The problem is not in having high standards or in working hard. Perfectionism becomes a problem when it causes emotional wear and tear or when it keeps you from succeeding or from being happy. The emotional consequences of perfectionism include fear of making mistakes, stress from the pressure to perform, and self-consciousness from feeling both self-confidence and self-doubt. It can also include tension, frustration, disappointment, sadness, anger or fear of humiliation. These are common experiences for inwardly focused perfectionists.
Aging is something that most of us would like to deny. But really, it’s not growing old that kills us. Instead, it’s usually one of many “lifestyle” diseases such as certain types of cancers, Type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, most of the research dollars go to finding ways to fix these diseases (with pharmaceuticals and increasingly, unregulated nutraceuticals) instead of preventing them from occurring in the first place. So what happens to our bodies as we age, and what can we do to turn back the clock?
Human beings are creatures of habit. Most of us find comfort in consistency, at least to some degree. Making exercise a consistent habit is one of the best things you can do for yourself. But – when it comes to exercise, having a habit is good, but repeating the same workouts over and over often isn’t. The solution: try something new!
A full exercise routine at home really is possible – and more than that, it’s also convenient, flexible and fun. Instead of being limited by your local gym or rec center’s offerings, you can choose just about any type of exercise imaginable – and all on your schedule. Consider some of these key benefits that make working out at home a better all-around choice.
It’s time to re-think what it means to have balance in our lives. Not everything has equal importance at any given time. Here are some strategies for implementing a more balanced life.
Consistency is one of your most powerful tools. It helps power you through the day-to-day so you can reach your goals. It can also make tougher routines become more automatic, triggering action, which in turn boosts motivation. But only through new challenges do we become stronger and more resilient.
If you’re like most people, you set some fitness goals (formerly known as New Year’s Resolutions) for the year ahead. Now we’re into February…are you still committed? If not, read more to learn how.
We’ve all done it, especially every year in January. We set a goal to make …
Over 90% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions. These 6 simple tips will help you be part of the 10% that succeeds!
I get it – it’s hot, school’s about to start under who-knows-what conditions, and we’re …