Consider starting a motivation board this weekend. Fill it with goals, specific steps to meet those goals, motivating pictures, motivating quotes, reward plans, progress photos or numbers, etc. Anything that pleases you, is motivating, and will be a reminder to stay on track! I keep a motivation board in my room, as well as motivating … Continue reading Motivation board.
It can be very hard to be active when we feel low emotionally or low energy in general. But... activity is typically just what we need in those moments to boost mood and energy! Here is a portion of an article from Psychology Today with tips for behavioral activation when you are low on mood … Continue reading Mood boosting with activity.
Here is a short list of practical tips for further enhancing overall wellness from Psychology Today... Certainly as we age, the way we eat and exercise may need to change. In my early 30's when I started my weight loss journey, I could run longer and enjoyed a high protein diet. Nearing 40, I find … Continue reading Monitor your wellness.
Self-care is something often neglected, another thing you may think you do not have time for. While exercise and healthy eating are part of self-care, it is important to expand self-care into relaxation, downtime, self-exploration, trying new things, etc. Unfortunately it is all too easy to get into the habit of treating ourselves with negative … Continue reading Make self-care a habit.
For March let us focus on habits! Our lives are really just a series of habits... some good and leading to positive results... some not so good and contributing to those things we likely want to change. Thinking of life as a series of habits can be a powerful tool to change your thinking, change your behaviors, … Continue reading Habits for wellness.