We have powerful minds; they bring us to amazing heights, help us overcome obstacles and provide us with dreams, hopes and desires. We grow our minds through learning and education, and we use them on a daily basis. Throughout all this, we challenge our minds, and thus we challenge ourselves.
It seems more and more these days we are on high speed mode; fitting in all we can, overcommitting and stretching ourselves thin. And even though this is not a healthy way of life, it seems to be the common way for many of us.
Stress is a part of life; throughout our lives, we will have times of good stressors as well as bad ones. Stress can come on a scale ranging from little or no stress, to optimal beneficial stress, and then harmful stress.
We are on a journey to find success through taking on new challenges, and exploring new territory with our behaviours as they relate to healthier eating and physical activity. This is a conscious decision we have made because we know that by eating healthy and moving more we will improve our health in more ways than one.
Sometimes it can be difficult to see exactly how far we've come, unless it's right in front of our face. We are working towards creating healthy change by making small adjustments, tweaks and shifts in our behaviour over time. It requires being consistent and persistent as the days and weeks roll past.
How much do you think our perspective on a matter affects its outcome? If we go into something believing we will be successful, does that increase the likelihood that we will be? On the other hand, if we go into something doubting that we will accomplish it, how likely do you think we are to have a desirable outcome?
What is your frame of mind when making choices throughout the day? Do your choices affect your frame of mind or does it affect your choices? Sometimes our choices are made through a rational, well thought out process but other times they might be made based on emotion.
Do we try too hard to fit into a certain box when it comes to our approach on changing our habits to eat better and be more active? Do we feel that if our co-workers, friends or neighbours experience success with certain methods or systems that we must adapt those same ones in order to see success ourselves?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".