Choosing Happiness

My road to choosing happiness and ending my pity party.

Everyone always says “happiness is a choice.”

*Eye roll*

Until recently I literally thought these people were off their rockers. They never had to deal with anything in their lives and that’s why they could say that. Basically accusing me of “choosing to be sad!”

 

“I can’t control my feelings.”

“I’m so sad and can’t stop crying.”

“I feel depressed and can’t even imagine what happy feels like right now.”

All things thought by me…probably multiple times along with much worse. One wrong move would send my whole day south.

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Recently, what I’ve come to learn is that what you put out into the world is what you get back. (The universe or something like that?)

Everyday we all have the choice to wake up and decide if we are going to have a good day or a bad one.

Now, I consciously choose to have good days!!

Don’t get me wrong, life ain’t easy, but I do what I can.

 

Instead of feeling sorry for myself, now I think ‘how can I improve this situation?’

Instead of thinking the world has it out for me when I fail, I choose to think of new ways to succeed.

Gone are the days where I have a bad moment and then have a bad rest of the day! Bye, girl!

 

Why waste your life living in a constant state of numbness just waiting for the next mini disaster? I think we all can feel comfortable in negativity sometimes. It’s so much easier to just slip into that depressed state. But that is no way to live a fulfilling life!

Replace your negative self talk with positivity and your life will change.

I choose joy.

Every day I choose to make the best out of the situations thrown at me.

I choose happiness.

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ILY,

nutMeg

My Top Simple Wellness Tips

Hey peeps! 

Here are some of my fav simple tips to make your day just a dash healthier.

Fats, fats and more fats

I used to be so scared of fats and oils! To me, fat in equaled fat on.

All of a sudden I kept seeing all of my favorite wellness Instagramers using ghee on everything, eating ½ an avocado at a time and making Bulletproof coffee every day. So, I decided to do research and eventually tried incorporating more fats into my diet.

Since I changed that mindset of fat being “bad” and eating more healthy fats,  I started noticing my body really transform.

Now, I am fuller for longer and this is big for me because I’m a huge snacker!

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HIIT

I was always the girl in the gym who would workout and somehow barely sweat. And when you’re working your tail off it’s pretty frustrating.

Then I started experimenting with HIIT because, like I said, I love to play around in the gym and try new things.

HIIT is one of the only workouts that get me sweating like crazy! Plus, you don’t have to be in the gym for hours on end (such a plus). Getting a killer workout in just 30 mins is the best feeling ever.

HIIT is another reason my body started to change. Getting my heart rate up and constantly shocking my body with new moves really works for me. Love it!

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Bringing your lunch

A tip for your body and wallet!

When you don’t pack your lunch for the office or school, you might have the best intentions to choose a healthy option, but peer pressure is a real thing. Often times spur of the moment choices are not the best for us.

I love to bring my lunch so I can have complete control over what I’m putting in my body and don’t have ragrets.

Warm lemon water

What an amazing way to start the day. I warm up a mug full of water and squeeze a ½ lemon every single morning, no matter what. For me, this takes precedent over coffee. Psycho? Maybe.

Side note – I should probably invest in a lemon squeezer but somehow I can’t bring myself to spend the $10.

Warm lemon water gets your metabolism & digestion going right when you wake up. I’ll try basically anything to aid my digestion. My morning cocktail flushes the digestive system and rehydrates the body and I feel more flat, which doesn’t hurt!

You’re hydrated, you’re doing good for your body, you’re glowing!

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Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard! That is what A Dash of nutMeg is all about!

Making small changes and implementing little tips and tricks will add up over time.

Keep it simple and consistent. You’ve got this!!

 

Share your fav simple health tips with me in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you!

Why I Journal

Why I journal and the feelings it evokes.

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I absolutely love to journal!

I make it a priority to set aside time at least twice a week to do it. If I don’t, it’ll totally slip my mind. Just one of those things I have to put on my calendar.

When I journal I let my stream of consciousness flow out of me. It feels so good to let go and not hold back with my feelings.

It’s a time when I feel connected with myself and grounded in my emotions. I work out problems, write down my dreams and think about how I can improve in different areas of my life. (I’m huge on self improvement!)

Why I journal?

To get my truest feelings to the forefront of my mind. From there, I know what I should be working on.

I choose to do self work in multiple ways every day. Why? Because I’m worth it!

Do you journal? If not, why?

Who is nutMeg?

Welcome to A Dash of nutMeg!

Who is she?

Welcome to my site!! Wow, I can’t believe I’m even typing this out…

I have kind of always dreamed about sharing my thoughts and life with others but I never knew what the right platform was for me.

For the longest time I didn’t want to blog because every other basic bitch seems to have one. And if I have one goal in life, it’s to NOT be basic. Yet, here I am. But don’t worry I know you’ll love my stuff.

Health & wellness are my 2 biggest passions in life and I felt called to start sharing. I want to make it easy for my friends and whomever I reach to implement simple tips and tricks to make their days just a dash healthier.

nutMeg? Yes, hunny! I love to cook (hence the spice) and people call me Meg.

Tell me what you want to talk about!