With 4th of July right around the corner, there is a good chance a day of indulgence is in your future. I mean, it is THE most alcohol consumed day of the year. And what about all those fun quintessential American foods, like: cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and pie???! But hey, it’s all good. Life is a series of choices and, hopefully, we’re just doing the best we can in the moment. That said, it’s important to prep the best we can – with the information available to us – to ensure we feel our best. That’s why we’re starting off this week’s Snapshot with a chat all about how you can reduce (and prevent) belly bloat ASAP. Then, we’ll be digging into your personal development with 2 conversations: 1) Why you should consider a paper planner over a calendar app and 2) How to get happy. We’ll finish off on a high with healthy coffee accessories! Ready for a jolt?! Let’s go…
Health Chat – 5 Tips To Reduce Belly Bloat
Yesterday was the 1st day of summer! And with bathing suit season officially underway, I swear, some people would do anything to achieve a flat belly. This is easier to accomplish when the culprit is bloating vs fat. Two ways to discern which of the two is causing you problems:
- Does your stomach expand during the course of a day? Answer: BLOAT
- Can you grasp the excess weight on your stomach with your hand? Answer: FAT
Another thing to note with bloating is that it’s going to feel super uncomfortable. But the good news is… it can be easily avoided! How? Well, I just so happen to have 5 tips you can put into action today that will guarantee you’re looking and feeling your best in no time! Hit that play!
BONUS TIP (not in the video): If you’re a lifer, then you know THIS is why I created the 131 Hydration System! To get you all kinds of healthy!
It’s bad enough 3 out of 4 Americans are unknowingly dehydrated. I’m sure you’ve heard a million statistics confirming all the reasons why drinking enough water is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that curing bloat is one of them?!
While that may come off as contradictory, I promise you it’s not! Drinking water reduces:
ALL of which frees up the bloat! So, make sure you pick up your 131 Hydration Set TODAY! It serves as the trigger you need to ensure you’re drinking your required daily water intake! YES!
Personal Development Chat – Why Use A Paper Planner
Before the advent of apps (and you know I love my apps!), your day planner handled your whole life on paper. Gasp! But these days, your phone has taken over all things, including your almighty schedule! And while it’s definitely useful to have your digital calendar synced to numerous devices, in my opinion, nothing beats a good old paper planner!
It all comes down to the neurological benefit of writing by hand. Not only do you remember better, but it forces you to take a moment and attempt your scheduling with more care. Another perk is that it allows you to handle all things in 1 singular place vs jumping from app to app.
But, ultimately, you have to know who you are, what you like, and choose what’s right for you. We’re all so uniquely hard wired! For me, after decades of wasting my day planners as doodle books or makeshift tripods, I decided to create the SmartLife PUSH Journal. Here’s why and how it might serve you…
Your ideal day planner is totes up to YOU, but I have a sneaking suspicion the SmartLife PUSH Journal is what you’re looking for to get your whole life right! It’s been purchased and re-purchased by over 250,000 people! Pick up your 90 Day Goal Achieving 3-Pack HERE! Free Shipping in the U.S.!
Personal Development Chat – How To Get Happy
Some people say, “get happy” – as if it’s some magical thing you just turn on and off like a light-switch. But we all know it takes more than that. Perhaps, though, not much more. A few simple tweaks here and there, and you’ll be surprised how your overall mood is affected for the better! Like:
- Quality sleep
- More time with friends
- Take in the fresh air
- Serve others
- Practice meditation
- Get grateful
In addition, true happiness comes from things that seem difficult IN THE MOMENT. But, because you did said thing, you’re happier later. Spending 20 minutes at bedtime planning your day tomorrow (in your SmartLife PUSH Journal, of course) may not seem thrilling, but you’ll wake up infinitely happier because you did so.
Watch this super short example of something I wasn’t in the mood to do, but STILL followed through with….
Health Chat – Healthy Coffee Accessories
Over 50% of Americans (over 18 years old) drink coffee on the daily. This comes out to more than 150 million daily drinkers! With a Starbucks on every corner, that’s probably not a shocking statistic. And, boy oh boy, do we love accessorizing our coffee craving with all sorts of milks and sugars. Obviously, though, starting off your day with sugar, dairy, and fat in your morning cuppa Joe is going to have negative consequences. That’s a conversation for another time! But, good news! In this next clip, I’m going to show you some healthy alternatives to the usual coffee accessories! Let’s get your caffeine fix right…
Let me know in the comments your fave chat from this week, okay?
Thanks for joining and reading and watching and just being YOU.
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