What You Can Control

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Epictetus was no stranger to difficult times as a slave in Rome.  His guidance rings true 2,000 years later:  It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Today - we're talking about everything we CAN control. 
 
If you're in a mood, and trust us when we say we've definitely all been there, here's a positive list of what you can focus on. Things that are out of your control? Just release the stress and let it go. 

1. Your Sleep Routine

Why is this important? 

Did you know that after 17 hours of no sleep, our alertness is similar to the effects of a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%, which according to U.S. law is considered "impaired" on the legally drunk scale.  Keys to better sleep: 

  • Be consistent with your bedtime
  • Limit screen time before bed
  • Try not to eat large meals 2 hours before bedtime (digestion causes a lot of ruckus!) 

2. Who You Follow On Social Media 

Why is this important?

It's been said that we are the average of the people we spend the most time with.  Obviously you are practicing some good social distancing right now and maybe spending a bit more time social media-ing.  Are the people you are allowing into your life helping you to average up?

If you're prone to jealousy, envy or just don't like the way you feel after reading other people's content... make your life easy: UNFOLLOW. 

 

3. What You Eat

Why is this important?

We all know, nutrition is a HUGE part of living a healthy lifestyle. We hear it over and over again. But what actually is a healthy lifestyle? 

You reap what you sow.  If you plant thorn weed seeds do you expect beautiful orchids to grow? Everyones nutritional needs are different, but you get the point.  Be mindful of bored eating. 

Pro tip: Need something sweet after a meal? Try chewing a piece of gum.

 

4. Your Mindset 

Why is this important? 

This is just like the food example above.  I'm reminded of a story about two wolves.  A White Wolf that represents good thoughts and a Black Wolf that represents negative thoughts.  Only the beast that gets fed survives.  Feed the White Wolf in your mind. Limit negative news media, negative Nancy's on social or friends that bring you down with their gloom and doom. 

As Shakespeare once said: There is no good or bad, but THINKING makes it so. 

 

 

5. The Way You Treat Others 

Why is this important?

LOVE ALWAYS WINS. Remember, we're all in this together. Things can be scary and everyone will handle situations differently. At the end of the day, we're all human. And the best way to get through tough situations is to spread love. 

Send good, healthy, and positive vibes✨

 

6. YOUR WARDROBE - YAAY 

Why is this important? 

Look good - feel good - right? This is actual science behind this friends. 

Looking good makes you feel good.  We're not talking about good looks, but putting more effort into your appearance is one of the easiest ways to improve your mood and helps set your intentions for the day. 

Self respect is where it all begins, and THIS is where we come in. 

We have been working hard, putting lots of time and effort into our weekly product launches because we want you to feel as good as possible right now. 

We can't tell you how to dress, but we can tell you that how you dress MATTERS. 

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