Monday, 17 January 2022

F Faith and Fitness

Setting Yourself Up for Success

It’s the thoughts you think and the actions you take every single day that make up your life experience. They determine whether you are successful (whatever your definition of successful is), how good you feel and the contribution you make to others. That’s why it’s important to set yourself up every day to have the best possible experience. It’s what will make the difference between a life lived with passion, purpose, commitment and self-belief, and a life that is only partly what you are capable of. I will share with you a few things that keep me on track and help my days and my life to be successful.

  1. Create a daily morning routine - One of the most effective ways to set yourself up for a successful day where you are focused, clear and calm is to create a morning routine that you do every day when you wake up. Choose to do activities that make you feel centered and balanced. You will also be giving yourself some special time every day to nourish your mind, body and spirit before life happens and distracts you.
  1. No heavy breakfast - To be productive and successful in life, you must feel well and have the energy to take action. Contrary to what you may have heard, eating a big meal in the morning will only detract from your energy over the day. Instead you want to fuel your body with nourishment that will require the least amount of digestive effort possible. It is said that around 70% of your energy is spent on digestion alone, so if you are eating heavy foods early in the day, you will be taking a lot of energy away from what you actually need it for – to get things done and feel good while you are doing them.
  1. Eat clean foods - Clean foods, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, will give to your energy and health. All other foods take away from your health and energy. To be successful in your life and tasks, you need to have energy and clarity.This is why eating a clean diet is important – not to mention just feeling and looking your best! Try to make every meal at least 50% fresh vegetables.
  1. The big productivity secret - Pick the most challenging, important or profitable task to do first in your workday. Once this is done, everything can be more easily managed and with less stress. It will also build momentum and keep you achieving for the rest of the day.
  1. Schedule and stick to it! - Create a balance of work and playtime every day by setting boundaries of what time you will work and (just as important) not work. Allow time to exercise, read, cook, connect with loved ones, etc. This will also make you more efficient and productive in the time that you do have. If you know you have a set finish time or a break coming up, you will be more likely to work harder to get your jobs done before that time comes. The key is to stick with your schedule once you’ve written it!
  1. Don’t procrastinate or multi-task - Focus on one task at a time and do it with your whole focus. You will get a far better result and create less stress for yourself.
  1. Move regularly - Moving your body is vital to having consistently great energy and feeling great, which of course feeds success. It’s very common that the greatest ideas come when you are moving or away from the computer so put it in your schedule and do it!
  1. Work with a coach - Working with an experienced coach will help you towards your goals, give you a safe and objective place to express and release to, help you to break through challenges and limitations and give you someone who supports and believes in you every step of the way. With a good coach alongside you, you will become more productive, empowered, balanced and satisfied with yourself and your life.
  1. Enjoy yourself! - “Fun time” is not just for children. It’s for you too. What’s the point in achieving one thing after another if you are not enjoying yourself and feeling happy? Find what makes you feel like a kid again. Figure it out and do it - today. Then every day after that.
  1. Get your 8 - How can you expect yourself to feel calm, centered, balanced, happy or successful when you are running on only a few hours of sleep? There’s a reason experts say that eight hours of sleep is ideal. Make your sleep sacred by getting into bed at least eight hours before your alarm is set to go off.

Give this a try! Set yourself up for success every single day Watch how you grow and thrive!

Columnist: Kellye Davis Williams


Kellye Davis Stellman is a personal trainer, gym owner, and certified Life Coach who focuses on the health and well being of her clients as well as coaching them to make positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.  She helps them achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their “life goals” with her message of hope. 

Kellye resides in East Atlanta with her husband Keith.  She has 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  She is an active member of The Tabernacle Church.  In her spare time she loves traveling, spending time with her husband and daughters, shopping, and simply enjoying coffee with friends. 



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