One of the first sounds of my day today was an excited screaming voice memo from a client who is now credit card debt free. I was as excited as she was and it made me pause and think... Paying off debt isn't fun for most people. Yes. Paying off debt isn't fun. Most people … Continue reading Make it fun!
Like any muscle in the body, your brain grows stronger as you use it. That’s the concept of the mental gym which suggests you treat a “brain workout” as seriously as you would a workout at the gym. That means employing the same intensity, discipline and the same process of stepping outside your comfort zone to get results. Two practical ways you can do this is to intentionally put good stuff in and to intentionally practice being quiet.
First you must enjoy your workout.
Yep, I said that. So, when you’re just starting out, a 10 minute walk might be enjoyable. That’s what I want. I want you to get moving, feel excited, actually be able to accomplish the goal you set for yourself. A study published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2016 confirmed that perceived competence, that is the sense of mastery or winning, is one of the biggest factors in enjoying a workout and, ultimately, sticking to a fitness routine. So, start where you’re at and slowly get better.
Keep it simple stupid. Honestly, it's not my favorite phrase. I mean, first of all I've heard it too many times. Second of all, I don't call myself stupid. KISS does have a certain ring to it though. So, maybe keep it simple sexy? Keep it simple silly? Keep it simple Shana? I don't know, … Continue reading KISS
I accomplish a lot most days with a pretty good attitude. But it hasn't always been that way. What has made it possible is my morning routine.
It's no secret that the most successful people in the world have a morning routine. It's part of the secret sauce in success. I want to be successful, so I emulate those who have gone before me.
Happy Monday! Today I went for a fun 5k and then worked my booty. I used to add in booty workouts during other workouts. These days, I dedicate a day to them often. Why? Because they die a little every time we sit (which is a lot). Because they're aesthetically pleasing (hello!). And because the … Continue reading Build a butt
This weekend at church we talked about how comparing ourselves to one another is just a no win situation. But one of my favorite parts was the Message translation of the verse from Galatians: Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we … Continue reading ORIGINAL