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5 Daily Habits to Remain Highly Motivated

There’s nothing like being born naturally motivated. People are just people, all flesh, and bones but it’s the life they live that sets an example. It’s the habits that make you a success and a happy person. The richness of life doesn’t lie in vanity or workaholism but some simple, healthy habits.

If you often find yourself pining for motivation, follow these simple 5 habits:   

1. Do something as you get out of bed 

As you start getting things done, you will feel motivated without even trying. A lot of people don’t realize this but meeting deadlines will help you stay motivated. Getting things done indirectly helps you stay motivated as it gives you a sense of fulfillment. So, start your journey of getting things done as soon as you get out of bed. Try some yoga to keep yourself fit or just make your bed to avoid a messy bedroom. Don’t procrastinate your dog’s play hour. Wake up early every morning and take your dog out for a long walk. It won’t just give your pooch the exercise he/she needs but also refresh your mind.

2. Value even the smallest tasks you do 

People won’t tell you that driving a cab for a living or being a full-time nanny is a noble job. But perhaps, the outlook is old-fashioned.  Always connect the tasks you do every day and your job to something more valuable.

What do you think will happen if nannies stop doing their job because it isn’t noble enough? Well, a lot of working couples will have trouble raising their young children and balancing work. If drivers stop driving cabs, people will struggle with public transport a lot. So, it doesn’t matter how conventionally noble your job or anything you do is. You’ve got to be able to value it to understand the value of every little thing you do. Appreciate yourself for making a small difference every day.

3. Following and completing a to-do list

Whether you make one on Google Keep, Evernote or the good old notepad/stick-it notes, to-do lists are a great help. Journalizing the tasks you want to accomplish and crossing them off the list will surely help you stay motivated.

It’s a great way of feeling energized and pumped to accomplish other tasks with same vigor.

4. Be kind to self 

People are generally polite and emphatic to others but being kind to one’s own self is just as important. A guilt trip and self-critique are the biggest paralyzing factors. However, if you keep them in check, they might just motivate you. But you’ve got to be nicer to yourself. You don’t have to outshine everyone all the time. People make mistakes but don’t be too hard on yourself.

5. Don’t run away from responsibilities

When you start taking responsibility, you save yourself enormous time and energy that’s generally wasted in shifting blame. Soon as you grow accountable, you start taking relevant decisions and cut fluff and clutter from your life. People become more motivated when they know that they are accountable for the outcome. So, be responsible and do everything keeping in mind that the output depends on your own efforts.

Final words

You don’t have to wake up at 4 AM every morning and follow a crazy workout routine. Nor do you have to wear ostentatious suits to look professional. Little things like accomplishing small tasks soon as you wake up, accepting responsibility help you keep your spirits high.

You should be kind to self, learn from mistakes, move beyond paralyzing criticism to perform better. And, try following an organized method of accomplishing tasks to stay motivated. These habits will surely work their magic.

GETTING RID OF SADNESS

Here are 5 practical actions to take to help you with removing sadness.

We live in an ever-growing, busy world, and it can be easy to fall into a feeling of sadness and even misery. No matter how good you feel one day, life has a nature of being able to shoot you down soon after. So this begs the questions; is it possible to get rid of sadness? sadness - iwontlose2

In short, yes. However, we cannot completely remove it because it is a part of life that we cannot stop; what we can do though is change how it affects us. If we experience sadness, the only way that sadness will last for a long time is if we dwell on it and let it take over. This is why, as humans, we need to learn to get rid of sadness and respond to it with a more positive mindset.

Life WILL happen, and that means that you have to take the bad with the good; whether it is a personal loss, money troubles, career fatigue, or anything else, there are some ways in which you can better respond to sadness.

You Are The Boss – You have to realize that although life cannot be slowed down or altered in any way, you are still the boss of your timeline, and so you decide how to react to sadness. If you go for a job interview and fail, you can act as if it is the end of the world OR you can dust yourself off and give it another go after learning what mistakes were made.

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Responsibility – Admitting a mistake can often make you feel as if you are ‘weak’ and that you have ‘failed’ but it doesn’t have to be like this. Admitting a mistake can make you feel stronger as you have learned a valuable lesson. The mistakes can actually be more beneficial than the successes as they can teach you a valuable lesson.

Bad Things Happen – As mentioned, nobody lives the perfect life. This is why you have to realize that sometimes no matter how good you have been, bad things will happen; just in the same way that the sun rises and sets every day. It is how we react that makes us great.

Stay Motivated – You cannot change the past nor the events that have put you in this situation; however, what you can change is your future. It is perfectly fine to have your moment of sadness but then you have to remember that the decisions you make now will shape your future. Stay motivated to ensure that you live the best future possible.

Live – That being said, you should also remember to live in the present too. We spend so much of our lives ‘looking forward’ to finishing school, finishing college, starting a job, finding a partner, building a family, our children going to school, etc., that we often forget about today. Learn to appreciate today; go and enjoy something in the moment.

Sadness is but another ‘inevitable’ occurrence in life, so we have to overcome it if we ever want to move forward and progress.

4 Positive and simple weight-loss and healthy living tips

4 Positive and simple weight-loss and healthy living tips

 Young femaleThe decision to lose weight or get healthy is always a good one; but it can result in a lot of frustration and unhappiness if results don’t show themselves as fast as one would desire.

There are so many reasons why people fail in the journey to better health. However, instead of focusing on the negative, let’s consider these four, simple steps to getting long lasting results.

 

 

 

Step One: Real Nutrition vs  Fad Diets

 

The key to being successful when dieting is about a healthy balance of all the food groups – in every meal. One should never cut out entire food groups (carbs, proteins, and so on) in an effort to lose weight. Your body depends on those for the vital nutrients to keep going. And in fact, cutting out essential nutrients will encourage your body to hang on to the fats you are trying to lose in an effort to compensate.

Any diet that promises you extreme amounts of weight loss in a very little amount of time, or with minimal or magical efforts, is likely a fad diet. And it won’t work (at least in the long run). The average person loses roughly two pounds of weight per week when on a regimented weight-loss plan. Being patient and avoiding these miracle diets will help you see more satisfying, long term results. If you’re goal is weight loss you need to remember that the weight you’ve gained didn’t happen rapidly it was through time and it’s going to take some time to reduce your weight through eating whole foods. No pill solely will get you to your results. JUST EAT REAL FOOD!

 

 

Step Two: Embrace Cheat Days

 

Life and weight loss is all about balance and moderation. Everyone has a treat (or two) that they absolutely love; and to give up what you love entirely is a recipe for an unsuccessful long-term diet.

Moreover, depriving yourself of the little things in life can be very discouraging and demotivating. Rather than do this, embracing controlled and moderated cheat days as a method to fast track your weight loss goals by up-regulating your metabolism to burn more fat. Just remember the 80/20 rule when embracing a healthy lifestyle. 80% of consuming healthy nutrition that supports your goals and 20% of foods that you enjoy that help your psychology by keeping you sane.

 

Step Three: Drink, Drink, Drink … the Right Drinks

 

Hydration is very important to any work out and exercise plan. It prevents dehydration, and keeps foods moving through the body in a way that promotes a healthy and well-balanced system. But the type of hydration you take in is critical to your weight loss plan. Water is – of course – the best choice. Sugary sodas, juice, alcohol – all contain empty calories and a sugar rush that ends in a loss of energy and excess stored fat.

 

Step four: Manage Your Stress and Stay Motivated

 

The final step in any successful diet plan is to manage stress to stay motivated. Stress contributes to depression, and a whole host of other problems; not to mention overeating and a lack of motivation (<–Click to watch how to stay motivated). Managing stress could arguably be the single most important aspect of implementing successful diet plan. By implementing these simple steps, you are sure to find positive results in all your healthy living and weight-loss journey. Keeping it in perspective and managing these things to your health and happiness – that are most important not only for your diet, but your well-being – will benefit you for years to come.

 

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You didn’t think we would forget about actually exercising? Exercising is a huge component in living a healthy life. Here is a long list of benefits of exercising.

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