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I love a challenge. And I have big dreams. Ringing in 2018 I set my word for the year: #challenge ------------ I wanted to grow in mind, body, and spirit. To smash my goals and come out at the end of the year a better version of myself. ------------- But something was holding me back. And that something was #alcohol. That glass of wine at the end of the day or that boozy night with friends or even that "harmless" weekend of day drinking might have been fun, but it zapped any and all motivation to work towards my dreams. ------------- The funk just lingered. Like a permanent hangover of procrastination. -------------- So I had to make a decision. What was more important? Something had to give. ------------- ☀️🌻🤗 So now I'm 21 days into my #yearwithoutalcohol ...... And this, my friends, has been a game changer. ------------- Excited to see where this new habit takes me. . . . 🌻☀️Cheers to the day my friends, and whatever that day may bring. ☀️🌻
Wise words from @sherylsandberg -------- I care. A lot. It's how I make a living. 🙄 But the truth is I don't always WANT to care. I look around at myself and my home and think of all the good, productive things I should be doing, but the want is just not there. 🤷 So what's a girl to do when the #shoulds start yelling in your ear but your motivation is nowhere to be found? I'm glad you asked. 👇 A good trick to "finding your motivation" is to think about your cares. Sure, you may not WANT to clean the floors, cook that healthy meal, or run those errands- but what DO you care about? 🙌 Do you care about the smile on your face from a job well done? The feeling of accomplishment? The happiness and gratitude from your loved ones? --------- Whatever it is you care about make that your driving force to GET SHIT DONE. ---------- And once you start you'll find it's easy to keep going. 🙏 Caring and action create momentum. And momentum fuels motivation. ---------- So give caring a try and see what happens to your day. . . . #cheerstotheday my friends, and whatever that day may bring.🌻☀️
Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year? I can't. 💫😵 ............ A lot can happen in 200 days. A lot can change. So if you're like me and haven't made the progress you wanted on those #resolutions we all so eagerly set at the beginning of the year, don't get discouraged! There's still time. ............ If you're feeling stuck with your goals, ask yourself the following questions: ❓🤔 1. Am I on track? 2. If not, what habits are preventing me from achieving my goals? 3. Do I still want to achieve these goals? 4. Am I willing to make the necessary changes in my life to see success? ⬇️⬇️⬇️ ............. Answer honestly. Sometimes the things we wanted at the beginning of the year aren't relevant, or worth the work it takes. And that's ok. 👌🌻 Take inventory of what's working and not working in your life. Then brainstorm some new habits that will serve you better. Then practice, practice, practice. .............. A lot can happen in 200 days.
I love adventuring with my little buddy. Everything is new and exciting and life is full of wonder. 🤷 So why do we lose that childlike curiosity? 😫 Sure, we have bills to pay, families to care for, and too many responsibilities to count. I get it. 🙌 But what if instead we did our best to spend a little less time stressing and a little more time exploring? Exploring our community. Our passions. Our own minds. 🌎☀️🌱 What if we asked more questions and made less assumptions? What if we lived our lives with a sense of curiosity for what's coming next... instead of dread and stress about our next obligations? 🌻 I think maybe then we'd have more joy. We'd have more laughter. And we'd get back a little of that childhood peace. ......... What do you think?
Relaxed and not taking myself too seriously on this #selflovesaturday ❤️ This week was STRESSFUL, burning the candle at both ends. 🙏So today I'm letting it melt away in the Louisiana heat, reading a good book, and getting psyched to cross a dream off my bucket list tonight: seeing @shaniatwain live in concert. 🙌 Ain't nothing bringing me down today. . . . #manifeellikeawoman #louisianasummer #feelingmyself #dreamsdocometrue #moodmanagement #comealive #mindfulliving #practicemindfulness #motivationcomesfromaction #iwasmadeforsunnydays #stressfree #letitbe #fromthismomenton
❣️TW: Mental Health/Depression❣️ I've never really been into fashion. I honestly don't know a thing about designers or the industry or what's stylish or in season. ........ But I do know about depression. I know what it feels like to be at war with your own thoughts. I know how it feels to lose hope. ........ I don't know what Kate Spade was going through when she designed this bracelet. But I do know she had a family. She had success. And she had a future that would be cut short too soon. ........ This lovely gold band was a Valentine's gift from my partner, Ian. I cherished it instantly- not knowing anything about it's creator, but feeling the love from a man who has witnessed my own struggles, time and time again. From someone who's picked me up every time I've fallen, and who gives me the space and freedom to put my pieces back together. ......... I don't know anything about fashion. But I do know we need each other. We need ourselves. And we need to end the stigma associated with mental health issues. Peace to you, Kate. And peace to everyone else living with the darkness. ...... 🌻☀️ May we all grow better, together ☀️🌻
😬"blend in and maybe they won't see me." First round of shots for this #adventurecat in preparation for our big #movedownunder ❣️ . . . Anyone #beentheredonethat with tips for importing cats to Australia? 🌻☀️ #movingtoaustralia #australianimports #jetpets #travel #pettravel #flyingwithcats #bigchanges #lifechanges #finalcountdown #petsarefamily #ihavenoideawhatimdoing #helpplease
☀️🌻😎May we all have the confidence of a toddler at the water park. And remember that a little fun in the sun does the body good. 😎🌻☀️ . . . #paidtoplay #workanddream #tinyhumans #toddlersgetit #learningfromchildren #nannylife #wisdomfromchildren #iwasmadeforsunnydays #vitamind #sunscreen #besafeoutthere #millenialsatwork #workhardplayhard #childdevelopment #keeponthesunnyside #lifeadvice #goodadvice #lovewhatyoudo #designyourlife #nocubiclenoproblem #dothingsdifferently
📈🏋️There are countless paths to success. But this is one formula that has helped shape my own journey. We're all creatures of habits. Our brains are designed that way- to take the path of least resistance. So we end up doing the same things over and over again and wonder why we don't achieve the results we're after. 🤷💡 So let's try something new. Let's reflect on what works and doesn't work in our lives, make conscious adjustments to our actions, and repeat as often as necessary until satisfied. That, my friends, is really all it takes. Reflect. Adjust. Repeat. 🌻Then watch the magic happen.🌻 . . . Let's connect! As a coach I work to bring out the best in my clients, one day at a time. DM me for a free consultation. ❣️ May we all grow better, together ❣️ #beyourbestself #challengeyourself
😬🤷Do you ever cheat on yourself? I know I do. 🤷😬 ...... "Fidelity": faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support. ...... In relationships, it's easy to know where to draw the line between faithfulness and disloyalty. We choose to avoid the actions that would break our fidelity to loved ones, because once trust has been broken, it can take so long to repair. ...... 💫So why then, do we regularly break faith with ourselves? We ignore that little voice inside us and do the things that cause us harm anyway. We eat things that make us sick. We waste time and feel guilty about it later. We think dozens of negative thoughts for every positive one. 💫 ...... And little by little we chip away at our own self-worth. ...... 🌻The longest relationship we'll ever have is the one we have with ourselves. Let's not take it for granted.🌻 . . . #thoughtsonlife #helpyourself #faithfulness #selflove #relationships #trust #habits #selftalk #mentalhealth #mindfullifestyle #morningthoughts #dailyaffirmation #positiveaffirmations #createyourmotivation #motivationtakespractice #daybyday #selfcare #startsmall #letyourconsciencebeyourguide #beyourownfriend #lifecoach #getconfident
❣️Coordinating a move to the other side of the world has been stressful AF. 🤷 SO I turn to my little buddy here for #inspiration . Today was her first day running through the pool noodles completely alone. 💫💫💫 The fear was there. The uncertainty strong. But she did the scary thing anyway. 🤸🏋️ That, my friends, is the look of accomplishment. 🌻 May we all come out the other side as happy and as pleased with ourselves as this little cutie. . . . Follow @mindfullymotivated for more encouraging thoughts on life. DM for a free motivational coaching session!
Let the immigration process begin. You only live once ❤️ #bigmoves #bigchanges #movingtoaustralia #perthlife #yikes #whatarewedoing #timetohustle #savesavesave #dreambig #believeinyourdreams #littlebylittle #itsgonnacostafortune #whatislife #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #timetogetmoving #helpmeplease #overwhelmedbutexcited #newlife #newchapter #seeyousoon
🙌Like this #firstattempt at #fountainpenwriting ✍️ .......... We all have to start somewhere. 🤷 ........... What do you think? . . . #ihavenoideawhatimdoing #giftsfromlovedones #birthdaygift #creative #lovelanguage #designyourlife #makebeautifulthings #practicemakesperfect #relationships #boyfriendgifts #mindfulliving #instaquotes #quotestoliveby #lifelessons #workinprogress
🤸😊 it's the little things that mean the most! Starting my day with a heart full of appreciation after receiving this thoughtful goody bag from my little buddy's family. When passion meets dedication, amazing things are possible. 😊🤸 #findajobyoulove #appreciation #lovelanguage #gonnapampermyself #childdevelopment #professionalchildcare #givethanks #sephora #selfcare #thelittlethings
🌷☘️Squeezing in a few minutes for study and quiet time at the park before work begins and I'm #chasingtoddlers and sweating in the Louisiana heat.☘️🌷 #nannylife #dowhatyoulove #louisianaliving #whyisitsohothere #lifetimelearner #studystudystudy #learnmoreearnmore #gooutside #itsgoodforyou #mindbodyspirit #balancedlife #littlebylittle #millenialsmakingmoves #motivatedliving #dosomething #studybreak #backtowork
My grandmother loves to fill up inspirational coloring books. She'll spend hours picking out the colors and creating her vision. While coloring, she thinks of her friends and family and the happy memories she's collected over her lifetime. ...... She sent me her first collection of colorful wisdom, and today I find particular inspiration in this #quote ...... How many times during the day do you catch yourself wondering how people are judging you? Wondering in what ways you don't stack up? You might be surprised by how often those thoughts occur. And while social awareness is important to become a respectful, engaged member of your community- picking yourself apart based on the imagined criticisms of others grows our #insecurity, and doesn't really do us a whole lot of good. ...... Sure, we might not measure up to others in some ways, but have the #confidence to show up anyway. Show up and learn from those who are kicking ass. You might even surprise yourself and have a lot more talent than you realize. ..... Don't let insecurity hold you back. . . . #tagsomeone who needs a reminder of their awesomeness and follow @mindfullymotivated for more encouraging thoughts on life. . Let's grow better, together.
Good friendships- like good wine, get better with age.... But do you count yourself as a friend? You spend more time with yourself than anyone else, so don't you want to enjoy your own company? .... My head is filled with lots of ideas of what I should be doing, should be thinking, should be working on, and who I should be. It's a lot of "should" to sort through. .... But when I #talkback to those "I shoulds", and say "sure, but what do I actually want?" I understand the "shoulds" for what they really are: distractions from being my happiest and most productive self. ... Repeat this #selftalk as often as needed. .... ☀️And just like the slow ripening fruit, the relationship I have with myself sweetens, as time spent alone is time spent in the comfort of an old friend. 🌷 .... . . 🙌💫We made it through the week my friends. 💫🙌