While it’s never come naturally to me to wake up early, I noticed that morning people always seem more productive & energized. So I decided to become one.

I’ve always been more of a night owl than a morning person but noticed that morning people seem more productive, energized, and accomplished. So I thought, why can’t I become a morning person? I’ve been looking up the best tips and tricks on how to become a morning person and wanted to share what I’ve learned with you guys!

How to Become a Morning Person in One Month

Reboot your routine even when you’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and the last thing on your mind is health & fitness…

I’m not going to lie to you all, I’ve been seriously slacking on my health and fitness lately. I’ve been feeling ultra tired and run down from a combination of work, investing a ton of time in the blog (+ Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc., a lot goes into it…), and on top of that, trying to be a normal person and make time for my boyfriend/friends/family. Part of me feels like this is just what “being an adult” is and I need to suck it up and keep working hard. Another part of me is too worn down to suck…

Stop waiting for NYE to set your goals (that almost always fall through by February 1…) Try out my 90-day system — bet you’ll never go back.

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If you know me, you know I’m all about goal setting. I’m not the type of person who waits for New Year’s to set goals for the year, I set them whenever it feels right. It’s taken years for me to figure out the best goal setting system for myself, but I’m so happy to say I finally found it.

This 90-day system is so easy to implement into your life and makes it SO much easier to set, track, and accomplish any/all of your goals. …

In 2020, I started an online book club with my best friend & blogging partner, Mary. We’ve both been reading a book (or two) each month & leaving our reviews on the blog.

The January book selections were incredible this month! We were honestly both obsessed with our book choices & I’d say this is the best month yet. To read our January 2021 Book Club reviews (including In a Holidaze and The Wife Upstairs) scroll down. 🙂

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Last month’s book club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle review

Our January Book Club Selections

If you are dealing (or have ever dealt) with shin splints & want to get back into running consistently — this is a must-read.

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Here’s the thing — I haven’t run more than a mile in years. Every time I tried to run for even a few minutes, I had such bad pain in my shins that I would give up on running again. Shin splints are not fun and if you’re reading this article — I’m guessing you feel my pain.

It wasn’t just pain when I was running… It was terrible pain for days after my “run” (aka a 1 minute run with a lot of walking. It didn’t seem to get better no matter what I did. …

(Gluten-free) snacks that will keep you feeling energized and satisfied, instead of sluggish after a high sugar/salt option.

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At my current job as a legal assistant, we have drawers of snacks in the kitchen that we can grab & go any time. While I love munching on Oreos, Cheetos, Chex Mix, etc., when I have a craving for these salty/sweet snacks, I want to have some healthy options on hand too. I keep a drawer of healthy work snacks at my desk that is always ( most of the time…) stocked with nutrient-dense options. …

We all experience negative emotions, but how do we funnel them into creating something positive?

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I’m a self-admittedly sensitive & emotional person. I take things to heart more easily than I should, at times, and have a hard time not empathizing with other people’s pain. In the past, I’ve tried to (& succeeded at) suppressing these emotions, because I thought they made me “needy”, “overbearing”, and “hard to be around.” In reality, 99% of the time, I’m not needy, overbearing, or hard to be around. I just convinced myself that that’s how people would perceive me if I showed any emotion, so I buried it all deep beneath a constantly positive, happy facade.

Emotion = creativity (if you use it properly)

How to break the cycle of constant FOMO, the comparison trap, and ramped up anxiety, to live a truly fulfilling & happy life.

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I just posted on Instagram about an hour ago and didn’t immediately receive any likes/comments/social gratification. I feel ridiculously bummed out and my self worth is in the toilet. Immediately, I am thinking “Everyone hates what I just posted”, “What a terrible/boring post”, “Should I just delete it and forget it ever existed?”.

In reality, no one probably even saw the post yet.

Or, people saw it, looked at it for half a second, and scrolled on.

Maybe they didn’t like it. Maybe they just weren’t paying attention. Either way, I’ll never know.

Regardless of the reason, it doesn’t really…

For when you’re super busy, but also want to eat healthy, but also are sick of salads — you know what I mean?

I’m sick of salads and sandwiches.

Eating healthy is important to me, but honestly, lunch is (in my humble opinion) the most boring meal of the day. I’m never motivated to cook, but am also tired of eating salads, sandwiches, and frozen “health” meals every day. I know, first world problems. So I decided to spice things up and come up with a few other healthy lunch options — and of course, share them with you all!

Why is it Important to have Easy Lunches at Home?

When it comes to creative endeavors — there’s no growth without highs & lows. But that doesn’t mean we can’t expedite the lows a bit…

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I originally titled this article “I’m Starting to Feel Like I Don’t Have What it Takes.” Then after typing out most of the self-deprecating “woe is me” nonsense about why I’m not good enough for this — I chose to figure out how to overcome the negativity instead of letting it consume me.

Why Do I Frequently Feel Like I’m Not Good Enough?

I started my blog earlier this year (April 2020)…

Erin Notz

Health & wellness writer. B.S. Dietetics. Personal development, mental health, food, fitness & healthy living. Read more: vitality-vixens.com | @vitalityvixens✨

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