National Ditch Your Resolution Day

January 17, 2018 1:56 pm

Today is National Ditch your Resolution Day! Statistics say that 68 percent of the United States will have maintained their resolutions through the second week of January. No matter where you’re at in your progress, it is never too late to rededicate yourself to your goal. Don’t let discouragement get the best of you. Get excited about the progress you’ve made, but don’t become satisfied.  Here are a few strategies to help you stay motivated.

Write your goals every day

Take time each morning to write out your top three goals. Writing your goals out each day will help you treat every day like day one of your journey. Imagine having the same motivation you did on day one, every single day!

 Leave a note

There will be failures; it’s a part of the journey of success. However, there will be more successes than failures. Maybe your goal is to walk more, go to the gym, or eat healthier. On the days that you go to the gym, go for a walk, or cook a healthy meal write yourself a note and post it somewhere that you can read it on a day you aren’t feeling motivated. Tell yourself how proud you are that you’re staying focused and cheer on yourself. Leaving notes like this is powerful and will help you love YOU.

Share your goals with a partner

Accountability is a great tool. Share your goals with someone that you know will check up on you now and then. Have someone remind you of why you’ve started your journey. We all need someone to pick us back up when we are feeling discouraged.

Take everything one day at a time. Stay focused on today’s task and take it one day at a time.

Category: Miscellaneous

Effective Goal Setting

December 29, 2017 2:57 pm

Preparing for the New Year can be overwhelming. We all have goals and resolutions that we have made to accomplish for this past year, but now we have a fresh start ahead of us. Before you go into 2018, set practical goals that will change your life for good and not just for a few weeks. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.


It is important to reflect on your journey this year. No matter what experiences you’ve had in 2017, there is always a reason to be thankful. There is always something that we can improve. Take some time to sit in silence and think about what the year has been like for you. Think about the resolutions that you made for 2017. What worked? What didn’t work? How are you going to change your approach for 2018?

Define your dreams and goals

What is it that you want to accomplish? Don’t hold back. Don’t allow fear or anxiety to keep you from writing down what you want to achieve. Take a second and define your happiness. Don’t center it around material things, but about you. What will it take for you to be extremely proud of yourself? Turn off social media, television, and the rest of the world for an hour and think.


Every goal should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and have a time-frame. Having a goal to lose weight is good, but it will set you up for failure. Set the number you want to lose and give a realistic time frame. Losing 30 pounds in the week isn’t a safe resolution nor is it practical, but losing 30 pounds by June 1st is more efficient.

List out the steps you will take to reach your goals. Maybe your goal is to save more money and eat healthily. Think of the actions and sacrifices you can make to accomplish your goal. A great example would be choosing one day each week to plan out your meals for the week. Achieving a goal doesn’t always mean a drastic change; often it’s a small change that is a difference maker.


Accountability is a critical step in your consistency. Who in your life can you share your goals with that will hold you accountable? For some of us, this is where we decide how bad we want what we write down.  It could mean new friendships and new social environments. Willpower isn’t enough. We have to have accountability from someone that can keep us encouraged and help us get back on our feet when we fall.

Pick a time to think about your journey. For some that might be early in the morning. For most of us, it will probably be when the kids are sleep. Whenever you choose to do it, bring a notepad and pen. Be patient with yourself and take it one day at a time.

Category: Miscellaneous

Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home

March 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Is it time to clean yet? Now that spring is here you’ve probably been thinking about what will be donated or thrown away. Maybe it’s time to reorganize the furniture and give the house a new look. If you would like to clean but you’re afraid to have those harsh chemicals laying around the kids. Here are a few natural cleaners and polish “recipes” that will disinfect your home.

All Purpose Cleaner

2 tsp of Baking Soda

½ tsp Dawn dish soap

4 TBSP White Vinegar

400 mL warm water

Stir or Shake

Use a squirt bottle for the best results

Dusting Spray

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon juice

¼ Cup White Vinegar

1 Cup Warm Water

Stir or Shake

Use squirt bottle for best results

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

¼ Cup baking soda

¼ C borax

1 Cup White Vinegar

Place Ingredients in toilet

Let sit at least 30 minutes before scrubbing

Glass Cleaner

¼ Cup rubbing alcohol

¼ Cup White Vinegar

1 TBSP cornstarch

2 Cup Warm Water

Stir/Shake Well

Use squirt bottle for best results.

Tub Cleanser

½ cut grapefruit

¼ Cup Kosher Salt

Go green this spring and try one these natural cleaning recipes!

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