Goals are so last year. 2018 is about INTENTIONS. How about setting a vision and indulging in ambitions? Moving in alignment with your vision and pressing in the direction of your desires? Desires don’t have a set date. They aren’t pushy. They don’t leave you feeling like you’re proving something. They are meaningful.
Do you want to feel fully alive? Empowered, energized and invigorated when you make a plan to actually DO what you’re longing to do? You need a vision: small and consistent habits or MEGA and bold dreams!
Having a dream inspires you and having a plan creates action. Even if you don’t achieve everything you set out to do, having a vision can set you in the right direction for transforming your life path.
“Without vision we perish.”
It’s not about changing who you are, it’s about feeling more like your true self. Having a vision is never just about the vision, it’s about how you grow along the way when you are willing to reach for what you really want deep down. Eliminating irrelevance and misplaced determination. Energizing. Persisting. Learning. Being present and recognizing possibility. Consciously participating in creating your reality. Soul-affirming not soul-sucking.
What you focus on magnifies. If you’re unfocused you are just treading water. Setting intentions and having a vision is an act of self-love.
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
Do what you say you’re going to do. Decide to rise. Expand and explore your place in the universe. Drink in the endorphins. Nourish your soul.
We all need to stop being so busy!!
Maybe it’s just me but I feel like I’m on a treadmill facing the wrong direction….scary, dangerous, and I’m not getting anywhere.
So, what can we DO when we feel overwhelmed? How can we take a moment to catch our breaths and appreciate where we are and how far we’ve come?
This is MY DO List, yours will look different, I’m sure. I would LOVE to hear what you DO.
* Take deep breaths
* Open a window
* Eat some fruit
* Put some essential oils on
* Take a shower
* Write in my journal
* Think of 5 things I’m grateful for
* Clear out some clutter
* Listen to a podcast (I love The Dinner Party Download and Freakonomics)
* Put on some music and dance (this is a good one)
* Text the word “hug” to all of my friends
* Ask people on facebook to text me a fun fact
* Get a mini-massage
* Take a walk
* Make a collage
* Eat some cereal
* Write a poem
* Give myself a foot massage
* Put on lotion
* Paint my toenails
* Hula hoop
* Watch a YouTube video (I love Jenna Marbles and Grace Helbig)
* Go lie in the grass or at least stand barefoot in the yard
…..those are the ones I thought of off the top of my head. What are yours?
Time to perk up your ears and settle into September with this new playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKcuyDIHajOTOHp3wqPm7zbC7s0hyni8Z
Why Tom Hanks is awesome. (Just a few reasons of MANY) The gif at the end!!
Here’s everything that makes us happy in one infographic.
How to stop feeling like an imposter at work. (This is great for those of us who own our own businesses.)
Have you heard of neem? Here’s 14 uses for the oil.
Make adorable little bows, using a fork!
Create a year-round salad garden. Don’t forget separate containers for tomatoes! (Tomatoes are vital for yummy salads….)
Speaking of yummy: how DELICIOUS do these Spring samosas look? I can’t wait to try them!! Samosas are magical….
Also: hash brown waffles. (yet another use for my Cinderella waffle maker!)
Mint-infused honey….so lovely!!
Spring is here….
I hope your week was lovely!
Things to make:
make your own sugar cubes
Instagram photo strips DIY
make your own photo magnets
DIY golden honey bearshello, super cute owl dress
make your yoga mat sticky again
Things that make you think:
Have you heard of tiny houses? I want to build one for myself. I’m very excited about this plan:tiny houses for the homeless.
Learn how to defend yourself against emotional muggers. Stop letting anybody steal your joy, make you feel defeated, or deflated.
Steal these creative rituals. I especially love what Ze Frank has to say. (I love that man.)
Have you seen this?! aerie: American Eagles’s lingerie brand uses UNPHOTOSHOPPED MODELS. They have ALL my respect. Hopefully this will be a bigger and bigger trend. (I know Dove has been doing this as well for a long time)
Compassionate living: because animals are awesome.
Speaking of animals: Holy Cuteness: puppy cannot catch the ball (click for video) ….the music makes this video EPIC.
meet the mantis shrimp (“it’s pretty much my favorite animal”) I freaked out when I saw one at the Monterey Bay Aquarium last summer.
ALSO:Harlem Shake: dog edition (click for video) That dance trend died too soon, I feel. The music makes me happy and the videos make me laugh. This one is the BEST.
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