Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. 6:30am alarm. Snooze. 6:39am. Snooze. 6:48am. Snooze. [Cue my husband grabbing my phone and throwing it across the room so I’m forced to physically get out of bed to retrieve it.]
I imagine myself in a backyard with coolers of beer and pitchers of margaritas. I’m tempted by burgers, hotdogs, chips, and potato salad. Of course, sometimes, there are no healthy options and I’m forced to indulge in the lesser of the evils (woe is me! Cheeseburgers!!!). But just because summers are bound to have BBQ’s with these basic staples, doesn’t mean you have to be one of the basic b*tches! If you’re hosting the party, it’s (more…)
Success and happiness are often used as synonyms. And they should be! …assuming that your successes are your own, and not defined by others. For example, if your parents want you to be a doctor, but you really want to go to art school, getting into Medical school is not going to feel like a victory, and probably won’t make you happy long-term.
So, we’ve concluded that success on your own terms leads to happiness. What else do we need to be successful? Here is my list: (more…)
I’ve already established that exercise does wonders for my body and for my happiness. I have more energy. I gain muscle and stamina. I can even see an ab or two! The happiness I feel from working out the first few weeks is EUPHORIC. Researchers attribute this feeling to the release of a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). It’s released along with endorphins to minimize the discomfort of exercise.
1. Improve your posture There is nothing more terrifying to me than seeing an elderly person who is completely with it mentally, but hunched over
so badly that their friendly banter has been limited to how nice your shoes are. Unfortunately, genetics do play a factor here, but there are lots of things we can do to maintain a good posture, and it all starts in our twenties. If you are not a ballerina, opera singer, or horseback rider you should read this list of 9 Ways To Improve Your Posture, like now.
2. Wear sunscreen & avoid overexposure to sun To some, this habit is something that
you only pay attention to on vacation, but (more…)