We all have different reasons for doing things. Everyone is motivated by different things. For my husband, he is motivated by rewards and social interaction. When it comes to running, he is driven by the reward he will get after accomplishing his goal, like beer and going out with friends. For me, I am motivated… Continue reading Motivators
I would not describe myself as confident. Although I like to speak my mind and am honest with people, I am not always confident in myself. In fact, I am almost always second-guessing my words and actions. Having confidence in yourself is a fantastic strength. It is having the ability to trust and put yourself… Continue reading Confidence in yourself
Elon Musk once said, “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” While I understand that he is referring to his multi-billion dollar company, I do not love this quote. I especially don’t love it for women.… Continue reading Feedback Loop
I am almost done with the book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. In the book he challenges the normal way of thinking. He challenges the ideals of so many other “self help” books. In the 6th chapter he talks about fear and why people do not achieve or succeed.… Continue reading Out of the box
You’ve heard the saying, don’t assume anything because it makes an ass of you and me, right? This is easier said than done. I have a bad habit of assuming what people think of me. I assume that people think I am incapable and ill equipped to do many things. I assume that people think… Continue reading Assumptions
For those who know me, you know that I am not the most optimistic person. I tend to gravitate toward negative and pessimistic thoughts. So, I can only imagine that those reading my posts are surprised to see me preaching about happiness and leading a more positive and joyful life. However, my goal in writing… Continue reading Full of it or on to something?
John Stuart Mill once said, “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” This begs the question, what drives happiness? At first glance it would seem that our desires drive happiness, as long as our desires are in moderation. However, happiness will never be reached… Continue reading What drives happiness?
As I have been writing more and more about leading a happy and healthy life, I am discovering one major key to being unapologetically me. I am finding that giving myself grace and room to make mistakes is huge. I am finding that, while my expectations for myself are good and keep me striving for… Continue reading The Road to Being Unapologetically Me
These days with so much technology and information constantly flying at us, we are not resting our minds enough. Most people are consuming information via technology from the minute they get up to the minute they fall asleep. While I am no expert, I can tell you that when I do not give my brain… Continue reading Mental Rest
“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” - Will Smith Guilty. I am guilty of wanting things to be realistic. I look at life and want practicality and facts to back my decisions. However, those decisions are often calculated risks. I think Will Smith is right in this statement, but I think… Continue reading The Road to Mediocrity