Build Resilience | Boos Your Stamina | Improve Your Outlook

  • Last week I asked if awareness could be learned and talked about being more aware of your surroundings. This week, it only makes sense, to talk about self-awareness. Self-awareness is often confused with consciousness. Consciousness is being aware of one's environment, body, and lifestyle. Self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of your own character, values, feelings, strengths/weaknesses, motives, desires, and impact on others. In a nutshell, self-awareness is the reason why your acting, saying, thinking the way you are, it is what drives you, behind the scenes. Self-awareness has two broad categories: internal (understanding of ourselves) and external (understanding how others view us). Someone who has high internal & high external self-awareness is considered to be genuinely aware: they know who they are, what they want, and seek out as well as value the input of others. Someone who has high internal & low external self-awareness is considered to be an introspector: they know who they are but don't challenge their own views or search for weaknesses by getting input from others. Someone who has low internal & low external self-awareness is considered to be a seeker: they don't know who they are or what they stand for or how others see them. Someone who has low internal & high external self-awareness is considered to be a pleaser: they are often so focused on appearing a certain way to others they overlook what matters to them. Which category are you and more importantly which category do you want to be? Take the time to truly understand yourself as well as understand how others see you, especially those who you care about. You deserve it and so do they!

7 Wellness Strategies to Build Resilience

Perhaps now more than ever, cultivating resilience—the ability to bounce back after you’ve been knocked down—is essential. The first step: focusing on what you can control and trying not to waste energy on what you can’t. Fortunately, there are a handful of health and well-being practices that you can do to accomplish this goal. OUTSIDE

The Healthiest Eating Habit to Start Right Now

Ready to take control of your health this year? Commit to this one super-impactful habit. EAT THIS, NOT THAT!

Boost Your Stamina

Stamina is built up over time, not all at once. Every time you push yourself so that you're tired and out of breath, your lungs are forced to adapt, and the stronger you'll become. A common rookie move is to just pile on the cardio like jogging or cycling. But that's only one part of the equation. VALET

This 'Optimism Training Plan' Will Improve Your Outlook in Just 5 Days

If you’re not a natural optimist (which is classic pessimistic thinking, by the way), or if the past year has done a number on your usual positive outlook, you’re not out of the game. Optimism can be trained, but it takes some effort to build. MEN'S HEALTH

65 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes That Will Rock Your Crock-Pot

Time flies when delicious food cooks itself. Mmmmm! SELF