Far too often we put our happiness on hold. If we can afford this new pair of shoes, we will be happy. If we get promoted, we will finally be happy. But we always find new things, outside of ourselves to aim for in order to become happy. We forget to recognize that happiness is … Continue reading Happiness depends
People do not decide their futures...
Most of us own a smartphone. We can’t imagine our lives without these modern devices anymore. But besides the enormous possibilities we have with the new technology, there are some dangers connected as well.
We naturally love sweet and fatty foods because thousands of years ago both delivered the message to be nutritious and safe and they were rare as well. Times changed, our brains - unfortunately - didn’t.
Fast food restaurants are designed to attract. Many of us don’t think about how these sophisticated strategies seem to make us abulic. To withstand the force and to create a healthier lifestyle requires some clever strategies.
You would have realized the importance of sleep, if you've ever had a bad night's rest. You may feel unfocused, weak, in a bad mood and with huge cravings for sugar and salty snacks. But, still we underestimate the tremendous effects of sleep & disregard the 100's of processes in our physiology that require that restorative 'shut-eye'.
Patience is not always our greatest strength; we want to see results immediately. But what if the desired results are missing or even worse, you gain weight instead of slimming down?
Our search for solutions to lose weight is mostly focused on small details: We are tracking single nutrients but forget the greater picture: Nutrition is and always was part of our society, culture and psychology. Mindfulness can be a great tool to lose weight successfully, while taking care of the frame conditions of our busy lives as well as considering the deeper meaning of eating in our society.
Sportsmen and women are masters of positive habits, but even they were once beginners.
Are you fed up with dieting and tired of experiencing uncontrollable weight gain after you just tried to get back into shape? Rigorous and restrictive programmes are not the answer to your needs because they can fail you over and over again. But I have good news for you!
Most people are aware that their nutrition leaves room for improvement. Often - but usually for short periods of time - they are extremely motivated to eat healthier. Sometimes it’s because they want to lose weight, sometimes it’s because they feel not well and sometimes it’s because the doctor told them to do so. What usually happens next is a strict diet plan based on water and salad.
Recently I had a discussion with some tertiary students and avoiding mental blackouts was one of the common questions raised. Photo Credit: manveetSingh via Visualhunt.com
To change cut in habits can be a bit tricky and requires some patience and perseverance. Scientific research is showing though, that some habits are easier to change than others. To be more successful on the long run you should first choose to change a behavior which requires less energy and willpower.
While our habits sometimes perpetuate unwanted behavior (e.g. procrastination); they can on the other hand support a healthy and successful lifestyle without the need to push our will power to the limit. Habits have the purpose to save our energy. This mechanism can be beneficial and helpful for our health and success in our lives, … Continue reading Are we at the mercy of our habits?
Our daily lives are interfused with individual habits. These habits influence the levels of success which we achieve in the long run, while at work, playing sports, or following a weight-loss plan. It sounds somehow over exaggerated, but take a closer look at the topic the connection becomes obvious.