One of the questions I’ve been asked before, and have asked myself, is why don’t I write about fitness more? The Hustle Planet brand was started as a hub for fitness, business, and motivational ideas. The three pillars of ‘Hustle’ in my mind. Well the short answer is this: I don’t have a lot to say about it. The longer answer needs some explanation.
I had a fun year in Buffalo, but I had a cloud hanging over my head. I kept wondering ‘What if I had moved to Tampa?’ I kept thinking about the warm weather, beaches, night life, all the reasons I originally wanted to move down there. After a week in my new Buffalo apartment I was already regretting the decision and beating myself up for it. I felt like I missed the boat and was watching it sail away.
The holidays are a great time of year. Friends, family, and co-workers gather together and bond with each other. People tend to be in a better mood and there’s a different feeling in the air. Another common theme is to make a new year’s resolution. A lot of us brush this under the rug, myself included, because I’ve always thought it was pretty lame.
Cognitive Dissonance is defined as the ‘mental discomfort, or psychological stress, experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.’ This is a concept I learned in Psychology 101 that stuck with me over the years. I also see it pop up in articles and books from time to time. Last weekend was Thanksgiving and I was thinking about all the things I’m thankful for.
I was scrolling through Facebook last week when I ran into a video from Gary Vaynerchuk, one of my biggest inspirations and favorite entrepreneurs. I wish I could remember the exact title or where I found the video, but I remember the message: Happiness is the best ROI.
Depression and anxiety are an unfortunate part of life for millions of Americans. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) over 40 million Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder, and those are just the cases we know about. The Association cites the risk factors as genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.