Hey my people!!
Today I wanted to share all that I have learned from being on this planet in just three words. It is the foundation of achieving your ultimate health, your highest potential, and exceeding every goal you set for yourself. It is my motto, what I believe in and apply to every aspect of my life to achieve balance and beauty. Are you dying to know?
Quality not Quantity.
How does this apply? You start by being INTENTIONAL.
Focus on the quality of the foods in your diet. They should be whole foods, not packaged with added ingredients – the LESS ingredients that you can read and understand, the better. You will need LESS food that contains MORE nutrients and vitamins – packed with life, not PRE-packaged and unrecognizable. Be smart about your cooking and put love into your food – pray and be grateful before taking the first bite.
Focus on the quality of the sleep you are getting. Put away the electronics and pull out a book before bed. Journal, have some tea, don’t eat before bed and let your body rest. You will feel energized in the morning, starting your day as the best version of you. No matter how many hours you have, you can feel exhausted when your sleep is interrupted, or you are stimulated before bed by your external environment.
Don’t meander around the gym, or get distracted by chores in the house, making your exercise session an hour long. Get moving!! Using high intensity interval training (HITT) or doing some type of circuit is so much more efficient and effective. You can get in a great workout in 20 minutes, being focused on the quality of the time spent on you and your physical goals, rather than on the time you are spending ‘exercising.’ The harder you work, the faster you will see results.
2. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
You are never too young or old to continue to learn. I have realized that it isn’t the amount of time spent studying or researching you spend, but rather how efficient you are with your time. Making a schedule to study for every subject for a few hours each day is the best way to achieve your learning goals.
When you are focused and intentional in the time spent, you get so much more done – get engaged and be passionate about what you are absorbing in order to be an expert sooner.
Yes it takes 10,000 hours in anything to be an expert – but how much of that time was spent in deliberate practice – deliberate studying?! Time that is concentrated and alone, with repetition and understanding is your key to success.
Are you investing in you? Use your precious time to do things you love – don’t be mindlessly consumed by useless TV shows and websites. Try a new sport, spend some time outside, take up a new hobby, write, dance or have a creative date with yourself to unleash your potential as a human being – and watch what amazing things can come out of you simply by reducing the quantity of time spent doing unproductive things.
Set a daily intention and get really good at it. Become an expert in something you are passionate about, and narrow in what you want to commit your time to – whether it be volunteering, working, or doing school work. Make commitments and pour yourself into them to get the most out of it.
Get off your phone, make eye contact and be present when interacting with others. The quality of conversations should go beyond the how are you? Good. Get deeper by actively engaging in others and investing your time and interest in them. Understand how you can better serve as a listener and a friend.
Have small pockets of friends in each area of your life. Some at work, at school, where you volunteer and always your core best friends and family members who will be there for you to share this crazy beautiful life together. It’s not about how many fluffy friends you have, but about how deep and healthy the relationships you do have that will support your own personal growth and make you laugh along the way.
Get rid of the negative relationships that are stunting your growth. Think about how you are learning and growing from others, and understand that relationships have their cycles, and some friends are here for a reason and a season. By determining the quality of your relationships, you can eliminate those that are hurting you or aren’t fuelling your positive mindset. Surround yourself with accepting, fun, interesting people that are willing to go on any adventure with you!
Get intentional with how you are spending your time … schedule it out and be efficient. It will take some self-discipline, but you will be amazed at how you can find balance in every aspect of your life … surrounding yourself with beautiful people who encourage your growth and your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Take time to love yourself, spread the love around, and throw some in your recipes 😉
Peace & Love,
Jill – your veggie villager xx