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I practice self-care by engaging in some sort of activity that clears my mind daily. It could be a walk, bike ride, yoga, stretching, or meditation. Having a variety of options allows it to be something I can do every day, whether I have 5 minutes or an hour. I can customize it to what I have energy for or feel will be most helpful at that moment. Some days breaking a sweat with cardio works and other days relaxing, restorative yoga is on the agenda. I always feel more focused and relaxed afterward!
Typically, by this time in the year people have lost momentum on the resolutions set on January 1st to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. The new year brings excitement for change…and then life happens!
Do you often struggle with where to start when you are faced with a new challenge? Setting goals is a good way to streamline the process and break the steps down into something more manageable. To help, we are going to talk about SMART goals. When you think of the word SMART, you may think wise, intelligent, witty, on the ball. And yes, SMART goals can be all of those and some.
It would be quite the task to find someone that has not eaten something because they were ‘stressed’ at least once during their life. You could probably argue that a baby under stress can be calmed by a bottle just as much as an adult might find temporary relief from mac and cheese after a rough day. We cannot escape all stress, whether it is from family, work, obligations, or even the stress that comes from making lifestyle changes and trying to lose weight. The difference lies in how you handle it. Ask yourself a few of these questions and work towards implementing new strategies to manage stress.
Stress happens. How you handle it is what matters. Decreasing your body’s response to stress will improve your success on the scale and keep your immune function high. Check out our list of 50 ways to decompress that will lower your stress hormones and leave you feeling refreshed!