Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

By nature, people do not like ultimatums. They are threatening, limiting, and just plain passive aggressive. So, imagine how terrible it is when you give yourself one ultimatum, or worse, many. For some people — especially perfectionists and black and white thinkers — giving ultimatums is a way of life. Even though it may seem like ultimatums are a motivational tool they are very self-destructive. I know because I used to give myself ultimatums. Frequently. It was part of my “all or nothing” thinking. Either I was going to get “x,” or I’d never get “y” . In fact, here are some examples of ultimatums I used to give myself on a regular basis. “Either this guy is “the one,” or I’m through with dating.”“Either I get this promotion, or I’m quitting.”“Either I stick to this diet, or I’ll be a failure forever.” Those are all pretty threatening, limiting, and passive aggressive, right? So, why would I do this to myself? Why giving yourself ultimatums will never motivate you to change When I would propose these scenarios to myself, I was literally retaliating against myself. By only ever give myself the choice between complete success or total failure, I would unconsciously… View Post
A Great Tool for Finding Current Pinterest Trends

A Great Tool for Finding Current Pinterest Trends

In an ever-changing world, it seems impossible to know what’s new, relevant, or on its way out.  When it comes to social media and content, it seems like trends can change within a 24-hour window. And that’s because sometimes they do. Brands who are taking advantage of Pinterest Business (which, if you’re not, you should start right now) want to find the best and most relevant pins to add to their boards and share with their audience.   With millions of people pinning and repinning, it can seem nearly impossible to stay on trend with board topics and pins, but there are some useful tools within the Pinterest platform that can help to take some of that guesswork out of the equation. It’s great to know which days of the week are best for pinning specific categories, but this tool for discovering Pinterest trends can also help to shape your content schedule.  By knowing what people are searching for within your niche, you can work fast to serve their need with great content and captivatingly designed pins! A great tool for finding current trends on Pinterest On the Pinterest blog, you can find loads of news and information about everybody’s… View Post
Making the Most of Your Pinterest Analytics

Making the Most of Your Pinterest Analytics

So, you’ve set up your Pinterest Business account and are actively pinning, creating boards, and sharing content.  It’s been a week (or three), and now, you want to know how your efforts are paying off, right? Knowing and understanding your Pinterest analytics gives you valuable insight and guidance. There are three types of Pinterest analytics, but today we will be going over Pinterest profile analytics. There are four sections to your Pinterest profile analytics metrics. Impressions Shares (Repins) Clicks All-Time Impressions:  An impression is the number of times a Pin from your profile appears on Pinterest home feeds, category feeds, and searches.  Your average monthly viewers are the number of times anyone has seen your Pin from their home feed. How does understanding your impressions analytics enable you to make improvements to your Pinterest performance? The Pins that have the most impressions represent the things that people are regularly searching.  Knowing which pins and their categories can help you to save and share similar Pins, which will, in turn, help you to grow your reach on Pinterest and convert a larger audience. Shares (Repins):  The number of times a person saves your Pins to their boards. How does understanding your shares analytics enable you to make improvements to… View Post
Diaphragmatic Breathing For A Stronger Core and Pelvic Floor Muscles

Diaphragmatic Breathing For A Stronger Core and Pelvic Floor Muscles

Diaphragmatic breathing strengthens core and pelvic floor muscles It’s probably not the hottest topic of conversation, but many women – particularly new Mums – struggle with weak core and pelvic floor muscles.  And the side effects of a weak core and pelvic floor muscles can be very frustrating when starting out a new fitness regimen. Weakened core and pelvic floor muscles can also lead to back pain, and poor sleeping exacerbates pressure, specifically of the lower back and excessive lifting, bending and squatting motions. Why diaphragmatic breathing is important Mums are regularly lifting and turning every day, and the loads get heavier as time goes on, so a strengthening up your back’s support system (the core, hips, and pelvic floor muscles) is a must. Although it is best to speak with your doctor about a which muscles are needing some fine tuning, there are some basic pelvic floor muscles strengthening exercises that can help strengthen not only your pelvic floor region but also the lower back and core. Before starting the exercises, it is imperative to master proper diaphragmatic (or abdominal) breathing techniques as they are essential for correct form, increased coordination, and to prevent injury.  The proper breathing technique will not only help… View Post
5-Move Agility Workout

5-Move Agility Workout

When it comes to an effective workout, many people believe they must go out and buy loads of pricey boutique fitness equipment items.  But the truth is, many items you likely already own can help you get in a fast and fun workout that can also bring you great results and the following agilit workout can deliver them! You may have seen, heard of or even tried a workout using a “medicine ball” as they are a popular (and affordable) piece of exercise equipment to own. However, many of the moves traditionally performed with a medicine ball can also be carried out using a football, and they will still get you a great workout.  Chances are you have a football kicking (pun intended) about somewhere at home! Workouts using equipment like medicine balls are known as agility-based exercises. What is agility? Agility is the ability to change the body’s position while incorporating skills such as balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, and strength.   Adding in 2-3 days per week of agility circuits will keep your muscles engaged, metabolism boosted and boredom squashed. Fast-paced, fun workouts — like the five-move circuit I am sharing with you today — are perfect for those of you who like to… View Post