The Emotional and Social Benefits of Physical Activity

Emotional Social benefits of physical activity and exercise

Life can get so busy that we often forget the importance making our own health and wellness a priority. Exercise and mental health research shows a significant rise in the emotional benefits of exercise. Don’t underestimate the social benefit of physical activity too. So if you struggle with finding the time to workout, know that the physiological benefits of exercise are something you cannot ignore.…

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Gym Membership vs Home Gym – Does working out at home really work?

Pros and Cons Gym Membership vs Home Gym. How much is a home gym?

Own Your Best focuses intently on the most powerful ways to live your best life. It’s critical to balance a positive mindset with physical health and wellness. This includes incorporating a solid, consistent workout routine. It’s common to think that to get or stay in shape you have to join a gym. If you’re here, you’re likely wondering, ‘Does working out at home really work?’…

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Self-Deception Examples and Lies We Believe About Ourselves

Self-deception examples and the lies we believe about ourselves.

We live in a society where self-image is heavily influenced by perceptions of status and social media worshiping. The lies we tell and believe about ourselves, whether positive or negative, are prime examples of self-deception. While self-deception can satisfy certain needs, let’s say by sugarcoating reality or harboring rooted emotions, it’s critical to recognize when it’s harmful impact. Here’s how to stop believing the lies…

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What Causes Self-Sabotaging Behavior?

What causes self-sabotaging behavior?

Our relationship with success and failure can be pretty complicated. There’s a subconscious struggle of which you may not be aware. A tug-a-war between intention and commitment. The subconscious way we deal with this is often what causes self-sabotaging behavior. Self-sabotaging behavior holds you back in life and can even set you further behind from where you started. This repetitive cycle can also leave you…

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10 Ways How To Not Be So Hard On Yourself – Take Our Advice Quiz

How to stop being too hard on yourself. Man overthinking.

As a wellness researcher and writer, I’ve benefited from a lot of self-examination. Yet even though I have grown and become more self-compassionate, I can still fall victim to excessive self criticism. Why? Because knowing how to not be so hard on yourself takes practice. Mistakes can be so discouraging. They can set your self-esteem back for days, possibly longer. But you can give yourself…

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How Fashion Affects Self-Esteem and How Clothes Reflect Your Personality

Clothes affect self-image and confidence

Do you ever notice if the clothes you wear correlate with your mood or self-image? How fashion affects our self-esteem is an important topic when dealing with self worth and living your best life. Clothing does reflect personality and ultimately confidence. So it’s worthwhile to take a deeper look into what you’re reaching for in your closet and how to make fashion choices work best…

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How to Stop Excessive Worrying

How to stop excessive worrying

Give me a someone who never worries and I’ll give you oceanfront property in Kansas. Point is that you’re not alone – everyone worries now and then. But when worry becomes all consuming and affects your emotional and physical well-being, then knowing how to stop excessive worrying needs to be a priority. There’s so much to balance and lots of uncertainty in life which makes…

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Best Techniques to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness mediation header - man relaxing.

Don’t dismiss “Mindfulness Meditation” just because it’s a buzz word lately. Practicing mindfulness techniques as a daily tool, and not only to reduce stress, is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and overall well being. With all of the latest trending self-improvement, calming techniques out there, it’s easy to get desensitized. So much so that often we ignore the…

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Overcoming Complacency in the Workplace – 5 Ways to Motivate Negative Employees

Complacency in the workplace - man alone at laptop

Today more than ever, there’s a common source of angst in people trying to make a living – and a life. It’s the disconnect for many between personal and career fulfillment. This is often a catalyst for negativity and complacency in the workplace. While complacency can be anyone’s problem, when it afflicts your employees it becomes your problem too. Workplace complacency often falls under the…

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So You Feel Like Crap – Here’s How to Stay Positive… No Matter What

How to stay positive when things are bad

When your mind, body and soul are all in sync, it’s pretty easy wear a smile and mean it. But what happens when things get so crappy that “why me” becomes your morning mantra? There’s more than one way to feel, be and stay positive. Here’s how!

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