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FIVE to THRIVE

This morning on my way to work I was listening to Rachel Hollis’ RISE podcast.

( I know- I’m probably late to the party. Usually am, nothing new!!!) But who cares, this post is for all the people who also haven’t yet read her books, gone to her conventions, or listen to her podcasts.


Anyways, this particular episode was about how to set yourself up for success. As we approach 2019, this is on top of my TO DO list because I've got some big goals this year that will be accomplished.


I was thinking the other day about how I don’t think I have ever followed a resolution through to the end. That means I have literally broke promises with myself over and over again – mind you, you will never catch me breaking promises with anyone else, so why do I allow myself to fail me???? Not this year. (Resolution #45,475)


In this episode Rachel talks about simple and practical tools that help her stay focused in order to be successful on the big goals because hellooo the big things can’t be celebrated without the little things.


Rachel Hollis says that “You and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are,” and I agree. We have the power to choose happiness. In relation to this, she created her FIVE to THRIVE, which is habits that she says to do every single day because these few things are designed around YOU, which in the end creates your happiness and defines your success.


FIVE to THRIVE


1. Wake up early.

One hour earlier. To workout, meditate, walk on the beach, walk on the street, read, to make lists, or goal set. WHATEVER YOU WANT. But this hour is strictly for you, and only you. #every #single #day

Our spin: put your phone on airplane mode and go without it. UNPLUG from the outside world and set intentions for that day to meet your ultimate goals


2. Drink water.

Lots of it. Half your body weight in ounces #every #single #day.

Our spin: get a reusable water bottle and have in on you at all times. When it’s visible it makes it easier to reach. HINT: not just in drinking water, with everything in life. Huge advocates in vision boards


3. Give up something.

Food or drink (or person) that you know is not good for you for 30 days. AKA that soda, or artificial sweetener, or those common allergic foods. Don’t cheat and break your promise with yourself. Challenge yourself for 30 days and let the way you feel be the judge for the rest of #every #single #day.

Our spin: Swap whatever you’re giving up with a healthier alternative, create a healthy habit in 30 days but don't stop there. Let those 30 days be the beginning for the rest of the year


4. Move your body for at least 30 minutes

Be intentional about moving. It doesn’t have to be an intense Crossfit workout. It could be a walk around your neighborhood, or going to the park with your kids.

Just move. #every #single #day.

Our spin: get outside, connect with nature. Walk a mile- anyone can do this, tell yourself you can do it. TOO cold? TOO hot? Get on Pinterest and find some at home moves for EVERY level. Not enough time? Remember number 1?


5. Be grateful.

Write a list of 10 things you’re grateful for. Do this at the beginning of the day or the end of the day or whenever it works for you, just do it. #every #single #day

Our spin: don’t forget to let those people know that you’re grateful for them. Walk the walk and be mindful of your actions. After you write your list, visualize your dream life that includes all you are grateful for




One of my favorite quotes I stumbled upon this year, “Health is Wealth, Kindness is Currency, and Happiness is Success.” This quote replayed in my head as I was listening to Rachel’s 5 to thrive.


I choose to live that quote in 2019, I choose to implement the 5 to thrive into my daily routine, and I choose to be consistent and intentional in reaching my goals.


We’re making it a challenge for January of 2019. Dropping the excuses, starting off strong. We get to choose our happiness, we get to be our success. This is us deciding right now that we are making this happen. Who’s with us?

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