Work Smart, Not Hard, To Achieve A Healthier Lifestyle

If you feel like you are constantly worrying about your health, yet never achieving your goals, analyze if you’re using ‘right effort’ or ‘busy effort.’

Adopting a healthier lifestyle often feels like an interminable uphill battle. I get that. “Adulting” is hard, and “healthfully adulting” is even harder.

The thing is, there are two types of “hard:” unproductive busy work, often fanned by damaging, shame-filled self-talk; productive, forward-moving, growth-oriented “effort.” This second type gets you closer to a goal; it is a “full hard” — full of joy, self-awareness, and right effort/right action. READ MORE