Posts by amy

“It’s not the amount of time you devote, but what you devote to the time that counts”-Anonymous #priorities #goals #selfcare #sayno #boundaries #should #want #mentalhealth #anxiety #energy

Posted on Mar 11, 2019

Where does our time go?  Most of us feel like we have no time, however it’s interesting when you monitor your time and see where it goes…especially if your phone is telling you that 3 hours a day is spent on social media…it can be a shock.  Like the quote says, it’s “what” you devote the time to that counts, so how do you make it count? A good way is to first think about where your time goes when you are not at school/work or someplace you need to be.  Are you doing things you “want to do” or feel you “should do?”  Are you parked in...

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Confront the dark parts of yourself and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing-August Wilson #forgiveness #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression

Posted on Mar 4, 2019

We can be our own worst enemies.  Our minds can sometimes beat us up with with ideas of perfection, traumatic memories and ideas of worthlessness, but not this week inner demons! This week we are going to forgive ourselves for that harsh inner self-talk and focus instead on reminding ourselves that we are doing some things right and are capable of doing so much more! The blogspiration challenge this week is to say 1 nice thing to yourself each day…start right now!  It can be as simple as “I am awesome because I got all the kids to school on time!” or “I am...

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“…life is neither a problem to be solved more a game to be won”-Timothy Ferris @tferriss #life #mentalhealth #mindfulness #happiness #stress #anxiety #depression #enjoylife #perspective

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

As a society, people tend to be competitive.  Corporations are made up of “teams,” open work environments allow us to compare to our counterparts, reality competitions and sports are American past times.  Dramas and most movies are centered around some problem that needs to solved and most commercials are selling you a problem you didn’t know you had! Constant comparison to others and attempting to “win” life is missing the point of living.  Marketing tells us we want to be like this person or have all these things, but competing and consumption often still...

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“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” -Stephen Covey @StephenRCovey #decisions #mentalhealth #circumstances #control #values #anxiety #depression #selfcare #blame #accountability

Posted on Feb 18, 2019

We all know someone who tends to victimize themselves instead of taking any responsibility for their choices.  For example, someone who blames a roommate for not being able to finish their studying due to loud music when they didn’t ask for the music to be turned down or neglected to leave for a quieter setting.  Or maybe it’s blaming the weather for not being able to go for a run when there is a dusty treadmill in the basement.  Some blame others, some blame circumstances, some blame themselves. This week, notice when you are blaming others or circumstances.  Then, ask yourself...

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“He wondered if he had bitten off more than he could chew. Then he laughed, realizing that he had nothing to chew on at the moment”-Spencer Johnson #anxiety #mindfulness #selfcare #selftalk #failure #worry #thoughts #motivation #positivity

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if your life feels frenzied and chaotic in the midst of working, taking care of yourself and others that depend on you.  It’s easy to be programmed when life is most chaotic to feel impending anxiety coming from all angles..always giving us more to worry about.  Sometimes we even worry about things that didn’t happen…sure they may happen, but they still didn’t.  That’s what this quote is about…on the extreme level, I call this “catastrophizing.” Catastrophizing is when we’ve created a...

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“Everything is created twice-first mentally, then physically”-Greg Anderson #visualization #motivation #mentalfitness #performance #creativity #mindfulness #mindset

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Studies from executives to athletes have proven that by visualizing something first, we are better able to perform our vision.  As we begin a new month of possibilities, what would you like to see happen this month?  What goals would you like to reach?  What would you like to do that brings you joy? Take a moment and close your eyes.  Imagine yourself participating in one of these moments. Next, do it again, but this time focus on the detail….what are you doing? how are you feeling? What are you wearing?, etc. Keep doing this until you find yourself smiling at the thought and make a...

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“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”-Anonymous #mentalhealth #goals #challenge #change #growth #motivation #inspiration #positivity #selfcare

Posted on Jan 28, 2019

You guessed it!  This week’s Blogspiration is about challenging yourself.  In a past post, I wrote about how change happens with getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and this quote pairs perfectly with that idea. Focus this week on your self-talk (what you say to yourself in your head)…hoping that you are firm in challenging yourself, but also kind enough with what you say.  Reaching goals sometimes requires small or big changes in our lives.  Change is hard.  Try visualizing yourself at the end of your goal to continue to challenge yourself to move towards it.  Staying...

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My life acquired a certain rhythm…feel the pulse and keep the beat-Jim Loehr #energy #positivity #mentalhealth #mindfulness #selfcare #goals #inspiration #motivationmonday

Posted on Jan 21, 2019

Coming to the end of the month here and I hope the new year is still kicking off to a great start! This week, our Blogspiration challenge is going to be about better understanding your energy in relation to our monthly theme of reaching new year goals.  For example, let’s say one goal is to workout 2 nights a week, however by the time you get home and settle at 8pm, you would much rather watch TV.  I get it, your energy is low, you’ve had a long day.   What this tells you is planning to work out 2 nights a week is probably not going to work.  Perhaps we modify how we achieve that...

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“It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and breakthrough”-Elsa #limits #letitgo #motivation #metalhealth #staypositive #challenge #breakthrough #goals #inspiration

Posted on Jan 14, 2019

Being that it is pretty frozen here in NJ, I thought this quote from Elsa would match our theme of staying motivated as January continues to move through. You are capable of more than you think.  Sometimes, we don’t figure that out until we’ve pushed ourselves that 5-10% more to see we actually can do it.  This week, where can you push your personal limits and see what you can do?  In that moment, where you feel you are done and going to stop, challenge yourself instead.  Continue for 30 more seconds, 1 more minute…whatever you are comfortable with.  Once it’s done,...

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”-Zig Ziglar #newyear #resolutions #goals #start #motivate #inspiration #mentalhealth #staypositive #energy

Posted on Jan 7, 2019

2018 is now a full week behind us!  Let’s now look at what’s in front of us and feel the new year energy in the air! Each week this month, the Blogspiration’s theme will be to continue to motivate you to keep up a positive momentum as time continues on for 2019. The quote this week is a reminder that we cannot expect perfection when we start something new.  Despite what photoshopped celebrities and diet water ads tell us, it is not possible to wake up tomorrow and reach your goal of losing 20lbs, multiplying your savings account 10x or writing your 500 page memoir starting...

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