Who are you? What makes you you and do you love everything about who you are? What can you do to fine tune, evolve tweak and change. Are you exactly the person you want to be? Lliving the life you want to live? If not what’s standing in the way between you and that person and what can you do to close that gap? Life is holistic. Many things come together to make up the fabric of your day to day life. Focusing on one element of life to the exclusion of another often backfires. Better understanding the big picture and how each of the elements works in tangent better enables us to pull it all together in the way of our choosing. In the end you are a product of that which you put into yourself. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually.
I want you to keep a journal for 5 days based on these 4 topics. At the end of each day write about and reflect on how each of these elements came together to create your reality for that day. At the end of the 5 days review your journal and look for places that you might fine tune and shift your daily life for the better. We evolve through understanding gained from our own experiences. Taking note, reflecting upon and shifting your own life in this way is hugely empowering!
1. You are a reflection of the 5 people you spend the most time with. There is a saying that if you spend enough time in a barbershop that eventually you will get a haircut. It’s only natural that we pick up the attitudes, habits and perspectives of the people we spend the most time with. If there is something you would like to change about yourself, look more closely at the company you keep. Do you want to be more or less like the 5 people with whom you spend the most time? For five days journal each night about the 5 people you spent the most time interacting with on those days and how this interaction effected your overall experiences of the day.
2. You are what you eat. Think about this? Our bodies are beautiful machines, everything that we put into them becomes part of who we are. It can be easy to conveniently overlook this simple fact when the Cheetos and Frappuccino’s arecalling your name but look a little further down the road and think about the cumulative effects of many years of asking your body to filter and absorb artificial flavors and chemicals and preservatives. Keep a food journal for just five days. Write down the first 5 ingredients of everything you eat for those 5 days. Once you have a good overview of what you are putting into your body on a routine basis, google search the list to see what type of research and nutritional information you can find about the items on your list. This will give you a preview of your future health potential and some insight into how you might change your habits now to prime your body for health and longevity.
3. You are the product of your environmental influences. For five days journal about the actual physical environment in which you spend the most time. Is it uplifting, inspiring, always changing or perhaps stagnant and uncomfortable. Think about the décor, the temperature, the vibe, the safety and anything that jumps out at you as you look more closely at your day to day surroundings.
4. You are what you think about the most. Oh this is a doozy. You may even need to keep notes during the day to update in your journal at the end of the day. What are you thinking about? What is the content of your daydreams, your ruminating, your repeated thoughts? Arethey positive and filled with potential? Are they based on past event or potential future events? Are they based in the present? Is there gratitude or resentment? Keep careful notes about the contents of your head on a daily basis and you will soon have a clear snapshot of the mindset from which your life unfolds.