America's birthday is the biggest birthday celebration of the year!
Sunshine! Barbecues! Fireworks! Who doesn’t love a good Independence celebration? To many of us it’s not just about celebrating our great nation and proudly displaying red, white and blue but it’s also about spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and of course seeing the fireworks!
We can still have fun and enjoy the holiday while playing it smart! Go into the day with a plan so you wake up the next day without a huge food, sun and alcohol hangover.
Here are my top five 4th of July survival tips:
1. Wear Sunscreen: this may seem like common sense but why is it that the majority of us look like a lobster the next day? Take care of your skin! Start off by applying sunscreen LOTION (at least SPF 30 or above). Take spray sunscreen to reapply throughout the day. By applying a base layer of lotion, then reapplying every 3 hours with a spray, you'll be protected better....
When you crave greasy Chinese food it's hard to satisfy that craving!
I made a satisfying recipe from a new cookbook and omg it is sooo good. I added some ground turkey and made cauliflower rice bowls for dinner.
Not only did this recipe take me around 20 minutes to make, it's a clean dish and loaded with nutrients.
AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAULIFLOWER:
Not sure if you need any more reasons to cook with this amazing veggie!
Cauliflower Fried Rice (2B Mindset Cookbook)
Makes 1 serving
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 green onion, chopped (divided use)
1 (12 oz) bag fresh or frozen cauliflower rice (approx 4 cups)
1/2 cup chopped (or shredded) carrots
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-2 tsp toasted...
Feeling burnt out is one of the worst feelings in the world. When you are stressed and overwhelmed and hit rock bottom, that is burnout!
This can cause you to lack serious energy and drive to be productive. It's difficult to focus and get motivated to conquer your day to day goals.
Typically what causes burnout is when you are out of balance in, what I call, The 6 Areas Of Life: Self, Health, Adventure, Wealth, Family and Spirituality or Motivation. What this means is that you aren't spending enough time focusing on how to balance out these areas. For example, you work 8 hours then come home and spend 1-2 hours with your family not fully present (being plugged into your phone, zoning out on a TV show, catching up on emails). Then go to bed, wake up, check your phone, head back to work and do it all over again. Where was the quality time with your family? You may have been in the same room with them but were you fully present? Probably not because you...
Feeling stuck in a situation or time in your life can be very frustrating and sometimes debilitating. It's a part of life's journey but what is most important are the steps we take to get unstuck and learn from the struggle.
I have recently been feeling stuck in a few places in my life. I have been feeling unmotivated to grow my online coaching business. I know what needs to get done but every time I sit down to do the work, I find other easier things to do rather than working on projects that will help me succeed.
I also just had foot surgery so I have been a prisoner to my couch. Now I find it even more challenging to stay inspired to do the work that needs to get done.
Getting unstuck from whatever situation is holding us back is ultimately our own decision. No one can pull us out of the rut we are in. We have to make the choice to make the change and do something different.
If you are wondering, where do I start? How do I pull myself out of...
It can be difficult to not get sucked into the notion of "if you are busy, then you are being productive."
Unfortunately, our society has this common thought process that if you aren't scurrying from task to task, always checking e-mail, organizing something, making a call, running an errand, etc, that you must not be working hard or staying busy.
A constant need to do something and a tendency to waste time on unimportant tasks often leads to mindless “productivity”.
Instead of conforming to the way society and the work environment has brainwashed us into being, take a moment to slow down and look at the big picture.
When you are focusing on multi-tasking, nothing gets done. We end up stressed out, overwhelmed, with not much to show for our "hard work".
When I finally put into practice these 5 tips below, I started to reach my goals quicker, saw increased results and was able to train myself to focus on priorities in both my personal and work life. ...
If you are tired of constantly being busy, overwhelmed and stressed out, this could be why....
When you wake up in the morning, what's the first thing you do? Look at your phone to check your emails, texts or social media updates?
You may not realize that this bad habit is contributing to most of your daily stress!
By checking your messages at the start of the day, you are saying yes to everyone else's agenda rather than your own. You are automatically putting yourself in response mode without even taking a moment to think about YOUR day and the things you need to accomplish.
It's time to take back your mornings so you can have better control of each day!
Proper balance is vital to our success, health and overall happiness yet so many of us do not take the time figure out the small steps we need to take in order to restore balance back in our life.
Not having a balance in work and our personal life can lead to burn out and stress.
I don't talk about my this topic much but I have a compelling desire, so here it goes......
Every Thursday for the past 6 years I get paid for my online coaching business. When I started, I decided to use the extra money towards my fitness expenses and fun activities. I remember being excited for a weekly deposit of $75! That's a nice chunk of change, especially when money is tight.
As time went on, I started to help more and more people lose weight and get healthy. I even started to mentor a few others to do what I do and build a side hustle, one that can be worked at anytime, anywhere.
Today I was looking at the money I've been making over the past few weeks and realized that I earned the biggest paycheck I've seen in a long time! On average I have made about $500 a week but this week I made an extra $100! Holy crap, that's $600 in one week for doing something that I don't consider a job and I truly enjoy.
I am almost 41 and in the best shape of my life, both physically and...
I absolutely love this homemade granola recipe! It can be customized to your liking. Stop buying packaged granola and make it at home, you'll save calories and money!
Granola can be a topper to yogurt, oatmeal and other treats like the yogurt bites below.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE RECIPE
To Your Happiness,
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Understanding how to create new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.
Check out my top 3 habits below and the benefits you can gain by incorporating each of them into your daily routine.
HABIT #1: NEVER STOP LEARNING AND GROWING
“Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, but you are responsible for who you become” – Darren Hardy
If you are like me, you are probably thinking “I don’t have time to add anything else to my plate”. I told myself that for 6 years after I graduated college. It wasn’t until I felt stuck in my career and in my life when I decided to make a change and look into how to incorporate personal development into my daily routine.
It’s very easy to find the time to listen to podcasts and audio books if you have a hard time reading on a daily basis. Make your car a place of growth and learning. It will actually help you avoid stress when...
We live such busy lives and are constantly being pulling in many different directions. From work projects to family events to social obligations, it's a never-ending cycle, no wonder why we have such a hard time finding time for ourselves!
With all that we have going each day, how can we focus on being healthy both physically and mentally? Stress and overwhelm take a toll on our health, we skip workouts because we don't have time and we fuel our bodies with food that does more damage than good.
How can we stop this vicious cycle and find a way to upgrade our life?
It starts with how we take care of ourselves. If we can't function properly and be present in each moment, we will not show up as our best self to those that matter the most in our lives.
I have struggled with managing stress and neglecting self-care many times in the past but I've found these 3 simple steps very useful for they have kept me on a consistent routine.