Spring Clean Your Lifestyle

Hello Spring

Spring is here. And no matter where you live. it represents the beginning of change. The snow has melted, the air is warm, and flowers are starting to bloom. It only make sense that we begin something new at this time of the year as well.

So what does that mean for you and me? It means it’s time to spruce up our lifestyles. Here are a few ideas for a “Lifestyle Spring Cleaning”

Change up your wardrobe. Throw out, sell, or donate anything you haven’t worn in over two years. And then treat yourself to some new items for the months to come.

Sign up for a class. Learning something new is a great way to expand your mind and consider different perspectives. Try an art class or a fun dance class in your area.

Travel. On my birthday this year, I promised myself that I’d travel more often. And I plan to keep that promise especially now that the weather is warmer.. Nothing sparks your creative side like the detailed artistry of the world around us. Experiencing different cultures, art, and music will totlly help foster in a new vibe this spring.

Focus on a healthier way of thinking. Okay, so maybe last year wasn’t so great for you. Maybe the beginning of this year was a drag. Or maybe you’re still stuck on some mistake you made years ago or some “flaw” you think people see when they look at you. It’s time to let that shit go. This is your life, OWN IT.

I know that the only way to experience life to its maximum potential is to do it from a clear, positive state of mind. Cleaning out all of the things ,both physically and mentally, that are crowding your space will elevate your mood and help you live in the moment.

Happy Spring!

Dawn B.

How To Start The New Year Like A Boss

Every year people make tons of new year resolutions. Although many of us try to see those resolutions through, the truth is that most of us never get past the end of February before we are back to old habits. Why is that?

I think we get caught up on the idea of starting something new or starting over but we don’t really figure out what we need to do to succeed…Like A Boss!

If you want to start 2016 like you own it, here are some ideas that will help:
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1. Know Yourself.

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There is nothing wrong with dreaming big. Actually, I recommend it. But being a boss means owning your life. And that means knowing yourself well enough to make changes you  know you can actually handle. For example: Planning to lose 65 pounds in two month on an all liquid diet may be a bit much. 

Access your lifestyle, find out your limits (time, finances, etc), and make reasonable changes that you can stick with long term. For larger changes, seek outside assistance to make sure you can handle everything that needs to be done. Whatever your plans are, do them well.

2. Share With Discretion. We have all seen the countless resolutions online. It’s actually become a series of joke memes and tweets. That’s not how a boss starts ma new year. The best idea is to show your results not share your plans.

If you need an accountability partner or two, confide in those closest to you who support your decisions. The last thing you need is someone in your ear mocking your goals or sabotaging your hard work.

👉A boss doesn’t talk about it, she is about it. Besides, when you finally reach your goals, then you can share them with the world. Then you’ll really have a story to tell.

3. Release Your Inhibitions. An inhibition is a force that prevents something from happening—and often comes from you yourself.

Don’t start your new year standing in your own way. If you want to cut your hair, do it. If you want to change careers, go for it. Whatever it is that you’ve wanted to do, see, or try, you owe it to yourself to do so.

The major regrets that most people have later in life are the things they didn’t do. DON’T let this be you.

4. Let The Haters Hate. Know this one thing to be absolutely true, Haters Gonna Hate!

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Seriously. No matter how great you are, how kind you are, or how giving you are, someone is bound to hate what you’re up to and there is nothing you can do about it. Now that that’s clear, it should be understood that their opinion is irrelevant because it really doesn’t have anything to do with your life.

Think of it like this, Haters are  just reminders that you’re living life on your own terms. And that my dear is awesome!

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I don’t know about you, but I plan to be wildly content with the life I live. That means going out there and creating the life I deserve. I hope you will do the same. 🙆

– Dawn B.