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.
Moving away from procrastination in order to achieve your goals. Read how procrastination can allow action items to fester and cause stress and how taking action may not be as difficult as you think.
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
This week’s Healthy Habit deals with having a healthy relationship with our finances—budgets are essential and serve as a visual snapshot to keep on track. By taking the time to analyze your regular expenses, you will be able to see if you are overspending, able to save, and are being fiscally responsible. I know that … Continue reading Establish a Budget and Stick to It
[This post was originally posted in May 2020] This week's "Healthy Habit" is simple and should be pretty easy, but yet it is one that is not always practiced (at least not by my kids). With this quarantine, NOT practicing this habit becomes very evident. To give some examples: Putting your dishes in the dishwasher … Continue reading Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong
When I began the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living, life was definitely different. The habits were designed to be implemented slowly, week by week, in order to create sustainable habits. Rather than radically trying to change all aspects of our lives, the habits were designed to be manageable. This week, I … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want
A habit is best formed when it becomes a routine, so what better way to form a routine than to make it quick and manageable . . . like something that can be done in ONE MINUTE. I say this because one minute seems doable, right? It's not overwhelming to think about; it doesn't involve … Continue reading Form a ONE Minute Habit
[First posted in February 2020] On Saturday, my son made two three-point shots back to back at his basketball game. I was so proud of him—not necessarily because he made the shots, but because he TOOK them. Taking those far away shots is out of character for him. He loves basketball—likes to play it any … Continue reading Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks
With the pandemic and everything else this crazy year has brought us, staying FOCUSED on our goals – and not giving into fear, paralysis, procrastination, depression – may be challenging. It’s so much easier to be motivated, determined, and committed when life is going swimmingly. . . or even predictably. And 2020? Well, it’s been … Continue reading Getting Back on the Horse
“If you would like to accomplish something, you must expect this of yourself.” - Wayne Dyer That sounds so simple. BUT, ask yourself . . . are you REALLY expecting to accomplish your goals when you set them? Or, are you setting … Continue reading EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals