For years, it’s been known to be the “public health enemy” and a condition that normally impacts a person’s mental and physical well-being negatively.
Well, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe it to be.
Psychologist Kelly McGonical shows how to see stress as a positive in this (less than 15-minute) video. She provides simple yet effective mechanisms for stress reduction. See for yourself!
Turn stress into a positive condition and make it your friend! 😉
Special thanks to my girl Lini! 😘
Lord knows there were MANY times where I struggled with my body image. My legs are too thick. My arms are too wobbly. When did I get this little muffin top? What’s up with these stretch marks? Why do my legs “jello” when I walk? Arghh cellulite!…Yes I’m keeping it all the way real.
Well I’m slowly learning to love my body one body part at a time. As hard as that may be, I realize that God created me perfectly in His image and He loves me for me. So why don’t I feel the same way? Why are we our own worst critics?
Of course there is always room for improvement. Best practices are to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle and include exercise in your daily activities. This will definitely help achieve your best YOU! Just know that to see results, it takes time & dedication. Be patient with yourself and know you will get there.
You can start by taking this body pledge which can be a part of the healing process. If you’re ready, take the first step with me in saying the following:
Real Talk: This has been SOOO hard for me to do because:
1⃣ I love
sweets food too much
2⃣ I’ve been slacking with my workout
3⃣ I’ve been lacking sleep lately and overworking myself
BUT I’m slowly learning to take care of myself… I am definitely a work in progress.
It’s all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating clean, staying active, catching enough Zzz’s, taking care of yourself (enjoying some quality R&R) and renewing your mind, body and spirit. Your body will thank you in the long run. After all, your body is a temple.
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