Being the best that you can be is likely what everyone strives for. It is good to take stock, from time to time, where you are at in your life’s path; are you on track or off track and how do you get in the flow of your life. Ask yourself that question and see what the answer is. Life requires that you be the best that you can be in every moment. Take stock of where you are off track in your life and take an action step to make it better. And most importantly, be consistent. Consistency is key in whatever arena you are working in. I have to bring myself back to this point all the time because my interests vary and I can easily get off track. Start your day off by writing all the things down that you need to accomplish in your day and then factor in critical steps that you require to keep yourself in balance with regards to your health. You have to be consistent with your self care to make your day run more smoothly. That is a must so decide that those things are non- negotiable for your health. What do you need to do to stay on track with your diet each day? What are the non-negotiables with regards to your diet? No to a donut and coffee perhaps and yes to a hot homemade cereal with berries and raw nuts like walnuts. This simple decision can have a major effect on how your energy is, how your mood is, and how productive you are. Coffee has some health benefits and it is most people’s morning ritual so I don’t usually interfere with it…If you feel that coffee is only used to increase your energy in the morning then you might want to look at more strategies to get energized. Cut down on sugar and refined carbohydrates (read flour). Choose more whole grains instead to maximize energy. Consider an adrenal supportive product like rhodiola or ashwagandha to help increase your resistance to stress. Take time in your day to breathe. When you feel your stress levels rising, take five minutes to breathe. Take 10 deep breaths daily. This will help oxygenate your body and help promote the parasympathetic nervous system which is all about relaxation. Take time in your day to exercise. Even 30 minutes spent walking daily is good for your heart, helps improve blood sugar control and reduces stress. Lastly bring a good attitude into your day. See the value in the people that are around you. Let them know that you value them. Come from a place of love versus an angry or critical stance. Think about these things before you start your day and choose to bring a positive attitude into your day. This will help you be the best that you can be.