Your perception about life determines your attitude towards yourself and others, making it imperative to practice positivity. Besides, it reduces your depression and distress levels and increases your coping skills for more challenging times. What’s more, it lowers your cardiovascular disease risks and improves your physical well-being. Despite its many benefits, only 14% of Americans have a positive outlook on their lives. However, you can build your optimism with the following tips.
Positive affirmations help you challenge and overcome negative thoughts and self-sabotage, leading to a more positive mentality. Besides, researchers have revealed that reminding yourself about your best qualities before an important meeting can increase your confidence and calm your nerves. Therefore, you may want to affirm yourself to enhance your positive outlook. Therefore, you may set aside three to five minutes to speak positively about yourself and maintain consistency until you see significant results. You can leverage a mirror and speak to yourself to increase its efficiency.
Although you may not have all that you wished for, other things make your life worthwhile. Therefore, it’s prudent to practice gratitude for the beautiful things you have. Not only does it boost your immune system and mental health, but it also enhances your positivity level and healthy relationships. Fortunately, you can create a gratitude journal or map to record the beautiful things you experience daily. You can also admire nature’s beauty and find the good things in everything that happens to you. These steps will boost your happiness levels and improve your outlook on life.
Don’t neglect your physical health
It might be challenging to maintain a positive outlook when your health is compromised, making it necessary to prioritize your health. Moreover, healthy living reduces your risks of developing diseases while improving your mental health and mood. What’s more, it builds your confidence and, ultimately, your optimism about life. Fortunately, you can adopt certain lifestyle practices to enhance your overall well-being. For instance, you can eat a balanced diet while eliminating junk food and other unhealthy meal options. It’s also prudent to get at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep and stay hydrated throughout the day. You may also leverage exercises like the butt lift workout or pilates to keep your body in excellent form.
Most people may avoid criticisms to avoid hurtful feelings. What’s worse, some may refuse to try something new due to the opinions of others. However, you may want to handle criticisms healthily to live a positive life. For instance, you shouldn’t reply to the criticism immediately when angry; instead, you should process what you’ve heard while taking deep breaths. It’s also best to address them from an objective perspective to determine their usefulness and let it go if they were made from spite. Sometimes, people lash out when they’re angry, so it’s best not to take everything personally. Moreover, you can build your self-esteem so that people’s words would not bring you down.
Positivity is achievable once you know the proper steps to take. Hopefully, you’ll adopt these tips for a more optimistic outlook on life.
There is a reason that summer is the best season. Not only is the weather a little nicer, but the long days and bright skies seem to put a smile on just about everyone’s face. It’s also a time of great change – which means that many of us feel inspired to make changes in our own lives during this period – whether they relate to healthy eating or working out.
With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to live happier (and healthier) this summer!
Find a way to introduce exercise into your daily routine – whether you tackle a core workout in your living room or an outdoor exercise session with a friend. If you find it hard to get excited about working out – then change up your routine a little. Sign up for a new class or try something completely new – as this is the easiest way to find a fitness activity you’ll love.
Do not set aside any health concerns in the hope that they will go away. Instead, start taking better care of your health by attending regular checkups with your doctor. If you don’t have the time in your schedule to make an appointment, consider signing up with an online GP to receive the care and attention you deserve.
Understand that everybody is a bikini body – and that no matter what size you are, you look beautiful. Letting go of negative body image and understanding that the pictures we see on social media are not accurate depictions of real-life can significantly boost your confidence.
Begin treating mental health issues with the same care and grace you would use to deal with a physical injury such as a broken bone. For example, while you would not continue to walk on a broken leg – you shouldn’t suffer in silence if dealing with mental health struggles. Instead, you should speak out – whether you have a conversation with a trusted friend or family member or reach out to a licensed professional.
Start each day off on the right foot with some positive affirmations. For example, you should stand in front of the mirror each morning and recite five positive phrases about yourself – whether you complement your smile or your ability to do your job. In addition, getting into the mindset of being kinder to yourself is a great way to boost your confidence naturally over time.
Strive to curate a manageable work-life balance, where you dedicate a fair amount of time to your career progression and your social life. While you may be keen to get that raise at work – understand that some things are more important.
Spend more time doing things you love – and don’t be afraid to turn down plans if you don’t feel like going out. Too often feel as though we have to say yes every time we are offered something – and this is not the case. You have the right to decide exactly how to spend your time – and there’s nothing wrong with wanting a little time alone.
As a mom, I get it – how hard it can be to grow a successful business without sacrificing yourself and your commitments to the people most important to you (including yourself!). The truth is: No one can replace you as a mom. And you have needs too.
You need support
You need to be effective
You need to work smarter not harder
Your boundaries need to be solid
Freedom isn’t just about working from home for you.
True freedom is living the life you love. Period.
I remember when I was trying to do it all. I felt alone and at 22 and with a baby on the way and a new business, I felt overwhelmed. I grew up being shown not to let others help you so I constantly felt I had to do it on my own and figure it out on my own. And because I was still struggling trying to step into recovery the idea of being a mom was both exciting and overwhelming and I felt the same way about owning my own business.
I knew I didn’t want to work for someone else, but I had no business coaching, no schooling and just a few people I observed growing up some good with business and money, and others not so much. The idea of a summit was nonexistent, and just a few more tips and strategies could have saved me I am certain on many occasions..
That’s why I was so excited when my friend and colleague Asti Atkinson (a successful serial entrepreneur and mom) told me she was hosting her bi-annual interview series all around this topic! She’s incredibly invested in helping moms be wildly successful in their professional pursuits while still taking time for mindset, self-care, and being completely present for their families.
The Summit is Called: Vibrant and Healthy Mompreneurs:
Keys to Power Up Your Life and Business so You Can Be More Present with Your Family, Release Mom Guilt, and Get Your Energy Back!
I have a complimentary ticket for you to attend. You can register using this link >> www.MyMomMakesMoney.com/hopezvara. Just so you know, you will be able to watch from anywhere!
I was hand-picked to speak at this virtual event, and my message is something I’ve put time, energy, and heart into! Of course, I hope you’ll attend to support me, and I think this Virtual Summit has something special for you too. AND THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is for any woman:
Who wants keys to improve her mindset – which lays the foundation for success, fulfillment and happiness
Who wants to take better care of her body, increase her energy and focus and experience true vitality
Who wants to be successful in business, raising her children, and enjoy a loving relationship.
Who may feel overwhelmed with the work/family balancing act that seems to be part of daily life
Who wants to link arms with other visionary Mompreneurs who are actively working to create a better reality
Who just wants to learn real life strategies that will help her uplevel her business and create a lifestyle she and her family truly love.
In this summit, more than TWENTY-ONE experienced professional trainers and coaches are coming together to share secrets they use in their own lives and with their clients to help create success in mindset, health & wellness, relationships, and business. Together, we want to help you with the “HOW” behind growing a great business WHILE experiencing happiness and fulfillment in the other areas of your life that are so important.
I have a complimentary ticket for you to attend. You can register using this link >> www.MyMomMakesMoney.com/hopezvara. Just so you know, you will be able to watch from your home, office, or on the go.
This is a great opportunity for women in my community! This is something I wish I had when I was a young mom and business owner, which is why I am so glad Asti is hosting this and that I get to share it with you!
The sun is bright and high, and it’s going to make you want to workout outdoors. Whether you find a cozy spot in your garden, nice secluded space in the park, or perhaps in some secret rural area, outdoor workouts are great fun. You’re not short of fresh air, there are no restrictions to your movement, and you may have more exciting things to look at as you raise a sweat. However, during this weather, you should be careful. Outdoor workouts are great if you know what to do during the workout when things get tough.
Workout near shade
Always workout where there is shade. Our body can only sweat so much. It cannot bring down our body temperature as quickly as it can be raised. Working out in the sun is refreshing, but when your body is working hard and being hit by direct sunlight, it can cause early heat exhaustion. So always workout where there is shade. Heat exhaustion can come on suddenly, and it can cause you to collapse. So if you ever feel faint, you should never be more than 5 steps away from shade, such as from a tree, patio pergola, etc.
Of course, as you are out in the sun, you need to wear sunscreen. If you have irritable skin, choose products for sensitive skin, such as a calming toner. This toner will gently cool your skin and visibly reduce pore size. Doing this helps your skin to absorb better and retain hydrating products such as sunscreens. If you plan on wearing workout clothes that are a little more revealing, then make sure you get those areas too. Ask someone to apply sunscreen to your back, neck, and shoulders if you can’t reach them.
When you sweat, your body loses valuable salts. These salts help to absorb water in your skin, but they also carry electrolytes with them. So it’s a good idea to have a bottle of water with you for hydration and an energy drink for refueling your body with salts and electrolytes. Not many people will want to do this because carrying two bottles is a little annoying. However, a simple workout bag can take the hassle off your hands.
The right clothing
You may think it’s fine to take your normal workout clothes to your outdoor workout session. This is not a problem if you have the right clothing, to begin with. Materials that can absorb and evaporate sweat will keep your body cool and prevent your legs and arms from sticking. Synthetics such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic are better than natural materials like cotton and linen for this job. They stretch, absorb, and don’t shrink when you throw them in the wash.
If you plan to work out outdoors during this warm weather, remember always to be close to shade, refuel your system with electrolytes, and protect your skin from sun damage. Not to mention, invest in better workout clothes.
>>This past year has been one of a kind. >>This past year has been one for the books. >>This past year has been a good one…for me.
Last year I decided that no matter what I did, what I stepped into, what came my way, I was going to approach it with a good attitude and a never give up mentality.
It’s November and I don’t think we say it enough… I’m proud of myself.
*Proud of myself for doing new things. *Proud of myself for stepping into unknown territories. *Proud of myself for doing things even when I didn’t want to do them.
Here’s what I’ve learned…
Thinking about doing something new is only step one… Well, it’s more like a Pre-Step, like Pre-Kindergarten.
And then it’s deciding to pull the trigger. But I’ve discovered that there cannot be ANY doubt in your mind that what you are about to do is wrong, not going to work, a bad idea.
I’ve been working really hard this past year on catching myself immediately when I see ANY doubt creep And when it does I noticed one thing…
If your decision you are about to pull the trigger on is DIFFERENT IN ANY WAY get ready for doubts, a struggle, or an internal debate that it’s not going to work.
This realization was KEY in my pressing on.
And I want to share that with all of you today.
If you want things to change, get better, be different (call it what you want) you NEED it to be uncomfortable or at least have that feeling for a moment that’s your signal that you are stepping into uncharted territory.
AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.
I was nervous the night before I got married. I knew I wanted to marry my husband and had known I was going to marry him since the 8th grade. That night looking at myself in my bathroom mirror, I had a wave of doubt run through me if this was the right decision.
But I knew that the doubt I was feeling was nerves from something new, the unknown. And because I pressed on, we’ve been married for 14 years, have 3 amazing kids, and built a life we love.
>>>>>When you get to the edge of what is familiar you have a choice. Go back into your typical patterns and stay exactly where you are…. Or press on.
*Press on even when it’s hard. *Press on even when you don’t want to. *Press on even when your decisions don’t fit into the status quo.
You guys I created my own pain relief cream. Not a cream I’m filling in my garage.
Like my own REAL product. (Find out about STIFF Mother Trucker Pain Relief Cream) How did this happen? I made a decision I wanted to do this and every step after that decision was made I did not like my old thinking or learned feelings and responses derail me from the goal.
To step into something new:
I took risk. A lot of risk. I invested my own money. And now have to pick up the phone and call people. Ask others for support and help and put me out there every single day with the chance others may not like me.
But I know and choose to never let doubt and negativity loom in my mind for longer than it takes to think that thought even for a second.
It’s exhausting to be on yourself like a bloodhound hunting in the woods. Constantly calling yourself out on thoughts, beliefs, and actions most don’t even see happening.
But now almost a year later of this diligent practice. I’m bearing fruit (I had a lot of internal negative self-talk to work through).
I see those periods of discomfort as markers I’m moving in the right direction and mentally stop and breathe, think, and feel the positive outcome. Where before things not working out always loomed in my mind.
THAT WAS MY ISSUE.
I was doing all the right things but when I got to the edges of my familiarity I was canceling out all my efforts with my internal dialogue, thoughts, and intentions.
I share this not to brag, but to hopefully inspire you. I did this.
To step into something new:
*I allowed myself the right to think bigger than what I was. *I allowed myself to dream bigger than I thought I was allowed to. *I allowed myself to be bold despite the negativity would come up against.
You can do this. You can step out. You can get there.
Stop saying 2020 is horrible. It’s not.
It’s different and that’s that.
Figure out a way.
Stop using 2020 as a reason to stay where you are.
I know this might not be what you want to hear. But it’s the truth.
I saw 2020 as the best time to step up my game and reach for more. Even when most of the signs around me said it was a bad idea.
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