My 2020 started off with a bang! I spent January and February in Vegas, living my best life…. times ten! Eating, drinking, shopping, and dating! NYE consisted of writing down my goals for 2020, drinking champagne and fantasizing about how extraordinary my year was going to be! February was even better. I went to California for the first time. I attended Brendon Burchard’s conference, HPX. Which stands for High Performance Experience! We learned that with high levels of vibrancy, connection and meaning we are elevated to another level of life experience. I left San Diego feeling stimulated and focused because I was planning to really enhance my life and turn it up a notch.
I flew back to Canada February 28th with so much adrenaline. I was happy to be home and get back to my routine. It was already going to be March and I was elevated to see what the rest of 2020 was going to bring.
Fast forward a few weeks into March…. Covid-19 hit us fast and furious. So much so that the world started to shut down. Wait, what is happening? We cannot shut down the world! Stay home? What do you mean stay home? I have things to do, 2020 just started!! What do you mean I should buy toilet paper? Apparently, we can shut down the world. It all happened so fast, I think most of us spent March trying to figure out how long this would go on for and wrap our heads around the madness.
I was so incredibly motivated at the beginning of the year. Some days I still am. I want to be in the best shape of my life, so that keeps me going. Other days, I think what is the point? Why should I work on my goals, does this year even matter? Yes!! Yes, it does. Each day matters.
I am here to inspire you to stay motivated. I think it is important to keep striving to live our best life and not get in a funk. I am not going to sit here and pretend this has been easy for me. It has not, not even close. Some days I am terribly angry that this is happening but then I quickly remind myself I can grow from this and it is even more important to stay motivated during this time. I found myself feeling lazy some days and I didn’t like it. It can be too easy to fall into a lazy routine and before you know you are in a… the less you do, the less you want to do funk. That’s not happening! Not on my watch.
Please do not stay in your pajamas all day. Not getting dressed can be depressing. I have worked from home for years and I have always showered and dressed before starting my workday. It helps you feel ready to conquer the day. Guaranteed you will be less productive if you work in pj’s. I have been wearing sweats and leggings most days as I am sure most of us are. I have so many fabulous clothes and it makes me sad they are simply hanging in my closet so some days I dress like I am going out for dinner with my friends. Jewelry, makeup and perfume, the whole nine. Do not be surprised if you see me in full glam at the grocery store. Anything to feel fabulous these days.
I love music, it always motivates me to get moving. Create a playlist and dance around the house. It is a great way to get some cardio in while releasing endorphins to make you happy. Crank up your playlist while you clean the house. That always makes it fun and you will probably get it down much quicker. That playlist might even motivate you to work out or go for a jog. Either way I can guarantee you, listening to music will motivate you to get off that couch.
Follow motivating pages and people on social media. If you love cooking or baking, seeing recipes and pictures of tasty food will inspire you to try new recipes. Following personal trainers will motivate you to workout. I have worked out at home for years, but I know a lot of people really struggle with it and are really missing the gym. So many trainers are posting their workouts online and doing zoom classes. A friend posted an Afrobeats cardio dance workout video and I have been doing that each morning and I am loving it. I started watching Jen Atkin’s live hair tutorial videos which inspired me to try new hairstyles. It helps with my glam when I go to the grocery store. Ha!
Instead of thinking of the time we have lost over the last few months, we need to remember there are seven months left of this year. We can still make 2020 our best year. Here is to the next months ahead and keeping the motivated, positive vibes flowing!
Melissa Gauvreau – Stay fabulous!