Take Time off for a Social Media Vacation

Your Cravings-Crushing Tip: Take Time Out to Unwind, Unplug & Relax

“We need time to unplug to refresh, recover and reinvigorate.” – Connie Bennett, The Cravings Ninja.

Of course, nowadays, you need to be social, even if you’re a naturally introverted person. You need to be on your phone often and you need to check emails.

Plus, if your goal is to serve lots of people — as I do — you need to be active on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and, of course, on your blog, if you have one.

But what if you’re feeling burn out after facing and meeting lots of deadlines, pursuing additional training, writing a book or online course, and gearing up to serve even more people than before?

Should you continue to post regularly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your blog when you feel a need to unplug so you can refresh, recover and recuperate?

I contend that at least twice a year, You Need a Social Media Vacation.

And that’s what I’m now doing in the next week. What’s so cool with our world’s amazing technology is that you can post things in advance.

Now, what if you’ve endured a family crisis such the terminally illness of a parent, sibling or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?

Then you really need time off.

Discover 11 of many benefits of taking a Social Media Vacation:

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Zumba® Happy & Zumba High Today

Are You 1 of 15 Million Fans in 180 countries?

Today, I’m Zumba® happy, thanks to this morning’s exhilarating, upbeat, high-energy class, which combined salsa, merengue, mambo, squats, lunges and many other fitness steps.

If you’re not among the 15 million fans, who take Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations in 180 countries, you’re missing out on so much fun!

You’re missing an invigorating, fun, high-intensity, calorie-burning experience, which can incorporate movements from flamenco, cumbia, flamenco, samba, mambo, reggaeton and rumba. Some lively instructors even add elements of hip-hop, belly dance or Indian Bollywood. Oh are these classes are so good!

Zumba isn’t just fun. It’s an awesome way to exercise, because you burn a lot of calories and improve your aerobic efficiency, as confirmed by an independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE.

Not only that, but Zumba gives you an amazing high, which lasts all day long. In short, this type of exercise can lift your moods and make you happier. Zumba also relieves stress and boosts endorphins — you know, the much touted “runner’s high.” Talk about getting a sweet, healthy, exhilarating after-Zumba glow. And thanks to Zumba, you can kiss your cravings good bye!

The Zumba fitness craze was accidentally started by Colombian trainer Alberto “Beto” Perez, who tells you this remarkable story on a Gab with the Gurus Show. See below to listen.

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Take Charge of Your Stress & Sleep: Two Keys to Live Life Well

Sleep-deprivation2 Are you overwhelmed by stress? And are you sleep deprived?

These are two vital areas in life that you can and should change. And gaining control over these areas can help you get a fabulous life.

Listen to this powerful Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with the amazing to learn more about how to take charge of your life when it comes to both stress and sleep.

My first guest, which is part of the Gab with the Gurus 3-Year Anniversary celebration, is Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before. . .  Stressing Out.

Next, make sure to listen to this fabulous interview with Dr. Breus, author of the fabulous book, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep:

Right now, I'm listening again to the second half of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with Dr. Breus. You will find out:

  • How being sleep deprived is the worst thing for your weight.
  • How the more sleep deprived you are, the slower your metabolism.
  • How you can lose weight just by sleeping!
  • One thing NOT to do if you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • How not enough sleep leads you to eat more sweets and culprit carbs.
  • About a hormone that makes you eat — this is triggered when you don't get enough sleep.
  • What one incredibly simple thing you can do to take charge of your sleep.
  • How to figure out how much sleep you need.
  • How yoga and acupuncture can help you sleep.
  • When to power off and have "an electronic curfew."
  • The best way to fall asleep.
  • How to catch up if you're sleep deprived.
  • Whether or not to nap.
  • How to get sleep while you're on the road. (These are awesome tips.)
  • When to get more sleep when you're about to go on the road.
  • How to get a free downloadable audio from Dr. Breus.
  • What the scoop is about melatonin and valerian root. 
  • What kind of night light to get.

Listen now to these fascinating Gab with the Gurus interviews in honor of our three-year anniversary. 

Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio

 

It’s International Coaching Week: Call Me Friday 3 to 5 pm EST

EmpoweredIt's International Coaching Week through Feb. 13.

In honor of this week-long global celebration of the coaching profession, I'll be taking calls and giving YOU complimentary 20-minute Strategy Sessions for 2 hours this Friday, from 3 to 5 pm EST.

(If you call during that time and I'm busy, I'll call you back by the 13th, when International Coaching Week ends.) 

That's right — YOU can call me, and I'll call you right back so you can get a taste of coaching and how it can help you.

In your FR*EE Strategy Session, we'll zero in on your goals and dreams, whether it's kicking sugar, writing a book or finding the love of your life.

To get details on how to reach me for your complimentary Strategy Session, join my Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.

Originally founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, International Coaching Week is "a designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the general public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process."

This week is a "perfect time for coaches to get out in their
communities and show people what coaching is and how it can benefit
their lives."

As my clients have found, coaching has been proven "to help people attain their personal
and professional goals and those who use it can expect to see a solid
return on their investment."

Talk to you Friday from 3 to 5 pm EST? To learn how to reach me, get details at my Smart Habits Fans page on Facebook.

Get Your Gift: Be Calm this Holiday Season

Holiday gifts acca940e-4302-413f-8a30-1de8ac2d6c4b This holiday season, wouldn't it be nice NOT to be stressed out?

To give this a more positive spin, would you like to be calm, relaxed and refreshed? 

Break away from your worries.

Join creative visualization expert Debra Berndt, the Love-Mind Expert, and me for 3 soothing, guided visualizations. This is our holiday gift to you.

Claim your gift now. Just listen here (below), or go to our replay page.

Relieve Holiday Stress with us now.

You'll feel renewed and rejuvenated after hearing Debra's soothing voice and meditation. Now learn about her amazing s Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Set (4 MP3s)