New year, new YOU!!

With the holidays winding down and normal life just around the corner, this is the time to start thinking of all the new things you want to try, and it’s time to firm up your New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year, new you!!

But first, let me ask you…. if you’ve consistently made New Year’s Resolutions in the past, how successful were you at keeping them?

If you’re like most people, you stay on top of your goals for the first couple weeks, maybe even the first month, and then regular life settles back in and you let things slip a little – until they’ve slipped completely away.

Sound familiar?

I’ve been there, too many times!

So, before you declare your new Resolutions this New Year’s Day, read on for some tips to help set yourself up for success this time.

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How I stopped stressing over getting Christmas right

My memories of Christmas as a kid are all about the food, the decorations and the people who came by to visit.  My mom really liked to deck the house out in garland, tinsel and lots of lights.  And the baking – it was always enough to feed a small army!  With more than 20 aunts and uncles, and 50+ cousins, our family was a small army!

As the years went by and I grew up and moved out, I enjoyed going back home and seeing some of those same decorations out on display year after year.  It was comforting, a little like going back in time, or taking trips down memory lane.

I followed her example when it came to the holiday meal.  There had to be many pies, oodles and oodles of cookies and squares, and anything else newly discovered to concoct in the kitchen.

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4 Ways to protect your emotional energy

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but at times there are things I want to do, but I just can’t seem to muster the motivation or energy to do it.

I’ve written about motivation and procrastination many times and I’ve dedicated a whole segment to it in my workshops, but this is different.

This is wanting to do something, having the time to do it, but just not able to get into the right head space for it.

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How to have fun planning when you’re the creative type

When it comes to planning, do you balk at writing out lists? Personally, I love lists and I make them all the time, but I know there are people who will resist making them. It’s not their thing.

I get it, I really do.

There are also times when a list just isn’t going to cut it, or there are too many different lists needed for a single project that it becomes overwhelming, and who wants that?

So, for those of you who want to set a goal and know what steps to take, all without making a list or too many lists, this creative tool is for you. Continue reading “How to have fun planning when you’re the creative type”