I use the word "systems" a lot.
It's technically another word for routine, but I feel like it carries an extra emphasis on automation and structure - concepts that are incredibly powerful to harness in this world (and concepts that often feel foreign to clients coming into FHF).
I believe this to be so important that the very first module in FHF is about setting up your systems.
Today, I want to share some BACKUP systems that will make you more resilient and less susceptible when life throws random sh*t at you (which it will).
1. "If...then" meals
If I forget my lunch at home, then my backup meal is a bowl at Chipotle with chicken, veggies and beans. If I don't have dinner prepped, then I'll keep frozen rice, chicken fajita strips and frozen bell peppers in the freezer.
2. Failsafe movement
In the movement formula module, I have people put together elements of exercise they enjoy and then start scheduling it into their week. Movement HAS to happen - so if a workout is missed, hit an evening walk or set aside 15min to do a quickie.
3. More buffer time
You don't HAVE to pack your schedule. Feeling behind is a CONSTANT stressor and incorporating more buffer time between meetings, appointments, to-do's is a BIZARRELY effective tactic to reducing overall stress in your life.
4. SOS Box breathing
A perennial BFrank Fam favorite. When you feel yourself creeping towards overwhelm or anxiety, this is your new alternative to losing it at your partner or reaching for a box of chocolate.
5. An emergency fund
An emergency fund is separate from savings and it's your life failsafe - we KNOW unfortunate things happen in life, it's just a matter of when. Be prepared when it does.
A great way to become ANTI-fragile is by intentionally injecting stress into your life on a regular basis. Things like lifting, cold showers, walking instead of driving - all of those things make us stronger.
Did any of these back-up systems speak to you?
Let's return to health, together.