๐™๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ: 7 ๐™€๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™’๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ:

Hey there, well we are coming to the end of February… and if you were keeping up, I posted all about learning how to love yourselfโฃ๏ธthis month. Loving yourself enough to go after anything you want including your goals and dreams…

So, my dear, in this post I’m going to show you ๐™š๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ways to set those goals you’ve been wanting to set, but out of fear and opinions of others…you decided to let those goals go…

Girl, sometimes the difference in whether you succeed or whether you donโ€™t comes down to one simple thing โ€“ believing in yourself! Believing in yourself to accomplish whatever you want to do!

Let’s get started, below are you tips to set those goals in motion…remember who going to stop ๐Ÿšซ you boo….โ˜บ๏ธ

1. ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™š๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ผ๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™Š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ

Remember 1st and foremost ๐™”๐™Š๐™ don’t need anyone’s permission to fulfill your dream. Trust yourself and give yourself permission to succeed. Having support from people whose opinion you value is a wonderful thing but it should not be the criterion for whether you begin acting on fulfilling your goals or not.

If you really desire to turn your idea into reality, constantly floating it around and seeking the approval of people will waste your time and kill your dream. What will happen to your idea if you don’t get the approval of those whose permission you so desperately need? Nothing!

  1. ๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™ฃโ€˜๐™ฉ ๐™’๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ

Waiting for a time when everything is perfect and in place will cause you to lose your enthusiasm and abandon your goal. Conditions may never be as perfect as you desire. You may never have all the money, time, or knowledge you desire to begin working on your goals.

You must take risks, learn and improve as you go along and then watch as everything begins to fall in place. If you have to wait for the perfect time to begin working on your goals you will be waiting a long time!

  1. ๐˜พ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก

Many people have dreams, ideas or goals, which remain unfulfilled because they are too busy doing everything else but work on the goal! If you have a goal to accomplish, you must be ready to invest your time, and resources to ensure that it succeeds.

Making excuses about lacking the time to work on goals that are important to you is a procrastination tactic, which will kill your dream before it has a chance to see the light of day. There is always time to work on what we love and consider important. Create that time and see your dreams begin to unfold!

  1. ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™Š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก!

The process of goal accomplishment, like most things in life begins with a decision. You decide what you want to achieve and then you plan how you intend to achieve it.

If accomplishing your goal is important to you, your inability to make crucial decisions about what you should do, how you should do it and when you should do it, will waste your time and choke your dream. Make up your mind and stop second-guessing yourself. When your mind is made up nothing can stop you from making progress with fulfilling your goals.

  1. ๐˜ฝ๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Be bold! You are the one in charge of turning your dreams to reality. You need to be proactive and actively involved in the process of working on your goals to ensure you achieve them.

Just because you have shared your ideas with others does not necessarily mean that you are no longer responsible for turning them to reality. Don’t sit around waiting for others to make suggestions and guide your idea to reality. Don’t leave your dream entirely in the hands of others. Nobody cares about your dream like you do.

  1. ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐˜ฟ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ข

No idea is self-funding. Don’t be deceived into thinking that people will invest or finance your idea just because it is brilliant. If you are lucky, someone may invest in it, but if you are not, you will have to invest your time, energy and finances towards activities that will fortify and fulfil your dream.

You may have to invest in the acquisition of knowledge or expertise that will help you achieve your goals. It would be a good idea to keep some money stashed away to finance your goal.

  1. ๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™Š๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ผ๐™ฉ ๐™– ๐™๐™ž๐™ข๐™š

Commit yourself only to projects and activities which are connected to your main goal. Whatever you do should directly or indirectly add up to a move toward your main goal. Failure to do this will confuse, overwhelm, sidetrack, and drain your energy.

To get started on achieving your goals, you need to plan for it and make it a priority. If you keep crowding and cluttering your life with what does not matter, you many never, ever accomplish your goals.

Remember that you can’t do all things, but you can do one thing and one thing at a time is ok!

There you haven’t 7๏ธโƒฃ simple tips to get yourself ready to take action on setting those goals…love yourself enough to go after anything and everything you want…๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ I’m rooting for you๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพโ˜บ๏ธ

๐™“๐™ค๐™“๐™ค

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Tuesday Tips: Learn How To Be Happier…

Hey there, in search of happiness, many people look for it in other people and not within ourselves. Many people feel that things like money, a better job, better relationships..etc will make them happy. In reality, to find true contentment you must look inside yourself and learn to be your own best friend. That means you have to trust, love, and care for yourself just as you do the people you consider to be close to you.

Following are steps that you can incorporate into your life that will help you to feel more empowered and happy about yourself!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

๐ŸคŽBegin to lift yourself up, not put yourself down. If you don’t like something about yourself, work to change it. If you can’t change it, simply accept it. Don’t beat up on yourself with negative self-talk. You’re not likely to change for the better when you fill yourself with negative thoughts.

๐ŸคŽGive yourself positive rewards. When you do something that you are proud of give yourself a small reward. Try not to wait for others to praise you because you may grow resentful if the praise doesn’t come. Pat your own back, it is a great feeling that can stay with you for a long time.

๐ŸคŽForgive yourself. I doubt that you would keep scolding a child over and over for making a mistake so don’t do that to yourself. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness when you make a mistake. After that, work to figure out what lesson you can learn, and use it to make better choices the next time around.

๐ŸคŽEnjoy your successes. Most people can remember all of the details of depressing, painful or even embarrassing events that happened many years ago. What if you did the same thing with all of your wins? Try to remember all of the triumphs and accomplishments that you’ve made and keep that memory with you and think about it at least once a week.

Always remember to celebrate your wonderful qualities! You will soon discover that the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others – and the more others will be able to love you! โ˜บ๏ธYou deserve to happy…

๐™“๐™ค๐™“๐™ค

๐™๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ: 5 ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Learn how to set goals, stay motivated, and keep them…

Goal setting is the true secret to success in any area of life. But although setting a goal may seem simple, achieving it is usually another question altogether.

Why is that?

Because you will never achieve your goals unless you: (1) know exactly what you want, (2) are passionate about your goal, and (3) have a solid, realistic plan of action. This is what marks the difference between nebulous dreams and wishes – and truly achievable goals!

Many obstacles and challenges will fly right in your face when you’re going after a goal. Here are 5 time-tested methods that will help get the success you deserve.

โœ…Know exactly what your goal is

Your first job is to discover exactly what your goal is. What will achieving that goal really look like? Be as specific as possible about exactly what your desired end result is. Your success will be a measure of your clarity – since an achievable goal plan cannot be created around a nebulous “dream.”

If your goal is to create a more successful business, what will that look like? Are you thinking in terms of simply hiring someone else to give you more free time? Are you looking for a very specific monthly profit? Or can your goal be best expressed in terms of a certain lifestyle?

Regardless of what you want, the best way to get it is to first clarify exactly what you want in as much detail as possible. This can be hard work. But without a clear mental picture, you’ll never have the focus required to achieve your goal.

โœ…Be willing to pay the “entry fee”

Success takes dedicated planning and effort. In a way it’s like building a house. In the beginning all you have is a rough concept. Then you develop a complete set of plans – and you immediately move closer to success. The same is true of creating a better lifestyle, or a more successful business.

But there’s always an entry fee to be paid for success.

The entry fee?

Creating more success in your business may mean less recreational time. Writing your own book may require less TV. Being closer to your children may require adjusting your work or social activities.(learning this now)

It’s the “full glass” deal. If your life (your time) is already full to the top, there’s no room for something new. The entry fee is carving out the time to create that something new.

โœ…Focus on your goal every day

I’m sure you probably want to achieve your goal as fast as possible. That’s why clear mental focus is so very important.

Consistent daily focus is absolutely necessary to “burn in” the new neural pathways you need to create your new goal. Without daily focus, the old mental habits that have kept you from your goal will continue to take over.

This happens automatically – since these old habits replay 24/7 deep in your subconscious mind. The only way to override subconscious anti-success messages is to consciously focus on what you DO want – and build new neural networks!

That’s why success is an every-day event.

Re-commit to your goal every day. Don’t let your goal take a back seat to the daily tasks and distractions that will try to take over. Life WILL try to get in your way. Just get, and stay, on course every day. Focus on your goal, and on success!

โœ…Get passionate

One of the most powerful tools in your “success tool box” is having real passion for your goal.

Why passion?

Because intense passionate desire for your goal will help you burn in those new neural pathways even faster. Many, many scientific studies have shown that intense emotion (passion) is a key success tool.

PLUS (and this is really a big plus), intense passion will also help you rapidly override any inappropriate old “failure messages” stored in your subconscious mind.

โœ…Take consistent action

In many ways, actually taking action can be the most difficult step. Successful goal achievement is built by taking one small action after another.

The word is ACTION!

If you commit to take at least one small action each day, your actions WILL add up and make a difference. So avoid sitting back waiting for that big second when everything will magically “just happen.”

You CAN create whatever you want in life. The secret is to determine exactly what you want, then pursue it passionately. But remember — in the end only action counts! You can’t just dream about it! You have to DO IT!

It’s hard I know, but we have to stay motivated when trying to achieve our goalsโ€ฆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™/ ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง

It’s Monday, But it doesn’t have to be a drag…Let’s get MOTIVATED๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพโ˜บ๏ธ

Have you ever taken a long, hard look at your life and felt depressed when you thought about things that it lacked? Chances are, you have. No one has a perfect life. There are countless and constant ways in which a person can improve. Self-improvement motivation comes from a place inside each of us that desires to be a better person. There are several elements that are considered part of self-improvement motivation.

Among the most popular are:

  • Appearance improvement
  • Intellectual improvement
  • Financial improvement

Dress to impress: ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ’‹
Appearance improvement is one of the most popular types of self-improvement motivation. For many people, there is always a pound to be lost, a gray hair to be covered up, or new clothing to be purchased. Other people get extremely obsessive about appearance improvement, paying thousands of dollars for nose jobs, liposuction, collagen implants, hair replacement, or other such procedures. (not me๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ) Because of the media and the influence of Hollywood stars, people who are young, old, male, and female have become appearance improvement crazy. These are the often the same people who feel that appearance is all that matters in life.

Self-improvement motivation by the books: ๐Ÿ“š
Intellectual motivation is another key element of self-improvement motivation. The desire to become more educated or gain more knowledge on a subject drives many minds. Well-informed people are often perceived as powerful people. After all, knowledge is power.

Today, it is no surprise that more and more middle-aged adults are going back to school to get their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. (I did, got my Bachelor’s) This desire to get more education often stems from the fact that most companies are interested in employees who know how to use the latest and greatest software and computer programs. Companies are also interested in employees that have an up-to-date education. Many companies, especially larger ones, will pay for employees to go back to school or be trained for a specific job.

Most colleges and universities even have continuing education programs. These programs allow non-traditional students to learn about a subject or become educated on how to use programs for computers.

Financial improvement: ๐Ÿค‘
Another important element of self-improvement motivation is financial motivation. In reality, most people desire to have more money than they have at the present time. Perhaps a person wants to purchase a home, car, or an education. Perhaps someone needs to pay medical bills or legal fees, or raise a child. Finances are key to surviving in today’s world. Financial self-improvement motivation often comes in the form of taking on a second or third job, investing in stocks or bonds, or learning how to save money wisely. Financial self-improvement motivation may also include asking a current employer for a promotion or a raise.

Overall, anything that motivates and in turn improves the physical, material, or mental part of a person is a form of self-improvement motivation. No one is perfect, but many of us can try to get as close as we can. Take this week to stay motivated and don’t give up on your dreams and goals…Mondayโ€™s are a great way to start again๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ



Have an awesome ๐ŸŒŸ and productive week friends,

Dare To Be Yourself: 14 Days of Self-Loveโฃ๏ธ

We are now into Day 11 of 14 Days of Self-Loveโฃ๏ธand how many of you sit around scrolling social media, or magazines wishing you were someone else๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ??? Do be shy…I have been there myself; until I looked in the mirror and learned to love โค๏ธ who God created me to be with my big nose, fluffy tummy, and all my love handles…and….

Thereโ€™s no need for you to imitate anybody else either; they already exist. Do you want to be just like your colleague? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธIf God wanted two identical colleagues, then He would have created a copy of the first. If God needed another person just like your neighbor, then He would have immediately created two of them. He never cloned somebody, so why would you? Every snowflake is different. Creation is not duplication…period!!!

Instead of copying an existing model, God created a whole new YOU! Why? Because He needs you to be just the way you are! Why bother and try to be somebody else? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Donโ€™t imitate others. Observe them, learn from them, but donโ€™t try to be like them. Learn their skills but then implement them in your own life and move forward on your own road. Because you are walking your own road, you cannot follow the footsteps of somebody else, nor can someone else walk your road for you. They have their road, you have yours.

Why did the Creator give all of us different fingerprints, different ears, different noses? Wouldnโ€™t it have been much easier for Him to make all of us out of a single mold? One model; no differences, no comparisons. He could have done it, but He didnโ€™t. Why not? Apparently He needs us to be individual. He needs us to be different. Certainly this fact adds to the pleasure of the game. If all the characters in the play were alike, then it wouldnโ€™t be much fun to watch. He surely likes us all to be different. And He surely needs us all to be different!

Given the undisputed fact that we are all different, why would you try to be like somebody else? Why change your looks or your body with plastic surgery? Why not be happy with the way you are? Iโ€™m not just talking about appearance, but also about talents. Character. Everybody is unique. While longing for talents you donโ€™t have, you are neglecting those talents that you do have. This is rather counter-productive, no? You have been gifted with a unique set of talents, so find out what they are and use them. (I teach this to the women I mentor )

There is no coincidence. Everything in the universe exists for a reason. You are not talented by accident! Neither is it haphazard that you donโ€™t have some talents you would like to have.
If you donโ€™t have a nightingale voice, you were not meant to sing. You can do something else with your life according to the talents you do have, and leave the singing to someone who is naturally equipped for that. If you have no acting talents, you should not act. If you weigh too much, youโ€™d better start dreaming about something else than being a fashion model. (Not that us as big gals couldn’t model)๐Ÿ˜‰but you get what I mean…

Another undisputed fact is that everybody is gifted with his or her own unique talents. Make no mistake! Talents are not only about activities like singing, acting, dancing, painting, writing or excellence in sports. Your unique talent could be your spontaneity, your enthusiasm, your connection with animals, caring for the disabled, your generosity, being a good teacher or public speaker, being a loving community member, or being a good problem solver. It could be your capacity to love, your natural joy, your brilliance, intelligence, easily assimilating new languages, radiating beauty, having a funny way of expressing yourself, making others laugh, kindness, tenderness, and many more. The list of possible talents is very, very long indeedโ€ฆ๐Ÿคฉ

What matters in the end is for you to be yourself, right? To be yourself is to find out what your unique talents are. Unique, you say? Others are spontaneous too! Plenty of people are generous or friendly. True, but your uniqueness lays in the combination of your key talents. Find out what your prominent talents are and how you can put them together. In the synergy and alignment of your key talents lies the beauty of your uniqueness.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพโฃ๏ธ

It would be a big waste of time trying to be someone else. You are at your best being Yourself! The world needs you as you are, exactly as you are! Dare to be yourself. The more you dare to be yourself, the more freedom you will feel. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸพThe more freedom you feel, the more you will dare. Daring and freedom support each other to re-create your unique self in an ever expanding celebration of Life. Your life.

Now, go out and do you boo..๐Ÿ˜˜you have my permission!!!!!

Have an Oโ€™mazing day,

๐™Š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™– ๐˜ฝ ๐™Ž๐™๐™š๐™ฅ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™™

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™/๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง

โ€œ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™Š๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™ค ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™– ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™šโ€œ

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14 Days of Self-Loveโฃ๏ธMonday Motivation…

Happy Monday…I am still on the topic of Self-Love and from now until Friday I will continue to give you all tips to learn the importance of loving yourself completely…โฃ๏ธ

This morning we will start with motivation, which is the heart of all we do! If we lack motivation we end up not loving ourselves properly…So here we go, continue reading…

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the โ€˜pushโ€™ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friendโ€™s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try these tips I prepared from A to Zโ€ฆ

๐˜ผ- Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, โ€œthe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.โ€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

๐˜ฝ- Believe in your self, and in what you can do.๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

๐˜พโ€“ Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.๐ŸคŽ

๐˜ฟโ€“ Donโ€™t give up and donโ€™t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

๐™€-Enjoy. Work as if you donโ€™t need money. Dance as if nobodyโ€™s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if youโ€™ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.๐ŸคŽ

๐™โ€“ Family and Friends โ€“ are lifeโ€™s greatest โ€˜Fโ€™ treasures. Donโ€™t loose sight of them.๐ŸคŽ

๐™‚โ€“ Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.๐ŸคŽ

๐™ƒโ€“ Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.๐ŸคŽ

๐™„โ€“ Ignore those who try to destroy you. Donโ€™t let other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people โ€“ the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

๐™…โ€“ Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.๐ŸคŽ

๐™†โ€“ keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.


๐™‡โ€“ Learn to love your self. Now isnโ€™t that easy? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

๐™ˆโ€“ Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.๐ŸคŽ

๐™‰โ€“ Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game. ๐ŸคŽ

๐™Šโ€“ Open your eyes. ๐Ÿ‘€People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways โ€“ how they want things to be, and how they should be.๐ŸคŽ

๐™‹โ€“ Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our mistakes.๐ŸคŽ

๐™Œโ€“ Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate โ€“ are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?๐ŸคŽ

๐™โ€“ Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasnโ€™t raining when Noah build the ark.๐ŸคŽ

๐™Žโ€“ Stop procrastinating. (Really ๐Ÿšซ stop putting off your dreams)

๐™โ€“ Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self-improvement.๐ŸคŽ

๐™โ€“ Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.๐ŸคŽ

๐™‘โ€“ Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.๐ŸคŽ

๐™’โ€“ Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self-improvement.๐ŸคŽ

๐™“โ€“ X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on โ€œextrasโ€ on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.๐ŸคŽ

๐™”โ€“ You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because youโ€™re just going to spend it once.๐ŸคŽ

๐™•โ€“ Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!! (What are you waiting for)๐ŸคŽ

So there you go from A-Z reasons to stay motivated while learning to love ๐Ÿ’— yourself in the process!

Have an Oโ€™mazing week ahead…

XoXo

๐™Š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™– ๐˜ฝ ๐™Ž๐™๐™š๐™ฅ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™™

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™/๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง

14 Days of Self-Loveโฃ๏ธSelf-Care Tips for Relieving Stress

Feeling stressed? Join the club! It seems that these days, feeling stressed is just about the default emotion for many of us. The problem is that we often donโ€™t know how to handle or control those feelings. 

Thatโ€™s a real shame, given just how simple and easy it really is to get feelings of stress and anxiety back under control. Follow these 7 self-care methods you can use to raise your spirits. Self-love/care isn’t selfish…remember thatโ˜บ๏ธ

1๏ธโƒฃ Breathe

Breathing correctly is a powerful method for fighting anxiety. Look into something called โ€œbelly breathingโ€ for an idea of how to do this.

Another tip is to try using specific breathing exercises, such as the fourfold breath. You can learn many of these from yoga. (I learned this in my coping skills class, works wonders) ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

2๏ธโƒฃ Take a warm bath ๐Ÿ›

A warm bath provides a time to just relax and focus on yourself. Moreover, the warm water will relax your muscles, while any scented candles can further lull you into a state of calm. (Bathtime should be something you do at least once a week) โ˜บ๏ธ

3๏ธโƒฃ Eat something wholesome ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ—

Eating triggers the release of serotonin. Very often, when we are very stressed, it is actually at least partly because we have not eaten recently. As such, our blood sugar is low and we have high cortisol! (I’m not a BIG fan of eating healthy, but the Keto diet worked wonders for me )

4๏ธโƒฃ Exercise ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Exercising also triggers serotonin. Itโ€™s also a great way of reminding ourselves that we are in control, and that we can do something productive and healthy if we so choose. (So they ๐Ÿ˜‚, I hate exercising ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ)

5๏ธโƒฃ Listen to up-beat music ๐ŸŽง

Music can help to guide and shape your emotions. Upbeat music is particularly effective when it comes to stimulating a great mood, and helping you to forget your troubles. (A little rap music ๐ŸŽถ doesn’t hurt anybody๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ)

6๏ธโƒฃ Talk to a friend

Talking to friends is an excellent way to improve your mood. Humans are social animals, and as such, we are wired to spend time with other people. Not only that, but a good friend can help talk you through your stresses, or at least distract you from them with some lighthearted chat. (Good friends help make life better) ๐Ÿ’•

7๏ธโƒฃ Meditate ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Meditation teaches you to rise above emotions that are dragging you down, and to take conscious control over your attention, and your mood. This is a powerful tool, and one that everyone can benefit from.

To get started, just find a quiet place, sit down, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. If you find your mind wanders, then just gently bring it back to your breath. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Hope these tips help you are your journey to loving yourself more…โฃ๏ธ

XoXo ๐Ÿ’‹

Olivia B. Shepherd

Transformation Coach/Mentor

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14 Days of Self-Love โฃ๏ธDay 5

As you know I’m still teaching the women in my FB group Unleashing Your Mask all about the importance of self-love, and as promised I am sharing with you as well. I gave them a few tips about the importance of journaling ๐Ÿ“• so here you go:

14daysofselflove โฃ๏ธ

Now, you all know how much journaling means to meโ€ฆI listed down below some reasons why you be falling in love โค๏ธ with journaling tooโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“”โœ๏ธJournaling is a simple act and something many of us might have done as children. As we get older, we often feel we donโ€™t have time for journaling, and we drop the habit. But this is a huge shame, as not only is journaling a rewarding experience in itself, itโ€™s also a practice that can help you to cultivate a better mindset, more gratitude and overall greater happiness and calm.
So how does journaling offer all of those benefits? In this presentation, thatโ€™s exactly what weโ€™ll be looking at.

โœ๏ธIt Helps You Reflect on Your Day: ๐Ÿ˜

Firstly, journaling will help you to reflect on your day, and gives you the opportunity to think deeply about what went well and what went wrong. This kind of โ€œblack boxโ€ thinking is perfect for making positive changes in your life, as it helps you to see where things could be going better.

โœ๏ธIt Provides a Record:

Another great reason to journal is that it allows you to remember things that you would otherwise have forgotten. The simple act of writing things down helps to cement them in the memory, and to thereby ensure they have more lasting impact. At the same time though, this also give you the option to read those things back and to relive days and weeks from your history.
Not only does this give you a better sense of perspective and context for your life, but it also means your memories become fuller. That in turn makes your life seem longer and richer, which helps to make you a more contented and well-developed individual.

โœ๏ธGratitude:

Journaling doesnโ€™t just mean writing down what happened during the day. It can also mean taking part in various different exercises.
One such exercise is gratitude. Take some time each day to write down three things that you are grateful for. This practice will help you to remember that you already have so much, and to not simply focus on the things you donโ€™t have. Guess which makes you happier?

โœ๏ธSelf-Love: (this is my fav reason)โฃ๏ธ

Another similar exercise is to write down three more things, this time things that you like about yourself. Alternatively, you could write down nice complements that others have paid you. This helps us to focus more on our positive traits, rather than negative ones โ€“ as we so often do.
Simply taking the time to bask in these feelings of self-love can transform the way you feel on a daily basis. And itโ€™s all thanks to journaling! โ˜บ๏ธ

There you have it, let’s pull out those journals and get to journaling ladiesโ€ฆ

Also here are questions 4๏ธโƒฃ and 5๏ธโƒฃ along with the affirmations for the dayโฃ๏ธ

Wishing you an awesome Wednesday and hope you all are practicing Self-Love…โฃ๏ธ

Olivia B. Shepherd

Transformation Coach/ Mentor

Join the group if you like๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

https://www.facebook.com/groups/unleashingyourmask

Also, follow me all over social media at my handle: @oliviabshepherd โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹