Emotional Health, It’s time! A Must To Achieve Progress
By Quincy Martel, MA, Life Coach
Emotional health, much like physical health and wellness requires work, discipline, and practice. Just imagine if someone didn’t take care of their personal grooming such as brushing hair or teeth and not showering…we’d be quick to take notice at an unkempt appearance. We may even confront the person, and or attempt to help them. We recognize whether an individual takes care of their body, by looking at their shape and size. The physical is something that is outward and can be visually or apparent to the other senses. On the other hand, emotional health is not visible even though it may become apparent over time. Emotional health is often times neglected and many don’t pay attention to it. In order to have a better quality of life, mind and body, it’s important to work on emotional health in conjunction with physical health. Here are some tools to help work out the limbic system and develop and improve the emotional wellness.
It’ important to protect and develop emotional and self-care by working on self- esteem. Words have power and negative words may be weapons. Self-esteem is affected by how we value and talk to ourselves (internal dialogue) and people whom we surround ourselves…there’s and old saying misery love’s company. In the emotional world negativity attracts and feeds off negativity. It’s important to curb and catch self-criticism and negative self-talk.
The internal thought process and dialogue greatly affects the limbic system in the brain. Beliefs are based in thoughts. It’s important to choose those thoughts wisely and keep them in check. Negative self- thoughts beget negative self -beliefs that may affect self-esteem and self worth. Practice positive self-talk, affirmations, and surrounding yourself with positive supportive people. Just say “No.” Most people who are emotionally taxed do not know how to enforce boundaries within relationships. It’s ok to say “no” and enforce healthy boundaries with family, friends or coworkers. It may take practice, but setting healthy boundaries will reduce stress, and resentment. Journal. Active writing goal setting and journaling has emotional therapeutic value. Thoughts become reality when pen meets paper.
Find peace. Peace takes work…seems odd but true. Peace takes an emotional discipline that will help the individual detoxify from failure, resentment, rejection, hurt, pain. Letting go of emotional turmoil takes work, but hanging onto it is much harder and usually negatively impacts the individual’s behaviors and physical well-being. Letting go and finding peace is a discipline requires and individual to look at variables the may be able to control, and wisdom to discern the variables they cannot control. Attempting to control things we cannot control like being stuck in traffic threatens the emotional health of an individual…stress.
Stretch more stress less. Stress unless there is a bear in the woods…does the body harm. Keep your emotional heath in check by staving off stress by meditation, yoga, breath work and prayer life.
Find meaning and purpose in life. Emotional health and wellness is tied into purpose and meaning. A great man once told me the best way to help yourself is to help another.
There is no time like the now to take care of yourself by taking care of your emotional health.
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Summer Fat Burner Workout. NO MORE EXCUSES!
THE NO EXCUSES FAT BURNER WORKOUT and BOOTY
Going outside and enjoying a workout in the great outdoors is exhilarating! No matter what your fitness level, weight or age, you can do this workout. The more in shape you are the faster you go, just make sure you are maintaining your form! Now get out there and Just Do It! You will thank yourself afterward!
Perform the exercises as a circuit for a total of 4 times, with little to no rest between exercises.
Running (Modification: fast walk)
Reps: 10 jogs
Pullups (Modification: use a lower bar on the jungle gym and slide legs and body under with straight legs or sit on the ground & pull up towards it)
Jumping Jacks (Modification: non-jumping Jacks)
Duration: 1 min.
Tricep Dips on Park Bench (Modification: keep knees bent)
Walking Lunges (Walk with lightweight lunge bring knee close to ground push from front legModification: hold onto a stable post or pole for stability.)
Mountain Climbers (Modification: high knees, low or high impact)
Duration: 1 min.
Pushups (Modification: standing use the back of a park bench)
Duration: 1 min.
RECIPE: Almond Protein Pancakes Recipe
By Debbie Schumacher
Ready in 20 minutes
Serves 4 Servings
Per Serving: 240 calories; 19 g fat; 10.1 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; 93 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Whisk almond flour, almond milk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg together in a bowl until batter is smooth.
- Heat cooking sprays in a skillet over medium heat; drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
Add more cinnamon on top of each pancake when fully cooked for more flavor. Remember fresh fruit should be measured to ensure you don’t go over your Macros :)
The time is NOW! BREAK IT DOWN and SHED THE POUNDS
At Live in Fitness we’re huge fans of breaking it down to break a sweat. Not only is dancing a blast, but research has shown it can boost your mood, improve your body image, and cure anxiety. And if there’s one truth every person can agree on it’s this: The best kind of workout is the kind that doesn’t feel like work! And few exercises get as fun as this.
Today Alyssa and Amber will be walking you through one of our great cardio-dance workouts.
If you’re not much of a dancer and not ready to hit the club or the gym with these moves yet, don’t worry. You can easily follow along and do this workout in the privacy of your own home. This beginner cardio workout will get your heart pounding, strengthen your whole body, and even bust a bad mood in a matter of minutes. And you need zero coordination to reap the benefits! Just crank the volume and press play!
Ready to get down? CLICK BELOW!
This exercise is part of a giant vault of videos given to you when you complete our program. It’s just a taste of the kinds of fun and effective workouts we do at our fitness retreats. We provide a multitude of classes including dance, boxing, hiking, spin, yoga, and much much more! Check out our AMAZING DEAL and join us at one of our beautiful locations in Hilton Head or our newest location in Los Angeles!
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