Relationships.

It can be hard to remember gratitude in relationships. Things we previously found endearing, were easily willing to do for, or would put up with from the other person can become frustrating annoyances. Small irritations are easily brushed off in the beginning phase of a relationship. Soon, though, repeatedly picking up towels from the floor … Continue reading Relationships.

Psych yourself up.

Whether to get started or keep going through a workout, sticking to a meal plan, or getting ready for the week ahead, mindset plays a huge role in how much energy we have to help us through. A negative mindset can zap energy, whereas a positive mindset has the power to create it. I believe … Continue reading Psych yourself up.

Build resilience.

Resilience is highly important to getting through life with emotional and physical wellness. If we let every unfortunate incident or stressor bog us down, we would never be able to fully function. Negative emotion would take over and essentially debilitate us. Here are some tips from Psychology Today on how to build resilience. Boosting your … Continue reading Build resilience.

Exercise and happiness.

If we get too caught up in the details of how much work it will take to lose weight, how many habits must be changed, this negatively affects our happiness and our confidence in the ability to make such a change. If we can change our mindset to think of the immediate positives of healthy … Continue reading Exercise and happiness.

Make decisions mindfully.

Creating new habits can be difficult, especially when the rewards for the new behavior may be more long-term; with higher immediate rewards for the old habits. Weight loss is certainly a goal where achieving the desired rewards takes time and patience, and giving up some of those short-term gratifications. When you make the decision to … Continue reading Make decisions mindfully.