Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Feel More Powerful in 15 Minutes
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see, sometimes it’s just a tiny spark that whispers: “You got this. Keep going.” Either way, it’s important to know that feeling powerful begins with inner strength. Today, I encourage you to harness that strength.
To channel your inner warrior, here are some tips to feel more powerful every day.
1. Wake up earlier
Challenge yourself for one week to wake up 15 minutes before you usually do. Having more time in the morning before starting your day means more control—over your routine, your breakfast, your health, and your sanity.
2. Keep a journal
Seeing your strengths, weaknesses, goals, regrets, and worries written on paper somehow makes them more real. Owning up to your vulnerability is powerful.
3. Plan for pleasant morning commutes
Not every morning is going to be peachy, but taking just 15 minutes to load your favorite music playlist in the car or picking up your favorite latte before driving off to work can mean the difference between a great or grumpy morning.
4. Think of a fear and take action
We all have fears. Take a step toward relinquishing them each day, and those actions will add up to bigger, long-term accomplishments. Tackling or overcoming a phobia can also give you a huge boost in self-esteem and self-empowerment.
This one’s simple. Let go of inhibition and just belt out that tune. Letting go of caring what other people think can make you feel very powerful.
6. Say what you feel when you feel it
This doesn’t need to take 15 minutes. It’s actually an impulse. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
7. Look your best
Wear whatever makes you feel absolutely ravishing. Research suggests that looking good on the outside makes us feel better about ourselves on the inside.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
9. Learn a new skill
Learning a new skill in arts, cooking or foreign languages boosts self-esteem, strengthens memory, and improves mental health.
Physically feeling strong makes you feel more powerful. Cardio and weights workouts, dance, and yoga all release endorphins and build muscle endurance. Staying healthy is one of the best forms of self-defense and empowerment.
To speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!