Common Excuses Holding You Back In Life

Looking back, there are quite number of things I wish I had done in life instead of finding an excuse not to. I'm pretty good at putting things on hold and giving myself a "good reason," but in the end, I think truly only the one stopping you is YOU. Only you can truly make things happen and only you can put an end to letting excuses keep you from achieving goals. You may think of a "legitimate" reason like I have listed below, but in reality it's only delaying you and holding you back.  

You Don't Have Enough Time
If you don't have time right now, then when? It's easy to keep saying this until after while it's completely out of the picture. We, as humans, seem to think that we will always have heaps of time in the future - that it can always be done later. But the truth is, we'll always be busy. Life doesn't really slow down. It's not about finding the time, but instead making the time. Don't get caught in the trap of constantly putting things off because you don't have the time. You do, you just need to reassess and prioritize.  

You've Never Done It Before
Doing something for the first time can be a little scary, but that's no reason to say no. Saying yes to new things will welcome growth and put some more experience under your belt. Take on new opportunities that excite you even if you're a little scared because those opportunities could open new doors for you. 

You Don't Have Enough Money
Money can really seem like a sincere reason not to do something because let's face it, if you don't have the money for it, you don't have the money. But here's the catch - you can start budgeting, saving, or increasing your income. There's always a way around it. Sure, it may hold you back for a little while until you earn the needed amount. But at least you're not sitting there, wishfully thinking it will just magically appear one day. It may just take a little extra discipline, but it is most definitely possible to work around this obstacle. 

You Don't Feel Like It Right Now
When I think of this one, my mind straight away thinks of exercising because I think this is the most common excuse people use for working out. "I'll do it tomorrow", or, "I'm too tired today." But using this excuse one time always turns into a cycle of many times and before we know it, we've fallen completely off track and have to start from square one simply because we didn't feel like it at the time. 

5 Ways To Drink More Water

Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is something I really struggle with. I always joke that I'm living life dehydrated, but it's true, and probably not that funny. Because not consuming enough water can lead to health issues down the road and current health issues such as headaches - something I experience almost daily. So with that said, I'm working harder to drink more and I thought I'd share some of my tips with you!

Start and finish your day right
Try to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up, and you go to bed drink another glass.

Before every meal
Consuming a full glass before every meal can really curb calorie intake because it causes you to feel more full.

After every bathroom break
Once you start drinking more and more water, you'll notice yourself taking more bathroom breaks. Drink a glass after every single break.

Eat water-rich foods
One sneaky way to increase your daily water consumption is to consume food with high water content. Most fruits and vegetables such a cucumber, watermelon, grapefruit, and zucchini are great examples of this.

Opt for water at restaurants
Pass up the soda and alcohol for water instead. You'll stay more hydrated, plus it's healthier and free!

Keep a water bottle filled
I've noticed when I keep a water bottle in the fridge, I'm more likely to drink more because it's cold and refreshing.

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