• TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF •
Have a great time!
Be sweet on the inside
never let go
You know I prefer to say YES... But after this very intensive month it was very necessary to learn to say NO.
It really depends on your personality, your own reasons and even your mood ;)
Here are some ideas:
1. “Thank you for asking, but that isn’t going to work out for me.”
2. “Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support! I’m sorry I’m not able to help you at this time.”
3. “Thanks, I’ll have to pass on that.”
4. “I just don’t have time right now. Let me recommend someone who may be able to help you.”
5. “Let me think about it, and I’ll get back to you.”
None of these suit your personal style? Find more here!
I've been struggling with my schedule and finding no time to exercise...
I know I talk a lot about finding the time for what is a priority, taking care of your body and all that but the fact is that in May schools seem to flood all the time left in a mother's week... Also in May we celebrate a lot of birthdays in my family :)
I've been trying to focus on kids after work, lunch time seems to disappear with little but necessary tasks that I need to do, waking up early to work out the abs was not happening anymore...
But today I found the courage to restart in a new model: jumping rope!
It felt great!
15 minutes outside when the morning is still fresh (in Lisbon in this time of the year days become very warm very quickly!).
I'll try to stick with this routine 3 days per week!
Benefits seem promising:
1. Jumping rope burns more calories than jogging and even running, plus cycling and other such forms of exercise!
2. Jumping rope is a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise - it works out your lungs too.
3. Jumping rope improves your coordination, makes you quicker and helps you balance better.
4. Jumping rope is great help for eliminating toxins from your skin and from your body.
5. Jumping rope can help improve your cognitive function (it involves learning new motor patterns improving the nervous system communication between your brain, wrists and lower leg muscles).
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time.
You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr
Last week I was in Barcelona!
Besides visiting La Sagrada Familia, Museo Picaso and just walking around, we were hoping we could dance!!
And we did!!! “Got this feeling in my body!...”
We were feeling phenomenal!
So why is it that we feel so happy when we dance?
What is about dancing that makes us feel good?
Can’t stop the feeling!! DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.