A Fit and Healthy 2018 Starts With Your Mind

 

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Bridge the gap between your fitness goals in 2018 and where you are today. Image by stockimages

Well, here we are again – New Year’s resolutions time! It’s that time when we resolve to do all the things we know we should do in order to live the better life we imagine for ourselves. And for most of us, those resolutions last all of ten minutes! Then we’re back doing the same old things that have brought us to a life that we’re less than happy with. And as the old saying goes: If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life.

This is true for all areas of our life, but specifically we’re going to look at health and fitness in this piece. Most of us aren’t exactly where we want to be in terms of our health and fitness level. We want to be healthier, more trim and toned than we are at the moment.

We start off with the best of intentions. We decide that once and for all: We’ll eat more healthily, we’ll go to the gym and do all the things we know we need to do in order to get fit and healthy this year. So we do that stuff for a while, and then we stop.

What usually happens is that we reach a point where the temptation to eat or drink what we know we shouldn’t becomes too strong. We succumb to the bad weather blues when it comes to going out for a run, or we stay in bed for that extra hour instead of getting up and going to the gym for the workout that we committed to a few weeks ago. Then we gradually slip back into our old patterns of too little exercise and too much of the wrong kinds of food.

So how can we avoid slipping back like this and keep our new healthy eating and fitness regime going? Continue reading

The Most Exhilarating Exercise You Can Do

Exercise and nutrition have been creating such a huge popularity over the years. Everyone wants to look like those hard bodies on the cover of the fitness magazines. The problem is that it takes work and time. Not everyone wants to put that much effort and many people just don’t have the time to fit it in.

No time. No desire. No problem.

Getting fit doesn’t mean having to drive out to the gym and pretending you know what you are doing, in the hopes of tightening up those buns and getting the washboard abs. Exercise is meant to be fun! We should want to do it and look forward to our workouts. As unrealistic as this seems for many, it can be achieved.  Continue reading

The Psychology of Money

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As I am evolving my Holistic Body Love business as a Mindset Coach, Body Love is more than just your relationship with food, body image, and how you speak to yourself…Body Love includes your Relationship with Money.

So I’m shifting today’s focus on your Money Mindset and where it’s at right now.

When you think about Money, what immediately comes up for you? Perhaps some of the following statements:

I don’t have enough.

I can’t afford it.

I am scared of it.

I don’t understand it.

Money is dirty.

Money is evil.

Only greedy (or bad, or evil, insert negative description here) people have money.

If you have lots of money, it means you are selfish.

I wish I had more money.

It would be great if I had a lot of it!

What are your Money Behaviours?

Do you go into your relationship with money blindly? Meaning you don’t know how much money you have in your account and you keep spending? You are not aware of how much debt you may have, and yet you keep burying your head in the sand out of fear?

Do you hoard your money?

Do you live pay check to pay check?

Do you hide how much money you spend, make, save, etc. from others (i.e., family members, spouse) so they are left in the dark?

Do you spend mindlessly everyday/often on things such as coffee, fast food, cigarettes, unused memberships (such as to a gym) and then complain about not having enough money?

How Money Conscious Are you? 

Do you know exactly where you put your money each month?

Do you consciously budget your money?

Do you save your money?

Do you invest your money?

If you are common-law, married or in a romantic relationship, how do you discuss money with your partner?

Where Did You Learn your Money Beliefs from? 

Do they parallel that of your parents?

Many of us may have a scarcity mindset rather than abundant mindset when it comes to Money.

Exercise to move towards Abundance and Empowerment Mindset with Money:

  1. Get yourself calm first (because many of you will be anxious) by throwing on a guided meditation to help you feel more grounded. Check out apps like Headspace or Buddify.
    • For extra support, I highly recommend you use Young Living Essential Oils to support you by topically applying it on the areas that feel the most stress and tension in your body when you think about money (such as temples, shoulders, neck, back) as well as bottom of feet and/or inside wrists. I suggest one of the following: Lavender, Stress Away, Peace & Calm, or Frankincense to help you feel more grounded. To order, you can  start a free Young Living account here  to get 24% off retail price! 

2. Next, I invite you to pull out your journal and write down the answers to the questions above so that you can consciously start understanding where you’re at. This is not about judging or shaming yourself! Beaware of that part of you that starts to do that and keep breathing in the oil(s) to help your limbic brain (emotional brain) and nervous system remain as calm as possible.

3. Create a list of professional people who could support you such as a financial planner, accountant, money mentor or coach and connect with them to have them help you feel more empowered with knowing how to manage your money.

Stay tuned for a follow up post in how to replace scarcity mindset with abundant mindset!

Let me know how you did, I would love to hear!

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As a Mindset Coach, I work with empowering people who are sick and tired of their limiting beliefs about money getting in their way of financial abundance. 

I also work with heart-centred business entrepreneurs who need to get out of their own way to spread their gifts to serve the world and create financial abundance in their business, whether that is creating a program to getting unstuck with their money shame story and really soar to manifest their dreams. I love helping people build their confidence and business! 

If this is you, book in a complimentary strategy session here to see how I can support you in growing financially abundant and serve the world with your gifts!

When it’s OK to be Fat Your Mind Will Tell You

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I am sure many of you have felt like giving in to a lifestyle where you do not have to drive to the gym after work to exhaust yourself for another hour. Where you can eat everything and not feel guilty. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world in which you don’t criticize yourself constantly for having little extra fat around your waistline?

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Fun is the Secret to Efficient Weight Loss

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Why are you killing yourself with all that labor and toil in order to lose weight? What if I told you there is an easier and more efficient way to lose weight and that it consists of having fun? According to a new study, your attitude towards exercise can influence what you eat post-workout and ultimately whether you lose weight or not.

You might be one of the many millions of people who are frustrated because of the ineffectiveness of exercise and efforts to lose weight. You may be gaining weight and eating more despite or even due to the fact that you are exercising. Continue reading

10 Rules You Can Break and Stay Healthy

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How to Naturally Get a Good Night’s Sleep to Reduce Anxiety

Sleep is very important when it comes to health and productivity. However, not many people are able to enjoy a good night’s sleep and this could lead to serious cases of anxiety, stress and even mental breakdown. Research has shown that everyone needs to enjoy not only the right amount of time in sleep but also to do it qualitatively.

Unfortunately, many people today can’t easily fall asleep without taking sleep pills or drugs. The good news however is that each one of us can enjoy peaceful sleep naturally. This article will discuss some natural ways to help you get a good night’s sleep to help reduce anxiety.

Control the amount of light you are exposed to prior to bedtime

Exposure to light normally triggers the production of melatonin hormone which helps in the regulation of sleep-wake cycles. This hormone is normally secreted by the brain when it’s dark thus helping you to sleep.

When the light is bright, the brain produces less melatonin which makes you more alert. As such, maintaining dimmer lighting in your bedroom could naturally help you sleep peacefully and thus reduce anxiety. It will also be good to avoid watching television until bedtime as this could be disruptive to your sleep.

Try some yoga

Yoga has been found to be helpful when it comes to the calming of the mind and body. When the body is stressed due to the strenuous activities of the day, sleeping peacefully becomes an uphill task. However, by practicing yoga before bedtime, you will be able to relieve the mind and  thus helping you to sleep calmly. This is a natural thing and works effectively well.

Check what you eat especially at night

Your eating habits have a direct relation with how you sleep at night. Not only should you watch what you eat at night but also at daytime as this plays a major role in the way your body reacts or responds. You should avoid things such as nicotine and caffeine, avoid eating too much at night and if possible, eat a few hours before going to bed.

An early meal is encouraged and this should not contain acidic and spicy foods as these could cause heartburn and stomach trouble keeping you awake or giving you troubled sleep. Energy drinks should also be avoided at night as too much of the same will cause you to wake up thus disrupting your sleep cycle.

Create the right sleeping environment

The environment you sleep in will play an important role in determining whether your sleep will, be restful or troubled. In addition to lighting, you should try to eliminate unnecessary noise and keep your room cool.

Sleeping environments that are too cold or too hot could greatly interfere with your sleep thus denying you the opportunity to enjoy quality time. No matter how many hours you sleep, your body and mind will still not have rested if you spend most of this time tossing and turning in bed.

Sleep on a good bed

Everything else you do will fail if you do not have the right bed to sleep on. Your mattress should be comfortable and supportive. As such, it is good to have a mattress with the best firmness so as to support the spinal cord and the entire body. You may need to add a nice pillow and mattress topper as these will help improve the support on your head and body respectively. Additionally, your bedding should be made of breathable material and offer enough space for you to stretch comfortably as you sleep.

With these few tips, you can deal with cases of insomnia and get a good night’s sleep to reduce anxiety. We all need relaxed sleep if we are to enjoy good mental, emotional and physical health. Try these methods and enjoy great results.


Molly Garner is a freelance writer at MemoryFoamMattressGuide.com . She also writes about herbal and mental health and shares amazing tips to maintain and rebuild good health. Molly’s mission is to help people get energized and achieve healthy lives so they can concentrate on the important things in life.