‘Be strong’ to me equals to do what you love and what you believe in. To go your own way and not care so much about what others think or say about you. To be strong is to have the will-power to follow through what you started, to follow your plans, your intentions and your dreams.
For me, being strong is for instance to take control of my morning routine as I am practising in the 5 AM club. To get up every morning even though it is hard, when the body and the mind is saying NO, what are you doing?! Stay in bed, go to sleep.. 🙂 But the reward of being strong and being consistent in this routine is giving me the feeling of control. And I do now have the time to exercise, to reflect, to read or listen to a book, to write this blog. All the things that I want to do, besides doing my 9 to 5 job. And I still have the time to start working early, and I have already planned for the day (done the day before) so I know exactly what is the most important topic to solve or get done, therefore by the end of the day I have fulfilled my planned tasks, and I can checkout feeling content with my job performance since I have been focusing on the right things (not only the urgent ones). And leaving work with this feeling, I also still have the time to be with my family, have some time to my other interests like gardening or writing, listening, learning, or just have some time to be silent and reflect. And yes of course, if you are wondering, there is of course also the time for cooking, for taking care of the laundry, for cleaning, and all the regular stuff that needs to be done, but if you take the opportunity to listen and learn (audio book, podcast or other) then your cleaning or washing can even be a nice way to have some time on your own and work on your personal development or having fun at the same time.
Being strong without mentioning the ongoing Covid pandemic is hard. Of course, we also need to be strong tackling all the things that is not normal at the moment, and we see a lot of different examples of people being strong, hanging in there. For instance The Jerusalema challenge that spread all over the world, with music and dance that makes you happy to do, and also to watch, I believe that is a way of helping each other being strong, and being stronger together!
So being strong is not only about your body strength, being fit and well-trained, but it is also about having mental strength. So keep exercising, for instance your everyday yoga practice, to keep your body strong and healthy, and also, remember to be strong in your will-power to follow your dreams by taking small everyday steps and actions towards what you love and what you believe in. If it is getting up early and taking control of your morning routine like me, or if it is something else, whatever you need. Be strong. Wish you the best. Take care. Namaste.