Throughout every person’s life, there will be hard times where it’s forecasted to be dark and gloomy, with constant showers. And when it rains, it pours. It is important to use utilize the down time to focus on blooming into the best version of you! Below are some helpful tips to keep you motivated and boost morale.
Stay Busy, Motivated & Physically Active
Find a Hobby - We recommend taking a trip down "memory lane" to rediscover hobbies you picked up when you were younger. Those were the times you were wild and free, and you didn't do something unless you really, really loved it. Chances are, you still have a lot of those same core interests!
Spring Cleaning - Now is a perfect time to start your annual spring cleaning! Start and finish one room at time. Move furniture around to find those sneaky dust bunnies that hung around far too long. We also recommend de-cluttering and reorganizing closets, cabinets & pantry spaces. You'll be surprised to find trinkets and clothes you forgot you had!
Knowledge is Power - You can improve on your knowledge by using reliable online resources. Blast into the past? or maybe you want to learn how to moonwalk? The internet is a fantastic tool to utilize when learning and researching.
Physical Activity - Go outside, walk around, look at nature, think about your day and your life and the people in it. CRANK UP the tunes and dance like nobody is watching! Some funky upbeat music is one sure way to let loose, get the blood flowing, and feel positive.
List your Goals - What is it you want to accomplish in life? If you’ve listed your goals before, it’s always good to update them. Choose one to achieve in the next year. Now think about what you can do today to move closer to that goal, even if it’s just something small. Do this everyday to move yourself closer to that goal.
We hope these 5 tasks push you through the hard times, keep you smiling, and keep you motivated! From all of us at Elevation on Post: Stay Positive!
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
National Holidays in March
Women's History Month
Deaf History Month
National Craft Month
National Foreign Language Month
Irish American Heritage Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 19th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 8th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More activities can be found here!
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th
Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York and not Ireland. Find some great Irish recipes here!
The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Take a look here!
We have all heard the saying “New Year, New Me” when it comes to bringing in a new year. While this is a great time to make changes that you believe will be beneficial to your life going forward, there are a lot of times when sticking to your resolutions becomes harder than expected. The sky is the limit when it comes to these resolutions but making them realistic gives you the greatest chance of sticking to them. Below are some tips to help you stick to your New Year Resolution.
Start Small- If you have a resolution to exercise more in the New Year, it can be hard to go from 0-100. Help yourself by starting small and working up to your expected goal as you move along. This will increase your chances of sticking to the goal and creating a routine/habit.
Change One Behavior at a Time- If you have more than one resolution, focus on one at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time so replacing them will take times as well.
Make It Personal- While you are making your goals for the year, think of why it is important to you. By determining your inner motivation, and writing your goals down, you will be personally inspired to stick to it and keep progressing.
Focus on Progress, Not Perfection- Perfection is unattainable so making small steps towards your goals are normal and okay. Don’t let the image of perfection stop you from seeing all the progress you are making day in and day out.
Accountability- Share your goals with others and ask them to hold you accountable. Think of this as the ‘buddy system’. People who tell others about their goals are more likely to accomplish them because they’re afraid of failing in front of other people. Use this as motivation!