It’s Inauguration Day in the United States of America. Today, President Trump will begin his tenure in the highest office in the land of the USA. While I am not a citizen of this great country. I determined as a temporary resident it was my duty to stay informed.
Do you struggle with goal setting? Are you waking up on the first of December wondering where 2016 went? Did you set up plans and goals to achieve this year only to realise you have not accomplished a thing?
Do not worry! I am in the same boat as you. I literally wanted to achieve SO many things year only to be looking back on my 2016 thinking I have failed myself.
Do you want to make a change in 2017? Do you want to set some achievable goals for the new year? Goals that you will be motivated to complete by December 31, 2017?
Join me as I share with you some amazing goal setting tips I have found online and will be using to make 2017 a great year!
Are you too busy for your family, friends, and even yourself? Do you find yourself multitasking to do the laundry, clean the house/apartment, and thinking about the next chore you have to complete? Are you planning your days while driving into work and listening to your favourite radio station or podcast?
In an effort to accomplish all of the things on your to-do list, you may be disconnecting with those around you as well as yourself.
Me too! I caught myself trying to be successful at everything but being present in my life’s most precious moments the present. I found the practice of mindfulness back in 2011 and have experienced reconnecting moments over the course of 5 years.
Now I am on a mission to be consciously aware of my mindfulness daily.
We are already half way finished with October! I don’t know about you but this month definitely crept up on me. It said let’s go, Terri, there are things we need to get done!
To be honest, there is so much that I want to get done in these last 3 months of 2016. A lot of which, I have wanted to get done all year round but for one reason or another did not.
Like many people, I love to plan. I have planners and notebooks and scrap paper for just about EVERYTHING! Sometimes that makes me to rigid. It leaves little room for flexibility. Other times it keeps me focused. It gives me a sense of purpose.
No matter which side of the planner spectrum you are on. You can 100% enjoy the rest of 2016 and make the most of it! I have come up with 5 tips that can help even the latest of last minute goal setters.
Spoiler alert! I am not always as happy as my Instagram account would have you to believe.
As a matter of fact for the past month and a half, I have battled with thoughts and feelings of depression. What this recent dance with depression has taught me is that you have to be willing to not be sad anymore. It is so addictive to live in a “woe is me” mindset.
To be honest, there were some days when it almost felt good to feel depressed. Weird! I know. Maybe it was because I could choose to be lazy. Not care about getting anything done. Then blame it on feeling sad and depressed!
Being open-minded is a quality trait to have. We are born into a world of differences. People have differences of opinion. We have differences in culture. People have different societal norms.
With that as a collective, we should challenge ourselves daily to be tolerant of those around us.
While I, too, struggle with being consistent with my open-mindedness. I thought it was important to communicate with you 10 reasons why I believe it is great to have an open mind. FYI. Click the reason to read more about it!
Writing has always been a way for people, including myself, to express themselves. From poets to authors. From novelists to autobiographers. The written word as difficult as it may be for some, comes second nature to others. I am blessed to be one of the people who have the talent for writing.
But talent is the beginning of it. The second part is the passion. Being passionate about things in life is the reason why those things work. As a result today I am sharing with you a poem I wrote on Snapchat a few weeks back.
Share it will your friends online and follow me on Instagram: @terri2kool to keep up with me!