Many of the better, and most successful, loss programs either come with a food journal or recommend that you keep one. If you take out a few minutes each day to write down what you eat, when you eat it, how you're feeling, and other information you may like to include, you can have significantly more success with your loss efforts than people who don't keep a food journal. Why to have a Food Journal It's not necessary to keep a food journal for the rest of your life. After a couple of months, … [Read more...] about Keeping a Food Journal for Weight Loss Success
Tom Venuto, the famous bodybuilder who wrote a fantastic ebook on loss and muscle gain gave me this article on using mental imagery to post on the blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit his site to learn more. The word “visualization” or using mental imagery sometimes conjures up images of new age gurus teaching esoteric techniques for personal enlightenment and “attracting” what you want into your life. This causes many evidence-based types to scoff. However, piles of research has shown that … [Read more...] about Using Mental Imagery
There is never enough time in the day. Everyone has experienced the feeling of having more things to do than there is time for. Most people try their best to “make” or “find” time to get things done. The real key isn't to hope to pull extra time out of nowhere, but to learn to use the time you do have more effectively. Effective time management can be the key to success and a life with less stress. Try out some of these great time management tips and finally have a way to get those errands … [Read more...] about Great Time Management Techniques
It is very important to keep our motivation and to make changes or at least keep changes in our life that are good while at the same time pushing out bad habits. The problem that we sometimes run into though is complacency. The Danger of Complacency Complacency always rears its head at the same time that we are working towards some kind of big goal and are part way there. How many times do you find yourself losing weight, meeting people, getting a better diet going and then you suddenly … [Read more...] about Weekly Motivation Checkup
Do you know why it is important to bring you closer to happiness? To make you a better person, or to make you a happier person? Hopefully, it's both. One of the most important things to realize when you are on a quest for self development is that happiness is not something that other people bring you like a birthday gift. Happiness comes from what you yourself do. It comes from acting in line with your own ethical values in a way that brings you closer to your personal goals. Here Are 7 … [Read more...] about 7 Steps To Bring You Closer To Happiness
It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't: the power of innovation. If you've ever marvelled at somebody's creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten was not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential. Even if you do activities on the side like going to escape rooms, playing sports, playing video games increases your mental and … [Read more...] about What Innovation Can Do For Your Life
There are a few things that you can do to reduce stress in your life by simplifying your decisions and avoiding something called decision fatigue. I never realized that I was doing a few of these things, but in looking at my life overall I know that a few of my habits can make a big difference in your life. Decision fatigue is a state where we just get tired from making decisions. Actually often these decision that seem very simple are just made over and over and are actually cluttering up … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Decisions To Improve Your Life
Sometimes, when all our doubts, fears and insecurities overwhelm us, we start thinking, "I wish I was somebody else." It is very common to think that some or most people are better than us, especially when we are feeling low. The truth is often very different. You might see a very pretty girl sitting by herself at a party, casually sipping on a glass of Asti Spumanti. You think to yourself, "she looks so perfectly calm and confident." But if you could read her mind, you might see a very … [Read more...] about Why Is Self Development Important?
Although most people know that understanding how many calories we consume is essential to losing weight, it can be pretty hard to figure out what that number is (especially if you eat out a lot). Unfortunately, however, ignorance will not work. Many foods contain more calories than you'd expect. If you're not keeping an eye on how many you eat every day, your loss efforts could be in vain. So what can you do to ensure you get a good estimate of what you are consuming on a daily basis? Sign … [Read more...] about How To Figure Out How Many Calories You Consume Each Day
If you're trying to lose then the very best way to stay motivated to meet your goals is to track your progress. The weighing scale is a great way to see progress, but you want to get accurate results. Here are some tips for weighing yourself the right way. Don't Weigh Yourself Every Day Even though you're probably really excited to see results right away, it's a bad idea to weigh yourself every day. Why? Because you might not always see a change. Worse, you could find that your has even … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Weighing Yourself
Do you ever feel like you are not moving forward? That there are great things that you want to do but are missing out on? Well usually this is due to the fact that you are not working towards your goals and are instead just grasping at things and opportunities as they come by. This leds to the idea of Life Mapping Life Mapping: A Vision of Success Success is more than economic gains, titles, and degrees. Planning for success is about mapping out all the aspects of your life. Similar to a … [Read more...] about Life Mapping: A Vision of Success
Over the last week I have been living in an airport in Toronto and a hotel that is connected to an airport and working really long days. This situation is a very dangerous one for your health as it seems to take a lot of control out of your hands as far as healthy lifestyle choices are concerned. Because of the hours and the proximity to the hotel I have no car or even a need for a car and have been handcuffed as far as food choices go so I wanted to give a few tips for travel and eating and … [Read more...] about Living Healthier on the Road
I may be a bit presumptive here but I know that many people that made new years resolutions a few weeks ago are either given up already or are very close to giving up. So today I want to give you a pep talk. What are you thinking about today? Are you wondering what you were thinking last week? Are you feeling a bit guilty that you are not able to do what it takes to just get one little goal accomplished? I hope you read my post on the importance of changing values last week. If you didn't … [Read more...] about Where Did Your Resolutions Go?
Last night my son asked my "Why does the first song I hear in the morning stick in my head all day?". Well a lot of us probably hear the same thing if we get woken by a clock radio or listen to music on the way to work. The fact is that what you do first thing in the morning can catapult you into starting the day on fire or make you feel like you are just struggling to get through the day. Would you believe me if I said a lot of it is in your control? When we wake up in the morning our … [Read more...] about Starting Your Day Without a Bullshit Mindset
Practicing optimistic thinking enables individuals to concentrate on their strengths as well as accomplishments that enhance contentment and motivation. It is so much easier to go through the day and to be truly successful when you are less worried about failing and more excited about succeeding. Also, I find that there are enough ways that we are kept down, not feeling great about ourselves, and just by thinking positive and getting a better outlook on life we will be happier, better … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Become A Positive Thinker