Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity. In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – [...]
It’s one thing to want to look better naked, it’s another thing to be comfortable naked. It may seem as though the two are independent, but they are interrelated. The destination to looking better can only be reached by a bridge built with confidence that you can actually do it. That means being comfortable naked may have to come first. But when your looks don’t align with how you want to look, how do you get your mind to accept the change that you need to happen to look better? Researchers call it self-efficacy, I call it willpower. To do all that you have to do to get the body you want, you have to visualize yourself at your destination. So how do you get the willpower to win the weight loss battle? Get yourself A mirror. In fact, you need three. As you build the muscle of your willpower, reflect on your attitude, action, and accountability.
There’s no shortage of so-called energy boosters available in a can or a cup. But when you need it most, no matter what the commercial says, a caffeine-filled drink won’t help you get through a tough day. When you feel sluggish, stressed out, or at your wit's end, you need power to get past the hard times with a positive outlook. Use these power tools to fix your stressful mess and get back to the best you-inside and out.
There are three mantras that can sum up my childhood: that fat kid that didn’t know he was fat, walk your talk, and fitness from within. I grew up looking different than my family...