Stay Active!

In the past few posts, I have given a lot of attention to mental health and the importance of taking care of your mind. There is one other thing that is just as important as your mental health, and that is your PHYSICAL wellbeing. Too many people ignore or put off their physical well being, meaning working out and staying fit. “I will wait until New Years and then I will start my workout routine!”. Yeah right…..

At the CPG company I work at, we see a spike in demand on salad dressing around the month of January, which is the time that people make their new years resolutions and buy and consume for salads. That’s great, but do majority of people keep this resolution…no!

Instead of trying to work out or making a resolution, you must make it part of who you are. You need to go ahead and make it part of your lifestyle. Instead of “I am going to work out 5 days per week”…make that statement like this…”I am an athlete that works out 5 days per week”. Embed it into your mind and lifestyle.

“Yeah that’s great and all, but I don’t have time”. All that I hear is an excuse. People have time, they just choose not to utilize to their best of their ability. Don’t believe me, go ahead and check that time tracking app on your phone. How many hours do you spend on your phone on social media or other apps? It’s simple, take 20 minutes of that time out of your day and work out. Everyone has enough time, you just have to make it yourself and commit to enbeding it in your everyday lifestyle.

Challenge: Do some sort of physical activity for 20 minutes per day 5/7 days of this next week.


Wake up Early!

A few years ago, I read a book called “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Little did I know at the time, but this quick and easy read would help me improve my quality of life by a mile! Before reading this book, I would roll out of bed at 7:15am, shower, get dressed and head to work. At the time, I didn’t realize how much of an opportunity I was losing by not waking up earlier.

After I read the book, I had a new view on the importance of utilizing your mornings to the best of your ability. For the past couple of years I have been waking up at 5:30am, enjoying a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper and thinking in silence. Usually one of our cats will join in reading the paper with me!

This time has become so important for me as it enables me to jumpstart my brain by reading and start to think as I digest information. I also enjoy the silence of the morning, before my son and wife wake up. It allows me to sit in silence and just think….which a lot of us lack the time to do these days!

It also instills a sense of confidence and accomplishment as I begin my day. I have found that I have more confidence in making decisions during the day. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment, as I have already woken up early and read, before I even really start the day.

In the book “The Miracle Morning”, the author talks about 6 steps that make up the entire “Miracle Morning” routine. These 6 steps include the following: 1)Silence 2)Affirmations 3)Visualizations 4)Exercise 5)Reading 6)Scribing. For the first year of implementing the “Miracle Morning”, I followed these 6 steps EXACTLY. Now I only do Reading and Silence. I am ok with only doing 2/6 ongoing, because I have found what works for ME! I have learned throughout the years that I exercise better at night, so I save that one for the night! If you decide to read the book, I encourage you to try the plan exactly at first, and then through time you learn what works better for you!

Challenge: For one week straight, wake up 1 hour earlier and do at least one out of the following: Read, Write, or Exercise.

Bonus Challenge: Read “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod and start implementing the 6 steps ASAP!

Purpose of this Blog

Hi everyone! My name is Jon. I am a mid-thirties male living in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. with my beautiful wife and son! I have worked in Supply Chain for the past 13 years for a consumer goods company. I enjoy my job, but I have come to realize that I have a true passion for helping others out.

In this blog, I hope to inspire others to realize their true potential. I will talk about life lessons both personal and professionally, self-help and personal finance tips, my journey in the corporate business world, volunteering experiences, and a lot more!

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