Hello! Welcome to our fourth edition of "Everything Counts" where we help each other have some sanity and normalcy in this wild time! This week's edition is an amazing combination of tips we asked for across the board online. We love to see the small things that truly add up every single day to help our mental, emotional, and physical health from experts and incredible beings in all walks of life!
MAKE A DATE NIGHT AT HOME AND BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT IT. -Shirani Pathak, Center for Soulful Relationships, is one of the most fierce, fun, heart-centered powerhouses I know. She's a pro at helping you embrace and build your most empowered self AND most empowered relationship, in this crazy time more now than ever! She has an incredible course for couples right now, too!
MAKE TWO LIST OF CONCERNS: THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL, THINGS YOU CAN'T. BURN THE LATTER. -Travis Jennings, Gaia Flooring, is a total rockstar with a heart of gold. He's not only the owner of an incredible company of breakthrough flooring products (uuuhhh, have you seen my office floors? #magic), but one of the most driven, empathetic, hungry for growth, kind humans I've ever had the honor of being friends with.
TAKE A WONDER AND AWE MOMENT EVERY DAY: THRILL AT THE PINK OF A SUNRISE, A FRESHLY BUDDING FLOWER, OR THE SHAPE OF A CLOUD AND LET IT GIVE YOU PEACE. -Lisa Simmons is a badass momma and energetic spirit through and through. always balancing her various roles from business owner and technology maven to Grandma & best friend. She knows the beauty and calmness of being able to focus on the small beauties & positives no matter the situation.
IT"S NOT A RACE TO PROVE WHO CAN FEEL THE MOST OVERWHELMED.- Justin V. always has a way of helping me, and so many others, put things into perspective. He's been priceless, especially during this weird time, with straight-forward gems of advice like this. It's not a competition to see who has it the hardest, and it's not silly or selfish to be feeling overwhelmed or less productive, even if you think otherwise.
PLAN YOUR DAY THE NIGHT BEFORE. PRIORITIZE THE LIST AND TIME BLOCK EACH TASK. THEN CELEBRATE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. -Lynnea Hagen, The Abundance Company, is known as the Get Unstuck Queen and has a myriad of talents and compassion to help business owners find and follow their dreams, no matter the size. She has SO many resources to share her knowledge and love.
TALK OPENLY WITH YOUR ROOMMATES ABOUT HOW TO RESPECT EACH OTHER'S SPACE AND WHAT YOU NEED. -Ken R. is currently prioritizing his mental health annnnnnd stretching his patience sharing a small apartment with roommates. Ha! Being candid with whomever you're in Shelter in Place with about your energies, the space you need, and how you run your day can truly save your sanity.
IF YOU WANT TO UPGRADE YOUR SPACE, START WITH ONE COMMON AREA. -Luis Ponce, Sunwest Painting, is doing amazing things during such a tough time for many businesses! I love his compassion and how he's always giving back, thriving, and still making progress during very different times! Definitely check out their options for painting projects in the bay area!
CUT YOURSELF SOME DAMN SLACK.- Me. That's it. Everything weird right now, don't add being mean to yourself to that list.
Stay tuned for more tips next week, and message us with what's helping you right now!