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Getting into a healthy mindset

Getting into a healthy mindset

This dress makes me look fat! Why is my skin looking dull? Another pimple pops up, right when I have to go out. I should stop eating carbs or maybe skip a meal. Even water makes me bloat! As women, it’s totally normal to have these thoughts, making us stress out in more ways than necessary. When it comes to our own bodies, a lot of us suffer from body image issues. Learning to embrace our body as it is and striving to be healthy is…. Easier said than done, right? Today, we dive into the depths of being mindful and healthy together, because here at the Be Boss Mama Mindset community, we are all about embracing life’s imperfections because in between the struggles there is always goodness. This is the power of focusing your attention and daily habits into healthier ones, slowly moving to be better versions of ourselves! Let’s dive in…

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Body that meets the eye

Imagine looking at yourself in the mirror and all you can do is find faults in the way you look? This is the simplest way to define body image issues. Your pretty eyes can only see the dullness of your skin or the weight you’ve put on even though you starve yourself. These issues are not always self-inflicted. Our family, friends, social media and the society in general can unknowingly make us believe things could be wrong with us. A casual remark from someone can wreak havoc in a person’s life.

A new mother, with tons of worries, juggling her health and her baby is casually told that her hair is a mess or she should start to lose weight. The impact of these seemingly insignificant words could be seen as too much. The perception of your own body plays a crucial role in your physical and mental health. Let’s briefly see the impact of negative body image on your health.

The aftermath of negativity

The stress caused by perceiving yourself negatively and actively trying to change the way you look can be detrimental for your health. Negative body image can lead to eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, pathological dieting that harms your overall health to name a few.

Moms overcoming their body issues with mindset work

Now that we know what the aftereffects are, it’s time we curb the negativity. Let me tell you a real-life transformation to make you believe it’s possible. The story of Miranda Casiano. Like most teenage girls, Miranda had a preconceived notion of a beauty standard set by the American culture. By the time she was in high school, she was on the crash diet bandwagon. Trying every possible diet to lose weight and gaining it back when she stopped. During the college years her mindset started to shift towards healthy eating and she started seeing the positive changes. A horrific accident wrecked her knees and put her on bedrest, yet she continued to lose weight and recovered by fueling her body with the right nutrition! After being committed to a healthy lifestyle for a few years and overcoming the obstacles of negativity, she now aims to become a registered dietician! Inspired by her journey? Read her inspirational book here!

Simple ways to be your best self

All geared up to be your healthiest version of yourself? Here are a few simple steps towards taking care of you! MIND, BODY and SOUL!

  • Accept yourself! You are beautiful just the way you are.
  • Eating does not equate to weight gain. Be mindful of what you put in your body.
  • Strive for a healthy and sustainable routine.
  • Start tracking your habits #bulletjournal #dailyjournalchallenge (download Free Bullet Journal Tracking Planners here!)
  • Keep your mind, clutter-free!
  • Exercise for the body and the brain, make the endorphins (happy hormones) your best friend
  • Yoga and meditation are a boon to humanity, embrace them!
  • Journal your way out through the chaos.
  • HYDRATE!

Keeping track of your daily routine, journaling and maintaining a habit tracker are the easiest ways to begin your journey to improving your mindset. We are so committed to helping you achieve balance and health, we made a set of bullet journal FREE PLANNERS with water trackers which we will send you when you subscribe to our blog! 

Conclusion

Battling negative body image issues is crucial. But we have got you covered. Do give the book a read to start your journey towards acceptance. Let us all reach a place where we are content with ourselves- TOGETHER!

Would you like a series on being mindful and sustaining a healthy lifestyle? Do let us know in the comments section.

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Supercharge Your Productivity with a Bullet Journal (plus free bullet journal printable planners)

Supercharge Your Productivity with a Bullet Journal (plus free bullet journal printable planners)

Lovely #Bossmamas! Are things slipping your mind quite often? Forgot to write the brilliant epiphany you had in the shower? You’re not alone. When things get a tad bit messy or overwhelming and you feel like ripping out your hair, WAIT! I’m here with a brilliant way to save your sanity and increase your productivity by leaps and bounds. Let’s dive into the beauty called a Bullet Journal!

What is a Bullet Journal?

A bullet journal or #BuJo is anything and everything you want it to be. Developed by Ryder Carroll, the BuJo is a glance at your life in one place. In Carroll’s words “It’s an analog system for the digital age. It helps record the past, organize the present and plan for the future.”

Why do I need a BuJo?

For starters it gives you freedom from slump. When you start a bullet journal, your mind gets an illusion of control and BOOM! Now it’s tricked into actually making it a success. With this productivity high, let’s read the benefits of BuJo in bullet points! (Smart, right?)

  • Track your HABITS or DEVELOP new ones: With #BuJo you can track your sleep, workouts, menstrual cycle, moods, water intake, skin care, eating habits to name a few.
  • LIST, LIST and LIST: All your lists, never misplaced and to always keep you on track. Reading, movies, grocery, to-do lists, meal ideas, goals to achieve, the possibilities are endless. You can go crazy with them and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
  • Get organized:  Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? Yet, remains understated. You can organize pretty much everything with your BuJo. Never forget to pay the rent, car insurance and credit card bills when its written down beautifully in the BuJo.
  • Create and customize: The advantage of BuJo over other planners is its ability to mould for you. Run your household or a multibillion-dollar company, it’ll always be at your service. It can be simple or dreamy with glitters and colors. No restrictions. Sky’s the limit! 
  • A little less of technology: Hands down technology wins any day but let your mind dwell in the serene world of pen and paper and the beauty of your own writing.

How can a BuJo improve my productivity?

Using a BuJo is like having a morning routine. You try to be up on time, done with preparing the kids for school and if all goes as planned, then your day is a pleasant breeze! A chain reaction. Once you are on this productivity train, there is no getting down. Here’s how it makes you productive:

  • One-stop place for all your needs. It helps save you massive amounts of time to meal plan, deciding on a book or a movie or when is your child’s school project due and many more by eliminating the process of remembering too many things and then missing out on some of them. A win for less brain stress and #YAY productivity!
  • Brain Dump: To literally dump everything on your mind. The brilliant idea you had during lockdown. Or a way-out for your emotions, especially for those who tend to get anxious. Let your thoughts flow free!
  • Vision Board: A stunning visual imprint for yourself. No boundaries. Travel goals, family goals or a simple visual layout for the month. A vision board can help chalk plans for side-hustle or the path to achieve business goals.
  • Mindset shift: I think by now you’re convinced that a BuJo will cause a revolutionary shift in your mindset. It may just be that 180-degree flip from an overwhelmed mama to a #Bossmama. The boost of this positivity will reflect on your health and life to be on the right track.

Get healthy with a BuJo 

You always put your family first, at times neglecting your own health. It’s time to focus on YOU. Here is how you can implement habit trackers. Do you take vitamins? Then simply try making a check box list of morning / night etc and the days in the month, and see if tracking your vitamins helps you remember to take them or not. I urge you to try this. Gratitude Journalling is also a strong support and coping system, try using a BuJo to write: Daily Appreciations. Write this at the top of a page: “Today I am thankful for…” and try to write down something that you are grateful for every day. Compliment, promise to take care of yourself. It’s called #SelfLove and it’s important. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back #Mama for being so amazing!

Takeaways 

I hope you are inspired to try bullet journaling and I’m confident it’ll help you immensely. Just be yourself when journaling and stop missing out on this brilliant system aiming for perfection. A huge shout out to all the experienced #BuJo #BossMamas, please share your expert opinions for all the newbies out here in the comments below. Do you have specific habit trackers that make you happy and healthy? In this spirit of helping out each other, let’s pass them on in the comments.

Thank you, for reading Supercharge your productivity with a Bullet Journal to learn how to be more productive as a #boss and #mama with a fresh, positive and motivated mindset! 

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