• 5 ways to get motivated and reach your goals
    Fitness,  Health

    5 Proven Ways To Get Motivated And Reach Your Goals

    Wondering how to get motivated and actually reach your goals? Keep reading! Less than 10% of American’s will follow through with their New Year resolutions. It’s a sad but true fact. According to StatisticBrain.com, losing weight is the number one goal set by American’s in 2015.  Sadly, only 8% of Americans followed through with their resolution. Too often sleeping in wins over working out. Pizza beats salad. Netflix overcomes any desire to go to bed at a reasonable hour. What’s the problem? Why can’t we follow through with our goals? Why can’t we choose what’s good for us more often? Well, besides good ol fashioned discipline, I blame motivation. If we…

  • how to be more optimistic
    Health

    How To Be More Optimistic (In Any Situation)

    I once had a school assignment from my alternative medicine class that changed my life.  Sounds dramatic, but hear me out.  Our assignment was to keep a gratitude journal for the whole semester.  We had to write down three different things each day, and they had to start with the sentence, “I’m grateful for…” We were challenged to find three unique things every day rather than just the generics.  As the semester continued and my gratitude list grew, I began to notice something.  I was less stressed, less worried, and more hopeful.  In short, I was happier! I learned an important lesson that semester: Optimism may come naturally to some people,…