AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Day 58 of the 100 Day Challenge! Single Arm Kettlebell Swings. As fantastic as full body work outs are… sometimes its helpful to isolate different muscle groups. In this case, single arm swings will give you the chance to focus on your non-dominate side! [Click here for additional Workouts]
Journal: What seemingly impossible situation are you in right now? One you are clueless about how to change? Remember the only thing you can change is YOU. Take a minute today to reflect on the scenario you are in. Who is in it with you? What would the ideal outcome look like? List these three things in your journal: 1. The mantra you will take on this week around that situation; 2. The person you’ll consult regarding the situation and 3. What you will do to positively move the situation one step forward. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. ~ Mozart
Essential Element: We are all programmed with a set of Innate Values. These values promote characteristics that conveyed some level of reproductive or survival advantage over the millennia. They are hard-wired into your genome. Adherence to the behaviors that are congruent with these values produces emotions and feelings of happiness and fulfillment [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].
Journal: The human brain is designed to focus on one thing at a time; to be wholehearted and single-minded. We are most fulfilled (and most effective) when we go with nature, rather than multi-tasking against it. Think through your typical work day. Jot down in your journal your typical times of greatest productivity/effectiveness. Note whether these are times of concentrated energy or scatter-brained focus. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
This is one of the most nutritious snack foods you can make; keep some in Ziploc baggies or Tupperware in your car, at your desk, in your backpack or briefcase - never be without some raw nuts (no roasted or salted nuts allowed – raw is what provides quality nutrition and no gas!).
RAW NUTS (use some or all of these – your choice):
raw hazelnuts (filberts)
raw sunflower seeds
raw pumpkin seeds (‘pepitas’)
raw pinenuts (‘pignolias’)
raw macademia nuts (expensive)
* Don’t go overboard on these EXTRAS – think of them as ‘spices’ for your mix, not a source of indulgence.When buying dried fruit, look for ones labeled ‘unsulphured’, as sulfites are chemical preservatives.
Mix whatever combination of nuts and ‘extras’ that suit your taste – each batch you make will have its own personality.