Why we´re thriving not surviving and how you can too
Many Women today are, unfortunately, just surviving instead of thriving.
Nailah was founded by Jane following an experience that jolted her into seeing that we are capable and worthy of thriving and optimizing our lives and we are also deserving of it too!
Living in survival mode prohibits us from living a life of meaning and fulfillment.
If you feel you have been surviving and just going through the motions, let today be the turning point in your life where you turn it all around.
Here are some tools to help you start THRIVING today, tried and tested!
Know the feeling of having too many commitments, overbooked schedules, and not enough time for SELF CARE. Learning to manage your time can be a game changer.
Get an actual organizer or calendar and write down how you will structure your day. Jane ends and starts her day by writing down everything she plans to do that day. That time must tick all of these boxes at one point in the day; self-care time, exercise, work, social time at least once a week, family time, sleep. When you see your schedule written out, you can then prioritize and make sure your day is balanced.
UNDERSTANDING LIVING IN THE PRESENT
"This was something that eluded me for a long time. How not to think of work with the kids, how not to think of the kids when work never seemed to end. When I learnt Meditation, that all changed.
My Teacher told me I was chasing the impossible, a non-existent balance. Truly living in the present was gratitude for what you already had and the calm knowledge that everything you desired was already on its way to you and in place.
That really took a weight off my shoulders." Jane
If you’re constantly thinking about what’s already happened or worried about what is to come, you are occupying space and your energy for things you can’t change or control, whilst not putting energy in to what you can.
Write out in the morning three things you are grateful for right now and at the end of your day three things that happened that day that made you feel joy, a sense of achievement.
IDENTIFY YOUR STRESSORS
Start by identifying the two or three things that cause you the most stress on a consistent basis. Then, determine whether you can eliminate or change them. If you can't right now—like a job you dislike but can’t afford to quit—challenge yourself to handle it differently or learn new ways to react to it. Is this a bridge job perhaps that is leading you on to something better.
CREATE A SELF-CARE ROUTINE
Self-care must be a NON-NEGOTIABLE so that we can thrive! Creating small intentions (not goals) and routines can help us with our self-care
When you are taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally, you are more likely to thrive and feel better.
A great way to start this process is to write down 1 to 3 self-care goals daily.
Here are some examples:
–Journal 5 minutes a day
-Walk at least 20 minutes
-Exercise for minimum of 15 minutes
-Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep
-Reach out to a friend or family member with a call or text
(Get as specific as possible).
We all have the power to change the direction of our lives at any point in time. So have faith, and give yourself the gift of thriving and living your best life!
So get exercising, get walking, get journaling and tag us in your Thriving Era #thrivingwithnailah