitality, increased levels of energy and a reduced risk of various health issues. Just to name a few.

For the next year, I am determined to boost my nutrition habits in areas that need improvement, aiming to increase my energy levels, promote clearer thinking, cultivate patience, and to simply show up the best version of myself in all my personal and professional connections.  My primary focus will be incorporating more vegetables into my diet and exploring a variety of new recipes for dinner.

I have a plan to adjust my morning and evening routine habits, incorporating habits that encourage me to spend valuable time outdoors while cultivating gratitude and spirituality.

Additionally, I intend to dedicate more time to connect with my family, friends, and the bridge community, all the while appreciating the blessings in my life.

Would you like to come with me on this journey?  Join me for 😎 happy hour.  TOGETHER, we can accomplish the unimaginable! Cheers to FREEDOM!

emi – coach kristen


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