No matter how much we want to fight it, our moms and grandmothers know what’s up. Sure, you might not need a sueter (sweater) when it’s 100 degrees outside, but there’s always some truth to everything our mommas tell us. When it comes to our dreams, you can always count on your momma to boost your spirits and confidence when you need it most. Here are 5 positive switches you can do in your life rn that your mom has pretty much always told you to do. And just like your mom’s positive advice is essential to your success, Boost Mobile can be a valuable tool to help you get where you need to be.
1. Love yourself as much as your ‘amá loves you
They say a mother’s love is unconditional, so why wouldn’t you love yourself just as much? I mean, duhhhh you’re badassssss! Loving yourself is probably the most important change you can make because when you accept and embrace your unique self, everything starts falling into place. Plus, believing in yourself will really help you overcome any challenges and setbacks you may experience when following your dreams. Self confidence is EVERYTHING, don’t take it lightly.
2. Block out the haters aka “no les hagas caso” (don’t listen to them)
You want to be a latino-snacks blogger, or make norteñas about your love of tacos? Go for it! Don’t let the jealousy, envy, and hate from all those salty people hold you back. Who cares what your tía chismosa says or thinks about your dream, just spray some hater repellent and, like your mom always says, “que te valga madre” (don’t give a damn), and focus on doing you. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life!
3. Drink more agua, come más…saludable (eat healthier), and muévelo
But really, don’t skip this one! When your mom asks you, “ya comiste,” it’s because she knoooows how important it is to take care of your body. There are soooo many reasons why a healthy diet and physical activity will help you live your best self. For one, it makes your body feel great (and sexy too), but it also teaches you discipline and mental stamina—all of which are qualities you need to achieve your dreams. We’re not saying you should become vegan or bench press 300 pounds, start small—like cutting back on caffeine, reaching for water instead of a diet soda, and getting some extra steps in by parking far. What’s important is for you to do what works best for you, and if you need a little reminder to drink more water, eat healthier, and/or track your physical activity there are plenty of apps that do just that. Check them out!
4. Never stop learning
Always strive to be the best. No matter what you do, work hard to be el más chingon (the best). And in order to do that, you gotta keep learning; read more books, learn from your mistakes and failures, and most importantly, sigue pa’lante (keep moving forward)!
5. ¡Levantate! (Get up!)
You can start reprogramming your body little by little by setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier than the ushe. Gradually, you can trick your body to wake up an hour earlier which will give you time to exercise, meditate, eat a healthy breakfast, plan out your day, etc. Don’t underestimate the benefits, you can really get a lot done in the morning! Keeping track of how you spend your time every day can be the key to achieving your dreams, and obvs, there are plenty of time tracking apps to help you stay focused and on track!
Make these changes in your life and always push yourself to be better. Live your truth proudly and follow your dreams with confidence! And NEVER forget…