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Food 4 Your Soul: Mindfully You! Become the best you by being PRESENT!
Today we live in a world where there are so many things competing for our attention! Social media, jobs, family and the list continues.
Due to this, we often find our bodies in one place but our minds in another. In more ways than one multi-tasking or not being present affects our relations and productivity.
Therefore try this exercise and tell me what you think.
Be mindful of your thoughts: The next time you find yourself in a conversation, catch yourself if your mind wonders to another place or task or thought. When this happen say the words, be present. Then focus on what the person you're speaking with it wearing and saying. Even repeat back to them one thing they mentioned. This will help you determine if you were really listening.
Here's to your health...
In January, I will be doing seminars on mindfulness, send your email address to email@example.com if you'd be interested in signing up for a virtual or in person mindfulness class!
It's Just Life Keep MOVING
KEEP MOVING GORGEOUS, IT’S JUST LIFE!
If we lived in the perfect world, we could spend our time doing what we wanted including working out on a regular basis. Unfortunately our lives aren’t perfect and as working women we don’t always have the time to do what we want and need to do.
Emergencies and unexpected events happen and we sometimes get thrown off schedule from our workouts, but when this happens,it is important to keep going and adapt. Being able to adapt will assist you in feeling less stressed and still reap the benefits of a great workout. Therefore the next time life just happens and life interrupts your workout, use the following five tips to stay on track!
Five Tips to Keep Your Body Moving When Life Happens
1. Be Adaptable: If you can’t make it to your normal scheduled workout class, try another class. If you normally go to a 6:00 pm class and you’re running late, try a 6:30 pm class. If there isn’t one available, get creative in the gym and try a new piece of cardio equipment or resistance training machine. Do not leave the gym without doing something healthy for yourself.
2. Take It To The Streets: Can’t make it to the gym? Go for a walk. You don’t have to attend the gym to get fit. Walking is a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind.
3. Be Prepared:Always be prepared for the what if by keeping an extra set of gym clothes and shoes in your car. If you have to go back home to get your workout clothes, more than likely you’re not going back to the gym.
4. Get Rid of That Thinking: If you don’t wake up when the alarm goes off or your running late from a meeting and all you have is 10 minutes to exercise, do something versus nothing at all. Keep in mind doing 10 minutes of some exercise is better than no exercise at all. Your heart will thank you!
5. Forgot Lunch: If you forget lunch or didn’t have time to prepare a healthy lunch find somewhere close to work an opt in for a salad, grilled fish or another healthy option. Eating occassionally is fine as long as you make healthy choices.
As much as we like to aim for perfection in our lives as career women and moms, we have to realize perfection doesn’t happen. Therefore when life just happens, keep moving and use this five tips!
Do you often find yourself running late? Missing your scheduled workouts and other health appointments? Are you and coffee BFF’s and you need to learn how to eat and exercise on the go? If this is you, it sounds like you could benefit from a Lifestyle Coach. Learning to juggle life, work and your health can be overwhelming, but it can be done with the right tools and support!
Therefore contact Wellness and The Working Woman today for your FREE consultation.
While you’re out taking care of others! Allow us to take care of you!
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It’s Time to FALL In Love Again
The thought of being in love has the ability to create an inner peace and joy that can be indescribable. The butterflies, the anticipation of seeing that person’s face, holding their hands and the contentment of being in their embrace, it is like being inside a Hallmark card. Love is so powerful that many women search all their lives to find true love. Being in love is an amazing feeling, but in the process of finding or being in love, women often forget to love one of the most valuable people in their lives. They forget to love themselves!
Therefore this fall, it is my desire to help you fall in love with yourself again. In order to accomplish this, allow me to provide you with five tips. Are you ready? Here we go!
Five Tips to FALL In Love With Yourself Again
1). Reconnect with What You Enjoy: Women spend a lot of time and energy devoted to loving and taking care of others that we forget to do things we love for ourselves. To change this, make a list of things you love and haven’t done in a while. Once you’ve completed your list, set a plan of action and dates to go back to what you love. For instance, if you love salsa dancing and haven’t salsa danced in a while, grab a few of your friends and sign up for some salsa lessons.
2). Say Something Nice: Women are amazing cheerleaders for their family and friends, but seldom do they cheer for themselves. Therefore every morning you awake, look in the mirror and say something nice about yourself. You’re so worth it!
3). Make Time for Yourself: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and connect with your body. If you look at exercise as a chore, change your mindset and begin to look at exercise as a love language. Use exercise to benefit yourself not to punish yourself or to lose weight. Schedule at least 3 days per week for at least 30 minutes. If you can’t do 30 minutes of exercise in one setting, split your day into two fifteen minute workout sessions.
4). Laugh Out Loud: Life is a precious gift and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Cut yourself some slack and the next time something doesn’t go your way and don’t be too hard on yourself. Love yourself enough to laugh about the situation and keep living life!
5). Stop Comparing Yourself: On a daily basis women are bombarded with subliminal messages that taunt a fictional image of bodily perfection and beauty. As a result, it is easy to compare yourself to other women. This can be very damaging to a woman’s self-esteem. Therefore the next time you find yourself comparing yourself to another woman, be mindful and remind yourself of how amazing you are. Another woman’s beauty doesn’t dismiss your beauty. Every woman is amazing. She just has to realize it!
As the leaves are changing and the weather is getting colder, it is my hope this fall season you will fall in love with yourself again. By doing this, you will feel re-energized, refocused and rejuvenated with life. At all times remember, one must first love themselves before they ever truly love someone else.
Find True Love within Yourself
Love, it is a word that has a different meaning for everyone. It is a feeling that is often hard to describe, yet it is something everyone longs for. In essence, love is the innate yearning to be accepted, valued, needed and appreciated. This magnificent force we call love is so powerful it leads us to spending the majority of our lives seeking someone to love us.
But what about loving ourselves?
Do we spend so much time seeking love from another person that we often forget we have to first love ourselves before we can love someone else?
I am guilty of this. What about you?
I am guilty in believing someone else can love me more than I can love myself. I am guilty of believing someone else’s love for me can take away my fears, doubts and disappointments.
What about you?
However, as time has matured my expectations of love, I have come to realize a few things. I have come to realize that I can’t love myself without first understanding the love of my creator for me. His love is without limits, without boundaries and infinite. I have come to realize, the love I give myself is a love that must not have boundaries. That means, I love myself when I fall, I love myself when I am afraid, I love myself when no one else is there. That means, I do not look to others to affirm me for I can be the first one to affirm myself. That means when others set limits on me, I love myself enough not to be placed in their personal box of limitations. That means, I can love others without expectations from them because the love I give them comes from a place within.
What about you?
Have you learned or are you learning to redefine your expectation of love? Are you learning to love and embrace yourself?
Love, what a powerful word, yet so many of us don’t know how to love ourselves!
As we approach August, I encourage you to take a self-assessment of your definition of love. Have you found yourself in a place of life that isn’t fulfilled because you’re seeking someone else to complete you? Are you not living out your dreams because you’re waiting for the right person to love you enough that you will finally believe in yourself?
I know these are hard questions, yet, they are one’s you must ask if personal growth is what you desire!
If you’re needing a lifestyle coach to help you filter through this process I know a great one!
Contact me today to set up your lifestyle coaching session today and let’s start this hard conversation together!