All posts tagged: goal setting

5 tips to make self improvement easier

Changing your life for better requires tons of patience, effort, and a completely different mindset. Often, we complicate life, by coming up with all of the reasons for why something isn’t possible. Instead, focus your energy on how you can create change even if it’s little by little. Have a humble attitude. Make a little bit of fun of yourself, of your mistakes. If you don’t get things right, there’s room for growth. And growth is where the magic happens. In fact, I’d argue that growth is one of the most beautiful things you can experience & witness. Start now. We often leave change for future. Start with the change you can make now in this present moment. This present moment is that powerful. Even if change means starting on a Thursday or at 3 p.m. Keep learning. Learn from your experiences or from other people. They say everyone is a mirror who reflects to us the qualities we can have if only we set our minds to feel the way we want to feel …

What’s your word for 2020?

2020?! Yes, 2020 Last year, I shared on here that I picked up the practice of choosing a word as a theme for the upcoming year. Last year, I chose “abundance”. I don’t remember exactly where I first heard of this practice, but I decided I’d use it, too, as a way to keep myself centered throughout the year. I’ve decided to choose two words for 2020. I learned from 2019’s word “abundance” that a word has a positive and negative charge. For the year of 2020, I want to embrace the word’s opposite, too. So I chose the words “bold” and “light”.  Before I go on selfishly chitter-chattering about all of the reasons why I chose these words and their significance to me, please let me know: Have you heard of this one-word, new year practice? If you have, what word did you choose? Was 2019 YOUR year? Or are you ready to tell it “thank you, next”? What are you looking forward to in 2020? Now, on to my selfish chitter-chatter on why …

Lost Dreams

Dreams are meaningful and achievable, but what happens to the dreams we lose sight of, the dreams that take second place? Two of the dreams that I’ve lost over the years were the goal of become fluent in other languages and the dream of looking beautiful by achieving beauty standards. Learning languages I remember going to French classes in community college excited for class. I loved how Madame Sullivan taught us to pronounce words like boulangerie, one of my most favorite things in the world. Did someone say bread? I only took two courses with her, and that was the end of a structured and formal language-learning experience. Languages continued to spark my interest. Throughout the years, I’ve attempted to learn other languages through Youtube videos, Duolingo, and Mango Languages but never with the discipline I had when taking those French classes. The dream of becoming fluent in other languages was lost, if only until that dream takes first place again. Looking “beautiful” Looking beautiful is subjective because we see beauty differently. Beauty depends on …