Love Thyself in 2015

A new year brings new resolutions, not that people use that word anymore, now it's 
"I don't make resolutions I just want to work on ... this year." Which is actually a resolution. Anyway, instead of focusing on diets and exercise, I want to challenge you to work on loving yourself. You can still eat healthy and go to the gym 5 days a week- but do it out of love for yourself and that body of yours, not because you are unhappy with how you are now. 

If we all took the time to learn how to love ourselves we would lead happier lives and that happiness would overflow to the people around us. So, don't worry about being that perfect size, just be the best version of yourself from the inside out and 2015 will definitely be your year of happiness. 

Also, surround yourself with people and things that make you happy like this awesome art I found via Pinterest by Korri Orlando, see more of her work stuff here. What a great reminder of how awesome you are.

Come on Get Happy

You might be looking at this wondering what the heck they have to do with each other, well, they are all wonderful ways to release endorphins. Endorphins are the hormones responsible for making us feel happy. So give it a go, try any or all of these things and feel the difference in your mind/body/day.

1. Laughter: Read a funny book, watch a funny movie or just plain smile.

2. UltraViolet Light: Get outside, or if it's dreary lay in a tanning bed, only 5 minutes can make a huge impact on your body. Don't forget protection with sunscreen and shades though.

3. Spicy foods: Love them or hate them, it works!

4. Exercise: Running, lifting, yoga, doesn't matter. Get your body moving.

5. Sex: yeah, you probably knew that one already.

6. Chocolate: As if you needed another reason to eat chocolate.

7. Aromatherapy: Lavender and vanilla trigger endorphins, also an oil diffuser can really aid in meditation, another way to get those endorphins flowing.

8. Alcohol: Yup, endorphins and relaxation but only in moderation. If you drink too much it actually turns into a depressant, not what you want, so try to keep it at a glass or two.