Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health.

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with IIFYM, it stands for If It Fits Your Macros and you can learn more about that healthy lifestyle switch here.

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Home Organization Tips

I got this article from the realtor.com email newsletter.  It’s full of handy tips for getting and staying organized. 

http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/mistakes-youll-make-organizing-your-home/
Another organization rule I’ve always lived by: the Ohio method.  Only Handle It Once

Get Running Now

I found this amazing article on running for weight loss–must read!

http://bestlifeonline.com/run-a-perfect-race/

 

Therapists Spill: 12 Ways to Accept Yourself | Psych Central

Many of my clients struggle with self-acceptance and other issues of self-worth.  This is a good read to help you be a better friend to yourself.

via Therapists Spill: 12 Ways to Accept Yourself | Psych Central

Becoming a Morning Person

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Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit.  I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell.  I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips for getting better sleep, which makes mornings a bit more bearable.  These are tools I’d teach to clients in therapy and they’re proven to help.

The gist is:

  • Make yourself a to-do list for tomorrow
  • Adjust your mindset and think differently about mornings
  • Don’t use your phone (tablet/computer/whatever else) before bed (you can read more about the harmful effects of the blue light they omit in this Harvard article)
  • Have a routine to help yourself turn down and cue your body for sleep

They also threw in some #neuroscience and a link for these awesome morning oat recipes!  So basically you must check out this fantastic article and get on track to have more productive and stress-free mornings.

photo credit: realsimple

More Research Supporting Cheat Meals :)

 

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This article is just a little more science behind why having a “cheat meal” will help you reach your fitness goals all the same.