The Glorification of BUSY + Easy Protein Smoothie Recipe
You are enough. You do enough. You have enough.
After what seemed like the longest week of my life, I’m doing my best to let myself really feel & believe these words. Actively trying to tune into that feeling of abundance, fullness, ENOUGHness (it’s not a word, but you get it).
The glorification of being busy is so overrated. Instead of measuring our success by full calendars and fat bank accounts, let’s redefine what it means to be, do, and have enough.
To truly thrive in your life (and avoid the burnout that comes with chasing busyness), aim to focus on a few factors that will actually mean something to you in the long run. When you’re looking back on your life at age 180 (Dave Asprey, we’d like to live that long too), will you really care about how many hours you worked — or the hours you spent with people you love?
Thriving means you are taking care of your health, getting enough sleep and giving time to the things that make you happy. Change like this can’t all happen at once — your boss might be a little PO’d. But small changes in your daily and weekly routines can make all the difference. This weekend, you might try some of the following:
Nuture Yourself: in the form of exercise, yoga or meditation
Sleep: at least 8 hours per night
Digital detox: leave your phone at home when you go out to dinner. Just see what happens.
Never stop learning & listening: the people you spend time with have things to share! What can you learn from them?
Fuel yourself properly: lots of veggies and protein! If you’re strapped for time, smoothies are a fantastic option. Try my go-to recipe this weekend and let me know what you think!
Above all, be honest with yourself and your needs. If you feel like you’re constantly adding things to your to-do list or calendar, saying yes to the projects or undertakings that are pushing you over the edge of fullness to overwhelm, and spending too much time at your desk than with loved ones, remind yourself — you do enough. you are enough. you have enough.
Vital Proteins Smoothie Recipe:
1/4 frozen avocado
1 handful spinach
1 tbsp nut butter
1 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp chaga
3/4 cup water or homemade almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy through a straw or with a spoon!
You’re likely aware of the multitude of benefits of collagen (in case you aren’t, read this or this or this). But one benefit we haven’t really touched on is the way it affects our sleep. As we all know, getting a good night’s sleep is as important to our bodies as the foods we eat. After a solid 8 hours of quality sleep, we’re better able to manage stress, control appetite and feel more energized for our day. We’re happy to report that collagen has been shown to help improve the quality of sleep!
We wrote a post on improving sleep quality back in January. If you’ve included collagen into your diet and are still having trouble falling (or staying) asleep, follow these ten tips.