Keep up with goals on the weekend.

Rather than make weekends a time to let go of all goals and have a break from your healthy ambitions, make the weekend the no-excuse time to get in a workout and plan for wellness! You likely have somewhat more downtime on the weekend, less work (hopefully), and it should be easier to plan for … Continue reading Keep up with goals on the weekend.

When you cannot sleep…

Sleep is incredibly important to health, but sometimes it feels impossible to come by. I personally know life is overwhelming and my stress is high when I am not sleeping well - this tells me something needs to change. Lee Crutchley created a neat book titled The Nocturnal Journal as a "late night exploration of what's really … Continue reading When you cannot sleep…

Self-monitoring.

Obtaining a more objective and rational view of ourselves and our personal problems allows us to more clearly think of ways to work on changing these problems. Objective self-monitoring is difficult. Our emotional state can quite easily lead us to view situations in a non-objective manner, over-react, and make us unable to see how to … Continue reading Self-monitoring.

Coping with food.

Sometimes food is used as a tool for coping and you may not even recognize this is the case. I previously discussed the difference between emotional hunger and true hunger. Emotional hunger is more likely to lead to negatively coping with food. Coping with food can lead to weight gain, poor health, lethargy, low mood, … Continue reading Coping with food.