I love the start of a new year - the freshness, the promise of new beginnings, the excitement of great possibilities and turning a new leaf. Like a lot of people, I made a few goals for this year. For me, goals are more real when you write them down, so they have been written and available for me to review periodically in order to monitor my progress. For as long as I can remember, I created goals. Its how I tracked my progress and my personal growth. Combining the faith to create goals + the power of consistency almost always resulted in a goal achieved.
Since I already created the goals, this year I'm focusing on consistency. Experience taught me that it's powerful, and without consistent actions goals are simply dreams. Consistent actions (or a lack thereof) can mean the difference between a deposit toward meeting our goals or a withdrawal that can lead to us missing the mark. Whether it's fitness, work, relationships or any other area in our lives, consistency breeds results. Not being consistent means that I am not committed, and for me, I aim to live a life where I'm fully committed to my dreams.
Here's to using consistent actions to achieve our goals and dreams!
1. Doing it Afraid. Courage means acting despite your fears. Fear can cripple you and hold you back. Freedom exists on the other side of fear, and acting in spite of fears, proves that you can overcome fear. You will never regret refusing to let fear cripple you from living a fulfilling life.
There are some outfits I wear that just does "it"for me. They up the ante a little bit and make me feel that I'm living up to my style potential. Ha! I feel this way about the look that I'm wearing below.
Everyday we make conscious and subconscious judgements about people based on external factors such as appearance, our brains are biologically wired to do so. As difficult as it is to admit or as shallow as it sounds, it is true. Appearance matters. Studies show that those who are considered physically attractive reap a number of unmerited benefits. Another study showed that women who wore makeup to work appeared more competent to others.
Five powerful quotes that inspire self-care.
I color block to add flair to my work wardrobe in the Spring and Summer. It's such a fun way to add personal touches to your office wear and a great way to use color t express your style. Usually, I wear neutral colors to the office, but when I want a more striking look I reach for color, mix prints or color block.
With the new season, I've been going through my closet bit-by-bit to put away my warmer and heavier clothing to make space for Spring pieces. Recently, I scoured Ebay for deals on Spring dresses and the Betsey Johnson dress in the featured photo below is a result of a winning bid. I love Betsey Johnson dresses in the Spring and Summer months, they're a comnbination of great quality and pretty rich colors
I love the newness and freshness of Spring. The change in the weather and the season always signifies a new beginning for me. With Spring here, I look forward to bringing my best and most vibrant self to everything that I do, and to do that, I've getting ready with my Spring beauty routine,
The 20s is a period of coming into your own and figuring out how to do this thing called "adulting." With matters of the heart, you begin to figure out what you want your life to look like and how your partner or potential partner fits into that picture
I created a second video to go into more detail about how I gained weight by lifting weights and focusing on eating a caloric surplus. I created a video that talks about my fitness routine and my nutrition. The video also highlights some of the lessons I've learned from becoming more fit and some of the fitness goals I have for the future.