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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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”




F.E.A.R.

‘It will be scary. It will be fine’.

Today’s inspiration via my Day-At-A-Time desk calendar. In case you missed the post about my calendar and its quotes, you can read it here.

So many times, I have let fear rule my actions, and my decisions. And no doubt it has changed the course of my life.

Can you relate? Can you recall any times you’ve passed up on an opportunity or avoided a situation because of the fear you felt?

I don’t mean the type of fear you feel when you’re walking alone at night, or you’re in a dangerous situation.

This type of fear is the one you feel when you’re in a situation that’s unfamiliar, outside of your comfort zone. Or there’s an opportunity to step up and play bigger, be more, a chance to grow as a person.

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Feel good quotes

Sitting on my desk is this little calendar, each page is a day with an inspirational quote, saying, or feel-good message, along with some pretty artwork. It’s a Page-A-Day calendar, a stocking stuffer Christmas gift I received last year from one of my beautiful elves.

It got me thinking….how many people use feel-good, or inspirational quotes to improve their mood, help them get back up when life knocks them to the ground, or for motivation?

I’m curious. Do any of you read them? Do you use them? If you use them for any other reason, what are they?

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They said what?

You’re out with a group of your friends and you’re having a really good time. There’s laughter, good conversation and you’re feeling pretty good.

Then the conversation shifts and another of your close friends, who couldn’t make it, becomes the topic of discussion.   But not in a good way. She’s being dissed and ridiculed – she’s lousy at her job, she’s overweight and should be ashamed of how she looks, she always makes the wrong choices in anything, and she sucks at relationships.

She is a really close friend, actually one of your best friends. Continue reading “They said what?”