"If you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit. It you do it for 90 days, it becomes who you are."
Here are Rachel's 5 steps to thriving in the last 90 days of 2020:
1. Wake Up One Hour Earlier
Get up an hour before you normally do. Then use that hour for yourself. Use it to work on that book you’ve always wanted to write. Use it to work out, read, meditate, exercise, or just have a cup of coffee. Paint a picture. The idea is that you find an hour for yourself. One of the comments we hear most often from our community is, “I don’t have time.” But we all have 24 hours in a day. You have time, you’re just spending it doing other things. Give yourself an hour every single day that’s just for you. Budget your time as closely and you do your money (you are budgeting your money too, right?).
Two important caveats with this one. If you have a new baby, if you have a child who is waking up, or if you work crazy middle of the night kind of hours, please be smart about this. If you have a two month old baby and you’re barely getting sleep, then waking up an hour earlier is probably a dumb idea for you. Do not take this one on if it doesn’t make sense for your life.
And don’t think for a single second that I’m asking you guys give up an hour of sleep. You gotta hit the sheets a little earlier so you can actually make use of that hour!
2. Workout At Least 30 Minutes
Move your body for 30 minutes every single day. Depending on your level of fitness, 30 minutes a day for you might be time at the gym, a Zumba class, cardio kickboxing, or working out with a trainer. And for others, maybe you’re at the beginning of your fitness journey. So 30 minutes might just be a slow walk outside or playing out in the backyard with your kids or dancing around in your kitchen as you make dinner. Whatever it is, just commit that every single day of your life you are going to move your body for at least half an hour.
3. Drink Half Your Body Weight In Ounces Of Water
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water every single day. Take your body weight. Let’s say you weigh 100 pounds. Divide that in half. That’s 50. 50 ounces of water every single day.
Of course, the next question I get is, “Oh my gosh! That’s a lot of water. That’s way more than I’m drinking now. Doesn’t that make you have to pee every five minutes?” Basically yes. Of course, it does. But it’s also flushing toxins out of your system. Your skin will never look better sister. You will get less headaches. And best of all? Water is free! So let’s go, let’s do it. Half your body weight in ounces of water is essential.
4. Give Up One Food Category You Know You Shouldn't Be Eating
Cut out a category of food you know you should not be eating for the next 30 days. Maybe it’s fried food. Maybe it’s processed food. Maybe it’s sugar. Maybe you’re going to give up chips. Maybe you’re going to give up fast food.
Whatever it is, just an entire category of food that you don’t touch. It’s not even a diet because you have every other kind of food to choose from. You’re just going to give up this one thing for 30 days and you are not going to cheat. I mean it, DO NOT CHEAT. The entire intention here is that you are proving to yourself that you can live without that thing and that you can keep a promise you make to yourself! Chose a new food category each 30 days.
5. Write Down 10 Things You're Grateful For
If you choose one thing out of this list of five, I highly recommend this one. Every single day I want you to write down 10 things that you’re grateful for, every single day. Ten small, little, specific detailed moments that you’re grateful for that happened that day.
You can write them down in a journal or any paper you have but I do believe it’s important to write them by hand instead of typing them out.
I am telling you, if you spend your day looking for your 10 things like, “Hey, I got to make my list later tonight, so I have to be on the lookout for beautiful blessings,” it will change your perspective of everything.