Creating a Routine that is Right for You [Episode #598]
This week’s topic is: Creating a Routine that is Right for You
Our topic today is creating a routine that is right for you. I’m a huge fan of routines and rhythms, because I think it’s a really important and very powerful way to boost your wellness, your health, your energy, and to make sure that all the systems in your body are functioning at their optimal levels, including your digestion, your circulatory system, your immune system.
Our bodies really thrive on routine. And when we set routines up in our life in a way that feels really good, which we’re going to get into in our show today, it just helps everything run like a well-oiled machine. Tune in today to listen to some key questions our community asked around creating routines! Have you been wondering about this very topic? If you want to know the answer to this question and 3 more sent in by Beauties just like you, listen now to find out!
I have a stomach that no matter what I do, it does not shrink. I’ve been vegan for about four years, I’ve taken probiotics and enzymes and exercise and am ready to give up on everything. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!
Amy – Arizona
With so many influencers sharing what works for them when it comes to wellness practices, how can I separate that “their way is not always the right way” for everyone else?
Suzette – Ohio
I’ve been so busy creating healthy routines for my husband and three kids that I’ve lost my own. How can I get back on track while continuing the system I have in place around my family?
Trudy – Germany
I seem to have trouble sticking to a healthy wellness routine but love the practices. How can I stay consistent?
I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
There are lots of ways to share your responses or questions about the podcast:
You may be really intrigued by podcasts, but you may just know how to listen or subscribe. It’s very easy, I promise! To listen to more than one episode, and to have it all in a handier way, on your phone or tablet, it’s way better to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
Want to know what to expect from other episodes of the “Feel Good Podcast with Kimberly Snyder”? My passion is to inspire and empower you to be your most authentic and beautiful self. We offer interviews with top experts, my personal philosophies and experiences, as well as answers to community-based questions around topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, yoga, spirituality and personal growth.
The intention of the Feel Good Podcast is to well…help you really Feel Good in your body, mind and spirit! Feeling Good means feeling peaceful, energized, whole, uniquely beautiful, confident and joyful, right in the midst of your perfectly imperfect life. This podcast is as informative and full of practical tips and take-aways as it is inspirational. I am here to support you in being your very best! I have so much love and gratitude for you. Thank you for tuning in and being part of the community :).
LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES
Listeners really respect the views of other listeners, so your response helps people find good material they are interested in! If you enjoyed the podcast, please tell your friends and give us arating or review. Many thanks in advance.
Inspirational Thought of the Week
Healthy routines are a key part of nature’s health and a key part of our health.
Feel Good Digestive Enzymes: Use code: wellness15 for 15% off
Note: The following is the output of transcribing from an audio recording. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate. This is due to inaudible passages or transcription errors. It is posted as an aid, but should not be treated as an authoritative record.
Kimberly Snyder: Hey, Beauties and welcome back to our Thursday Q&A community show where all the questions come right from our amazing community, and our topic today is creating a routine that is right for you. I’m a huge fan of routines and rhythms, because I think it’s a really important and very powerful way to boost your wellness, your health, your energy, and to make sure that all the systems in your body are functioning at their optimal levels, including your digestion, your circulatory system, your immune system. Our bodies really thrive on routine.
Kimberly Snyder: And when we set routines up in our life in a way that feels really good, which we’re going to get into in our show today, it just helps everything run like a well-oiled machine. Routines are a key part of nature, right? We see the shifting of light between the sunrise and the sunset, moving from this very yang outward time in the sun, getting nourishment, getting energy, and then also pulling back into darkness, into stillness, into restoration time. And same thing all around, right?
Kimberly Snyder: The leaves come into their fullness and to their fruition, and then eventually drop down and recycle into creating part of the healthy soil, which then nourishes the root of the tree, which grows the tree, and so on and so forth. When we really carve out energy and just real intention into creating routines, they don’t have to be complicated, they don’t have to take up your whole day, but it’s a way of stepping into a state of flow where the rhythm is there for us and the routine is there for us, and we don’t have to really think too much.
Kimberly Snyder:We don’t have to make a million different decisions. We don’t have to sit there and ponder, what am I going to do next? We can just flow into it and step into that energy field. It feels really good to our bodies, and it feels really good to our minds. It reduces decision paralysis, excuse me, and it just helps us feel free because our mind is free. We don’t have to think about all these different things so much. I’m really excited about today’s show, if you couldn’t discern that yet. Very, very excited.
Please leave a review on iTunes
Kimberly Snyder: And before we get into it, though, I just want to give a quick reminder to please leave us a review on iTunes, which is free and easy and another wonderful way to support the show. I will say that to entice you even more, we have created this wonderful self-love affirmation series. If you send your review, if you take a screenshot of your review and email it to reviews with an S, email@example.com, we will send you this program, which I created for you very recently. It’s new. It’s exciting. It’s about reprogramming limiting thoughts, and working with new thoughts.
Kimberly Snyder: This is a technique for affirmations that I’ve been doing now for over a decade. I’m really passionate about sharing it. So again, screenshot your review, firstname.lastname@example.org, And we will send that to you right away. And while you’re over there, please be sure to subscribe to our podcast, and that way you don’t miss out on any of these Q&A shows, which are always on Thursdays, or our Monday interview podcast or solocasts, which are always on Mondays. All right.
Question #1 around the topic of: Creating A Routine That Is Right for You: I have a stomach that no matter what I do, it does not shrink. I’ve been vegan for about four years, I’ve taken probiotics and enzymes and exercise and am ready to give up on everything. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!
Kimberly Snyder: That being said, let’s jump into our topic today, creating a routine that is right for you. The first question comes from Beth, who lives in Nebraska, and she writes, “I have a stomach that no matter what I do, it does not shrink. I’ve been vegan for about four years. I’ve taken probiotics and enzymes and exercise, and I’m ready to give up on everything. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.” Beth, oh my gosh, I understand the frustration, especially when you feel like you’re doing so many things, right? Where are the results?
Kimberly Snyder: Why isn’t this working? I’ve been there myself with various things, and it’s easy to feel like, “I want to throw my hands up in the air. This is so frustrating. How am I going to move past this?” So let’s tackle this from a four cornerstone perspective. Our Solluna cornerstone approach is holistic. And when we take this holistic approach, which supports our wholeness, we always get the best results. Because you’ve mentioned exercise, you’ve mentioned some food information, but we’re more than that.
Kimberly Snyder: We’re not just physical beings that take in nutrients and break them down and assimilate. We have other factors at play that affect assimilation, that affect digestion, that affect our hormones, that affect our enzyme levels. I’m talking about the emotional, mental, spiritual part of us. We really want to work on all levels, especially with something related to the belly. The belly is a very potent energy center in the body. It’s known as manipura chakra, which is seat of personal power.
Kimberly Snyder: I wrote at length about the chakras in my third book, which is called The Beauty Detox Power. But in general, a very quick overall explanation, chakra is our energy wheels and they sit along the spine. And from a physical level, there’s also nerve endings, ganglions, that are related to certain chakras. There’s the physicality of the area. So for instance, when we’re talking about manipura chakra, which has to do with your business dealings, your confidence, your personal power, also relates to intuition.
Kimberly Snyder: So you may have noticed or felt at some point butterflies in your stomach, or just a feeling sometimes, maybe an urge or an inclination, inspiration, intuition about something that you didn’t have hard facts about, but you felt it in your gut, which is where we get the term gut feeling as well. That is because the energy of that is going to be felt in your body in that area. In many ways as well, if we have some sort of mental or emotional blockage in that area, it can lead to physical imbalance and vice versa.
Kimberly Snyder: Everything is very much interconnected here, Beth, when it comes to your belly. It’s not as simple as, “Oh, I’m going to do a bunch of setups and get rid of this.” We want to look at all the different energies and all the different aspects. Let’s go right into it now. We’ll break it down from the four cornerstone approach. Let’s talk about food. It’s great that you’re taking probiotics. It’s great you’re taking enzymes, and I’m glad that you’re vegan and you’re plant-based. I want to make sure that you’re still moving matter officially through your body.
Kimberly Snyder: What I mean by that is two things. Number one, I want to make sure that you’re still having a fiber rich diet, because sometimes we can be plant-based and we can get caught up in some of the fun treats or foods, like just eggs I recently discovered, which is… I think it’s based in buckwheat sprouts and it’s great and it tastes like scrambled eggs. It looks like scrambled eggs, but it’s still a packaged food. It’s something I don’t want to have every day. It has a fair amount of canola oil in it, so on and so forth.
Kimberly Snyder: It’s okay to mix in some of those treats or some of those fake meats or alternative products, but still it’s important to stick to basics, lots of salads, lots of veggies, lots of fruit, lots of just wholesome good foods, lots of smoothies. That will really do your body service. And secondly, you’ve mentioned that you’re taking probiotics and enzymes, but an enormous part of getting a flat stomach is relieving your body of bloat, trapped gas, and excess waste. And for me, the game changer here is taking Detoxy.
Kimberly Snyder: When I started shifting things around, which is now about 12 years ago for me, I started to change the outside first, what I was taking in, what I was eating, what I was putting into my body, and then I got some good results, but then I hit a wall. And that’s when I started realizing, oh my gosh, I’m just not releasing enough. I’m shifting my diet, so there’s more fiber, and it’s sort of hitting up against this old stuff. There’s still so much trapped gas, waste, acid in my body. For a long time, I was cleansing my system.
Kimberly Snyder: I was doing enemas. I was getting some colonics. And then over the past few years, we developed this really amazing formula. It’s gone through many different iterations, but now it also includes Asc2P, which is a stable form of vitamin C, which acts in tandem with the oxygen and the magnesium in Detoxy and it gently clears waste out. I take it about every other night at this point in my life. I’ve gone through periods where I take it every single day. It’s not a laxative. It’s not habit forming.
Kimberly Snyder: And it just helps to clear all that out, because sometimes our stomachs can protrude and it’s not fat. It’s literally gas. All the stuff I’m talking about, waste, it just looks wider. Gas pressure stretches the area out, so you can actually look wider and bigger. It’s not really about slashing calories or trying to eat less. It’s really about cleaning house, letting all that stuff leave your body that doesn’t need to be in there and is making look bigger. I recommend, Beth, making sure you’re having lots of wholesome fibers.
Kimberly Snyder: And secondly, try taking Detoxy to really clear out your system. It kind of leaked into the second cornerstone, which is body. Body technically includes supplements. You mentioned that you exercise, which is great. I would say make sure you’re just regularly doing something that you love. Detoxy again. And thirdly, it’s important to make sure that you’re sleeping properly. There’s so much research now correlating sleep to hormones, including cortisol, which can lead to belly fat.
Kimberly Snyder: So just making sure that you’re doing a nice evening routine, hopefully meditating, maybe trying one of our practical enlightenment meditations that we have over in the app and also at our website. That’s something that’s available to you as well for free. Just really sleeping, making sure you’re having that nice period before you go to bed. Our third cornerstone is emotional well-being. And like I mentioned earlier, there’s a lot that can be trapped in our gut.
Kimberly Snyder: If we’re feeling stuck, if we’re feeling stagnant in life, if we have anger we’re holding onto, just a lot of potentially different energies in our body and it manifests physically. I’m a big believer in this. I’ve witnessed this time and time again with different clients, holding on. Let’s say there’s so many thoughts in your head and you’re just so stressed out and you’re staring at your computer. You can start to neck tightness. There’s just so much going through your head. Your head actually starts to energetically feel heavier and your neck has to support it.
Kimberly Snyder: I felt it. We’ve all felt it, but I know I have felt it, that pain in my heart. If something sad happens or a loved one we get into a little tiff or something, you can feel that energy in your heart. As it relates to our manipura chakra, this can relate to anything… Stuck energy can relate to anger or resentment, holding on. I would take a little inventory, Beth. You can journal about this. Just allow yourself some free space and you can write things along the lines of, is there anything I need to let go of? Am I angry about something that I can now release?
Kimberly Snyder: Is there someone or something that I’ve directed a lot of energy towards it? Listen, it could be yourself. What can I let go of? And with emotions, it’s really powerful to feel them as they’re coming up to let yourself digest and process them, and then you really do release them. You could sit with that. I’ll let you sit with that one, Beth, just to see energetically what there is that could be energetically around that area that’s actually keeping so much energy there that it manifests into physical form, right? Because everything is energy.
Kimberly Snyder: When something becomes physical and we can start to see it with our eyes, there’s more density to that physicality. But it starts with energy. The root is energy. That’s why we want to look at the energy and the emotions that could be contributing if there’s anything stuck or stagnant around that topic. I would check that out. If you want to go even deeper, I have a whole section on each of the chakras in the book I mentioned, The Beauty Detox Power. You could take a little bit more of a deep dive there. And then our final cornerstone is spiritual growth.
Kimberly Snyder: And here, really sitting and being a part of that imbalanced belly, which has to do with personal power and business and how we relate to the world is the fact that we live in such a fast-paced world where people aren’t really sitting down to eat properly. They’re not chewing well. They’re stressed out all the time. They’re eating when they’re stressed. They’re talking when they’re stressed.
Kimberly Snyder: So really just taking time to meditate and to make that part of your practice and to have a little bit more time to sit back and to find stillness, instead of doing, doing, doing, stress, let me pack as much in, because that is conducive for stress hormones like cortisol to be secreted, which contribute to the belly fat. Regardless of the fact that you’re eating healthy and you’re exercising, your body could still be in major imbalance if those other elements are at play. Check that out, Beth. Let me know how you do.
Kimberly Snyder: Let me know if any of these tips that you start to follow, what you start to find. I send you so much love sister. Don’t worry. We will find a solution here. It just takes more of a wider approach I believe, and then you’ll start to get deeper and deeper results.
Question #2 around the topic of: Creating A Routine That Is Right for You: With so many influencers sharing what works for them when it comes to wellness practices, how can I separate that “their way is not always the right way” for everyone else?
Kimberly Snyder All right, my loves, second question comes from Amy and she lives in Arizona. She writes, “With so many influencers sharing what works for them when it comes to wellness practices, how can I separate that “their way is not always the right way” for everyone else?”
Kimberly Snyder: This is a great question, Amy. I think we live in this world where there’s so much available to us. We can follow a million different people on social media and see things in the news. We may question, is that for me, or does that just work for this person? I know this is a little bit more… It’s a little bit not as hard align. It’s not as easy to say, “Okay, yeah, do this, or do this.” This is very personal. This has to also do with energy about how we resonate, first of all, with anyone else.
Kimberly Snyder: Sometimes we think, “Oh, this person looks good physically, so I want to know what they’re doing,” but I would encourage you to only follow people at all, not even just listen to their vice, but people that are on your feed, people that you’re following, that you really feel a sense of connection with. Because I think that on some level we all register alignment, we can all register truth. And maybe some people don’t feel so aligned, but they’re fun to watch and you like their clothes or their hair. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Kimberly Snyder: But at the same time, those are not the people that you want to take your wellness advice from. You want to make sure that you’re taking it from someone who resonates, who you feel understands your goals or has similar goals. You also want to listen to someone that has experience and has been around for more than 10 seconds and is speaking from a place of deeper understanding. So again, there’s a lot of things that are cycling in and out. People are trying new things. People are trying being an influencer even. They’re trying out something.
Kimberly Snyder: So just be discerning in the first place who you are following and who you are listening to. And secondly, when you start to hear about information, we want to be open, but we also want to be discerning. From the beginning of that trend with the butter and the coffee, even doing it in a vegan way with like tons of coconut oil and coffee, they never resonated with me. I just felt in my body that just does not feel right for a daily routine. I don’t want to do that. I don’t recommend that.
Kimberly Snyder: It starts to become important for us to listen to the inner voice and to listen to our intuition. We can try things that feel like they may work, and then we feel in our body, hey, this whole thing just doesn’t feel good to me. It may work for XYZ, but it doesn’t work for me. We have to get to that point where we are more open and receptive to our body’s wisdom and our body’s messages. We do that by creating more stillness, by creating more silence so we can hear, so we can listen.
Kimberly Snyder: What I would say here is that meditation is also really important, morning and evening ideally, just to have that space where we’re calling our attention back in, we’re taking our senses, which are always out, and we are redirecting them back inward so that we are more comfortable with ourselves. We can hear ourselves more clearly. We have more information that’s available to us. But not information and something you can just read off a piece of paper, but information coming from within.
Kimberly Snyder: It’s important to stay grounded in this world of infinite information, infinite choices, infinite options, by staying still, listening to our bodies, following a regular meditation practice, being discerning about who we follow in the first place, and going forward. Sometimes we can do all those things, and sometimes we try something and it doesn’t work out so well, and that’s okay, because then we move on from it because we stay connected to ourselves.
Kimberly Snyder: We’re okay if something doesn’t work and we let it go, but what’s not okay is pushing and just trying to be exactly like someone else or exactly what someone else is doing. Because they may, of course, or they are, of course, I will phrase it that way, they’re in a different part of their journey. They have a completely different energy than you. You really want to take it back to, how does this feel to me? How does this resonate with me? And that will give you the best information ultimately. We are our own best healers.
Kimberly Snyder: We are our own best teachers as well, and we need to listen to that wisdom. All right, Amy, thank you so much for your question, my love, and thank you so much for being part of our community. Sending a big virtual hug to Arizona.
Kimberly Snyder We’re going to take a short break, my loves. And when we get back, we have two more questions for you on this topic, creating a routine that is right for you. All right, my loves, we are back from our break. We have two more questions on this amazing topic, creating a routine that is right for you.
Kimberly Snyder: And as we just talked about in our last question with Amy, I emphasize what’s right for you, because this isn’t a cookie cutter approach. This isn’t like, oh, everybody’s doing this one thing, so I guess I have to do it, even though it doesn’t feel right to me. This is about taking information into your own body and listening to your body, discerning what is right for your energy, your body, your schedule. Just the point where you are right now. It’s very powerful and it’s really important. Make sure to filter it through the lens of what is right for me.
Question #3 around the topic of: Creating A Routine That Is Right for You: I’ve been so busy creating healthy routines for my husband and three kids that I’ve lost my own. How can I get back on track while continuing the system I have in place around my family?
Kimberly Snyder: Our next question comes from Suzette, and she lives in Ohio. She writes, “I’ve been so busy creating healthy routines for my husband and three kids that I’ve lost my own. How can I get back on track while continuing the system I have in place around my family?” Wow! Suzette, thank you so much, my love, for your question. I could say a lot about this question. I know what it’s like to be a mama and care so much about everyone else and to sort of put yourself last.
Kimberly Snyder: I went through this period after the last Thanksgiving where I hit rock bottom, because I really was worn out with doing that. I’m the kind of person that will take things on, and my husband is the kind of person that will do things if I ask. But just like some other parents and other people, he’s not as intuitive about seeing what needs to be done and sort of tackling it or doing it first. I have to ask him. It’s not anybody’s fault, but I just sort of hit this point where I was like just taking on so much.
Kimberly Snyder: So then we started communicating more and I was like, “You need to do XYZ every day alongside with me, and you’ll take this on.” And he said, “Great. I’ll do it.” I think number one here, the first thing I would say is communication, Suzette. You need to take care of mama bear. Mama needs to be nourished. Mama needs to be in her power for the family to function at its highest level. Yes, you can sacrifice and create all this stuff for them.
Kimberly Snyder: But if you get depleted and depleted, they will sense that, and you will no longer be able to give your fullest nurturing energy that families need from their mothers. I encourage you to communicate with your husband and with your kids. I don’t know how old they are, but definitely your husband about ways that you can hand things off to him to help in the morning, in the evening, just so you can create even if it’s 20 minutes or 30 minutes. In 20 or 30 minutes in the morning, if he can help with breakfast or watching them play so that you can do a morning routine.
Kimberly Snyder: That includes meditation maybe for 10 minutes, journaling for five minutes, drinking some hot water with lemon, writing out goals for the day, drinking a glowing green smoothie. You can do all of that. I mean, maybe it takes a little bit longer to drink, but you can do those things in about 30 minutes. In the ideal world, you would create some kind of partnership with your husband to be able to hand-off and create that routine. Another thing is creating real regularity after your kids are in bed.
Kimberly Snyder: It’s an important time to bring that attention into self-care and self-nurturing. That may look like a bath, just a little bit of time to sit and look outside, a tea, reading a book, journaling, definitely meditating, listening to music, having cuddle time with hubby, whatever it is, but just really allowing yourself like scheduled in. Not a time to let me check out all the emails from my kid’s school now that I’m sitting down, but actually time to really give yourself.
Kimberly Snyder: I think it’s realistic, at least for me in my life, to work on the morning and the evening, because the middle of the day is crazy. It’s running around. It’s feeding everybody, cleaning up, answering emails. Like a million different things are happening during the day. But I know that there’s more opportunity to build in something really solid in the morning and in the evening, especially if you enlist hubby, or carpooling, or I don’t know, whatever it is that… However else you can outsource some things so you can create a routine.
Kimberly Snyder: The other thing is you could try doing more things the night before or the day before, like batch prepping for their lunches. It’s also easier to create that time in the morning, so you have a real sense of regularity. It’s important, so important, Suzette, because then it means then you have the chance to really rejuvenate yourself so you stay strong mentally and emotionally, spiritually. You show up physically and you can be there. Our kids know when we’re aligned.
Kimberly Snyder: Our kids know when we are happy and healthy and nourished, and they also know when we’re depleted and they can sense it. And even if they don’t use that vocabulary, I definitely think that they have that sense. Everybody wants mama to be happy. Mama is the center of the home. I think with some communication, verbalizing this to hubby, I know I had to verbalize it. I assumed, isn’t it obvious I need more help at bedtime? But it wasn’t that he was neglectful and it wasn’t that he was trying to put it all on me.
Kimberly Snyder: It’s just that he needed me to actually say it out loud and spell it out, what I thought was so obvious. I would say, Suzette, to really just not take everything on and on and on, but to create space. Talk to your husband or talk to friends, whoever, you can outsource a carpool with or whatever, and create time every day. It’s a key thing to do. Because if you don’t do it, Suzette, then no one else will do it for you and it will start to dwindle down. Years, months can pass and it’s just like, what happened to me?
Kimberly Snyder: Writing this question and us discussing it right now, I can feel inside that this is a beautiful time to really cross over and to step into the next phase, which is where Suzette has three kids, a husband, and she takes care of them and she takes care of herself. She makes sure to carve out that time for her mental, emotional, physical, spiritual well-being. She’s feeding herself well. She’s exercising. She’s journaling, meditating, just all the practices that we talk about here, which are very powerful and help to nurture ourself and to nurture our wholeness.
Kimberly Snyder: Thank you, Suzette my love, for being part of our community. Let me know how you’re doing, mama. Let me know if you need any more practical tips. And of course, we have the meditations for you over in the app and the website. I definitely recommend them. Six, seven minutes or so for the guided meditations. It’s a really beautiful way to start the day and to nourish your energy for the beginning of the day that will continue into the rest of your day. All right, my loves.
Question #4 around the topic of: Creating A Routine That Is Right for You: I seem to have trouble sticking to a healthy wellness routine but love the practices. How can I stay consistent?
Kimberly Snyder: I am loving these questions so far, and now we have a final question from Trudy who lives in Germany, and she writes, “I seem to have trouble sticking to a healthy wellness routine, but I love the practices. How can I stay consistent?” We have a really wonderful podcast that’s coming out soon with BJ Fogg, I will tease it now, who runs the Human Behavioral Lab, I believe I’m saying it right, at Stanford. And he’s written a book called Tiny Habits. And what he talks about really is the research they’ve done out of Stanford.
Kimberly Snyder: He says is all about, what they found to be the most powerful, is giving yourself the small wins. So really focusing on the small wins. Let’s say you love the practices and you want us to… Let’s just break one down. Let’s say you want to get into meditating or everyday drinking a glowing green smoothie. You do it for the first day and you celebrate. You really give yourself a pat on the back, but you do it in small chunks.
Kimberly Snyder: So let’s say you drink eight ounces of the GGS and you made a whole batch, so you don’t have to make more, but you can drink eight ounces for the next three days. I mean, that’s a pretty big step, but you don’t have to blend it every day. You’re giving yourself these little wins. Or let’s say you want to meditate, you want to build up to meditating for 30 minutes. But in the beginning, you only meditate for three minutes, but you do it consistently. Those little wins give you the confidence.
Kimberly Snyder: They build that muscle of inspiration inside of you that says to yourself energetically, not in language, but says, “I can do this. I’ve done this. I’m strong. I can keep going. This is something I can actually do.” It starts to give you that impetus, that oomph, that fuel to keep going and going and going. I think we’ve all heard it. I’ve said it on this podcast that it could be 21 days or 28 days to develop a habit. And actually BJ Fogg corrected me on the podcast. He said, “Actually that came all these people talk about the same thing, and it came from one study.”
Kimberly Snyder: He says the study on the podcast and he goes, “If you go and look it up, it doesn’t actually really say that, but people interpreted it to say that.” He says it’s really not about the length of time you stick to something per se, but really about focusing on those wins, feeling that dopamine rush. Okay, I’m not at 30 minutes yet, but I know I can meditate at 3:00, and you do that for a week or two. And then maybe you start to build up the number and the time and you keep going and you keep going.
Kimberly Snyder: And then it starts to parlay into more expansion, and it’s fueled by that energy of small wins. I’m going to go ahead and recommend that here, Trudy. Let me know how you do. I would also focus on one or two at a time. You don’t have try to change everything, stick to every practice, but really start to embed one or two, focus on the feeling good aspect, and then you can continue to add from there. All right, my love. Thank you, Trudy, for being part of our community. Sending you so much love out there in Germany.
Thought of the Week
Kimberly Snyder: I’m going to leave you all with a quote of the week, and I wrote this when I got the show topic, as always, right before we started the podcast. And the quote is “healthy routines are a key part of nature’s health and a key part of our health.” At the top of the show, I talked about this idea of nature, having routines in her growth, and the way the light comes, and the tides of the ocean, in the way that the baby rabbits grow and the clouds. Just all kinds of routines upon routines upon routines.
Kimberly Snyder: When we are erratic and we kind of bounce from one diet to another, or we try out an exercise for a week, and then we don’t exercise for a few months, or we try meditating, we go full in for a month, and then we don’t do it again for years, that’s not conducive to health. The yogis talk about calmness and equanimity, the stability, being the fertile breeding ground to be able to go deeper into health, healing, peace, joy, love. We want that stability. Routines are really key not only to nature, but to our health and our well-being.
Kimberly Snyder: I encourage you, meditation routines, morning routines, glowing green smoothie routines, taking your SBO probiotics, having an evening come down routine. As you can establish your routines in your life, you will start to see an improvement in your energy and your health. Now, as I mentioned, you don’t have to figure them all out at once. We talked about it a bit already here. Just pick one or two. Build from there. Give yourself the wins, establish it, and then keep going. All right, my loves. I love you all so much.
Kimberly Snyder: I’m so grateful for you. I’m so grateful that we get to have these discussions, and I absolutely love hearing your questions. If you’d like to submit a question, you can submit them over on my Instagram, which is @_kimberlysnyder. Some stories you can see how to submit them there, or also on our website, mysolluna.com. In the podcast tab, you’ll see the section for submitting questions. It’s really easy to do. I can’t wait to hear your question. We will be back here in just a few days for our Monday interview podcast.
Kimberly Snyder: Until then, take great care. Check out the resources. Check out the app and the meditations and the recipes and all the rest. Sending you so much love and I will see you back here very soon.