15 Quotes to Help you Move Mountains Today

15 Quotes to Help you Move Mountains Today

Do you ever find yourself browsing through Pinterest, assembling the perfect quotes to help you feel amazing?! We sure do. And after reading through we simply feel empowered. Here are 15 favorites for you to enjoy today. Go ahead and read through, then get ready to move mountains!

  1. It’s already yours. -Universe
  2. Your smile is a superpower. Pass it on!
  3. Don’t wish for it, work for it!
  4. I am creating the life of my dreams…
  5. The only difference between where you are and where you want to be is the steps you haven’t taken yet.
  6. Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process
  7. Don’t try to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass
  8. Be a warrior, not a worrier
  9. Yesterday is heavy, put it down. Life and thrive in the now!
  10. Passion is Energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you!
  11. A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset
  12. Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They both shine when it’s thier time.
  13. Keep doing the best you can, and do it with mindfulness and passion
  14. Be thankful for your struggle, for without it you could never find your strength
  15. A goal without a plan is just a wish. So, take a breath, make a plan, and go get ’em

 

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You know we love the simple things here at Fittbe. So, we’ve come up with a quick list for you of ways to simplify your life. When you really make these a priority, you’ll be amazed at how much head space you free up for fun and enriching things that you love, like Hygge coziness, cooking and baking, barre and pilates, painting? Whatever those passions may be!

 

Declutter paper. Take it online you guys!

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Put yourself first. We all know that term “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” but do we really put it into action?

 

You guys… as my sister always says… “we must!” take care of yourself first because that frees you up to attend to others. This has to be done in a “guilt free” way. Really look after yourself. Don’t skip meals, go with your gut, if you feel to busy, turn down some invitations or engagements. It is ALL ok!

 

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Set a morning routine that you look forward to.

 

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Declutter your mind.

 

If it’s not actionable and important for the present, let it go, let it go, let it go!

 

Enjoy the now.

 

There’s never been a better time to bring your attention to what is right in front of you! Focus on your senses. See the beauty around you.

 

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YES! You heard right, friend!

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How to Hygge! Enjoy the Danish concept of Hygge. Find joy and warmth in your life, and get…

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You “To Do List,” Hygge Style

Now that’s our kind of to do!

 

  • Enjoy downtime. Make a point to have downtime, and really soak it in. Resist the urge to achieve something or work during this downtime! Delight in a skincare ritual, like a facemask, do your nails, be pampered, relax. You can enjoy simple pleasures with others, or on your own. 
  • Turn off the tech. Grant yourself a tech-free hour – every day if you can. Be in your physical space, wholeheartedly!
  • Enjoy a treat. It is ok to enjoy a treat now and then in moderation. The key is to really enjoy it. Take in the tastes and savor!
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Daily affirmations to fuel success!

Affirmations are powerful! The thoughts we have impact the way we feel, the way our body reacts to things, the way we interact with our worlds, and our loved ones. Why wouldn’t you want to train your thoughts to be beautiful, strong, or positive? It may seem silly at first, but the operative word here is “train.” Bad thoughts can be habit-forming. But never fear, no negativity tailspins here. GOOD thoughts can also be habit-forming. When you have a mind full of good and productive thoughts, you start the process of forming the habit of good thinking, You will put good out into the world, and it will boomerang right back to you. Believe us!

Good thoughts!

These beauties are habit forming

Affirmations are the perfect way to start seeing the world, and interacting with the world in the best way possible! They are statements you make. You repeat and you remind, and eventually, they will change your life for the better! Always talk to yourself well, because YOU are listening!

Say it, think it believe it

Get your seat on the positivity train

You can write your own affirmations, or you can use many of ours! In fact, the yogalates app, is full of them! You can make affirmations for anything. Say them, think them, feel them, believe them.

5 Affirmations to Fuel your success today

and that’s just the beginning…

  • My life and prosperity are in my hands, and I have the power to create any future I desire.
  • I am pushing forward every day
  • I am passionate about moving forward. I will make today a productive day.
  • I know what my goals are and I am taking steps toward achieving them!
  • I am becoming comfortable with “enjoying the ride” on my way to success

 

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Stretch for at least ten minutes today!

Stretch distraction free!

Make sure you do this with no distractions. Just enjoy the stretch, listen to your body, and remind yourself that you deserve it.

10 Minutes of Stretching for your to do list! 

  • Can you find ten minutes to do your body a big favor?

There’s really no excuse for not stretching, and if you do it right, it’s something to look forward to! Fittbe rule number 1 for stretching is always stretch when you are warm. There is nothing worse than rolling out of bed and forcing your body into an uncomfortable stretch. You might wonder as you do something that is supposed to be good for you – am I injuring myself? Can something that feels like this really be good for me? The answer is, no! It’s not good to stretch cold.

  • A great way to get ready for stretching is to do a bit of what we call “oil can” in the Fittbe apps!

  • Start with some light leg circles standing
  • Follow by rolling through your feet in a planted jog about 16
  • Take 16 plie pulses in second position
  • Do 16 medium sized arm circle
  • Repeat 3 Rounds 

 Go for it! Relax, Stretch, and Settle in!

Now enjoy your 10 minutes of stretching! Be sure to do hamstring stretches, quad stretches, back stretches, calf, and Achilles stretches!

 

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