Stacey Flowers is one of our all-time favorite people. If you haven’t had the chance to meet her yet, she’s a powerhouse motivational speaker and entrepreneur with a love for optimism and influencing people to be their best selves. We’re also lucky to have her as a RISE App instructor and speaker for the upcoming RISE LIVE Health Conference.
We asked her a few questions about her daily habits and how her health has changed over time. Scroll to read and be sure to reserve your ticket for the RISE LIVE Health Conference to hear her speak about how to prioritize your mental wellness!
What do you like to do when you get up out of bed?
My gratitude walk is literally how I start each day. It's how I wake up and set the tone. The first words I say each day are either "I am so happy and grateful" or "Thank you."
What time do you like to wake up? Are you consistent about it or like to take it day at a time?
My body naturally wakes up around 4:30 AM-ish. I like to get up just before the sun and experience the transition from darkness to light. However, I'm not regimented about this if my body wakes up at 6 or 7 AM or some other time I usually take note of it and carry on with my day. If seven or more days go and I'm not naturally getting up before the sun, then I'll check in with myself to see what's going on. Have I switched time zones, am I anxious, stressed, did I stay up late?
Are there any special activities you like to do in the morning outside gratitude walks?
I journal, read, pray, and meditate every morning in addition to my gratitude walks. The mornings are my favorite time of day, so I like to do things that I love.
I adore reading, journaling, walking, and all things God, so it works out well for me to do them in the morning. I journal for maybe 10-15 minutes, my prayers are short and sweet, less than 2 minutes. I read for about 30 minutes, I meditate for 10-15, and walk for about an hour.
I also get dressed every morning no matter what is on my agenda. I get dressed as if I have a meeting with Beyonce on my calendar. I've found that how I look dramatically impacts how I feel and ultimately, how I show up for myself and others.