be happy

Self Love: Stop Saying, Start Doing

Self Love: Stop Saying, Start Doing

Life Lessons I Wish I Knew Earlier

One thing I have been struggling with lately is the difference between saying and doing.  When you say you are taking a nap, it isn’t true until you actually lie down, close your eyes, and sleep for a period of time.  It is the same idea with all thoughts and actions.  I can say I love myself, but do I actually?  How am I showing myself that I do?  This has been on my mind for quite a while, so today I want to share 3 practices I wish I learned earlier(!) that truly do make us honor ourselves and show that self love FO REAL.

Self Love Practice #1

Give only when you are full

We are a generation of good-ists; we always want to give give give. We tend to always care what people think of us so we are always offering, and being the person there for everything and everyone.  But, far too often, we focus so much on this constant giving to others and working to satisfy others that we lose ourselves and ignore what we need in the process. Taking care of yourself is absolutely NOT selfish– in fact, it is your number one priority.

You, me, we– all need to focus on filling ourselves with what we need before moving to others.  When we don’t do this, we compromise our happiness, and often times, our health.

 

how to show self love

 

Self Love Practice #2

Set attainable goals, not past-reach goals

I do believe in shooting for the stars however, I believe this only for the long run.  Think about it this way: if you are constantly setting daily goals that you cannot reach, what does that do to your confidence and eagerness to keep moving towards your goals?  Little to nothing.  There is no rush of confidence or acknowledgement of progress when you fall short regularly.

Instead, yes go ahead and set a long term shooting for the stars goals; but, in the meantime, set mini goals that you know for a fact that you can accomplish.  Even more importantly, celebrate these accomplishments.

One of the best things I have done for myself is wake up each morning, roll over, and write a goal down for the day that I know I can accomplish and that will set me further on the path to reaching my longer term goal.  I do this before I even leave my bed.

how to show self love

 

Self Love Practice #3

Treat yourself like you would a best friend, not your worst enemy

Over the past year, I have been analyzing what I say to myself, and DAMN, I am not nice to myself.  If I treated a friend like I treat myself, they would not be a friend for long.  And, I know I am not the only one who does this.  We are all our own worst enemy, but why?  Why do we criticize every ounce of our being? What purpose is there in it?  No reason, and none.

The mentality I have adopted is if I wouldn’t say something that I am thinking about to myself to my best friend about her, I will not say it to myself.  Simple as that.

 

how to show self love

 

I have more tips and practices coming for you all soon, so keep checking back and in the mean time be sure to follow my FACEBOOK page where I am posting more ~daily~ tidbits.

Stay strong, stay fit, stay beautiful

colby triolo

PS. A few more personal training spots have opened up since school has ended for me! Head over -> here <- for details, would LOVE to help you reach your goals.

self love practices

Follow me on pinterest: @YouMakeYou

Facebookrssinstagram
Posted by colbytriolo in college, College Living, empowering talks, 0 comments
5 Must Read Happiness & Inspirational Quotes For A Tough Week

5 Must Read Happiness & Inspirational Quotes For A Tough Week

Happiness quotes, quotes to lift your spirit, inspirational quotes.

I’ve got them, which means you’ve got them!  For me, having inspirational and happy quotes in my head, as well as hearing them, does a lot for my mindset.  Quotes inspire me and help to keep me focused.  Honestly, go to anybody I am close to and they will tell you at one point or another I have thrown some sort of uplifting quote at them.

Motivational quotes are what got me through my first marathon.

As I was running that race, my mom texted me the most incredible inspirational and motivational quotes every 20 minutes or so and that was a huge part of getting me through the rough points.   So, today, I want to share some uplifting and happiness inspiring quotes with you.  PLUS, they are pretty so you can pin them and share them 🙂

5 Must Read Happiness Quotes

If you want to begin, or continue, your journey to a happier, healthier mindset, I would love for you to join me here.
inspirational quote

 

 

inspirational quote

 

 

inspirational quote

 

 

inspirational quote

 

 

 

inspirational quote

 

Check back in next Wednesday for some more!

In the meantime, start your mindset conquering journey right here with me.

 

ymycolby

Stay connected:

Subscribe to YouMakeYou blog

Facebook: YouMakeYou

Instagram, main: be.happyhealthyfit

Instagram, adventures: @coolbeansblog

Pinterest: You Make You

Google+: Colby Triolo

 

 

Facebookrssinstagram
Posted by colbytriolo in empowering talks, 0 comments
Your Monday Challenge

Your Monday Challenge

30 Day Blogging Challenge #20

I have been blogging everyday for 20 days now… what.

Yes.

Honestly, it has been tough, there have been days where the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and write because there were a million other things on my to do list.  But, blogging makes me happy, therefore, as a self-loving gift to myself– I do it.  Just like I talked about in The Science of Happiness and Why We Don’t Do What We Love & How to Start, making time even when you don’t have it to spend time on yourself does make you happier.  And, as a result of that happiness, the rest of your life is boosted.

So on this beautiful motivation Monday I want to motivate you to write down three things that make you smile from the inside out, and vow to do each one at some point this week.

Maybe you schedule them into your day, maybe you do them when you are most stressed, maybe you do them everyday.  It is completely up to you what you do and when you do them, but make sure they get done, it’s happiness we are talking about here!

& Of course, who would I be if I didn’t send a little Motivation Monday your way :

 

tackle

See you tomorrow, YOU MAKE YOU!

Colby

PS. If you want to take this to the next level, join my 21 Day Power Up with over 30 people who have started over the past week!

Facebookrssinstagram
Posted by colbytriolo in 30 Day Blogging Challenge, empowering talks, motivation, 0 comments