To break-through these struggles we need to build our motivation and self-esteem from the inside out. This means that at the beginning of each day you should take a conscious look at how you are doing. For example, you should score yourself out of 10 on physical energy, emotional wellness, mental sharpness and connection to purpose or a greater cause. Where you score lower, you can ask yourself what you need to make happen in your day ahead that will raise that score. What are you grateful for right now? What is your intention for today? What affirmation can you choose or create to frame your day ahead?
Done with compassion and genuine curiosity, this “checking in” morning practice will not only get you conscious, but will also support you in building and staying true to healthy personal habits.