Achieve Your Goals Through Visualization

“The more you visualize yourself having achieved your goals, the more your brain decides that this is the real you and the more it works to promote the behavior that drives this to be true.”
-Kelly Traver, MD

Whatever your goals may be, visualize images of you already having achieved them. Visualizing wills your brain and behavior to turn your dreams into reality. Start visualizing positive goals and potential achievements today!

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How to Walk on Clouds

505“A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.” – Leonard Louis Levinson

It feels amazing to be an optimist! Let’s be an optimist today.

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Help Sooner Rather than Later

990“Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it. Never tell your neighbor to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.”
-Proverbs 3:27-28

Don’t put off the opportunity to help someone. Start lending a helping hand today!

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Adopt the Right Attitude

985“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
-Hans Selye, The Father of Stress research

As you experience situations throughout your day, actively search for the positive sides of things and banish negative stress!

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Miserable or Strong

980 copy“We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong, either way, the amount of work is the same.”
-Carlos Castaneda, Author

We have the power to choose whether we exert our energy by being miserable or if we use it to get stronger. Let’s use our energy to get stronger today and every day!

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Be in the Present Moment

975“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”
-Abraham Maslow, Psychologist

If you dwell on your past, you will toil over regret. If you worry about your future, you won’t be able to move forward. Let’s enjoy ourselves and focus on simply being present in the moment.

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Black-eyed Peas for Your Brain

968We can credit the dopamine in our bodies for our sense of drive, enthusiasm and pleasure. Without dopamine we might feel empty, bored, irritated, or even sad. Phenylalanine is an important precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, and can be found naturally in black-eyed peas.*

A one-cup serving of black-eyed peas will also provide your body with fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B and K. If you’re not a fan of black-eyed peas, try phenylalanine-rich alternatives like almonds or edamame.

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*http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrient-black-eyed-peas-2334.html
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Your Most Valuable Possession

965“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.”
-Hippocrates

Once your health is gone, you have nothing. Let’s make getting healthy your number one priority!

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Get More Done in Less Time

IMG_0036“The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.”
-Anonymous

Time can retract or expand depending on the user. Let’s strive to stay active and diligent within our daily tasks and get things done today!

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Accept What Cannot be Changed

940Everything in your life is not going to be perfect, and that’s perfectly alright. Happy people learn to accept injustices and setbacks in their life that they cannot change. Instead of dwelling on the negative, happy people put their energy into changing what they can control for the better.

Make a list of things that you cannot change today. Make another list of the things you do have control over. Let’s focus on the things that we can change today!

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