Work/Life Balance… Sometimes itâ€™s hard to know if this actually exists. For someone that worries about work all the time, it was hard to shift to leaving work at work. Even if you have to worry about SOMETHING work related on a weekend, itâ€™s important to unwind after your workweek. That means, on Friday night, you need to turn off (put the cell phones away) and figure out what you need to do to bring your life back into you. Let go of work and bring yourself back to life. Here are some tips for unwinding after your workweek!
Learn to be Flexible
Parts of my life are very regimented. I have checklists for my checklists. I do things in order of importance, methodically, thoroughly… being sandbagged while Iâ€™m knee deep in my process often makes me anxious or even angry. Itâ€™s not that I canâ€™t handle switching gears or expecting the unexpected, I would just rather take time to reshuffle instead of completely switching gears. I guess you could call me anal, but I know that I have a hard time being flexible sometimes. I know how I want to get from A to B and thatâ€™s all that matters. But in life, which is already a true balancing act, we all need to learn to be flexible.
The Most Effective Cardio
A lot of people think that to lose weight and get the body you want, you have to do cardio. True. Cardio will help you burn fat. BUT, overtraining cardio will also start to eat your muscle. Muscle is what keeps you tone and helps you burn fat when youâ€™re not working out, so too much cardio will give you the result of “skinny fat”. Iâ€™ve been there.
A Little Romance
Anyone that’s ever been in a long-term relationship understands the comfort you feel with one another after a while. I know everyone freaks out over the idea of becoming “comfortable” in a relationship, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t you want someone that you’re comfortable with?
Weightloss Wishes and Playboy Dreams
You need to look in the mirror and see your own successes and hard work. You need to look in the mirror and see and know that you are beautiful. You need to look in the mirror and know you are worth so much more than the people around you will ever know. Donâ€™t kill yourself for someone else.
In one-way or another, we should all practice reaching spiritual enlightenment. This in no way has to do with religion. Iâ€™m talking about finding and feeling a higher consciousness of ones self and the world around you. Feed your soul with all of the good vibrations of the universe and find understanding and meaning in life. Why? A flood of positive vibrations will flood your mind, body, and soul and youâ€™ll be able to handle whatever life throws you.
How many of you are reactionary? Before you fully assess a situation, youâ€™re already reacting? Iâ€™ve been guilty of this too. Whether itâ€™s over-analyzing or overthinking situations or not fully understanding a situation, flying off the handle is never good for you or anyone involved. There are times to get fired up and there are times we need to breathe. Learning to let the water roll off the duckâ€™s back is challenging. But, in order to keep your mind happy, you need to learn how to stay calm. Eventually youâ€™ll be able to remain calm in any situation.
NurtureFit Launch – Coming January 2016!
I came up with a guide on how to be a more fit, better fed, fabulously confident YOU! Thatâ€™s right. All my tips and tricks on how to transform yourself in 30 days. NurtureFit is coming your way, January 2016! Read more about what is included!
The Joy You Feel
Acknowledge when you feel joy. It could be as simple as a quote on a tea bag that makes you feel joy, but itâ€™s important to be conscious of the things that make you feel this way. No matter how big or small they seem, the joy you consciously feel will help shape your frame of mind for when youâ€™re in not so pleasant situations. I have come to celebrate the little things in life. I acknowledge the joy a California sunset gives me, the joy I feel when I experience nature, they joy I feel when I realize that the simplest things are all I need in life…
Dealing With Death – Abra-zine Fall 2015 Issue Feature!
In honor of fall, Abra-zine released an issue dedicated to Dia De Los Muertos. Yours truly wrote an article about dealing with death…
Eat More Calories
One of the common misconceptions when losing weight is that you have to drastically cut your food intake to see results. Iâ€™ve been there too. I would eat below 1000 calories a day, essentially throwing my body into starvation mode. I now know that if you eat more you can lose more. WHAT, NIKKI?! Yes…. Fuel your body with MORE food and you will lose more. Of course, you still need to be moving that booty to burn calories or youâ€™ll gain weight, but you definitely donâ€™t have to starve yourself to get results any more!