Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.
Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you.
Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex.
Feeling a little blue in January is normal.
Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life.
Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself.
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Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions.
However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control, less nervous, less stressed and more focused.
It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you, and then build that environment to suit your needs.
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