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Set and Achieve Goals in 2017

GOALS ARE NOTHING BUT DREAMS WITH DEADLINE

With the start of New Year we all are trying to make big changes in our life overall but to actually achieve something we need to focus on basics and be very precise about what we want and why. Today under #MyLifeMonday section I will be talking about tips on how you can “Set and Achieve Goals in 2017” so sit back with a notebook and grab a cup of tea or coffee and let’s talk about achieving our GOALS. I was working on this post as the year started and finally got the chance to publish it. The new year brings all new opportunities and good wishes for all of us and we should always be ready to utilize every bit of it. We all dream big dreams, set big goals but fail to achieve them because we don’t have a set plan or enough enthusiasm for it. We can set goals at any time of the year but there is something exciting and motivating about the new year, so why not utilize all that motivation to achieve all your goals, get your shit together and live an organized life. We all set goal but the most important thing is how we plan on achieving them.

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Advantages of Setting Goals:

  1. We get a clear thought of what we want in our life.
  2. We appreciate ourselves when we achieve our goals.
  3. We work beyond our limits to reach our goals.

I was not a big fan of this GOAL setting thing until the mid of 2016. I would say 2016 has changed a hell lot of things in my life, it’s the year when I started working on staying motivated, being productive, setting goals, achieving them, doing what I love, believing myself, dreaming big, living a positive life and all that stuff. I m so happy to bring this habit of mine in 2017 too as I have become a big goal setting person now and trust me my life has changed a lot after it. We all feel low and demotivated when people around us do not support or believe in us but you will feel amazing when you will achieve your goal and prove them wrong. Many of us are our own worst enemy there was a time when I was too but since I have started working hard on my goals I feel amazing that I have proved myself wrong. I have achieved many fitness goals, career goals, life goals and many others which seemed to be impossible for me and all this happened because I believed in myself and had a clear vision about my goals. All tips that I will be sharing below are my way of setting and achieving goals. Be ready and grab a piece of paper it will be easier for you to keep a track of all things. I will talk about it step by step:

Cut on Negative Thoughts and People: Read positive books and quotes, think and write positive thoughts, meet positive people and block any kind of negativity around you. Say positive things about you, your goals and you will see things turning into your favor.

Read inspiration and motivational book: I know many people don’t talk about it but I want because this thing has worked for me. In the mid of 2016, I started reading a motivational book called “Discover the power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. This book has taught me so many good things and my life has changed a lot since then. For doing anything we need motivation, reading inspirational and motivational books inspires us to dream big and work harder for our goals. Start reading a page or two daily and keep re-reading it once it’s over you only need to stay motivated. The thought of setting goals and achieving them will vanish 5 min after you are done reading this but reading a good book will remind you daily about your goals. In my morning rituals, I read an inspirational book which I got recently named “It only takes a minute to change your life” by Willie Jolley. This way I stay motivated daily to work hard for my dreams and goals.

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Take the time: while setting goals sit, relax, take your time and think about things that you actually want to achieve in your life. What achieving it will give you in return? how hard will you work for it? and then write down all those things into your yearly monthly and daily goal list.

Why: ask yourself why you want to achieve your goals? why it is important for you to achieve them? how will it change your life? what will you get in return? how it affects you? You should be very clear about your goals and why you want to achieve them.

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Be specific: this is the most important part of setting and achieving goals. Be very specific about what you want and write it down if possible regularly. I write in my journal daily about what I want and I also read it daily. Being specific about our goals help us to focus & work even harder for them. For eg, if by the end of a year you want to visit a country write it down and be specific where you want to go, if you want to lose weight within 5 months write it down how much you want to loose and read it daily.

Write them down: it’s very important for us to write down what we want so start maintaining a notebook from now, as I said earlier it will help you keep track of your work and success. The more you write about your goals that more they will fit into your conscience the more desperately you will work to achieve them plus its a good way of setting goals. Make copies of your goals like your yearly and monthly and keep them at places where you can see them regularly and by doing this you will keep on reminding yourself of what you want and how hard you need to work for them.

Plan and do: planning is the key step for achieving anything in life. You should create a good and working plan for your goals and the best plan is to work daily for your goals. If the year is about to end and you have started working on it during November or December you won’t be able to achieve it as you are too late for it. So make a plan now and start working on your goals today. Start from baby steps and write one by one about all those things that you have to work on to reach your goals.

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Divide Your Goals into Categories: Be very precise about your goals and divide it into categories like

  • Year goals
  • Monthly goals
  • Daily goals
  1. Fitness goals
  2. Career goals
  3. Hobbies goals
  4. Love goals etc…

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Now Fill Out Different categories: what are your year, monthly and daily goals. What you want to achieve when the year, month and day ends. Create a goal list for a day and keep doing this for rest of the 7 days and then for rest of the 4 weeks and then for rest of the 12 months.

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Prioritize Daily Goal List: Prioritize your daily to-do or goal list into 3 categories
Most imp task of the day
Imp task of the day
Least imp task of the day
It will be easier for you to focus on your work and achieve your goals in time plus you will be able to complete the most important task of the day fast and so on.

Daily Planning: If you will set goals daily it will be easy for you keep track of what all you have achieved and want to achieve further. Keep doing this every day to reach your ultimate goal.

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Set Goals before sleeping/ when you wake up: if there is something new I m working on or I want to achieve A.K.A my goal I will add it to my goal list just before my sleep so that I may skip my mind. I will add it to my yearly, monthly or daily goal list and during morning hours I will read it again so that I can work on it. I read my goals daily before my sleep and as soon as I wake up.

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Visualize Achieving your goals: when you’re alone sitting or meditating or even if you are out for a walk, visualize yourself achieving your goals. Instead of thinking about bad and negative things visualize how it feels when you achieve them and how happy you are in that situation. Visualizing about achieving our goals and good things help our conscience to work harder for them and soon we see ourselves achieving them.

Acknowledge your progress: whenever you achieve any of your goals, reward yourself with something good like a Starbucks treat, plan a movie, buy something new. Appreciate yourself on achieving your goals, you will be so proud of yourself. When you are rewarding yourself at every achievement you are preparing yourself for the best to come.

Create an Inspirational board: this is the best, coolest and my favorite part of setting goals, creating a goal or inspirational board. You can DIY one I will be posting about 3 Tumblr inspired DIYs very soon and there will be a DIY Inspirational board too. It was all over Pinterest and Tumblr also it’s the best way of setting goals so I decided to create one. It’s the best and fun way of keeping track of your goals. Inspirational / mood /vision board is a fun way to visualize about your goals or what attracts you in your life. It’s a stress-free way of getting inspired about your goals. When you see your goals daily you remember working hard for them, print or write cool inspiring and goal related things and hang it on your board. Place the mood board somewhere visible in your room this way you will be able to see it daily. Weheartit and Tumblr are the best places for getting such inspiration plus its a coolest room decor piece.

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That’s all in today’s post. I hope my way of setting and achieving goals will help you achieve some of yours in 2017. I would really appreciate if you will share one tip that has helped you achieve your goals.

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7 Ways to Slay 2017

Hey, guys welcome back to my blog, this post was meant to be the very first post in the new year but due to network issues many of my blog posts are pending to be published but I will post all one them one by one, big big apologize. I hope I m not too late for this anyway happy new year to all, we made it guys we made it all the way to this very day of 2017. 2016 was such an odd, weird, amazing, wild but a good year, that turned my life upside down and taught me so many good things. In today’s #MylifeMonday section I will be sharing my thoughts on “How to Slay 2017”. Slaying in a good, happy and a positive way. I wanted to write a post on what my 2017 resolutions would be instead, I decided to share tips on setting a mindset for sticking to your resolutions in 2017. This post will be more helpful and beneficial to you guys as I have got a lot of information on slaying 2017. We will be discussing on setting ourselves up, close to success and happy for the new year, so with that being said let get straight into slaying 2017.

Tip No 1: Set Sealistic Goals

I personally love setting goals & getting above & beyond my limits. It’s always a great option but at the same time, it’s not as satisfying as it seems. We need to be realistic about setting our goals if we go above and beyond for our goals and dreams and don’t even accomplish them it’s painful. Set goals that are realistic and can be achieved for an eg, I started reading books in 2016 and felt good as I have never read anything other than my school/college books, it was something new I tried, so I thought of bringing this habit with me in 2017. Today I read a chapter from a book daily. If you want to set goals like completing a book or two in a month that’s realistic too. Set goals that are doable than setting imaginary goals m a right or m I right..??

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Ask yourself what you want in 2017 and set goals accordingly. As the year started I wrote down things I want to achieve in 2017 in my journal: my goals thinking of the struggle I m going to do or get through to achieve them. Set realistic goals, achieve them, be happy about it and thank god for it. Be ready to face the struggle as you will feel proud of yourself once you get there. Be committed to your goals and that way you’ll not fall off your new year’s resolutions. Enjoy the journey, have fun, make it interesting and appreciate yourself once you reach the destination.
I m a big to-do list maker, it feels so satisfying to check off everything on your list at the end of the day. To keep a track of my goals I keep a copy of my to-do list some place visible like my mirror or near my journal. Who does not love to see themselves in the mirror first thing in the morning I do I admit it because I love myself and so do you so it’s a great option to keep a copy of your goals close to your mirror and see it every day. It will help you know and understand where you wanna be at the end of the day or the year.

Tip No 2: Set a Priority List

Set yourself a priority list, if you wanna change your life you have to create a priority list believe me on this. Sit down and ask yourself, what is important to you? what you actually gonna spend your time on? and create the list accordingly. We regret when we waste a hell lot of our time on things that are not even important to us. It’s a really good opportunity to be real & honest with yourself and know about things you want in life. Put anything on top of your priority list your family, friends, business, health, work anything. Prioritize things based on how important they are for you, you can place your health above family or friends above health or your Instagram followers above your friends there is nothing wrong about it. Just be realistic while setting a priority list and fit it into your subconscious, recall it time and again. Put whatever you want don’t care what others would think about it if it’s important for you just add it.

Tips no 3: Don’t waste time

We all know that humans have created the concept of time for time is an illusion. We created the concept of a new year or a Monday when we back up from the situation for a while we realize that it’s just a concept of illusion. A new year January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2016, is just a concept it’s a passage of few hours. Waiting for a new year or a Monday to organize your life start something new is a stupid mistake. You are wasting time over this illusion start now start today don’t wait for a Monday or a new year. Waiting for a clean slate to change your life and write a whole new chapter doest make any sense to me. You’re gonna fail if you are thinking of sticking to this plan. Life is constantly moving and progressing so why not you? there is no Monday, no set time for doing anything just do it now. I hope m making some sense. All I wanna say is, whatever you want to change about your life change it now. People start falling off their new year resolutions by the time of February or march its because we are following this concept of changing our life, become a new person in a new year. Utilize and live every moment that comes in front of you. It’s you who decides how your life should go from now. Make a resolution of not waiting any other moment because that would be a REAL. Don’t get overwhelmed with too much amount of things to change or achieve in 2017. All this pressure and anxiousness you start facing takes everything away from you, sit back relax breath in and reach out for your goals.

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Tip No 4: Say Yes to More Things

Yes, you hear me right say yes to more or everything in life. I m personally trying to say yes to more things being a moody and choosy person (at everything) it’s quite a hard job but I m ready for it. Let’s face it, its’s no fun staying at home feeling warm and convenient, it’s boring. Say yes to new things, watching new movies, going out with new friends, trying new recipes, reading new books going out of your comfort zone, just say yes to everything who know it might turn out to be something amazing you were scared about. Everyone loves people who say yes and you too will love yourself I guarantee it just say yes..!!

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Tip No 5: Try At-least 5 New Things a Month

Earlier years were not so much fun to me, school college and job everything took my time and interest but now I m finally back to doing things that I love, that interests me and are important in my life. So this year I have planned on trying 5 new things each month, like trying a new language, new food, new book, new fashion trend etc apply this to everything in your life. I m sure I would love the results and it will change lots of things in me and my life. We all ought to experience many new things that we were hiding from. Don’t live a comfortable life step out of your comfort zone and experience new things.

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Tip 6: Be Active

This is something that I have learned in 2016, to stay fit and active, let me tell you it really feels amazing. I wake up daily and follow my workout routine, I have been doing this for last 6 months. The workout has become an important part of my life now also I have promised myself of not letting ME down anymore. I will stick to my workout routine for myself not others. I m not saying that you should get a gym membership right now or get into an intense workout routine, look like a victoria secret model instead I m saying you to set some fitness goals. Being active feels so good, go outside for at least 30 minutes a day and get your blood moving. I work from home and its very important for me to get moving, stretch my body, go for walk, stay fit and active. I have shared my workout routine with you guys and many of you must be knowing that I follow a morning workout routine. If not workout I will go out for a walk at least 30 minutes a day. Do whatever you like but be active start from baby steps not for others but for yourself. Imagine you breathing fresh air god ahh..!! god, it feels soo good. Do something productive for your health instead of watching fitness videos and being back to your old self 5 minutes later.

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Tip no 7: Be Real & Love Yourself

It’s super simple, start loving yourself and things will change with a blink of your eyes. There was a time when I was a nonconfident and negative person I used to think of me as not being beautiful at all. Had hell lot of issues with myself but the day I changed my way of thinking and started believing in myself with all positivity life became so super simpler for me. Now I look at my reflection in the mirror as the most beautiful girl in the world and appreciate it. I thank god every single day for making me the way I m. The way I have started seeing life has changed everything in and around me, there is only one you in this entire world and you should aspire to be yourself instead of trying and being someone else. If you wanna try something, follow a trend follow it if you wanna wear a red lipstick during daytime wear it if you wanna let your hair lose just do it. Do whatever you want other people’s judgment is not your cup of tea hold your back and be yourself. Don’t ever waste time thinking what others would feel or say about you just be confident I promise you will feel good. When we say we want to be more successful, more confident, more beautiful more of everything we should stop wishing and start doing. Don’t emphasize things and thoughts too much on yourself else you would start feeling crappier about you. Have a positive mindset every day you wake up and don’t forget to remind yourself of how positive you already are and will be the rest of your life. Pray to god to keep you happier always and don’t forget to thank him for keeping you happy now. Let go of all the negativity and believe in god for he is always there to protect us. Don’t think too much about anything just be real and love yourself.

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Nobody can change their life in one day, our resolutions cannot make our whole new year perfect there is a lot of struggle waiting to be faced, be realistic about life. Don’t clutter your minds with too many things accept yourself the way you are and you will start feeling better. Don’t try to get rid of all bad things at once, face and deal with them and go on with good things further. You cannot start living a perfect life as day 1 January 2017 starts it’s not even real. I m learning you are learning we all are figuring it all out. Just relax and enjoy the journey of Life.

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Fall Fitness Routine

When new year was about to start I was planning and working on my new workout routine, the current pattern I decided to start is a bit different from my usuals. It’s New Year so why not start new things, for today’s #FitnessFriday section, I will be talking about my Fall Fitness Routine, many of you have requested me to share it with you guys (this one is the updated version). This one is really working well for me so I decided why not share it and motivate you. I was pretty excited to start this, 2 weeks and I can see the difference already. I have planned my workout routine according to what I do each day of the week as my days are highly scheduled. I have hell lot things to manage in my LIFE, so planning everything in advance is necessary. I have 2 sets of workouts to follow on alternate days that have completely different exercises for toning different areas of the body. If you’re enjoying this post so far, stay with me as I m about to share my workout exercises.

Monday Alternates

For Monday alternates my workout routine contains a total of 8 exercises 2 sets of 30 each. It’s usually a Legs and butt day, (i have listed out few exercises to tone these particular areas). So in total, I do 8 different workouts 2 times each, hope it makes sense. It usually takes me about 30 minutes to get over with it (I workout from home). I enjoy my workout routine, it’s so much fun when you do things that you love to love yourself more. I workout not for others and not because I look bad or something but because I love myself. As I have many tasks to do the rest of the day it’s best to get over with workout during morning hours, it becomes easy to focus further and complete my daily goals. I eat before and after my workouts, I have a completely different post on it if you’re interested, go check it out. I m also thinking to start running and cycling again, at least for 30 minutes a day, fresh air hell yeahhh…!!!

I start my day with these morning rituals:
  1. Having a glass of cold water.
  2. Reading a chapter of a motivational book.
  3. Having a healthy breakfast.
  4. Writing in my gratitude journal.
  5. Reading 10 quotes from MindSetOfGreatness.
  6. Meditating for 10 minutes.
  7. Following a 20 minutes yoga routine.
  8. Follow my workout routine.

My Workout Exercises:

  • Leg Rise 30*2 (each side)
  • Leg Lifts 30*2 (each side)
  • Fire Hydrants 30*2 (each side)
  • Bent Leg Lift with a Pulse 30*2 (each side)
  • Plank with a Twist 30*2
  • Bicycle Crunches 30*2
  • Crunches 30*2
  • Mountain Climbers 30*2

Tuesday Alternates

Tuesday alternates are mine at home cardio training days. They are usually my favorites being abs and arm days. I guess I don’t need arm workout but I love doing my abs workout, though. I do 8 different workouts 30*2 times each just like the Monday alternates. The exercises are all different from Monday alternates and it takes me about 30 minutes to complete it. It was hard for me to get into a morning workout routine being a night girl, it was not my thing but I have worked too hard on it. I guess I m doing the impossibles now but I feel soo much more active and productive when I do a morning workout. I have a hectic work schedule as I have mentioned before which makes it hard for me to workout during the evening and If I happen to miss morning workout session I will do the evening one. I m taking my workout routine very seriously.
I think it’s better to follow a morning session than evening as we have a lot of energy, enthusiasm during the morning hours compared to evening and we usually run out of energy and motivation by the end of the day, which concludes morning sessions are the best.

My Workout Exercises:

  • Reverse Crunches 30*2
  • Scissor Kicks 30*2
  • Russian Twists 30*2
  • Spider Plank 30*2
  • Raised Leg Crunches 30*2
  • Up & Down Plank 30*2
  • In & out Plank 30*2
  • Sit Up with Toe Touch 30*2

Sunday

I usually don’t workout on Sundays it’s my rest day. I plan my entire week in advance on Sundays and if m not feeling too lazy I would just do my yoga routine and 10 min meditation. Then comes Monday which means we have looped through the whole week, leading me back to the same workout routine. Seeing the results in my body I decided to share my routine, I hope I m being helpful to others. I m not asking you to follow my workout routine to get a perfect body instead try and be active and do whatever exercises you like, find something that works for you and stays fit. Once you will start seeing the results you’ll get addicted to it as I have.

Few things I m working hard on are:
  1. Sticking to my workout routine seriously.
  2. Eating healthy meals.
  3. Drinking more water(i have worked so hard on this habit of mine)
  4. It’s fall and I have been drinking a crap ton of tea and coffee but I m also trying to drink 3 glasses of green tea a day.

That was the general rundown of what my current fitness routine is, I hope you guys will find this post beneficial. Stay fit Stay active. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO

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3 Tumblr Inspired DIYs

Rustic home/room decor is so in right now, it doesn’t even matter where you live, you can still go for this beautiful decor type all by yourself. While browsing through many DIYs on Pinterest and Tumblr I came across these beautiful projects that I will share it with you today. I could see ropes everywhere on Tumblr, so many new creations using a simple thing: ROPE. All types of ropes offer a nautical, rustic and rural charm that makes us want to use them for our home decor purpose in different ways. It’s an inexpensive material that can give your place a whole new expensive look. The versatile nature of this product really helps to create an incredible and inspiring DIY projects. It’s time now to be really creative and think outside of the box and use this not only for your home decor but for your wardrobe too. (Due to my Net problem all these pending posts are getting published today sorry for the delay)

It’s been a while since I have got my hands on any new DIY project. I m creative person and love to try DIYs that are aesthetic, minimalists and easy to create. Recently while watching many YouTube video I came across few YouTubers who were making some cool Tumblr inspired DIY projects. You guys know how much I love creating new things out of olds. While watching all these videos one thing was very clear to me, all these people were trying one or the other Tumblr inspired DIY so I directly went on Tumblr and listed out some cool projects to try on. I was soo happy to try these, as all these projects took less than 10 minutes(individually) to prepare. When DIYs are easy and authentic we kind of enjoy creating them. Long story short today¬†under #TheDIYThursday section I will be posting 3 quick and easy Tumblr inspired DIY projects that will help you give your home that rustic look. I hope you will really enjoy creating them as much as I did. DIY projects are a great way to turn boring things to more presentable one. Enough said, now let’s get straight to the project. All things for this project can be found at any art and craft store( even your home too). All these 3 projects were so easy that I completed them in less than a day. New Year is here and these can be a perfect gift idea to give to your family and friends as they take no amount of time in their creation.

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1 Project: Rope Storage Box

Things You Will Need:

  • An old shoe box
  • Rope
  • Glue gun

That’s it guys I know it’s unbelievable to create a project using 3 things but believe me the end product is worth making.

Process:

  • Take the shoe box and pick one thing either the lid of the box or the storage part.
  • Next take you glue gun and rope, by starting from any point start gluing the rope on the ¬†box.
  • Cover the outer as well as inner portion.
  • The final product will look like the image above.

2 Project: Twig Candle Holder

Things You Will Need:

  • A glass jar
  • Glue gun
  • Twigs

Process:

  • This is the easiest DIY you would have ever seen. If your garden or yard is filled with twigs and small branches this project is just perfect to use them. All you need is to hot glue those small twigs to your glass or plastic candle holder to create a beautiful rustic home decor piece. Once you have them all in place and secured with hot glue, tie a lace or satin bow around to make it special(optional).
  • Take your glass jar, I m taking my candle jar here and glue the wooden stick on the jar. It’s that easy keep doing until you cover it completely. That’s it and you will get a beautiful rustic candle jar.

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3 Project: Rope Coasters

Things You Will Need:

  • A jar lid or a wooden piece.
  • Glue gun
  • Rope

(I’m using a wooden piece here. Found it lying somewhere in my house and finally decided to use it for a purpose)

Process:

  • This is a super easy DIY project that only requires a glue gun, rope and jar lids ( I m using a round wooden piece) and about 10 minutes of your time.
  • Wind your rope around the lid or wooden piece, gluing as you go in a circular motion. Make sure you cover it completely.
  • Glue down the end of the rope to keep it in place. There you have it.
  • I mean who wouldn’t love to have these decor pieces to put their jewelry and drinks on.

That’s it for today’s post. I hope you will love these super cute and easy diys. Do try them and let me know how they look. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO