We cover information about adopting a positive outlook, focusing on serving others, cultivating healthy habits, and how this can help keep you motivated when things go wrong, especially as you’re starting out in blogging.

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Sonia Khosla founded Love Incredible Recipes as a way to share her favorite vegetarian and refined sugar-free recipes. She has a passion for food and making recipes using fresh and healthier ingredients. Love Incredible Recipes aims to inspire people to make fresh vegetarian meals using wholesome ingredients as well as refined sugar-free desserts and snacks.


  • Small, consistent changes can have a big impact over time: Small, consistent changes to habits and routines can lead to significant improvements in mindset and success when done regularly.
  • Shifting your perspective helps maintain a positive mindset: Focus on gratitude, small wins, and how you are inspiring others to help shift perspective away from challenges and towards a more positive outlook. 
  • Community support strengthens food bloggers: The food blogging community is a good example of how to give by helping one another and sharing valuable resources, which benefits all.
  • Self-defined success leads to happiness: Success can come from inner fulfillment – it’s more important to be happy in the present moment rather than waiting to achieve milestones.
  • Serving and giving to others is fulfilling: Focus on how you can help and inspire people through blogging to keep yourself motivated like Tony Robbins says, “the secret to living is giving.”
  • Gratitude cultivates abundance: Practice daily gratitude to help shift your mindset towards abundance.
  • Self-care prevents burnout: Prioritize activities that you enjoy like cooking without limitations, exercise, meditation and unplugging to recharge and maintain well-being.  

Resources Mentioned

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Megan’s recommended books at eatblogtalk.com/books


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EBT554 – Sonia Khosla

Intro 00:00

Food bloggers. Hi, how are you today? Thank you so much for tuning in to the Eat Blog Talk podcast. This is the place for food bloggers to get information and inspiration to accelerate your blog’s growth, and ultimately help you to achieve your freedom. Whether that’s financial, personal, or professional. I’m Megan Porta. I have been a food blogger for 13 years, so I understand how isolating food blogging can be. I’m on a mission to motivate, inspire, and most importantly, let each and every food blogger, including you, know that you are heard and supported.

Megan Porta  00:37

It is not very often maybe not even ever that podcast guests make me cry. In the best way. Sonia Khosla from Love Incredible Recipes was so sweet. She brought the most incredible topic to our conversation, which is mindset for food bloggers, and how to have a happier, healthier, more successful life in business. She was so inspiring and sweet, hence, the tears before we even started recording. And I love her vibe and energy. We talked about so many things from making sure you’re doing those small consistent changes over time, that really add up and carry momentum through your business. Having the right perspective, even when things don’t go as planned, focusing on gratitude every single day, making sure that you’re taking care of yourself in the ways that you know you need to take care of yourself, and so many other great things. Maybe I’m just in an emotional space right now. I don’t know but I was super emotional through this entire recording of this interview. Sonia really brought goodness to this conversation. I hope you’re inspired by it as well. This is episode number 554 sponsored by Rank IQ. 

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Megan Porta  04:06

Sonia Khosla founded Love Incredible Recipes as a way to share her favorite vegetarian and refined sugar-free recipes. She has a passion for food and making recipes using fresh and healthier ingredients. Love Incredible Recipes aims to inspire people to make fresh vegetarian meals using wholesome ingredients as well as refined sugar-free desserts and snacks. Hello, Sonia, how are you today? So happy to have you on the podcast.

Sonia Khosla  04:32

Hi, Megan. I’m good. Thank you. And I’m so happy to be here. How are you?

Megan Porta  04:36

I’m doing well. I’m super excited to start my day with you. I’m excited about our topic, too. This is one that resonates with me as you know.

Sonia Khosla  04:44

Yes. Yes. I’m so excited as well. Thank you so much for having me on the show.

Megan Porta  04:49

Oh, my pleasure. So before we get into this amazing topic, do you have a fun fact about yourself to share?

Sonia Khosla  04:56

Oh, yes, yes. So my fun fact is that I am actually a pharmacist. Oh, yeah. And as part of my studies as a pharmacist, a lot of it involves making medicine, which was quite an enjoyable and interesting experience. And it’s something that I really love doing making things, from recipes and foods to even medicines. So yeah, that’s just a little fun fact.

Megan Porta  05:19

Oh, yeah. Like, creativity fills all the gaps in your life. 

Megan Porta  05:23

Yes, everything, everything. And it was really, and it’s quite interesting because making medicines pretty similar to making food in terms of the recipe, and the experimentation side and the accuracy. So I do like to use a little bit of that. When I’m experimenting with my recipes. The science. 

Megan Porta  05:42

Yeah, I never thought of that parallel. But it makes sense, right? Like, you have to keep experimenting. And then when you get it right, it’s right. And you use the same formula over and over. 

Megan Porta  05:52

Yes, yes. I love that bit when you get it, right. experiment, experiment. And then…

Megan Porta  05:58

You just don’t want it’s good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pharmacist on the show, which is crazy. I’ve had, like, engineers and doctors of other types, but not a pharmacist. So you’re the first of your kind. 

Sonia Khosla  06:12

Oh, that’s great. 

Megan Porta  06:13

Well, okay, so you’re a pharmacist, but you’re also a food blogger. So yes. Tell me Tell us a little bit about your food blog, if you don’t mind. Yes,

Sonia Khosla  06:21

I’d love to. So I am a huge foodie. But in general and I do love experimenting with different ingredients and making foods. I’ve really just dabbled in cooking and baking for quite a long time. And I really wanted a way to share my recipes. And so I was exploring the different options and I have been a regular listener to your show to Eat Blog Talk, I love it. Absolutely love it. It’s thank you so much for all the value that you provide. And it was really a source of inspiration for me because I was just like deciding where what’s the best platform to share my recipes to share it with the world. And food blogging is is a really great option. And through the podcasts, listening to the podcast, it really inspired me to to start this food blog. So I created Love Incredible Recipes, a food blog to share my favorite recipes. And on the blog, you’ll find vegan vegetarian recipes. And also refined sugar free recipes. So desserts that you can make with natural sweeteners, like dates, maple syrup, and things like that.

Megan Porta  07:25

Oh, me saying and when did you start your food blog?

Sonia Khosla  07:28

I started my food blog last year, last year. So it’s still building slowly. And hopefully it’ll grow. 

Megan Porta  07:34

Ah, okay. So I know you’re interested in mindset and just focusing on that to create a happier, healthier, more successful life and also more successful business. So how did you get into the mindset aspect?

Sonia Khosla  07:48

Oh, so I’ve, I’ve really been drawn to a positive to create ink to cultivating a really strong mindset from a young age, as part of even studying pharmacy just to really, I guess, to achieve your goals, you really do need a strong mindset. And also to have a happier, healthier life. I feel like it all starts with that mindset. It’s like the foundation, I guess one of the there’s so many ways that we can cultivate a good mindset. And I think one of the one of the ways is actually through small consistent changes. So you know, if you want to implement a healthier habit into your life, sometimes just doing it in a small consistent way is the best is the most effective way. 

Megan Porta  08:28

Yes. Oh my gosh, this was like the theme of my life. Honestly, it’s I think it’s the most powerful message ever. And it’s so easy to do, it’s just getting to that place where you can do it over and over and over. But it doesn’t have to be like you said, it can be a small thing. It doesn’t have to be a large, sweeping life change. But if you’re consistent, the results can be so amazing. 

Sonia Khosla  08:55

100%. And sometimes you don’t even realize that there is a snowball effect. And before you know it, you reach your goal. And you’ve enjoyed the process because you’ve just done it in small steps, versus feeling overwhelmed with some huge task that you’ve got to achieve or huge task that you’ve got to do. 

Megan Porta  09:11

Do you have any examples of really small things that you’ve implemented in either your life or your business that have paid off?

Sonia Khosla  09:17

Yeah, so I would say it’s more even healthier habits like going for walks, exercising, I think that’s something that I’ve tried to implement into my daily routine, connecting with nature. And I feel like that really contributes to a better mindset. It really helps you both the physical exercise and the activity side and also just being in the outdoors. And just incorporating that even when we’ve got busy schedule. Sometimes you’re just you’ve got you you’re working long hours and you’re just so busy, but having a little bit of that time for yourself to just carving out that time on a regular basis does wonders because then you’re a lot more productive in the hours that you are working

Megan Porta  09:59

Totally agree With that, and then you mentioned snowball effect. I don’t know about you. But I find that when I do one little thing consistently over a period of time that I start doing other little things can like I’m inspired to do more. Right?

Sonia Khosla  10:13

Absolutely. I completely agree as well, I think that I guess it puts you it gives you that momentum. And it puts you in that in that upward trend. So then you’re ready to take on more and more.

Megan Porta  10:23

Yeah, have you read Atomic Habits just out of curiosity, by James Clear?

Sonia Khosla  10:28

I’ve got the book, and it’s actually on my list. It’s the next read. 

Megan Porta  10:32

Oh good, you should definitely read it, you will love it. If you love this concept. It’s all it’s basically all about this. And how powerful and the momentum, you mentioned that word momentum, that’s so true. If you just start doing it, it’ll take off for you. What other things do you implement in your life for mindset?

Sonia Khosla  10:52

So I would say I also like to focus to shift my focus. So one of the things that I find that can really help with our mindset is shifting your perspective on things. So sometimes, I mean, even in the blogging world, particularly if there’s just ups and downs, there’s so many changes. And it can really, it could bring people down. And I feel like what would help with your mindset is to shift your perspective and your focus on to the things that you like, or even your small wins. For instance, you’ve developed a recipe and you absolutely love that recipe and you’ve taken shots and you’ve put it up, something like that will just keep your mindset strong, and it’ll keep you happy. And it’ll keep you going versus focusing on I don’t know, the algorithm change or Google update, things like that. And I find that that really can strengthen your mindset and keep you going in the long term.

Megan Porta  11:43

Do you find this hard? Because I think a lot of people do, including myself, especially when it’s like, it seems like one hit after another with just things going on in our world.

Sonia Khosla  11:53

I completely agree. And I will admit that it’s something that I’ve really had to train my mind to do. And I think that it’s something that you have to constantly remind yourself, and also allow yourself, you know, when these things do happen, allow yourself to feel that feeling because it’s not, it’s not easy. I mean, we’re all working hard. We’re all putting so much love and energy into it. And there is a lot out this particular particularly now with all the changes that do that can bring us down. So just at that point, just to try and go back to where what we love about it, go back to it, just to bring us back up and to keep us going. Because we’ve all I really feel that we’ve all got something to give and we’ve got our own unique things that we want to share with the world. And it’s a shame for these things to stop us from doing that. 

Megan Porta  12:44

And we each have unique things to learn, right? 

Sonia Khosla  12:46

Yes, yes. On our own journey.

Megan Porta  12:49

Yeah. Right. And that’s hard to do. When you’re in the midst of like, oh, my gosh, my traffic just tanked. 50% That’s so hard. But if you can just keep that perspective of this is my story. And I’m going to pull lessons and themes out of here that are going to carry me through the rest of my life. 

Megan Porta  13:08

Yeah, absolutely. And, and I guess even even for me, I mean, I’m trying to build this and grow and it has is a really unsettled time. Because the things that I’ve learned in the past, were okay, well, you know, if you do this, and this, this will work. And now I think, Okay, well, this is what I’ve heard, but it’s not necessarily working. So a little bit strange is a lot of uncertainty going on. But I guess what really keeps me going is just thinking about the people that I’m impacting the people that I’m helping, you know, the people who said, Okay, I’ve tried your recipe, this was great. I really loved it, or you’ve inspired me and trying to focus on the joy and focusing on how I’m helping people how it’s going to inspire people, because I really believe food bloggers can be so inspirational. And they can inspire people to create new dishes too. It’s just It brings a lot of excitement to the world. And it’s a shame if people have to, to give that up.

Megan Porta  13:59

I love that you do that. That’s such a great way to reframe anything that you’re going through just like how am I inspiring people and I just had the thought of like, maybe putting those reminders around your house or in a notebook, your journal, just to remind yourself throughout the day that you are, you’re showing up and inspiring humans. Yes, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah.

Sonia Khosla  14:21

That’s a great idea. I love that.

Megan Porta  14:23

Well, you started it. I think I never thought of it like that, like what you’re doing for others to change your own perspective. I think that is so smart. And yeah, it can definitely pay off for everyone, not just you. Yes. But for the people you’re serving to. 

Sonia Khosla  14:37

Yeah, I just feel like it just puts you in that giving mindset and it feels so good. I guess it feels like you’re serving. And I’ve always found that that big that fuels me more than just the task in itself.

Megan Porta  14:50

Yeah. Well, giving and serving. Could that be another mindset shift? 

Sonia Khosla  14:55

Yes, actually, that is that’s exactly one that I have my segue I love that. Oh, yes, like a minute. Excellent. Yes. So with that, I’m actually I’m a very huge fan of Tony Robbins, I find that his his work is just so it’s actually I would say that’s one of the contributing factors to, like, I guess what led me towards really cultivating a strong positive mindset. He’s been a really inspirational, fundamental key in that, and one of his, one of his quotes is, the secret to living is giving. And I really do feel that I feel that the more we give to others, the more fulfilled we’ll be. And, you know, in the space of blogging, we’re giving we’re sharing recipes with others, we’re giving people tips. These are these are recipes that we’ve made, we’ve tried and tested. And now we know this works. This is something that our family and our friends love. And we’re sharing this with the world, we’re showing people, okay, well, these are some tips to make your dish, the best dish that you can serve at this party, and you’re giving advice, and you’re really helping people. And even in the community of blogging, like just like this, this like Eat Blog Talk, and even the community that you’ve created on Facebook, I feel like it’s just, it’s in the mode of giving. You’re you’re bringing people together, you’re helping us connect, and you’re serving such a great purpose. And it’s really helping people and it’s actually inspired so many people on this journey. And I feel like that really is true fulfillment. 

Megan Porta  16:25

Oh, yes. And that feels good, right? I mean, it kind of seems seems counter intuitive, that if you give that your mindset is going to improve, but it’s so true if you serve and show up in a true just spirit of giving and serving other people. So many good things will come back to you. 

Sonia Khosla  16:44

Yes, absolutely. 

Megan Porta  16:45

And then as far as like food bloggers, how does that look for them? So showing up and serving their users? Just creating intentional, awesome quality recipes. What else? 

Sonia Khosla  16:58

I also would say even in the community itself, food bloggers helping other food bloggers, I feel that’s also a really nice thing to do. Because once upon a time, someone started somewhere. And it they may have received that help from someone else who was a little bit more experienced in that. And that giving it all comes back, I feel, I feel like you’re helping someone else that’s going to help them and then you’ll get help yourself in another way.

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Megan Porta  19:00

It’s so true. And this community is so giving I’ve had so many people say that recently from outside of our community, they come in and they’re like, wow, you guys are really supportive and just serving of one another. And that’s not the case and a lot of other Yes. niches, which is kind of I mean, it’s kind of sad to hear, but it’s also like, oh, wow, we’ve got something right here.

Sonia Khosla  19:22

Yeah, it’s really nice to see that. I think it’s really nice.

Megan Porta  19:25

Yeah, right. And it does, like lead over. So when you feel that when someone gives to you, you just want to give to others. And it’s like this ripple effect, kind of the momentum thing that you’ve talked about. 

Sonia Khosla  19:36

Yeah. And it’s like contributing as well, which is so so it feels so good to do. Yes,

Megan Porta  19:43

totally agree. All right, what other mindset tips for happier life to have?

Sonia Khosla  19:48

Well, I would say another one could even be how we define success. So that’s, I would say particularly with happiness, sometimes and I think that is just I guess, everywhere in the world and myself included, we can put conditions on ourselves to be happy. So, you know, if you’ve had only once you achieve a certain milestone or once you have this number of followers or once you have this number of this, like a certain number of traffic per month, that’s when you can be happy. And I feel like these, these conditions can then sometimes take away the true joy of blogging itself, or expressing our creativity of just enjoying the present moment and enjoying the things that actually led us to blogging in the first place. And it’s, I really feel that if we could shift our definition of success and actually think we can be happy whilst we’re doing it, even if whether or not we achieved this milestone, we’re going to be happy in this moment.

Megan Porta  20:47

So how do you define success for yourself?

Sonia Khosla  20:51

Well, I would say it’s constantly changing. But at this point, I will say, for me, true success is fulfillment from within. I feel if I feel like I’m fulfilled, and I’m happy with what I’m doing. I think that’s the truest success. And if I can keep an eye out, as long as I can maintain that as well.

Megan Porta  21:10

And that’s in the present moment, right. So it’s not like a future version of you that you’re hoping and dreaming for. It’s like you are happy now and that success? 

Sonia Khosla  21:18

Yeah, yes. And sometimes it’s so easy to just to raise your mind to race ahead to the future and think, oh, you know, how’s this going to be? What about this? What about that, so it’s just constantly training your mind back to just feeling happy in this moment. And I guess, being feeling grateful for having the opportunity to do something like this as well.

Megan Porta  21:38

I think this is hard for a lot of people too, because we get caught up in our thinking and the thoughts of what we should be and what we could be and all of that. But I think this leads to another point, which I assume is something you want to talk about, which is gratitude, because gratitude is like the key to finding that moment success.

Sonia Khosla  21:57

I couldn’t agree more. I actually, I really believe that. That’s the secret ingredient for a happy life. And it’s something that has certainly helped me with my mindset and with happiness. And it’s something that I’m still regularly practicing. And I notice, on days when I do practice this, I’m a lot happier. I feel a lot, no matter what’s going on around me. It certainly helps. And I guess that leads me to a book that I really recommend, which is by Rhonda Byrne, which is called The Magic. 

Megan Porta  22:26

Oh, I don’t think I’ve read that. 

Sonia Khosla  22:28

It is a life changing book. It actually transformed the way I think the way I look at gratitude. I mean, I’ve always considered myself someone who, who expresses gratitude, I say thank you, I appreciate things. But when I read that book, it really takes gratitude to a whole new level. And it’s just amazing. 

Sonia Khosla  22:48

Is she the author of The Secret? Yes. Okay. I think I have read it then. Okay. Yes, I read it about a year ago loved it, it is so good.

Sonia Khosla  22:57

Amazing. Yeah, I love how she’s got the different exercises in the book, and how you can just, you can just practice each one. So like to implement gratitude in different forms, and in different areas of your life, from your health, to your relationships to your career. And I really feel like it just shifts. So you’re in that abundance mindset. And you just really appreciate the blessings and then you, you, ironically, bring more blessings into your life as well.

Megan Porta  23:25

Do you find that this is something that never ends? Like it’s something you have to do every day no matter what, even when you’re in a good spot? Like you feel like, Oh, I’m really happy and things are flowing well, like you still have to keep doing that?

Sonia Khosla  23:39

Yeah, I think so I think I’ve experimented at times where I’ve been in a good spot. And then I think, okay, I don’t need to do it in the past, I thought, yeah, I don’t need to do this anymore. But then you realize that, by doing it, you’re actually magnifying even those happy feelings, you’re, you’re amplifying it even more. So sometimes. And I guess like it can change though sometimes you don’t even notice like on a daily basis, you might be at a peak state, you might be a 10 out of 10. And then without maintaining that it can slip, it could slip slightly slowly. And sometimes we don’t realize that on a daily basis. So by having this sort of practice, which is now something that I like as part of my small consistency in my daily routine, I like to implement her regular exercise just to just to reflect on a few things that I’m grateful for on a daily basis, because then it keeps my mindset focused towards those things. And then I can maintain that happiness throughout the day. Even during difficult times. 

Megan Porta  24:39

Yes, exactly. Happy and sad and hard times right. Like all of the above. Do you start your day right away with gratitude?

Sonia Khosla  24:46

Yes, I love to do that. I love to reflect on things I’m grateful for. If sometimes I’m in a little bit of a rush in the morning, I like to try and bring it whether it’s mid day or towards the end of the day, but I always like to set aside some time to just reflect on things that I’m grateful for, and just count my blessings. 

Megan Porta  25:04

Yes. And it sets the tone for the day for me when I do that. Otherwise, I feel like okay, I woke up this morning and my dog pooped four times in my basement. And I, my husband’s been gone for a week, and I think he’s mad. And I was like, Oh, my gosh, this could ruin my whole day, I was so mad. But then I just stopped. And I was like, Wait a second, in the big picture grand scheme of life, I’m gonna look back at this and maybe laugh. So I set aside a few moments, I’m pretty impressed with myself to just step away from the gross poop, and just show gratitude for all of the things. And it helped me so tremendously, like, I think a previous version of Megan would have totally spiraled down this, like, oh, this has ruined my day. And then I would have told everyone about it. And oh, my gosh, this was the worst thing ever. It turned me around. And just like it literally took me two minutes to focus on just a handful of things I’m so grateful for. And I was like, okay, not a big deal. 

Sonia Khosla  26:08

That’s amazing. I think. I think that’s the best way to do it. I completely agree. And I would say the same the old a previous version of me, when something goes wrong, I would have just, you know, gone over in it and had a discussion about it. But then just just by this small little change, it just, it takes your day, it just switches your day.

Sonia Khosla  26:27

It does. And yeah, that I think it’s so cool when we can stop and say, a previous version of me would have acted so differently. Yes. And like that as a sign of, I’m actually making progress as a human. And this is so cool. And then that gives me even more momentum. Like I’ve got this I can clean this mess up, no problem and move on with a happy day.

Sonia Khosla  26:51

I completely agree. I really, I really agree. And it just makes you I guess, you feel proud of yourself that how much you’ve grown?

Megan Porta  26:59

Yeah, it’s a I don’t know if you’ve read this book to The Gap in the Gain by Dan Sullivan. Yeah, it is a game changer. It changed my life. But it’s like that concept of how far you’ve come versus how far you have to go. And it just changed everything that perspective for me. That sounds amazing. If you have not read it, I highly so put that after Atomic Habits.

Sonia Khosla  27:24

That will be the next one. Oh, I love this!

Megan Porta  27:26

I know. I have a little like ongoing list of books that I need to read. And I pulled out my sheet when you mentioned the magic, but then I realized I’d read that, but I’ve got it. Yeah, I’ve got a little list here building up.

Sonia Khosla  27:39

Oh, that’s great. For your recommendations as well.

Megan Porta  27:42

I hope so. If you go to eatblogtalk.com/books I have all the books or categories that I have read. I mean, not all of them are my favorites. But I should probably go through there and like bold my favorites or something? I don’t know but…

Sonia Khosla  27:57

it sounds so good. Yeah, I mean, I think books are really a great way to form mindset and just inspiration in general. I feel like you can get so much from them.

Megan Porta  28:05

I know. I agree with this. So people authors spend so much time creating books and all like life experiences like things that took them 10 or 20 years to experience. They’re putting in a few pages that you can read in a few hours, which I think is amazing. And you can buy it for like $20. There’s no better ROI. I think then getting a really good mindset book. Yes. Yeah. Completely agree. So okay, we were talking about gratitude. Is there anything else Sonia, that you feel like could keep us on track with our mindset?

Sonia Khosla  28:40

Well, I guess another thing I’d say is that’s quite important is self care. So that is quite easy. I mean, we’ve always there’s always something to do with in the blogging world or in general day to day life. There’s always something that needs to be done. But it’s really important I feel to take some time out for ourselves, having a self care ritual or carving out time, whether it’s a daily thing or weekly thing just to rest and reset. And it just I feel like it can help us prevent burnout. 

Megan Porta  29:09

Yes, in burnouts terrible. So don’t go to burnout. 

Sonia Khosla  29:12

No, no. Yeah, just unplugging a little bit.

Megan Porta  29:17

And I think this is different for everyone, right, like self care is going to look differently for every individual. How does it look for you? What’s your ideal self care routine? 

Sonia Khosla  29:26

Oh, that’s a great question. Well, funnily enough, I would say that part of my self care actually is cooking. Oh yeah, of course I would say cooking without cooking for just the sake of cooking. So just completely experimenting, just just playing in the kitchen without thinking okay, I’ve got to put this up or or anything, just No, no end result. But just the joy of cooking in itself and enjoying the food as well. I mean, enjoying the delicious recipes that we create. It is

Megan Porta  29:58

nice as food bloggers to not have have the stress are not stressed, but like the constraints sometimes like you can just go into the kitchen. It feels so liberating to be able to do that occasionally. 

Sonia Khosla  30:08

Oh, yeah. Love it. 

Megan Porta  30:11

That is the best ever. I don’t do that enough.

Sonia Khosla  30:14

How about you? What’s your idea of self care?

Megan Porta  30:17

Yeah, I mean, I would agree. I think cooking without limitations is really good. But I do start my day with a morning routine, which I consider my self care that I do daily. So it’s like, Get up right away, I work out. If it’s nice out, I’ll go for a walk with my dog. And then I do gratitude. And then meditation. Those are like my foundational things. But then yeah, if I have time, I’ll do other things. Like I like to draw. So I’ll sit down and draw on. Oh, wow, sit in our hot tub. Like, sometimes I’m like, Okay, this is getting a little ridiculous. 10am And I should probably get to work. Oh, that sounds fun. It’s really like on the, in the stretches when I’m focusing on that and doing it really well. I feel so good. I feel so empowered, so healthy, and just ready to tackle things mentally. So I think this is a huge one that is easy to write off, because we’re so busy.

Sonia Khosla  31:15

Yeah, yep. Sometimes you think, Oh, I don’t have time for that. I’ve got to do something else. But yeah, I mean, that sounds really nice to drawing. 

Megan Porta  31:23

And, yeah, I mean, it is something that we say we don’t have time for, but you don’t have time not to do it either. Like you, whatever it is for you, even if it’s 20 minutes of, you know, taking a walk in your neighborhood or whatever. Like, I still strongly believe that self care can turn your life around just like everything you’re talking about. Literally everything you’ve said, can 

Sonia Khosla  31:46

Yeah, definitely and it can, it can be different for everyone. And I agree with you. I also like to do the gratitude practices and meditation. And I think they’re small, small things that we can do, that we enjoy, even things that we enjoy, whether it’s going to a dance class, or whether it’s going to a museum, bringing our creativity or just having some fun just playing in the garden with kids. It’s just the small little things I feel can just bring us so much joy. And then when we’re in that joyful state, we’re going to be just going to so much we’re going to be able to do so much more.

Megan Porta  32:20

I love how you said that. That was perfectly said and then also that joyful state. For me, it takes my mind off of work, which I need sometimes because I will ruminate over everything if I’m just sitting at my desk all day. So I need to step away and do force myself to do some of those. Some of those things sometimes. Did you have any other points on you about mindset? 

Sonia Khosla  32:42

Well, I guess read relation to self care, just certain self care, things like exercise, staying hydrated, even things like that. So making sure you’re having your fresh meals and just doing healthy, healthy habits like exercising, making sure you’re going out door to getting enough sunlight, those sorts of things I feel can really help your body and your mind as well.

Megan Porta  33:05

Hydration is something that I overlook often I’m like, Oh my gosh, I haven’t had any water today. No wonder I’m feeling weird. Yeah. But you can change that really easily. Right? Like, yeah, get yourself a glass of water. And

Sonia Khosla  33:18

That’s it. Yeah. Sometimes I like to just put a slice of cucumber or lemon, just spruce it up a little.

Megan Porta  33:26

Yes. Agreed. I love like fruit in the water or cucumber is good, too. Yeah. Anything else that we need to touch on before we start saying goodbye, Sonia. I

Sonia Khosla  33:36

guess I think we’ve covered quite a good. It’s a nice sort of range of different things for mindset.

Megan Porta  33:42

I love what you said earlier about just all of this being the foundation for yes, your success as entrepreneur but also your happiness as a human. I really believe that that’s why I started doing those little solo mindset episodes, because it’s kind of a crazy time right now out there. Yeah. And we need that we need to go back to that foundation and really build the things that matter, so that we can sustain ourselves and our businesses. I completely agree. I think it’s the foundation. And I think with the strong mindset, you can get through anything. Yeah, I feel like you and I should be really good friends. I love everything you said. And do you live in the UK? 

Megan Porta  34:25

Yes, I do. Yes. If you’re ever in the UK, come on over. Yeah, we want to go over there. Yeah. Okay, cool. Just give me a shot whenever you are, whenever you’re around. And if you’re hear here in the US, you oh yeah, me know, too. 

Sonia Khosla  34:39

I’d love to I do love the US. It’s beautiful. 

Megan Porta  34:42

Oh, yes. Lots of beautiful stuff over here to say nice. Okay, thank you. This was such a fun and valuable information or conversation I have so appreciate your time today. And it was so good to connect with you, Sonia.

Sonia Khosla  34:55

It was so great to connect with you and thank you again for having me. I just really enjoy your podcast. And I’m grateful that I could contribute to it as well.

Megan Porta  35:03

Oh my gosh, my pleasure. Do you have either a favorite quote or words of inspiration to leave us with?

Sonia Khosla  35:09

Oh well I guess I one of the one of the quotes I would say is where focus goes energy flows. And that’s by Tony Robbins. I really love that quote. And I think for mindset and just for happiness as well when you’re focusing on things that make you happy that’s where your energy will flow. 

Megan Porta  35:25

That’s one of my favorite quotes of his ever I say it to myself almost every day I love it. Oh, great. Yes. Okay, well, we’ll put together show notes for you Sonia and you can find those at eatblogtalk.com/loveincrediblerecipes. I love the name your blog, by the way. Thank you so much. Yeah, tell everyone where they can find you.

Sonia Khosla  35:46

Yes, so you could find me on the blog at www.lovingincrediblerecipes.com We’re also on Instagram, @lovingincrediblerecipes. TikTok also @loveincrediblerecipes, and Facebook as well @loveincrediblerecipes and Pinterest too, same handle. 

Outro  36:03

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