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    The Importance of Slowing Down by Todd Abrams

    The Importance of Slowing Down by Todd Abrams

    “When things slow down, I’ll start being home more, take a vacation, not be so on edge, start writing my book…”

    Sound familiar? But we’re all too busy, right? We’re running ourselves into the ground.

    Here’s the real problem: slowing down doesn’t just happen all by itself. The opposite, in fact — life keeps moving faster and we have to sprint to keep up. If we’re not careful, we’ll live our lives rushing from one thing to the next in a constant whirlwind of chaos.

    I’m afraid of missing out on the most beautiful parts of life in all that busyness.

    Luckily I’ve learned a LOT.

    Our rapid pace of life is devastating to our mental and physical health, our relationships, and our productivity. But when we make slowing down a priority, we can:

    • Focus on what’s truly important in life.
    • Stay healthy. Busyness leads to stress, chronic stress leads to poor health.
    • Be more productive. It sounds counterintuitive but rest is essential for productivity.

    The reality is that if you don’t slow down, you’ll miss out on your own life. Some of those moments and experiences will never happen to you again. 

    So SLOW DOWN. Put your phone away, look your loved ones in the eyes, and spend quality time — unrushed, undivided time — with them. Showing up and experiencing your own life is a gift for yourself and everyone around you. 

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    5 Minutes Is All It Takes! By Nikki Walter Nemickas

    5 Minutes Is All It Takes! By Nikki Walter Nemickas

    If you’re running out of time to exercise today what is one thing you can do?

    I’m often hurrying to tidy up before I’m off to another meeting or after school activities and errands. Im always listening to music and I often do this mid day just to add something extra to amp up my calorie burn.

    Not kidding, mid-cleaning the kitchen, I grab a chair and allow five minutes to do at least one exercise that day and I dance between reps.

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    Restraint-Bias

    Restraint-Bias
    Restraint-bias. Per Wikipedia: “The tendency for people to over-estimate their ability to control impulsive behavior.” Impulse can be summed up with a simple explanation, essentially it’s when you say you’re committed to doing one thing but your impulses causes you to do something else. A bias is a shortcut our brain makes without our permission. While there’s nothing inherently WRONG with impulsive behavior, if it conflicts with rational decision making, you might find yourself often feeling defeated and that you can’t stick to your goals. 

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    Staying in Shape When Life Feels Too Busy by Travis Just

    Staying in Shape When Life Feels Too Busy by Travis Just

    How does bodybuilder and entrepreneur Travis Just stay in shape when he’s running a business, traveling, and raising twins? That’s the #1 question he gets — and here’s his answer:

     

    Make Health A Priority

     

    Great health is a major priority for Travis, and he devotes time to it! Without good health, everything else in life suffers. Who cares how much money you make if you can’t enjoy the benefits of your hard work — vacations, quality time with family, doing hobbies you love, etc…

     

    Travis Just (TravelingWithTrav) Working Out - ICON Meals

     

    It Gets Better

     

    The problem is most people quit working on their health before they feel and see life-changing results. At the beginning of a get-healthier journey it sucks. It’s super hard and everything hurts and you’re sacrificing “good food” while everyone around you eats whatever guilty pleasures they want.

     

    Here’s the thing though:

     

    When you push through the suck and get to the place I’m talking about, everything changes. Your desire for unhealthy food is viewed differently. Your taste buds change. You actually look forward to “treat meals” weekly and savor every single bite.

     

    Travis Just Healthy Eating - ICON Meals

     

    Planning Makes Perfect

     

    Plan, plan, plan. It’s all about having your food ready to go! When we’re scrounging for food at the last minute, we almost always make worse choices than if we had something prepped and ready to eat. ICON Meals has turned our world upside down when it comes to planning and being prepared for our crazy busy lifestyle.

     

    No Excuses

     

    Get rid of the excuses! I used to yoyo diet every few months — I’d eat super clean, work out like crazy and feel great, and let myself roll back down the hill to start over again. Ugh. It’s easy to get caught in this trap. Why do we care what out-of-shape people think, as if they have what we want anyhow? 

     

    I finally decided years ago to live how I want. I realized most people gave me a hard time about how I eat because they were uncomfortable eating poorly around me.

     

    We get one body and one life. Live it the way you choose.

     

     


     

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