It's Monday. Deep breath. I don't know about you but Mondays make me anxious. It's the start of the new week with work (and more work) and deadlines (and more deadlines) awaiting. There are several things, however, that I've recently initiated that have helped me with my work-week anxiety. One is establishing a wellness nighttime … Continue reading Incorporate a Wellness Nighttime Routine
NOTE: The following is an old post from our pre-COVID days. I had to go over that darn Chesapeake Bay Bridge twice this weekend and was reminded of this posting. And, well, it seems appropriate as the world opens up again. The other morning, I dreamt about a painting in which my dream-self was trying … Continue reading How to FOCUS When Your Brain is Overloaded
My body likes to remind me incessantly that it is getting older. And, it's not just me feeling this way. If you are in your 50s (or, on your way there), you may have noticed that when speaking with your friends, the topic of conversation is now body ailments and aches. So sad. Ha, ha. … Continue reading Take Your Vitamins
This week’s habit comes in the form of one word—prioritize. As much as we think we can, as much as we desire to "have it all". . . We cannot do everything at once. In order for us to be really focused, intentional, and effective, we must prioritize our focus. Right now, ask yourself, what … Continue reading Prioritize
This week's Healthy Habit is simple, but maybe not so simple . . . go to bed by 10 p.m. And if you don't think that is early enough for you, then adjust the timing to meet your schedule. You body's schedule. What this means is that the electronics are off. No browsing social media … Continue reading Lights Out by 10 p.m.
I am a writer. Writing is my passion and love – and it is what I do every day, in some shape or form, whether in my day job, in creating novels or my blog. But, I did not always consider myself “a writer”. Instead, I considered myself to be someone who liked to write. … Continue reading Embrace Your Value
You will start that diet after the holidays. You will start working out next week. You will tackle your closet clean up next weekend. Does any of this sound familiar? It does for me. For those who have lofty intentions or have started working towards a goal but then "fell off the horse" there is … Continue reading Take a Why Not NOW Attitude
Are you tempted to give up on your goals? Have they felt too impossible or as if you are not making any headway? Don't quit. Here's what to do when you feel that way.
One positive thing that I have gained from this pandemic is the ability to let go of things--worries about what others think of me and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I've also realized the value of surrounding yourself with a positive network of support. When the people around you FEEL LIKE WORK then maybe it … Continue reading Surround Yourself With Those Who Have Your Back
There is a common occurrence that often happens when we set goals. We limit ourselves and set a cap on what we think is possible . . . for ourselves. I mean, it is okay for other people to obtain these goals. Right? How many times have we told ourselves, "those types of goals are … Continue reading Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude
For the last two years, I’ve decided to have a one-word goal. It would be my mantra throughout the year, pushing me forward, and helping me stay committed to what I was trying to achieve. Last year, it was FOCUS. I was determined. I would keep my blinders on as I worked towards my goals—one … Continue reading The Boldness of a Risk
There is something to be said about working for someone vs. working for yourself. The difference is that in working for someone else, you are accountable to someone else. Which means that you, in this scenario, may find yourself working harder, being more focused, and intentional with your goals. Why is this? It is because … Continue reading Hold Yourself Accountable