Category: Selfcare Tips

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

Three Tactical Ways I Dramatically Transformed my Mental Health in 365 Days

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain blog! If you’re new here, welcome, my name is Ella. If you don’t know anything about me yet, back in 2008 I survived a hemorrhagic stroke and a slew of mental health struggles following that. It took me until 2018 to start turning that rock bottom …

Are these the Six Steps to a Successful Morning Routine?

If you’re unmotivated, at rock-bottom, or struggling to reach your goals, creating a successful morning routine may be the fix you’re missing in life. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I’m all about turning your big goals into the tiniest steps possible to start feeling productive and head into your day …

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 …

Break these 3 Habits to Optimize Physical Distancing

It’s June 1st 2020 and if you live on planet Earth, you’re being affected by the current global pandemic known as COVID-19. Whether you’re in lock-down or not, governments and health organizations around the world are encouraging social distancing practices to keep the virus at bay until it can be treated. That means staying at …

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 …

10 Ways I Retrained my Brain (Part 2 of 2)

Breakthrough. That’s what I created for myself over the past couple years, and I did that using these 10 tips. If you want to create your own rock bottom to breakthrough transformation, try making these changes in your life. And if you missed last week’s post on the first 5 tips, make sure you check …

10 Ways I Retrained my Brain (Part 1 of 2)

Let me be real with you … I look back to about 15 years of my pre-teen, teenage, and young-adult life, and it makes me a little sad knowing I lived those years at my rock bottom. I wish I knew what I did now about using my mind to retrain my brain and turn …

How to Counteract Rumination (Getting to Know your Habit Coach Part 2 of 4)

Want to know the difference between sadness and depression? Want to know the one thing that can take someone from, “this sucks” to “I hate living”? It’s not serotonin and it’s not unemployment. It’s something you, fortunately, have full control over so that you can turn your rock bottom into your breakthrough. The difference between …

Joe Rogan, Brain Injuries, and Losing Friends … (Get to Know Me Part 1)

So today’s post is going to be a bit more of a personal one. Not long ago I reached out to you guys on Instagram asking for some feedback on my content and pretty much all of you said you want to get to know Ella on more of a personal level. So I figured …

Why School Made Me Stupid (PLUS 3 WAYS TO REVERSE A SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY)

Have you ever wondered how some people are just so confident in themselves? Having confidence in yourself is like having powerful leverage against your negative thoughts. In order to build a brighter future for yourself, you should start with confidence because it trains your mind to focus on the right path, no matter what your …