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HOW TO TURN OFF THE OUTSIDE NOISE

There's plenty of noise out there in the world - and we aren't just talking about the charming sounds of a traffic clogged city. We're talking about social media, news outlets, and even the people around you. All of the noise from these things can alter...

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TONIGHT TO HELP YOU FEEL MORE BALANCED

You're not alone in thinking how crazy life is at the moment. Things seem to be coming at us all at a record rate. It can make you feel like you're forgetting to do something, utterly overwhelmed, not knowing where to start, or like you're failing at one particular area of your life while you focus more on another. Whatever is happening in your world right now, here's 5 things you can do that will help you feel more connected to yourself, more in control of yourself and consequently more balanced. 

YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY 'YES'

You are allowed to say ‘no.’ It’s a very popular thing to tell people ‘say yes more’ or ‘you should be more open to saying yes.’ Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to, because saying ‘yes’ too often can be totally draining.

ARE YOU OIL PULLING YET?

Oil pulling is an ancient tradition, rooted in Ayruvedic medicine. Basically, it’s the use of natural oils, like sesame, sunflower, or coconut, to clean and detoxify your mouth. While the idea of swishing oil around in your mouth might seem weird (the feeling of it is odd for some people), the benefits of oil pulling are incredible.

5 REASONS TO BE KIND TO YOURSELF

Negative thoughts about yourself can be a powerful force. In fact, negative self-talk is something most of us do automatically without giving a second thought. We think it’s time to break that cycle and start being kind to ourselves instead! There are plenty of reasons you should be kind to yourself, and here are our top five:

CAN YOU VISUALIZE IT?

Today’s #motivationalMay tip is all about using the power of visualization to help you reach your goals. To some, the idea of thinking your way to success might seem a bit outlandish, but you might be surprised how effective the power of visualization really is. It’s a lot like day dreaming. You’re meant to imagine reaching your goals, and then watch them come true!

YOU DESERVE A REWARD

Today’s #MotivationalMay tip: reward yourself often. It might feel selfish to reward yourself regularly, but trust us, it’s not. In fact, it is completely the opposite. Life is not all work and no play, and rewarding yourself regular is essential for keeping motivated and reaching your goals. It gives you a reason to keep working hard, so you can play even harder. Here are a few ways we like to reward ourselves:

HOW TO BE MORE OF A MORNING PERSON

Today’s #MotivationalMay tip is to know your peak hours. If you’remorning person, try to do work during those hours, because that’s when you are at your best. Night owls? You’re probably more productive at night, and you are probably taking advantage of that. Unfortunately for us night owls, the majority of the world tends to operate on a 9-5 schedule, and when you factor in commute times and morning routines, we almost have to be morning people. If you struggle with mornings, the following tips could help make you more of a morning person.

PRACTICING SELF COMPASSION

It’s so easy to go through life being ultra critical of yourself, but when it comes down to it, being overly self critical just leads to anxiety and depression. Instead, we’re encouraging you to toss the negativity aside and replace it with self compassion. 

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH WINNERS

Attitude is contagious. You’ve probably experienced this in your own life. It is very difficult to stay positive when you are surrounded by negative people.  So, we recommend you start surrounding yourself with winners. Here’s how to spot them:

FINDING YOUR 'WHY'

You already know what you do every day and how to do it, but what’s really important is discovering the reason why you do it. Finding your ‘why’ is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, and here’s why:

WHY KEEPING FLEXIBLE IS IMPORTANT

We aren't talking yoga here, although that's important too. We're talking life plans. It’s always a good idea to have a plan, whether it’s for your workout goals, your spring cleaning, or your career. Having a plan can help you stay motivated and find a path towards reaching your goals. While we can’t stress enough the importance of formulating a plan to help you reach your goals, we also know that sometimes you have to throw that plan to the wind and rewrite the whole dang thing. In fact, having the ability to be flexible with your plan is just as important as having the plan in the first place, and here’s why:
 

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED, EVEN WHEN YOU FAIL

Failure sucks. It hurts when you’ve been working your tail off day and night to reach your goals, and you get smacked down by a heaping pile of fail. Not only is it painful, it can also feel like you’ve wasted your time. It totally isn’t a waste of time, and you can read why in this old post about embracing failure. It can feel like it though, and all those negative emotions that come from failure can take a serious toll on your motivation levels. That’s why we’ve written this post about how to stay motivated, even when you fail.

WHY FITNESS FRIEND DATES ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST

Tomorrow is Friday, which means you’re probably currently working out your weekend plans (if you haven’t already). Since today’s #activeApril tip is encouraging you to set up a regular fitness date with a friend, we’re thinking this weekend might be the perfect time to start. Below are some of the many reasons why fitness friend dates are the absolute best: