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If you’ve ever had the experience of putting something off until later, then you know what it feels like to have that unfinished project hanging over your head. We all know that the results of procrastination are no fun at all, but the thing that we don’t usually think about is the effect that that procrastination might be having on our health.
The effects of procrastination might not seem like such a big deal if you only procrastinate once in a while, but the problem is that, for many of us, procrastination isn’t a once in a while thing – it’s a habit that can affect us on a weekly or even on a daily basis. Continue Reading
Being stuck in a cycle of procrastination is a very frustrating and stressful experience. And, for most of us, it’s not that we’re lazy or that we don’t want to get things done. As much as we really want to be more productive, we just can’t stop procrastinating and we don’t know why.
To try to break out of this cycle, we try strategies that are supposed to “cure” us of our procrastination habit, but when those strategies don’t work, we just end up feeling even more frustrated with ourselves. Continue Reading
Trying to live a healthier lifestyle seems like it would be a simple thing, but it can get surprisingly complicated sometimes, especially when it comes to food.
If you do any reading or researching online, you’ll likely find dozens of different recommendations for the ideal healthy diet or for foods that you should either add to your diet or eliminate from your diet if you want to improve your health.
Since food can be such a confusing topic at times, I wanted to talk about some of the simple and easy ways to get healthier that have absolutely nothing to do with food at all.
So, if you’re trying to improve your health but you’re not sure what foods you should or shouldn’t be eating, these eight things can help you to live a healthier lifestyle even if you don’t change anything about your diet. Continue Reading
Stress comes in many different forms, and in many cases it’s unavoidable, but today I want to talk about some of the more subtle forms of stress that we might not even realize are having an effect on us.
It’s true that what seems only mildly stressful to one person may be extremely stressful to someone else, and we’re all effected to different degrees by the various stressors in our lives. It’s also true, though, that we can be unaware of the things that are causing us stress until they have been removed from our lives. Continue Reading
Did you know that trying to be healthy can actually end up harming your metabolism instead of helping it?
It sounds crazy, but it’s a very common mistake that too many people (myself included) have made.
When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s very, very easy to get caught in the trap of stressing about every little detail and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly. Continue Reading
If somebody asked you to remember the last time you thought about stress, you probably wouldn’t have to think very hard. Whether it’s because you’re stressed about something yourself, or whether you heard someone else talking about being stressed or about how bad stress is for you, stress is a subject we tend to hear a lot about.
And, almost always, stress is viewed in a negative sense. Which only makes sense when you think of all of the negative effects that stress can have on our bodies, our health, and our overall well-being.
Is Ignorance Really Bliss?
Sometimes, though, stress is one of those cases where ignorance might just be bliss. Even though knowledge is power, and it’s really important to be aware of the way that stress affects us so we can find ways to reduce unnecessary stressors when possible, sometimes having all of that knowledge can cause us to start stressing about stress. Continue Reading
As I mentioned in my last post about the things I understand better about myself now that I know my energy type, I am a major procrastinator.
Sometimes I procrastinate because I feel like I don’t have enough information to do whatever task it is that I need to do, and sometimes I procrastinate because I feel like I don’t have enough time or energy to accomplish a task or that I should wait until a time when I’ll be able to do a better job at it. And sometimes I procrastinate simply because I don’t feel like doing a task and I’d rather be scrolling through my Pinterest feed instead 🙂
Since there are still plenty of tasks that I need to do whether or not I really want to or feel ready to do them, I needed to find a way to help myself to accomplish the things I needed to. And since procrastinating can often make me feel more stressed since I know I have all of these uncompleted tasks looming on my to-do list, I wanted to find a way to help to reduce that source of stress as much as possible. Continue Reading