Ever wake up on a Monday morning and fall into a panic attack because, once again, you have “nothing to wear”? Yeah, that happens. Unless your daily activities require a set uniform that takes the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning, it can be stressful getting dressed in the morning. Whether you have a special occasion to dress up for like an interview, a client meeting or a big presentation at the job, or you just happen to be at a creativity roadblock with your outfit choices, having an inspiration board can really spice things up....more
Do you have a vision for your future? Does even thinking about your vision make you feel nervous or intimidated? If it does, you aren’t alone! I can tell you about 80% of the women I talk to and work with feel the same way.Why? There could be many reasons for that but here are three common ones:...more
There is no doubt that social media challenges our teens to stay focused on what it is they want achieve. They often become overwhelmed with too much information through status updates and marketing aimed at making them feel as if they are not ‘perfect’ just the way they are.Helping them to create a vision board is one way to help your teen set some great goals for the coming year… and beyond....more
Welcome back to my Blogher Blog! It's a brand new year. And a brand new year, means a brand new start. There is no more perfect time than NOW to make your vision board, and put your plan into action.Yes, 2012 is about ACTION. This year, we're not just talking - we're walking our talk. And it's gonna be powerful. This year, we're DREAMING BIG....more
At the beginning of this month as we contemplated the concept of creativity, I challenged you to create a vision board for yourself: a board which would visually capture the things that you hope for yourself for the year to come. This past weekend, as is our tradition, my 6-year-old daughter and I created our own vision boards (an aside: this is a great project to do with your kids, particularly when they're on vacation from school and you have no idea what to do with them while they're home. Alex loves doing vision boards, and I love doing them with her -- and it takes some time to do, so we always feel like we've spent some quality time together as a result).
Well, folks, it's the last day of the year, that time when you're supposed to sit down and make all your resolutions for the coming 365 days. I don't know about you, but I find myself so conflicted this time of year. On one hand, I truly hate making New Year's Resolutions -- they just seem like recipes for disappointment. I mean, really, how many times am I going to make the work-out-every-day-lose-25-pounds-in-two-months resolution before I realize that I just don't like exercise enough to make that happen?On the other hand, I do love a good goal, and find that setting them makes me far more productive than otherwise. So, how do you set goals for the new year without feeling like a failure if they're not met, to the letter?...more
This is the time of year that many of us are setting goals in hopes of achieving success with our New Year's resolutions. And setting realistic goals can be what makes or breaks a good resolution.
Have you set your goals yet?
There are many theories about how to set realistic and achievable goals. But it's not always as cut and dry as all that. As with everything in life, something that works for one of us may not work for all of us.
Here are some ideas that may help you find success.
Vision Boards. This year the New Year's discussions throughout the blogosphere and twitter has focused on the advantages of vision boards over traditional New Year's Resolution. While vision boards have been around for years, the concept has reached a tipping point in the general consciousness.
Assuming that I'm not the last person on the vision-board-bus, let's see what these things are, why they might be a more successful tool than New Year's resolutions, and how bloggers reacted to designing one.
As I wrote on my own blog, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with New Year's resolutions: I feel the need to make them, but I do so grudgingly, with the nagging doubt that I'm just setting myself up for failure.
Incongruously, however, I do love a good to-do list. I love how it feels to scratch through each completed task. I make them daily, and I love how productive I feel at the end of the day, even if I haven't finished every item.
Ultimately, I came up with a to-do list, a sort of "9 for '09". I'm rather pleased with the list, even though it feels a bit long (but hey, nothing like a little challenge, you know?). Still, I thought I'd surf a bit to see what others are doing -- and it turns out, people are coming up with all sorts of twists for New Year's Resolutions.