Feel Good Fix – January 2016

Nowadays it’s nearly impossible not to feel overloaded, stressed out, or just simply like you have no time for yourself. There’s no time to stop, relax, take a break; but the everyday hustle can be detrimental to your mood (among other things). So, we’ve decided to help you find ways to improve your mood with our monthly Feel Good Fix! Think of it as a monthly homework assignment… for yourself. You can do it just one day out of the month, or every single day if you can. It’s all up to you and when you feel you need that extra boost of happiness.

Happy New Year!!!

Congratulations, you made it through the holidays! And we’re SURE that after a couple weeks of either visiting or hosting family and friends, you are all set up and ready to conquer the new year, right?! Yeah, didn’t think so. The holidays tend to be a stressful time of year, which is why our previous fixes were all about taking a break from the crazy. But this month’s fix is about taking action – this month, we want you to de-clutter!

The new year brings a sense of new beginnings and gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate how we want to live our lives. We make resolutions, we get motivated, we set out to make changes. One of the best things you can do before you begin anything is de-clutter and organize yourself for success. If your goal is to get in shape, organize your pantry and workout space. If you are looking to pay off some debt, then organize your finances. It also helps tremendously to do a general cleansing of your environment (home, office, car) to get a sense of preparedness. When things are a mess, you don’t feel ready – or motivated – to do the things that need to be done. Once things are in order, you have nothing left to do but tackle those lofty goals! Take the time this month to break down the necessary areas of importance and clean out the junk, organize, and plan – then get ready to make it a fantastic new year!
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Feel Good Fix – December 2015

Nowadays it’s nearly impossible not to feel overloaded, stressed out, or just simply like you have no time for yourself. There’s no time to stop, relax, take a break; but the everyday hustle can be detrimental to your mood (among other things). So, we’ve decided to help you find ways to improve your mood with our monthly Feel Good Fix! Think of it as a monthly homework assignment… for yourself. You can do it just one day out of the month, or every single day if you can. It’s all up to you and when you feel you need that extra boost of happiness.

We know “it’s beginning to look a lot like…” whatever it is you celebrate this time of year, so we’re still taking it easy on your bank account. This month, all we’d like for you to do is take a break and watch an old/favorite movie. This is the PERFECT time of year for watching a feel-good flick! Chances are one of your favorite childhood movies is playing at some point this month… and if it’s not, then rent it! You probably already own it; you just haven’t bothered to watch it in a long time. Well, NOW is that time. Give yourself a couple hours. Make a movie night out of it. We’re not talking “Netflix and chill” here. Watch your movie, recite the lines, remember how you felt the first time you saw it. Immerse yourself in the experience so you can feel those same happy feelings again. If you have the time and can’t pick just one fave, make a day of it! You could also space your movies out over the next few weeks to keep the happiness level up all month long. Leave us a comment and let us know which movies are your faves… perhaps it can help someone else find their fix this month!

Feel Good Fix – November 2015

Nowadays it’s nearly impossible not to feel overloaded, stressed out, or just simply like you have no time for yourself. There’s no time to stop, relax, take a break; but the everyday hustle can be detrimental to your mood (among other things). So, we’ve decided to help you find ways to improve your mood with our monthly Feel Good Fix! Think of it as a monthly homework assignment… for yourself. You can do it just one day out of the month, or every single day if you can. It’s all up to you and when you feel you need that extra boost of happiness.

This month’s fix is a favorite around here – this month we want you to read! We are certified #bookworms. There is nothing better to us than curling up in a comfy spot with a good book; but there are also several benefits to reading – from mental stimulation, to improving your focus, to (ding! ding! ding!) relieving stress! If you want to super-size the benefits of reading, you could opt for a personal development book. This way, you get the benefits of reading, while learning about yourself and working towards your goals! Books have the power to create a completely different world for your mind to wander through – a break from your day-to-day – especially if you find a great author to guide the way. But it really doesn’t matter whether you choose a fiction novel or a newspaper article – just read. 

Now, we understand that not everyone is as “into” reading as we are – and that’s okay – but there is always something that you can find entertaining if you gave it a chance. I’ve met my fair share of “non-readers” who have devoured book after book… once they found something they liked. So, ask around for some recommendations, or see what’s in the most popular section at your local book store, and take some time this month to unwind with a good book. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments!