It’s been a tough week to find inspiration for my blog.

Not only are we still feeling the impact of COVID-19, but I’ve also done a lot of reading and learning to become an ally for black people and POC in general during this time of revolution and beyond.

Many people are experiencing grief, sadness and anger, and rightfully so. I have no idea what it is like to be at the receiving end of systemic racism for hundreds of years, but to my BIPOC readers and clients – I will always stand beside you.

Every day it seems as though the things we can’t control take over the things that we can.

If only we all had a crystal ball six months ago to tell us what was about to unfold in the world!?

I don’t think anyone would have believed it.

And if you had ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) to have seen the future, what would you have changed to protect yourself and your family?

I think about predicting the future a lot when it comes to forming healthy habits.

What if we reframe ESP as Eat, Sleep, Play?

How are your routines helping support your health and wellness even when a crisis hits?

Do you have daily ESP routines that you commit to, to feel your best, regardless of what’s happening in the world?

My top 5 ESP habits are:

1. Morning ritual (Meditate/Affirmations/Visualization/Journal)
2. Play
3. Healthy eating
4. Sleep
5. Connection

Committing to these habits took a long time for me to build. These small changes have made the most significant difference in setting me up for success.

First thing in the morning, rather than focus on the stress in the world and the things I can’t control, I focus on what will set me up for a great day.

Am I perfect and do this 100 % of the time? No, of course not, but I do show up 80%, which is good enough in my eyes.

Now it’s your turn.

Eat – prioritizing quality nutrition. Do you know when you are physically hungry or genuinely full? What about slowing down a bit before your next meal and pay attention.

Sleep – rest and recovery. Can you go to bed a few minutes earlier or reduce your screen time?

Play – committing to regular exercise that you genuinely enjoy (150-300 minutes a week or 2.5-4 hours). Can you adjust your schedule and take 10-minute play breaks throughout the day or walk around the block after dinner?

Something only becomes a habit if you can build on it or commit to it.

Pick ONE thing you CAN do for two weeks.

I am on a mission to re-ignite people’s passion for play to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

My goal is to support you in a way that enables you to be a better version of yourself and to handle adversity healthily.

Small, consistent actions build great relationships, excellent health, great intellect, great careers, grand architecture, and even great global movements.

Act small, more often, but with lots and lots of heart.❤️😎

Perfection is temporary; change is constant. It’s okay to take care of yourself.

When you commit to your health and wellness, you can help others too.

That’s ESP.

Coach Jan

P.S.  If you’d like to learn real-life, practical ways to incorporate healthy habits quickly and efficiently into your everyday routine, join my FREE 7-Days of Healthy Habits Online Course.