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Hump Day Quickie: How I am starting 2018


Hi everyone! Can you believe we are chatting in a new year already? I know I certainly cannot; time really does fly. I thought I would share somethings I am trying to implement in this new year to make sure I am set up for success and I hope some of these things will be beneficial for you to consider, too.

My overall goal word this year is enlightenment. I like to take in as much information is as I can, but this year I want to focus that information internally and make myself a stronger individual living at peace with the world and the journey I am on. The more I have been reflecting on my goals, the more I feel like I am in the middle of a mid-life crisis...but I feel like it is in a good, controlled type of way! To help me sort out my thoughts and let go of anything holding me back I am meeting with a life coach and so far have already had some great revelations from it. Yahoo, some mental health is on my path forward and I could not be more stoked to get rid of any unnecessary baggage!

Next, I listened to a podcast recently that had me thinking about what I put in and on my body. It discussed (and reminded me) that our skin is an organ and how sensitive things like our face and armpits are and we are putting gross chemicals all over it. I had already been considering this since my face continues to break out no matter what I do. I have since transitioned over to Pacifica beauty products for my face wash, lotion, and liquid foundation. My next step has been to add some miles to my life by purchasing organic fruits, vegetables, and other food whenever I can. I know it costs more up front...but isn't more days to live worth it? I think so! Over time, I hope to incorporate organic and natural products to replace all the other stuff I have lying around. I am not jumping into cutting everything out completely, but over time I want to be better and have better habits. I think I will be more successful overall with this approach. Yahoo, some better internal and external health is also on my path forward!

Another action item I am hoping will help me continue to grow is investing more in my relationships. I want to spend time investing in those that invest in me and really make time for quality time. It doesn't mean that it has to be huge chunks of time or expensive events, just quality time chatting and being there for each other. As life goes on, I realize more and more that this is a valuable cornerstone of my life. Shout out to all those who have been there for me when I have really needed it (bless your souls...seriously)! I invite new and old friends to join me on a coffee date or random text exchange to connect better.

These are just a few things I am using to lay the foundation for this year and many more goals trickle down from there. A huge help to me outlining what is most important to me and deciding on how to set these actionable goals has been the PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner by Lara Casey. This is my second year using it and I can vouch for its value. I looked back on my last year and this amazing tool kept me on track even in my crappiest of times (and there were many of those). If you are still looking for something to help you get out of your own way and map it out, I think you will find it very useful!

I would love to support you and check in with you some time to see how you are doing with your goals. If you feel like sharing so I can do that with you, please leave me a note in the comments below and how I can reach you to follow up at a surprise time! I would be so excited to do that and support you in your life adventure this year. So write it down there for me and let's make a deal to make it a commitment for both of us.

Cheers to an absolutely fabulous year, friends!

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