Monthly Commitment to Yourself- April

Continuing on with our monthly commitments, it’s Spring and it’s time to declutter.
When we think of de-cluttering, we think of our homes and office spaces but I want you to start with your basic needs and making sure we are physically healthy.
If we aren’t in good physical health, it affects us emotionally and mentally, so it’s a great place to start.
For one week, I want you to keep a journal of four things: sleep, exercise, diet and water.
I just want you to keep track, don’t make any changes the first week. Don’t make any hard judgments or criticize yourself. This is for information only so we know what changes to make.
At the end of the week, you can see what is missing from your life and which areas need improvement. The following week you can make those improvements by setting goals and actions steps to get there. Make sure to plan for obstacles.

This is what we need:
Sleep – Most of us need 7-8 hours a night. If you are not getting enough sleep, work on your sleep hygiene. Try to go to bed and wake up around the same time each night and morning.
Keep the room cool and dark. White noise helps a lot of my clients. If you have problems falling asleep, meditation is very helpful.

Diet – I tell my clients to watch out for two things – when you eat and what you eat. We should have a snack every 3-4 hours. It can be something small but healthy like cheese and crackers, an apple and peanut/almond butter, etc.
Read your food labels – if the first two ingredients are sugar, fake sugar or any form of sugar, get rid of it!
If you can’t pronounce everything on the label, it’s fake/GMO – try to eat as pure as you can which means more home cooked meals. I know that isn’t always possible so do the best you can.

Water – Try to drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day. This does not include Caffeinated sodas, tea or coffee. It does include broth, decaffeinated herbal teas like ginger, lemon, etc.

If you find yourself getting tired in the afternoon after lunch, add more water. Slowly sip two full glasses of water after lunch. It will take about two weeks but you will see an increase in your energy.

Exercise – I stick with walking because it’s free, easy and most people can do it but any exercise is good. Exercise produces endorphins (happy chemical) while reducing your stress hormone (cortisol), walking also produces mindfulness.
Its the best way to de-stress with no side effects.
April 2019 Events and Workshops – Open to the Public

Monday, April 1st, 7pm – Positive Aging
Florham Park, NJ
Phone: 973-443-9222

Monday, April 1st,10:30am – Brookdale Community College – Positive Aging
Brookdale Community College, NJ
Phone: 732-224-2315

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm – Re-train Your Brain for Success
Caldwell Continuing Education, NJ
Phone: 973-228-2092

Thursday, April 4th, 6:30pm – Finding Your Passion
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext. 2224

April 5th- 7th – Women’s Wellness Weekend
YMCA at Camp Bernie, Post Murry, NJ
Phone: 908-832-5315

Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30pm – Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress
Caldwell Continuing Education, NJ
Phone: 973-228-2092

Wednesday, April 10th, 10am – Having Healthy Relationships with Your Adult Kids
Great Horizons, NJ
Phone: 973-292-2063

Wednesday, April 10th, 7pm – Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress
Emerson Community School, NJ
Phone: 201-262-5502

Thursday, April 11th, 7pm – Turning Setbacks into Advantages
Princeton Adult School, NJ
Phone: 609-683-1101

Monday, April 22nd, 7pm – Positive Aging
Emerson Community School, NJ
Phone: 201-262-5502

Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30pm – Turning Setbacks into Advantages
Caldwell Continuing Education, NJ
Phone: 973-228-2092

Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm – I Am Enough
Ramsey Adult School, NJ
Phone: 201-327-2025

Thursday, April 25th, 6pm – Positive Aging
Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus, PA
Phone: 570-369-1881

Monday, April 29th, 7pm – Living a Mindful Life
Morristown Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-292-2063

Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30pm – Finding Your Passion
Caldwell Continuing Education, NJ
Phone: 973-228-2092

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

 

About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang is a Therapist, educator, author and life coach. Diane has two books: Baby steps the path from motherhood to Career and Creating balance & finding happiness. Diane works as a Therapist and also is an adjunct at Montclair State University. This blog will help educate and empower you to live your best life! For more information please visit her website: www.dlcounseling.com
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