This has come to be one of my most significant life mantras.
Do you ever feel like you are living life in overwhelm, leaving everything to the last minute then scrambling under pressure to get prepared?
Are you always in reaction mode with little time to prioritise the things that keep you feeling strong mentally and physically. I certainly used to be like this.
If this global pandemic has taught me anything it’s that having positive habits and rituals can help see you through any crisis. When working on your mental and physical fitness is a part of your daily life you can feel ready and steady even in the midst of storms. Remaining centred helps us make decisions from an empowered space and this has never been more important than now while we go through these significant global shifts.
Since embracing an action lead lifestyle comprising daily growth rituals I have no need for a last minute shift in behaviour. Nourishing daily practises have become habitual so I feel mentally, physically and spiritually fit for whatever life throws at me.
Staying ready means I have no fear of a random opportunity coming my way, I’m ready for it. Waiting for something to happen until you start preparing yourself is delaying your life to start and who wants that? Not me.
Whenever my emotion lead chimp brain kicks in that says I don’t want to exercise, make healthier food choices or study, I repeat that magical mantra to myself. ‘Stay ready then you never have to get ready.’ It reminds me to pay it forward for my future self so when the big things come, I’m already half way there.
Who needs an excuse to get fitter, stronger, smarter or better read. Do it now. Be ready for no one but yourself first.
When you make yourself the number 1 priority, the world is your golden oyster inviting you to take part fully in today – a cosmic opportunity never to be repeated again in the history of mankind and on planet earth the most magnificent playground in our solar system and universe. We complain about our earthly worries but seriously who would want to be born on Mars or Pluto, there’s not much going on there.
One thing I know is that when we stay ready in terms of keeping fit and healthy, practising self love, educating ourselves every day, doing the things aligned with our values and soul’s calling we have access to an unlimited resource of energy and motivation.
Below are my top four ways to stay ready and will help you participate fully in your own success.
1. Take stock of your past achievements to remind yourself how far you have come and the challenges you have overcome. This will put you in an ‘I can do it’ mentality.
2. Focus and get clear on your why. Achieving anything is never a lack of ability it’s always a lack of motivation. Taking a few minutes a day to focus on what drives you and your vision for the future will get you feeling inspired to take action steps. Keeping vision boards and anything compelling for your future in close proximity to you can act as a reminder.
3. Move every day! I know it goes without saying but often when I feel anxious I often find its been sometime since I moved my body. Going for a run, laying down a few burpees or booking in that gym class always maintains the balance and keep your sense of readiness. Your body is your home so treat it with the respect it deserves.
4. Plan out your week and include empowering rituals that nourish your body and mind as non negotiable habits. For example I include a meditation practice, breathing class and yoga in my schedule each week as important as my work. I take a new course each week and I am always looking for new teachers to learn from, of course with the Najahi Tribe platform it's easier than ever to educate yourself every day!
When you stay ready you signal to the universe that you are open to the new. You welcome your desires becoming a magnet to opportunities that reflect your highest good and purpose.
Write that mantra down wherever you can see it! It will shift your energy in a moment.