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I Suck at Saving Money, But I’m Gonna Do Better This Month

So we’re almost halfway through the month when I realized that I forgot to post my goals for the month. This post has actually been written since the 3rd, but my work schedule has been so busy. And when I finally get home from work in the evenings either even up having to continue working another couple hours or I don’t even want to touch another computer until the next day. And here we are, on the thirteenth of the month. Just reviewing my goals for the month. #dontjudgeme Let’s just get into my recap of January’s goals below. Finish My Vision Board I gave myself the entire month to finish my vision board because I was lacking the images I needed to complete the board. I asked friends for magazines and even attempted to purchase magazines before I realized the prices had increased drastically since the last time I…

How to Work and Travel Around the World

As jobs become more flexible, more people are attracted to a lifestyle that allows them to travel the world while making a stable income. This opens up a world of possibilities, and not just figuratively. With a remote job, you’re able to travel the world and visit all the places you’ve always wanted to, which wouldn’t be possible if you were stuck with a job that offers ten vacation days a year. If you’re interested in learning about how you can work full-time while being on the road and visiting the most exciting destinations around the world, here’s a couple of tips to help you get started. Become a freelancer When it comes to freelancing, there’s an infinite amount of fields you can work in. Whether you’re passionate about writing, enjoy coming up with new designs, or excel in fields such as programming or web services, you can find a…

Change Your Year for The Better with these 5 Micro-Habits

It’s common to avoid making changes, even though we say we want to; especially if you’re someone like me who doesn’t really like change. One reason for this is that we try to make multiple big changes all at once. However, science has proven that making a few small habit changes is the best way to create effective and lasting change. If you are ready to get started making this year the healthiest and happiest yet, you should start with these seven simple micro-habits. 1. Set Boundaries What is the one thing you consistently do that depletes your time and energy? Maybe it’s a committee which you no longer want to be part of, or a weekly get together with friends that you’ve outgrown. Now’s the time to choose yourself over these non-essentials. Plan a way to get out of these time and energy draining activities. And when new opportunities…

Why You Should Start Journaling in the New Year

Journaling is a positive way to channel your creative energies and get focused on your goals. The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start a journal. The blank page represents the boundless opportunities that await. Here are some things to consider before starting your journal in the new year. Your Journal and Life are Works in Progress Sometimes a journal full of blank pages can be intimidating. But writing can be very therapeutic. Journaling allows you to be self-expressive with no judgment. Writing allows you to clear your head of all the thoughts that might be clouding it. Make one of your goals this year a commitment to be perfectly imperfect. Be yourself, flaws and all. Don’t labor over each sentence in your journal in an attempt to make it polished and worthy of a writing award. Remember that if the writing comes from inside of…

15 Keys for a Successful Year

I’ve been struggling to find my motivation probably since October of last year. After my large annual event at work was over, I wanted to just ship myself to a remote island for the rest of the year.  And even now, at the beginning of a new year,  I’ve been dragging my feet in doing all the things I traditionally do like set monthly and yearly goals, create a theme, create a vision board, etc. Thankfully, the recent snow storm the Washington, DC area had, allowed me to spend time doing all the things I had been putting off.  I worked on my setting goals using my Smart Goals Worksheets.  I also got around to thinking about the major keys to a successful year and decided to share with you the 15 Keys for a Successful Year. 1. Pick a theme or word for the year. Having a theme that…