Eight Things to Quit in 2018

Eight Things to Quit in 2018

A "New You" Starts With a New Mindset

New Year, New You?

Well...with only a couple of days under our belts, no one can really say that they’re a “new person” quite yet. But maybe instead of becoming new people, we can stop old behaviors and create new, positive changes to affect our wellbeing for the rest of the year. While I’m sure there’s plenty of things on people’s lists to quit, here are some that are close to home.

1) Fearing Change

2) Overthinking

3) Living in the Past

4) Being Afraid to Be Different

5)Trying to Please Everyone

6) Sacrificing Your Happiness for Others

7) Thinking You Have No Purpose

8) Thinking You’re Not Good Enough

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Being A Girl In College Feels Just Like Carrie Bradshaw, Shitty Laptop And Guys Included

Who else to better relate to than someone who loves shoes and drinks?

Hey guys, so I have gotten stuck on watching "Sex and the City." I found a lot of relatable circumstances between Carrie Bradshaw and myself as a college student. I compiled a list of examples, how relatable are they to you? Scroll to see for yourself.

1. She understands that we may (or may not) *wink, wink* have a drinking problem.

But who doesn't, especially when bars have drink specials and it's cheap. Unlike Carrie though, I prefer a cold beer or some amaretto sours instead of a cosmopolitan or vodka martini's.

2. She can never decide what to wear regardless of how much she owns.

I know I constantly have this issue. I never go out but when I do it is quite a task. Even when I go through my closet to rid myself of old clothing it still feels like I haven't made a dent. Who else has this problem? I imagine all of us do.

3. She LOVES to party (especially with drinks and a smoke).

Who doesn't love to dress up and pretend you have your life together? The key word is pretend. I don't know if anyone truly has it all together. If you do, tell them to call me so I can know the secret to their success.

4. She always seems to be broke, well, because of shoes.

Mine is mostly food, but you know, everyone has their own guilty pleasure. Sometimes more than one, like clothing. That's another guilty pleasure I have. Besides, retail therapy doesn't hurt anyone but my bank account. Yikes. Oh well, it's worth it.

5. She has her small group of girlfriends.

You may have two or six, but you can't get through life without them. However, it is hard to avoid some of that girl drama. Samantha and Charlotte know a thing or two about fighting amongst friends. It's okay, the best of friends always seem to find a way back to each other.

6. She struggles with relationship's and being single.

We can all relate to this part of Carrie's life. Everyone struggles at some point with these issues. When in college and trying to find yourself, build your life, and maintain a social life, things in the romance department can become a bit difficult and hard to balance.

7. She is always asking questions about life and love.

Don't you wish we all had the answers? I know I do. Alas, we do not. So maybe we need more people like Carrie in our lives. Someone to constantly ask the hard questions about life that others might be afraid to ask.

Try to find the relatable shows in the world and watch them. Yes, they are television shows, but then you know you are not completely alone in this world.


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5 Supplements To Improve Your Performance At Work And School

These supplements will improve focus, memory, cognition and even anxiety.

Most people are familiar with supplements. They come in many forms — vitamins and minerals, protein powders, pre-workouts... but what about supplements to help with memory and focus?

There's actually an entire class of these supplements called nootropics. What are nootropics? Basically, anything that will help improve memory or cognitive function. Some nootropics will also help alleviate the effects of disorders like anxiety or depression.

In this article, I'm going to focus on the best supplements to help you improve your performance at work and school.

1. Caffeine + Theanine

Used for: non-jittery energy

We are all familiar with caffeine, but what is theanine?

Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea extract that helps you relax and has anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties.

So why combine something that helps you relax with a stimulant like caffeine? Basically, this gives you all of the alertness and energy of caffeine, but without the jitters or any negative side effects that caffeine can have.

This is commonly taken in a 1:2 ratio of caffeine to theanine. My go-to is to mix 200 milligrams of theanine powder with 2 scoops of a supplement called Charged Amino (which tastes amazing, by the way) and drink it to start my workday.

2. Tyrosine

Used for: focus, especially under stress

Tyrosine is an amino acid that is synthesized from the essential amino acid phenylalanine. Tyrosine helps prevent cognitive decline during stressful situations and is a precursor for the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Tyrosine can help with focus and help you think clearly while under stress. Common doses of tyrosine range from 500 milligrams to 2 grams per day.

3. Choline

Used for: improved cognition, learning and memory

Choline is an essential nutrient that has a part in many bodily processes. Choline is converted into the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which affects learning and memory. It is found in high concentrations in food like eggs and milk, but can also be taken as a dietary supplement.

Either alpha GPC or CDP choline is perfect for this, but choline bitartrate is an inferior version and should be avoided if possible. Basically, daily supplementation of 200-400 milligrams of alpha GPC will help with your learning and memory processes.

4. Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Used for: focus, learning, memory, energy and fat loss as an added benefit

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an ester of the amino acid L-Carnitine, which enhances the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine that affects learning and memory. Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplementation has been shown to improve energy, focus, learning and memory. It has also had success treating depression in some studies.

Beyond the nootropic effect, continued L-Carnitine use can assist in weight loss because it is responsible for fatty acid oxidation.

5. Nootropic Blends

Used for: a little bit of everything

These supplements are just like they sound; a blend of multiple different nootropic compounds that create a synergistic effect with each other to improve cognition and focus.

If you don't want to take these ingredients separately, blends are the way to go.

My preference in this area is the supplements from Anastasis, Konnect and LAX. Konnect is the focus and cognitive enhancement formula, while LAX is the anti-anxiety and relaxation formula.

Another good option here is SKYWALK from Myoblox, which differs slightly from Konnect with the addition of tyrosine, and may provide a slightly higher stimulant effect.

By adding these supplements to your daily routine, you may see some of the positive effects it can have to enhance your performance in many areas of life.

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