How To Stay Fit While You Enjoy The Winter Holidays

So holiday season is here and Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re looking for some healthy tips to keep you in shape during the holidays and not ruin your progress ( or not too much 🙂 ) here are my tips for you:

Ready? Here we go…

Cook It Healthy

If you really want to keep things as healthy as possible you can totally do it by choosing to cook your own food and make it exactly how you want it. This way you can avoid anything you don’t like.

I know it might not be easy to do but…it’s all about making wise choices and once you make it a habit and you know it’s the right and healthy thing for you, it won’t feel hard anymore but easy and natural even around the holidays.

Healthy can be as delicious as you want it to be!

Don’t forget that eating healthy it’s simply a way of living not just diet for a few weeks.

Be mindful about what and how much you’re eating.

If you’re going to a restaurant, you are visiting some friends or going home to spend the holidays with your family…remember you can always make healthy choices.

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When You Are Lost And Feel Like Giving Up On Life

I wanted to write something about this topic in the past as I know there are lots of people who get to a point in life where they feel like they don’t want to live anymore.

Since it’s such a delicate subject and because I feel like each case is different and needs specific and individual attention I didn’t.

Lately I’ve been asked if I could write about it by someone in desperate need to hold on to life.

So here it goes…I don’t know you, YOU the one who’s reading this. I have no clue who you are, where you are, what your life is and what you’re going through.

Each person who thinks there’s no point in living anymore has its own story. You have yours!

For some it might be the fact that they feel they failed at life, others are struggling with illness for years that they simply got tired of all. Some were hit with one tragedy after another and then some more….and more…

Some are all alone with no one to love and love them back. There are so many reasons someone might feel like giving up on life.

But one thing is for sure. All these people go through so much pain that they can’t handle it anymore. Pain and suffering overwhelms them so much that they think they can’t take it anymore.

They see no way out. Some get angry, some become just numb to everything, others are struggling to find a reason, to hold on to something…

I am not trying to convince you of anything with this post.

I don’t have all the answers you’re looking for or the magic pill we all want to fix everything but, what I do hope is that what I write will bring you a little light and hope, enough to help you want to hold on to life.

To choose life and never give up on it!

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What Really Stops You From Achieving Your Goals

Have you ever asked yourself what’s really holding you back from achieving your goals? You really want to succeed so what’s stopping you?

Let’s find out!

Avoiding What You Should Be Doing

Isn’t is crazy how it’s always easier to do what’s wrong than what’s right?

You know that junk food it’s not healthy for you but you order it anyway because it’s easier than to cook your own food. You give yourself the excuse  “just this time” or “I’m too tired to cook” or… “I simply don’t have time” But somehow “just this time” ends up being most of the time and for some all the time.

People usually avoid what they should be doing even if they know it’s wrong!

Even if those things are actually exactly what they need. Good things for them that will take their life to a different level! A better one! Here’s how to really set goals in life and achieve them.

A Change Of Mindset

There are people who are not afraid to take chances. Who seem almost too confident in themselves and even if they screw up things they are always saying yes to opportunities, always working on something.

And then there are people like you.

Here’s the opportunity… you got this! You tell yourself you can totally do it! Ok calm, calm, relax…heart starts racing, you begin to sweat, anxiety kicks in, you’re almost shaking!

Should you do it?

But what if you fail? Should you stop?

Should you take more time to think about it?

Heart keeps pounding…you tell yourself to relax but instead you’re getting even more nervous…

Why the heck is this happening to you? Every time!

Then you start feeling bad, upset, depressed, disappointed by not taking that opportunity, not giving that chance, not taking that step…

You tell yourself that next time you’re totally going to do it because you really need to make a change. If you’re reading this you surely want it.  Until you’re again face to face with opportunity and what do you do?

You freak out again and back down.

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How To Get Procrastination Out Of Your Way

Overcoming procrastination it’s not an easy job! We’ve all been there. Wanting but struggling to beat it!

You tried so much to overcome it, you really tried but, not much success right? Probably not since you’re reading this. 

So how do you deal with it? Can you really overcome procrastination?

Look, we all procrastinate sometimes because of different reasons. But, some people finish whatever they set their mind onto. And some well, procrastinate over and over again.

It’s like an endless loop that won’t end. Truth is, you want to stop procrastinating.

But how?

You have this thing you really want to do it. You want to achieve it but, when it comes to actually doing it… you end up postponing.

Sometimes forever!

And I’m not talking about little, insignificant things that you usually need to do, like every day stuff that you simply don’t enjoy or you just don’t feel like doing it.

I’m talking about that ONE thing that keeps coming back to your mind!

That dream, that goal! THAT thing that KEEPS COMING BACK over and over again no matter how many excuses you find and how much you try to avoid it!

By the way, in case you wonder… that thing that keeps popping into your mind might be your true purpose in life, your destiny, a sign, certainly something you need to do or at least think about it!

And guess WHAT?

You KNOW it!

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Give Up Excuses – Get Up And Get Things Going

I’m just not feeling it today, it’s raining, it’s cold, I’m too sleepy, I’m not ready, I’ll do it tomorrow, next week, next year…sounds like you?

Not only that you’re finding excuses but you’re also thinking of things you can do in order to avoid what you really should be doing don’t you?

Sometimes even if there’s something you can do, and know how to do it, you still find an excuse to put it off. And yes even if you like what you have to do you’re still looking for an excuse not to do it.

But why?

You know you want it right? You know what you should be doing but instead of doing what needs to be done you keep on making excuses.

None of those excuses will help you achieve what you want. They will only take you further away from your goals.  

Stop Waiting! Start Doing

You keep on waiting for the perfect time, moment, day, for the rain to stop, for the sun to shine but all you’ll achieve it will be lost time.

Stop saying you don’t have time, that you’re not good enough. Stop holding yourself back, saying next week, next year, postponing forever and ending up in the same place every time, feeling bad, unhappy and stuck.

The only way to get unstuck is to take some action, make some changes!

Instead of doing things you don’t like that keep you away from your goals, focus your attention on what you can do everyday to get closer to your goals.

Instead Of Looking For An Excuse Look For A Way To Do It

Most of the time things are so simple but we tend to complicate them. Try to see things like they truly are. Stop complicating them by overthinking and overanalysing and running away from them.

True, some excuses may be real but that should not hold you back. Even if you’re in a rock bottom situation, just sitting there and refusing to do something won’t make things better.

Dreaming and wanting is not enough. You need to make some changes, take some action.

Look at all the people who are really successful and doing things you would like to do…you think they would still be there if excuses would be on their everyday list?

If you truly want something and you feel it in your heart…go for it!

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What’s Holding You Back From Doing What You Love?

Have you ever wanted to do something that you really loved, really wanted but you didn’t? What stopped you? Was it what people might say or think? Was it fear? Fear of failing or fear of actually succeeding? What was it?

We often find ourselves in a position where we really want to do something but… we don’t do it because of different reasons and then, we feel bad and we regret not doing it.

Are you standing in your own way?

Most of the time a change of mindset is all you need to let go of all those limiting beliefs and start doing what you love.

So here are some tips to help you finally let go of what’s holding you back and go after your dreams.

What Others Will Think Of You

So you’re afraid of what people might think or say…do you really think this is good? Why do you care so much?

Do you honestly think that all those people in the world who are doing what they love and are living their best life are spending their time worrying about what others think?

C’mon, be serious…they’re too busy living their best live and enjoying every moment.

People will always find something to disagree with what you’re doing.

Even if you do nothing they will still have something to say about it. So why worry?

You came into this world with a purpose. Maybe you’re very talented at singing or at dancing, painting maybe or you would love to be a teacher…whatever your skills are…use them!

If for example you want to follow a different career… let’s say you want to be a DJ. Do it! It’s your life not others. Do what you want, like, enjoy and think it’s good for you. Not what other people want you to do.

So You Failed! So What?

Fear of failing, of not being good enough holds so many people from succeeding and doing what they love.  So you failed. Try again!

Listen we all fail, it’s part of life. Some people fail big time and not just once! They fail but they don’t quit. See failure as improvement. That’s how you find out what works and what doesn’t.

Imagine yourself succeeding and focus on making progress.

And if you still don’t succeed try again. At least you’ll know you did what you could, you tried. Now if you want, you can focus on a different thing.

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Get Out Of Being Stuck In The Past

In life you sometimes get to a point where you’re stuck, you’re stuck in moments from your past. Nothing is like it used to be.

Maybe you look back to a time when you were happy. You think life was easier, better and you keep on holding on to those moments, those feelings.

You can even feel them as alive as the first day! You look back because you never let them go.

Maybe everything happened so fast and all of a sudden that you just didn’t have enough time to adjust, to realize and get used to your new life.

Or it happened a long time ago but you can’t move on.

You keep on replaying them in your mind hoping that somehow you’ll get them back, those feelings, those people, that time, maybe a second chance… or maybe you just got lost in your past and the only thing you want back it’s the old YOU!

Somehow replaying endlessly brings you some sort of short happiness.

Or maybe you’re stuck on a bad situation constantly thinking about it and why it happened.

You keep replaying it in your mind trying to understand it. What went wrong, whose fault was it, how you could have done it better… you just can’t seem to get it out of your head.

You think about those moments because they made a difference in your life and somehow things were never the same again.

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Live Life As You Like By Your Own Standards

How awesome does that sound? To be able to live life as you like by your own standards? You’d love that right? Go ahead take a few moments and just imagine how different your life would be.

Beautiful right? But…can you actually do it? Can you really live life the way you want to?

Isn’t it weird how everybody is trying so hard to please others? At work, home, friends?  You always put others first and forget about yourself.

You know time flies and nobody knows for how long we’re going to be here and still you’re spending all this precious time trying to fit somewhere you don’t belong! Trying to live a life you don’t like while dreaming of a life you would enjoy. Why?

Let me ask you something…where are you in all of this? When I say you I mean the REAL you!

This life is about you! It’s yours. Stop wasting time doing what others want and what they think it’s right for you.

Is this really what you want and what makes you happy?

Do you want to live life how others tell you to? Or do it your own way? It’s never too late and you’re never too young or too old to choose to become the person you really want to be.

You have the power to change your life. There are people living their best life out there and you can do it too.

Is it going to be easy? Probably not.

Starting the journey of self-improvement, finding yourself and making the necessary changes to live the life you really want, to follow your dreams and your soul requires a lot of courage. This is where most people get scared. They take the easy way out. It’s comfortable to them.

Isn’t is crazy how doing the RIGHT thing it’s always hard? But, what if it’s not?

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How To Be So Productive That You’ll Have Time To Enjoy Life

We all want to be as productive as possible and in the same time enjoy life right? What’s all that work good for if we don’t find time to actually live?

But somehow our productivity is not as good as we want it to be. If often you find yourself with a bunch of unfinished stuff, procrastinating, deadlines knocking at your door, unfinished projects, drained, sick and tired and overwhelmed and no free time…these tips are for you!

Get more productive, finish your work and have more free time to enjoy life!

Do What Works For You!

One of the reasons people fail at being productive is because they follow so many advices and tips that do not work for them. They read, they listen, they try but it doesn’t work for them like it does for others!

We’re all different and what works for one might not work for the other.

For example some people like to wake up very early in the morning at 4:00 or 5 to get some things done before going to work or whatever they have to do.

You trying to do the same and wake up at the same time might not be such a good idea if you’re not a morning person, if you can’t go to bed early or if you’re more productive during evenings!

There are so many ways, tips and strategies to become more productive but you have to understand that not all will work for you.

Each person has its own way of doing things! So take some time to find out what works for you!

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Simple Steps To Bring More Happiness Into Your Life

Can you bring happiness into your life?

Happiness is a choice and it comes from inside. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t find happiness outside of you. You can be as happy as you can by yourself but when something good happens to you it brings you even more happiness right?

We all end up from time to time forgetting who we truly are and letting everyday worries shadow our joy. We get sidetracked. But happiness is there!

See it like a dormant thing that wakes up at different stimuli! Happiness is always inside and available to you. But, if we fill our days with stressful situations and craziness of everyday life, work, deadlines crazy boss, difficult situations… you forget how to actually live. Soon you’ll start to feel lost and unhappy!

So how do you bring happiness back? If it’s right there inside you…how can you access it?

Surrounded By Happy People…Does It Work?

It’s like when you’re wearing a nice, beautiful dress and you know it’s beautiful but when you hear people telling you how great it looks on you, you feel even better. And how wonderful is it when we have someone to remind us how great we are and lift us up when we fall.

Also, having around us people with the same mission helps us stay on the right track.

True, some people are very lucky to have strong and successful people around them from the beginning while others are all alone fighting depression, loneliness, without anyone to talk to.

But we all have the power to choose how we want to live our life.

There are people who had everything they ever wanted but they are unhappy. And people who had nothing and managed to build the happy life they wanted. They somehow found the strength within themselves to move forward.

Yes! Bad things happen, we live in a crazy world. But that doesn’t mean that good things don’t happen or that there’s no hope. Or it’s pointless. It’s not easy to deal with life challenges but that doesn’t mean you should let them ruin your life and happiness.

We can’t always control everything that life throws at us but, we can choose how we’re going to let life challenges or circumstances affect us and for how long!

Take Responsibility For Your Life

It’s always easy to blame someone else than to actually look at you and admit that maybe you’re the one who’s making a mistake. It’s always someone else’s fault. Someone told me recently that he feels better to blame others cause it’s easier. But is it fair?

Is it the right thing to do and most important…how does that help you? It might be easier but it won’t make your life better or solve your problems.

Start taking responsibility for your life and your own actions. While we live in a world that whenever something happens it has an impact on everyone’s life that doesn’t mean you should go and blame everyone and everything for what happens in your life.

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