Goals

Vision Exercise (2023)

​​What are 5 things you value most in life?

Picture and envision your ideal life. What does it look, sound, and feel like?

What makes this vision of your life really important to you? Why do you really want to reach this vision?

Imagine yourself in the future 3 years from now, as you look back what specific goals and milestones did you achieve? (be specific)

How can your goals specifically assist you in achieving your ideal life vision and your “why”?

​​What strengths can you draw on to achieve your goals? What are you naturally good at?

What habits do you need to establish or improve to reach your goals?

What is your top priority goal to achieve in the next 90 days?

Goals

Review your plan often

Okay, so at this point you set your goals and created a plan to achieve them.

You now know what you have to do on a daily basis to accomplish your goals.

You took the time to figure it out…

What you want, and how you’re going to get there.

“How often should I review my plan?”

When you first create your plan, I suggest diving into it daily. Reread your plan and see where you can adjust things (+ / -) to make your plan more simple and relevant to you.

Since plans are constantly adjusted, they are constantly changing. That’s why we can’t wait to have the “perfect plan” to get started, because the perfect plan doesn’t exist.

Your goal grows and manifests through your plan. It’s up to you to decide on the path you take to get there by reviewing your plan on an on-going basis.

When you feel like your plan is in a solid place, scale back diving into your plan on a weekly basis to see if any adjustments are needed.

Plan. Do. Review.

Stay blessed friends!

PS – check out this weight loss plan for reference 🙂

Healthy Habits

Siesta: mid-day downtime

A few hours of down time after a big lunch to reset and reenergize? Sign me up!

I’ve been enjoying a siesta a few times a week now and am loving it.

7:30am – MORNING ROUTINE

Wake up and do my morning routine.

9am – WORKOUT

Get to the gym and put in that work.

11am – BIG LUNCH

Make a big 3-course plant-based lunch.

12:30pm – SIESTA (reset time)

Rest up with my legs on the wall, read some pages, do yoga, drink tea, think, journal, get some education in, and take a lil nappy.

3pm – ACTIVE INCOME

Money making time (2nd shift vibes).

10pm – NIGHT ROUTINE

Wash up and do my night routine.

Wrapping Up

A siesta is a chunk of time (typically in the afternoon hours after a big lunch) dedicated to resetting our energy levels, allowing us to be more productive in a shorter amount of time.

If you are feeling tired mid-day, take a siesta to get reenergized and end your day on a high note 🙂

Goals

A little bit everyday

The little stuff adds up overtime.

You workout today, you won’t see much difference physically.

You workout today, tomorrow, and everyday for a year, you’ll see and feel the difference.

You read 10 pages today, you won’t see much difference mentally and emotionally.

You read today, tomorrow, and everyday for a year, you’ll see and feel the difference.

It’s very much choosing our path in life.

If we decide to do the little things today to get to our goals, we’ll get there overtime.

If we don’t decide to do the little things today to get to our goals, we’ll never get there.

If you do, you will.

If you don’t, you will never.

This blog reminds me of what you eat adds up.

Happy December my loves! Let’s keep rocking on our goals.

Healthy Habits

It’s easy to be hard & hard to be easy

Easy choices make life hard and hard choices make life easy.

Choosing the easy

We can absolutely choose to lay in bed all day.

We can choose to do the bare minimum and just get by.

We can chose to do the easy stuff.

These are all legit choices and they are made everyday by people just like you and I.

Ever meet someone who refuses to eat healthy? No matter what, they always go for the junk food. “But junk food is EASY. I can just grab and go and get filled up from it.”

The downside to this easy choice are the side effects to eating junk food everyday for a long period of time. And these side effects make life hard.

This easy choice could and most likely will affect your health, self-confidence, relationships, communication, and even commitment negatively.

By choosing the easy day after day: eating unhealthy junk food, life becomes harder in every aspect.

Choosing the hard

We can also choose to get out of bed when the alarm goes off.

We can choose to do our best and make our dreams a reality.

We can choose to do the hard stuff.

These are also legit choices and they are made everyday by people like you and I.

Ever see a real happy person, like they’re happy all the time? And maybe ya think: “Man it must be so nice to be that happy. They don’t even have to try, they’re always just THAT happy.”

Effortless happiness is a myth. It takes HARD work to be happy. It takes constant awareness: reframing negative thoughts, finding gratitude, replenishing energy, sharing good vibes with others.

The upside to this hard choice are the side effects to being happy everyday for a long period of time. And these side effects make life easy.

This hard choice could and most likely will affect your health, self-confidence, relationships, communication, and even commitment positively.

By choosing the hard day after day: to really work on being happy, life becomes easier in every aspect.

Wrapping Up

There’s an easy choice and a hard choice for every situation.

The easy choice now leads to a harder tomorrow.

The hard choice now leads to an easier tomorrow.

Let’s start to ask ourselves in as many moments as we can remember: “What’s the hard choice here that will get me to my goals? Make me happier, healthier, more fulfilled?”

It’s easy to be heavy and hard to be light.

G.K. Chesterton
General

Get to know your preferences

What do I prefer? If I could do and have exactly what I wanted, what would it be? What would life look like?

I just recently learned that I prefer melons over berries in the morning. Weird but true.

So maybe you’re melons instead of berries like me.

Or maybe you’re yoga instead of weight training.

We have tons of choices in life…

Which choices do you vibe with?

Whatever your preferences, get to know them – be real and honest.

Only then can we start to make small changes in our day to day that keep us inspired and motivated to keep getting after it.

Lifestyle by design: Asking more questions.

Mindset

Focus on what you’re grateful for

*walks into kitchen and sees dirty dishes in sink*

*gets a little irritated*

HERE is where people usually stop and the irritation is just left swirling around in their energy field…

I’m sure you can imagine what that can do to a person overtime.

For others HERE is where the journey lies…

*deep breath* (this is an important step)

*forces a smile*

*takes a mental note to reflect later*

*takes a moment to find one thing to be immensely grateful for in that moment*

“I am so grateful to be alive and to be able to stand on my own two feet (feels gratitude deep within the heart and belly). Yanno… I’m going to take a walk right after I’m finished with these dishes, it’s beautiful out!”

The above example is a healthy and productive way of handling negative feelings…

And it also helps to prevent wandering negative thoughts.

Wandering negative thoughts, in my experience, lead to break downs, panic attacks, under / over eating, outbursts, etc.

I am absolutely not going to allow dirty dishes to set me into a raging outburst…

So I make the choice to focus on what I’m grateful for and mellow out.

General

Making Mistakes

Mistakes are only mistakes if we do not learn and change because of them.

The true mistake would be holding onto our mistake…

Dwelling on the past of how things could have gone differently.

Here’s a little 3-step system on using mistakes as a stepping stone:

  1. Find the lesson in the mistake > what is the universe trying to teach you right now?

    For example, if I am rushing around trying to get out the door and accidently drop a glass cup. Of course I’m immediately frustrated because I’m already late as it is, but I take a deep breath and laugh a little. “Yes I know I’m rushing around and need to slow down.” That’s the lesson: slow down, move at God’s speed, be in the moment, relax your nerves, getting worked up won’t make you un-late, don’t put yourself or others at harm because you are allowing your nerves to take over.

  2. Commit to making a change

    Going with the above example- once I find my lesson, which I shortly define as “move at God’s speed,” I immediately commit to making the change in my thinking and behavior. I clean up the broken glass with ease, breathing and working consciously to relax my nerves. I am feeling much more laid back and get to feeling that I will get there when I get there. I get to my destination 10 minutes later than I was scheduled to, however the person I was meeting was running even later than I was. Wow! Good thing I didn’t allow myself to stay worked up lol. Stories like this have definitely happened to me in real life, anyone else?!

  3. Give thanks > thank the universe for the lesson it has brought you ♡
Goals

Closing out 2022 & Planning for 2023

As November approaches, now is the perfect time to start closing out 2022 and planning for 2023.

Here are my tasks to complete by the end of December:

  1. Review 2022 1 year goals in Life Map. How am I making out? Any adjustments needed to reach the goal?
  2. Read over and answer self analysis questions in Think & Grow Rich
  3. Jesse Itzler’s Build Your Life Resume workbook
  4. Plan 2023 Misogi Challenge
  5. Plan and schedule 2023 trips
  6. Plan and schedule 6 new experiences (Kevin’s Rule)
  7. Set 2023 one year goals in Life Map
  8. Happiness Project: List 12 habits to work on in 2023 (1 for each month)
  9. Review 2022 finances, set 2023 budgets
  10. Review / update health & fitness plan

How are you closing out the year and planning for the new year?!

Healthy Habits

Use couch time productively

I love feeling relaxed and comfortable while I’m creating or studying, so you’ll likely find me set up somewhere with blankets, pillows, some candle light, a hot beverage, and soft music.

me writing this blog lol

For those of us who love the couch (sitting and laying comfortably)…

How can we use our couch time in a healthy, more productive way?

Can it be done? I think so!

Instead of just watching tv, scrolling social, eating, sleeping…

Here are some other ideas to add in to your couch time:

  • Get your legs on the wall (super easy to do and great for our health)
  • Fill out daily reflection prompts
  • Create a plan / review a plan
  • Write a blog 🙂
  • Edit pictures
  • Make a video
  • Research and learn something new
  • Read a good book / study
  • Send love to friends and family
  • Schedule out content
  • Plan a trip

Let me know what ya think – comment below!

Is it possible to be productive on the couch?!