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Why Journaling is Good for Positive Thinking

If you are following along with our Positive Thinking Challenge, then you already know that a journal is an amazing tool to use for thinking more positively. It isn’t just great for gaining more clarity and venting your frustrations, but also for your journey to being a more positive person as well. Keep reading to learn about all the reasons why you should use a journal to increase your positive thinking. You Can Reframe Your Negative Thoughts Using a journal will help reframe your thoughts into more positive ones. This is one of the biggest hurdles of thinking more positively since you can’t control negative things that happen in your life. Almost every day, unexpected events will transpire that might put you in a funk, make you feel sad or frustrated, or just really affect the day you had planned out for yourself. While you can’t control these events, you…

4 Ways to Use Daily Affirmations

The reason people talk about them and encourage them so much is because of how powerful they can be. An affirmation is just a positive statement you repeat to yourself to get into a positive mindset. It seems so simple, but it truly does make a major difference in how you think and act. Here are some different ways you can use your daily affirmations. Write Them in Your Journal Each Day When you write down affirmations, it is good to have them in a permanent place to reference. Have a page in your journal dedicated to all your favorite positive affirmations. You can either read off this list every day or actually write new ones down each day. Every morning when you write in your journal, write down at least one positive affirmation that pertains to something occurring that day, or that will help your mindset for what you…

Keto Taco Bowls with Avocado Salsa

Let me be honest and tell you that I attempted to make keto taco bowls before and it did not turn out well. I think it was partly because I used cheap cheese which made it impossible to remove from the parchment paper. This time I had the help from a friend and make sure I didn’t use cheap cheese. And this time the keto taco bowls turned out good.   Keto Taco Bowls with Avocado Salsa 2 cups Colby Jack cheese, finely shredded, divided1 lb ground beef (80% lean)1/4 cup water1 tbsp chili powder1 tbsp ground cumin1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder1 tsp smoked paprikaSea salt and black pepper, to taste Avocado Salsa1 medium avocado, diced1 small tomato, seeded and diced2 tbsp fresh lime juice1 tbsp fresh cilantro, choppedSea salt and black pepper, to taste Optional1/2 cup sour cream Preheat oven to 200°F and line a large baking…

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated in the Summer Months

Summers are hot and yet still beautiful. Summertime is the season when we have to take necessary measures to protect ourselves. Of course, this is no new revelation. It’s been like that for years. In order to have a great summer full of nice picnics, hikes, pool days and other outdoor activities, you need to pay attention to one significant aspect of your health – the hydration! Our bodies are 60% water by weight, so proper hydration is an absolute must – especially under the hot summer sun. So let’s take a look at five tips for staying hydrated during those scorching hot days. Chug it! It may sound obvious but you need to know that drinking more water is the most important tip. And even though it’s so obvious that water is the most important nutrient for us, we still tend to forget that fact. Therefore, make sure to…

7 Things that people with social anxiety do

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called 6 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Social Anxiety. I think it’s important for my friends, family and you to understand how to be sensitive to someone who has social anxiety. And also how to not offend them. In order to be sensitive to our feelings and thinking, I think it’s also important to give you an insider’s view to our though process. So today, I am following up with 7 Things that People With Social Anxiety Do. . Only feel comfortable or safe with certain people. I am a pretty private person, so I let a choice few really know all my secrets.  This is similar with others who suffer from social anxiety. They feel safe or comfortable only with certain people.  These are also the same people that they feel “safe” attending events with because they know…