60 things to do if you’re sad | Tips

September 4, 2017 – Journal

 

“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” – Atticus

Frustrating times come as they go; some longer than others. I get it. Sometimes we are just feeling low and insecure – other times, things beyond our control just suddenly happen. And as much as we would like to think positively, it doesn’t work.

I’m here to let you know that that is OKAY. Don’t bottle up your emotions – if you need to vent, vent to a trusted source. If you need to cry – cry. Do whatever you need to do in order to feel semi-better.

But whatever, you do, do NOT let these feelings consume you more than an hour. Pity parties shouldn’t be long-term, so, cry, vent, get it out of your system, and then decide what you can do about it.

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Fitness Motivation

August 28, 2017

 

“Strength doesn’t come from what you do. It comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn’t.”

We are lucky to live in a world full of inspiration at the click of our fingertips. It is quite easy to find motivational quotes/people telling us to be the best version of ourselves. However, the real motivation we will ever need is already in us. Of course, I still encourage you to browse the interweb and find other things to get your passion going, but just know that by telling yourself “you can” is more effective than someone else telling you those same exact words.

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How to practice mindfulness | Tips

August 25, 2017

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

Our minds are wired to get us through our day and to complete incredible tasks. Unfortunately, they are also the cause of stress – whirling around different ideas at once. These things are a mixture of what we’re going to make for dinner or how we are going to accomplish our goals.

How often do you stop and think about what is going on around you? Take a moment a pause. What do you hear? What do you see? What are you doing? How are you doing it? This practice is so vivid and can make things easier to remember once you address key attributes to the scene around you.

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Getting back on track + how I plan my week|Tips

August 21, 2017

 

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss

Last Friday, I discussed how to overcome the stages of a rut and some components that follow along with that. This post is a sort of part 2 in which I will share my own tips on how to get back on track with all your goals, and how I, myself, plan my week. The only successful way to get out of a rut is to replace all of your bad habits with good ones… right? Kind of. It is true that all our bad habits can be fixed with the very opposite of them, but actually staying consistent can become a bit of a hassle.

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How to get out of a negative rut + loving yourself | Tips

 August 18, 2017

 

“Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” – Anonymous 

Ruts are the worst. There’s that feeling of a lingering energy that is telling you can’t accomplish this and that you aren’t deserving of something else. Well, guess what? You can and you are. This is just our own brains tricking us into believing the worst. Only accept the best thoughts to pass through your brain to get out of a rut, and include some love for yourself in there.

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My Summer Morning Routine + Workout 2017

August 14, 2017

 

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our light.” – S. Ajna

For most summer mornings, my schedule is very relaxed and balanced as I try not to give myself such a strict schedule as I would during the school year. I allow myself to do what feels right to me in that moment; however, there are a few things of importance that I like to get done before I go into that complete mindset of tranquility.

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How to change your mindset | Tips

July 28, 2017

 

“The secret to “having it all” is believing you already do.” – Anonymous

Last Monday I shared some tips I’ve picked up about staying positive and I realized that your mindset is a big part of your success. Naturally, I felt the urge to reward this topic its own post. Your mind is the source of all power within your body. Any action you complete is your decision. By choosing the scary and challenging things, we test our capability and exceed beyond our own expectations. We are able to do this because of our current mindset.

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