Category: Self-Discipline

Use your mind to retrain💪 your brain🧠 by harnessing the power of habit!

Do these three things to become an effective multitasker | #RTYBtips Episode 4

Aloha and welcome back to my blog. If you’re new here, welcome, my name is Ella and I help you retrain your brain! If you don’t know anything about me yet, back in 2008 I survived a hemorrhagic stroke and a slew of mental health struggles before and after that. It took me until 2018 …

Cop this 30 minute Morning Habit Stack to Win Your Day (…or maybe not?)

If you sleep and wake on a daily basis, this post is for you! Today I am going to take you through my morning habit stack that helps me win my day. And yes I said “habit stack” not routine. If you don’t know the difference between the two, I recommend you check-out these posts …

How to Create Healthy Boundaries (…and why I’m not on Tik Tok)

If you have a vague idea of what “boundaries” are but wouldn’t be able to explain the exact meaning to someone, this post is for you. The reason I want to talk about boundaries is because I was featured on a podcast a couple weeks ago called the Outstanding Woman Leaders Podcast, and during the …

3 Simple Tips for Instantly Achieving “Flow State” | RTYB Tips Episode 2

“5 PM already?! Where did the time go?” If you’ve ever said that after a long and intense day, that is probably you were working in a flow state, aka “in the zone.” Flow state is a concept in positive psychology developed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. It means you are fully focused or immersed in an …

How Small Habits have Lasting Changes (The Butterfly Effect vs. The Ripple Effect)

When a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, it causes a tornado in Texas. – Edward N. Lorenz … not literally, but the implication is spot on. Allow me to explain … So What Exactly is the Butterfly Effect? Let me start by saying that the butterfly effect is not the ripple effect. These 2 …

5 utterly simple ways to break bad habits when you’re bored and quarantined

Today’s blog topic is on a very relevant topic for pretty much all humans, especially considering the current events of … COVID-19 And that topic is how to NOT engage in bad habits when you’re bored … and quarantined. So I’m sure we’ve all been there. Whether that’s opening the fridge or pantry 5 times …

The Secret Sauce of Habit Building (The one thing no one told you!)

H(f) = (C + Ro + Re)rep Wait! Don’t freak out! … I was nearly scared away too when I first found out personal development was all about math. “ugh… Ella… personal development is not math. It’s totally subjective – that’s why it’s called personal development!” Well, you are on the right track, but you’re …

3 Reasons You Don’t Need Motivation in 2020

You have no purpose. Everything you do is insignificant. Success habits don’t exist. Damn … sounds harsh, doesn’t it? Well those are the titles of 3 of my most popular YouTube videos. And despite seeming harsh, they are some of the most motivational messages I can share. Traditional Forms of Motivation Does NOT Work Let’s …

How to Learn a New language When You Have No Time (The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution)

“You have to break your big ambitious goals down into more manageable decisions – types of decisions that need to be made correctly along the way in order to improve the odds of achieving the type of outcome you desire” Stephen Duneier Does the following statement resonate with you? “New year, same resolutions.” You see, …

Learn to Endure Tough Times With These 3 Questions

Did you know … If you took two athletes with the same physical endurance, the athlete with the better mental endurance will actually perform better? You see, more than just being a part of athletics, mental endurance is a huge and often underrated component of our daily lives; everything from challenges in the workplace, stress …