Category: Exercise

6 Things That Are Making Me Miserable

I’ve realized that I need to purge some of my bad habits and learn from my mistakes instead of repeating them over and over again. I’ve decided to conquer the habits that are making me miserable and here are just a few things that I’m learning to overcome: Sticking Only With What I Know I’ve

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How to Turn a Once-In-Awhile Workout Into a Lifelong Habit

Exercising consistently can be tough already but even harder when you don’t see results rights away. Focusing on extrinsic factors like how much you weigh every week or how your clothes fit, isn’t what’s going to keep you motivated long term. Seeing great results one week can leave you feeling elated and extra motivated but

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8 Easy Ways to Quickly Boost Your Energy Levels

We’re all familiar with full on physical exhaustion – tired, achy muscles and your eyes are just fighting to stay open. What you may not recognize is the more subtle, mental exhaustion where no matter how fun or enticing something is, you just can’t psych yourself up enough to get up and go. This was

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How I’m Learning to Stop Overthinking, and Start Living

I live in my head a lot and I’ve recognized it’s been holding me back my whole life. I have the ability to turn small, inconsequential things into something bigger and scarier than they actually are. And good things? They aren’t so good after I’ve been able to pick them apart. Once I recognized that over

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6 Ways Exercise Makes Me Feel Better

Recently, I decided to take the medication route after struggling for a long time without professional help. Although it’s helped significantly manage my depression and anxiety, I don’t want to be forever dependent on pills – especially if there are natural ways of improving my mood. I decided to make a number of lifestyle changes

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Creating More Feel Good Moments

I’ve realized that I could either keep doing the same things over and over and wait for life to happen to me, or I could actively pursue how I wanted to feel. I’ve learned that I can change my feelings and that I choose how I want to feel. Over time, I’ve developed little habits that help

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My Big Life Change

Fitness has always been such a huge part of my life. Growing up, I played a variety of sports in school such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and even a bit of baseball. When I wasn’t in class, you could always find me at the gym. Recently, after going through a very hard time with depression

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5 Things I’m Doing to Stress Less

Stress is different for everyone and in my case, it comes from over thinking. I get caught up in analyzing my decisions so much that sometimes, I just end up doing nothing and feel worse. I’ve realized I have to dive right in and take action, so here are 5 things that I’m working on

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How I Manage My Anxiety

Most of the time I feel anxious, and what’s worse is that there’s no clear reason behind it. Nothing especially terrible has happened to me – it’s just a persistent, feeling of dread and restlessness. I finally realized I needed to do something about my anxiety outside of medicine, and this is what I did:

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How I’m Learning to Be Happier

These days, I have to practise being happier because I don’t think I’m so good at it anymore. Going through depression has been pretty tough but I learned early on that I have to develop my own “tool box” of sorts; skills and other things I need to be doing to get out of my

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