Food is an important part of everyone’s lives. Whether you are indulging in sweets, nurturing your body with nothing but nutrition, or cooking yourself a grand meal to enjoy with family, food is often found at the center of the theoretical world. According to Earnest, the average household food budget this year will be $6,800. Not only does food have nutritional value, it carries a real financial cost. Take a moment to consider the emotional and financial cost of what you are eating. For example, a five dollar piece of cake can be seen as derailing from a diet or a health regimen. A five dollar bag of pistachios, on the other hand. cost the same monetarily, but hold a much higher nutritional value and a smaller emotional debt than the piece of cake. While fueling our bodies should be the primary reason for eating, often times we overlook the purpose of food. By forming a positive relationship with your plate, you can maintain a healthy body and mind. By focusing on food’s strict nutritional purpose — you can help yourself determine the value of its consumption as well as the importance of the relationship you have with it.
Why do we always fail to prioritize ourselves? We always place the needs of others before our own. When life gets too busy, we miss out on the things we like and end up compromising. Quite often, we tend to place others' needs before our own. But it’s about time you put yourself first. You can never be truly happy unless you prioritize yourself. And this starts by focusing on your well-being, taking enough rest, and fulfilling your desires. If you are still questioning whether you need to make yourself a priority, here are a few reasons that will convince you. 1. Do It For Your Health The first and foremost reason to put your needs before anything else is that your health depends on it. Putting long hours at work may be doing good for the company, but not to your health. You will end up straining yourself too much and spend the entire weekend in bed. You ignore the signals your body is giving and go about life. And then, one fine day, all the stress will kick in at once and force you to take rest...
Between April 30 and May 6 of this year, families, schools, and communities will vow to live their lives for a week screen free. During these days, individuals will plan to unplug from digital entertainment, instead of spending their time reading, creating, and reconnecting to family and friends. This initiative provides those participating a chance to get a break from technology and enjoy the entertainment that is their life. Research has suggested that social media and excessive screen time may be parts of the cause for a rise in depression and suicide among American children and teens. The same study found that those who experience more face-to-face time and less screen time are less likely to be depressed or suicidal. In the digital age, we are surrounded by gadgets and gizmos that take our attention from the important things (and people) in our lives. If you find yourself at a crossroads with your technology habits, consider a digital diet.
Setting goals in life is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible – Tony Robbins We set all types of goals for ourselves every day. However, do you know the majority of the goals that we set for ourselves remain just dreams? According to research by the University of Scranton, 92% of people that set New Year Resolutions never actually achieve them. Yet, goals are essential if we are to achieve the life we have always wanted. Goals make our lives worth living. It is because of the goals that we keep going even in the worst of the days. Without having goals to work towards, we merely roam about and achieve nothing. You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
Everyone who is dedicated to achieving their goals dreams of success. And with this devotion, there also comes a feeling of dread regarding the worst possible outcome of any situation. This is what is commonly known as fear of failure, and it can actually be beneficial when used correctly. So, how can this negative sensation be used as a driving force? Let’s find out. Why Failure Is Motivation It’s no secret that many people feel that the fear of failure is detrimental to progress. But that is only half true. The complete discussion tends to be a bit more nuanced than that. According to a 2013 study, this behavior leads to maladaptive strategies such as underachieving and disengagement only when paired with a lack of firm goals. As an entrepreneur, I have had my fair share of both successes and failures in life.