Life throws a lot of curveballs—sometimes more than just one doozy a day. Most of us put our heads down and keep powering through, hardly noticing the heightened emotions and chaotic thoughts. And we don’t even think about the toll stress is taking on our health.
The first thing you focus on when you wake up can have a powerful impact on your whole day. The best part? You get to choose what that thing is, every morning.
Forget waking up on the “wrong side of the bed,” this simple mindfulness practice will help you wake up on purpose. It only takes two minutes and gives you the opportunity to set your intention for the day ahead.
If you’ve ever dug into a package of cookies or mixed up a batch of mac ‘n cheese to soothe your state of mind, you’ve experienced emotional eating. It’s a human thing that dates back to when our species migrated across the plains, hunting and gathering. Back then, big emotions like fear of predators and anxiety about how to survive winter drove us to stock up on calories because food sources might not be there tomorrow
And so much more. If your relationship with food isn’t always what you want it to be, you are not alone. Maybe you have a hard time managing your sweet tooth or dine-out portions are getting the best of you. Maybe you find yourself eating a half bag of chips and then wonder “how did this happen?”