You don’t have to re-invent yourself!

Society tells us we need to create a new version of ourselves….why?

the core of who we are is freaking fabulous!

“The essence of who you are in all its awesomeness doesn’t go away”

-Abby Pagud

All the subjects flying past you during this time of year is asking what you want OR how you can create a new you in 2022.  I’m gonna switch up the subject and say..what do you NOT want!  And even more so….why do we have to recreate ourselves into someone else?  The fact is…every single one of us are pretty freaking amazing!  Sure we have our quirks that need improvement, but the core of who we are is freaking fabulous!

For the last couple years, all have us have had to live through situations we didn’t intentionally sign up for.  It doesn’t matter where you stand, what your beliefs are, or how you choose to lead your life.  We have all been affected.  The most important thing to remember this year and all the years going forward is that we do have and have always had choice!  You have the right to live your life as you wish, without inflecting pain upon others (of course). 
         

 So I ask you….what do you not want to continue in your life anymore?  What is no longer serving you?  All of us have habits and behaviors that we outgrow.  Viewpoints that have changed over the years because of life experiences/aging OR even change from learning a different perspective.  So what is no longer serving you?  Identifying how we hold on to creatures of the past and/or habit trends that don’t fit with who you want to be is the first step to getting there.  You can dream all day of the life you in vision, the things you wish to have, the person you want to be….but all of that starts with purifying yourself of the things that no longer serve you.  You can’t shift into that version of yourself if you are still playing in the patterns of the old version of yourself.  This doesn’t mean that you have to transform into a whole different person.  The essence of who you are in all its awesomeness doesn’t go away.  It’s about allowing yourself to stop the blockades that prevent you from shining your awesomeness to the world!
         

Lets break that down?
 

1- External influences can have a profound effect on our mindset.  How do the people you spend your time treat you and those around you?  Do they lift you up and provide support?  Are they treating others with love and respect?  Do they have attributes that are things you yourself align with and want to continue in your life?  Making sure you have a good support system and proper mental support in your daily interactions influence how you view yourself and what behaviors you believe are acceptable.  When you have influences that knock you down when you’re striving for more, you start to distrust in your capabilities.  This then creates a perpetuating thought to question what you put your energy into.  Now, I do understand that all of us are not perfect, we were never supposed to be.  We are creatures of habit and need to constantly self reflect to make sure we are evolving and creating better things in your world.  So on that note, if your friends are encouraging you to address your traits that keep getting you in rut….remember these people are not trying to bring you down, they are merely trying to influence you to rise above your obstacles so you can stop the cycle of rutsville.


2- How are you treating yourself?  Are you constantly beating up on yourself for not getting things done, running out of time, or not taking the time for yourself?   Cut yourself some slack.  Sometimes the things we have to learn about ourselves most is allowing ourself to take the time that is needed in the moment.  And sometimes that’s just a nap!  Allow your body time to recuperate from the stress we face.  Start setting time aside for the things that help you re-ground.  Whatever that looks like for you…this could be journaling, meditation, acupuncture, working out, an activity, or even taking a nap.  ALLOW yourself to self-care. You know what you need…sometimes we are just afraid to admit it or more likely feel guilty saying so. 


3- Choice.  Choice is a huge subject today.  Every time I think of the word choice, I reflect back to the bad hair-cut that I’m sure all of us have received.  This is the one we witnessed heading in the wrong direction, but stayed silent in hopes it wasn’t going that way. The best part is when all is finished….sure enough we are shocked with the results!  We all made a choice in that moment.  We choose to not say anything and then got upset with the result. Now, I’m not by any means encouraging people to just start blabbing around town what their opinions are.  We need to be aware that constant expression of opinion does not respect peoples space or their process through their life phases.  It’s about an awareness of what your choice brings.  Not telling your hair person during the process so that you both remain on the same page is a choice you took and in return you were a contributing factor to the end result.  Acknowledgement of choice is also an understanding of accepting accountability for the decisions we make.  If we preach peace, love, and harmony, but then turn around and criticize others for their choices…we are then promoting judgment and ridicule. 

We need to realize that we are all different as we are supposed to be, because what a boring world would we have if it was all cookie cutter and Stepford wives.  I encourage you all to start reflecting on behaviors and image you want to project to the world.  Once you have figured out what that is….start creating steps to keep you on track with the path.

Let go of what is no longer serving you or no longer aligns with who you are.  Embrace change by shinning your awesomeness! 

No Bad Days | KapitolHealth.com

No Bad Days

Isn’t it nice living that there aren’t any bad days! 

Most of you are reading that last line and wondering….what in the world is she talking about?

There comes a time in life when you have to broaden your horizons and start looking at each moment as a learning lesson.  One of my favorite terms is “you cant teach an old dog new tricks”.  I love this quote because it shows the ignorance or the excuse that we create for ourselves in accepting the difficult and the obstacles that can stand in the way. But this is the age where everyone is promoting “giving it you’re all”….”there is no challenge to great” ….”skies the limit”….”do what you love”.  If this is the new mental focus of the future….why are we accepting that old dogs cant be taught new tricks. That’s a cop out!

The fact is that it’s all about perspective. If you are a firm believer that everything happens for a reason or to each their own….then i think you can accept that we have a choice in how we walk into each and every day.  We have a choice in seeing the growth that we are capable off.  And more importantly…we have the skills of today to learn the lessons for tomorrow. 

So don’t give up opening your mind to what might be difficult to accept and start opening your mind to the person you are destined to be ….after a couple life lessons from each and every day.  There are no bad days….just bad sentiments.

TIPS TO TRANSFORM | KapitolHealth.com

Tips to Transform

  • Step One
    • Make sure your goals are attainable & Establish why this goal is Important!
      • Having a realistic goal makes the likeliness in succeeding practical. Once your approaching success towards this goal, we can always create new goals.  The first step is picking a goal that is important to you in the NOW and developing the connection of what it means to you if you did not succeed.
        • Sample Goals: “I want to run and jump outside with my child without becoming breathless”  OR “I want to rock this smokin’ hot dress at for my anniversary dinner”.  Connecting the goal to something emotionally important to you will keep you motivated as your taking the steps to accomplishing it.
      • Step Two
        • Pick a practical time frame to accomplish your goal!
          • Choosing a deadline date will keep you accountable in attaining your goals. It is best to pick an event coming up in the future like a wedding, graduation, or family reunion.  It will keep you motivated and looking forward to your transformation.
        • Step Three
          • Break your goals into simplistic baby goals & reward yourself as you accomplish them! *REWARDS SHOULD BE GOAL ENHANCING
            • If you have a goal of losing 50 lbs., you will need to figure out the changes that need to be made to lose those 50 lbs. Sometimes doing all those changes at once can be overwhelming and create a burnt out effect.  Simplify the goals into little steps and master one at a time.  It takes 21 days to adapt…so pick 1-2 changes needed and work at those for 21 days.  Then pick another 1-2 changes and work at those for another 21 days.  Eventually you’ll find that all your changes have become a habit and are part of your everyday “norm”.
          • Step Four
            • DON’T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF
              • Life has its challenges, so you are bound to make some mistakes during this process. Don’t beat yourself up for your mishaps…learn from them and evolve.  This is a learning process and takes time. 

COVID TIME IS NOW

It has been said that underlying illness is what allows an attack of Covid-19 to spread and reach the potential of hospitalizations or even death.  This Virus given the population a very rude awakening for a majority of the world to start dealing with their health.  This is not the time to give the excuses of times past of “I just haven’t been able to fit it in”…or “I tried but I couldn’t stick to it”.  The fact is…the many health professionals that approach you; even though it be their job to build clientele, they are truly working to help you seek change.  The change is for your better interest.  The change is for YOUR greater good.  Assessing your current health and finding the needs for improvement have now in this day and age become a necessity for survival. 

                Regardless of how harmful this virus is…the proof is in the science.  Increasing levels of vitamin D ( exposure to sunlight) boosts immune responses by reducing flu risk and cancer prevention.  It also helps fight against depression, aids weight loss, and assists in proper absorption of other nutrients.    Keeping up with activity levels can reduce your mortality rate with any disease.  This is where tracking steps daily can be essential in keeping ahead of the masses.  Step tracking has become one of the most efficient ways for individuals to gage their daily activity level on a consistent basis.  Those that are pulling in over 8,000 steps in day reduce their risk of mortality of disease by 51%.  However, those that acquire more than 12,000 or more increase their rate by 65%. 

                My primary point in all of this is to fix the problem as the problem reveals itself.  To many times we are prescribed medication after medication to create a band-aid effect for the issues we are facing.  If we take the time to search for the underlying issue….we just might fix the initial problem.  This means…if you receive results back from your annual blood work that indicate elevated cholesterol levels….make the changes to reduce cholesterol.  If you suffer from high blood pressure, refrain from activities that are influencing your blood pressure to elevate.  It is easier said than done.  Making these adjustments require change.  Change is hard.  Change takes time. But if time is of the essence….we don’t have a lot of it!  For those of us that survive this pandemic….don’t wait for another to make the decision of your life existence.

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