Did you know that the first crossword puzzle was published in a New York newspaper in 1913?
Crossword puzzles are a great brain and MOOD boost. You'll have to think outside the box to complete one, but you will definitely learn a new fact each time. Another great thing about crosswords is you don't have to do it all at once. Don't make excuses, just take 5 or 10 minutes to work on one next time you need a MOOD boost.
Don’t want to go outside and MOVE? Here’s an excuse, “I can’t go outside because my mother’s friend’s sister’s cousin’s TV broke, so I have to share mine.”
Do you ever let excuses get in the way of making fit choices? Oftentimes, people don’t even realize that they are making an excuse when they say things like, “It’s too cold out,” or “I don’t eat anything green,” or “I’ll do that later.” What excuses do you make?
Talk with a partner about excuses you make. Give advice on how to bust that excuse!
A great way to bust an excuse is to reach out to a friend. Spending time with friends can Motivate Your MOOD. You can even talk through what types of excuses you each make and give each other advice on how to stop those excuses in their tracks!
Happy Thursday! What was the first choice you made today?
Weekend Challenge: Bust your excuses! When you catch yourself saying “I don’t want to,” turn your MOOD around.
Turning your MOOD around is not difficult. All you need to do is tell yourself “I will (do …),” then do it! If you need support, call a friend or ask a family member to join you in making the healthy choice.