How do you create a killer “I own this day” attitude before you leave the house? We asked Steve Jordan, America’s Fitness Ambassador, for tips on dialing up our mental mojo instantly.
We asked celebrity trainer and motivational speaker, Steve Jordan, for tricks on staying on top of your mental game.
“We have so many distractions just at the tip of fingers from work emails and calls from family members to texts from close friends you haven’t had time to contact back — they all add up to what I call the cumulative stress cycle,” says Jordan. “The cumulative stress cycle is the silent killer. It’s the stress that builds up over time that we don’t see, feel, hear, touch or smell because we’ve become so immune to it.”
But, he says our minds are adaptable to change so when we think a different way about stress, we can feel and think differently about it. “Like training a muscle that needs to flex and be strong, we can train and adapt our minds to a more positive attitude,” he adds.
Here are the 3 things he does every day before hitting the door to bolster his attitude and take charge of his day:
- Morning mantras.
Steve Jordan (SJ): Upon waking have daily mantra that you repeat out loud or in your head while you get ready. My mantra is, “ Today I am the possibility of love, passion and abundance!” I repeat this about 5 times and with each passing day I get more and more comfortable saying it and my actions daily reflect this mantra.
- Express positive emotions.
SJ: I tell someone I love them or I’m grateful for them. It can be a significant partner, child, pet, friend, roommate or a family member who may not live with you, but is a phone call or text away. This starts the attitude of giving without expectation. When we give without expecting anything in return, we generally become happier.
- Be still.
SJ: Last but not least, I sit in silence for 1 to 5 minutes in a meditative state that allows me to just be. Clearing my thoughts, concerns, anxieties and expectations allows me to leave the house with a clear mind, open heart and peaceful disposition.