It’s hard to believe that it’s been sixteen days since we’ve crossed over 2019. I can’t believe we’re halfway done with January already. It seems that we were just anticipating 2019 and yet here we are now. Those 15 days just flew by, it might be hard to catch up!
Well…2018, just like any other year, had it’s up and downs, for myself and for many people I personally know. The last quarter of last year had my health in limbo. I was sick for the most part of the last quarter and it really threw me off. It’s nothing serious. I don’t believe so. But it was very challenging for me to get up out of bed and feel inspired and motivated. I tried to put on my best self during the holidays but I honestly couldn’t have done it without the grace of God.
But enough of the sad story. Because I’m here, I’m alive and I’m ready to take on 2019 and I’m still setting goals as of the time of this writing.
We are a few weeks shy of 2019.
Some of you are already probably setting goals for the coming year.
I know for a lot of people, the areas of career, health and finances are always a challenge and this is where a lot of New Year’s Resolutions get focused on. Out of all the 3, finances can be the most challenging for some and this usually comes from not having a goal and a strategy.
That being said, I would like to share some tips that will help you have a better and healthy financial status in 2019. While I am not a financial expert, I know that these proven tips will get you in the right direction.
In only a few days, summer is officially gone and a new season begins. A few days ago, Frost Bank’s 30-Day Optimism Challenge concluded and now it’s up to the individuals who took part in this challenge to begin a new season of consistent optimism.
If you’re following this blog and my Instagram, you know that I took part in this challenge. If you missed the previous posts, just click the following link: How to Be Optimistic and Love Your Life: Do The 30-Day Optimism Challenge and Four Things I’ve Learned From The 30 Day Optimism Challenge.
It’s easy to do a challenge when you know there is a community of like-minded individuals who is aiming for the same thing. But what happens when the community challenge like this one ends and you’re on your own to continue what you’ve started? In my opinion, that’s when the real challenge begins.
You have to find your own inner strength. You have to find the motivation to do so. You have to make a choice to stay positive.
A few weeks ago, Frost Bank launched its 30 Day Optimism Challenge and I initially shared it with you and encouraged you to join. Hopefully you did! If not, you still have time to join here!
There have been many studies about the effects of optimism on overall physical health, mental wellness and overall well-being. I’ve mentioned that while I’m normally an optimistic person, there’s always room for improvement so the challenge was very much welcomed!
Being optimistic doesn’t mean that negative thoughts won’t come to you. It just means that you are able to handle it, navigate away from it and turn it into positive thoughts.
For example, a few months ago, I had just changed my car insurance deductible from $500 to $1000. I’ve been driving for long but never got into any single accident. I figured, I can lower it since I’m a good driver and really never had any incident. Well….right when I increased my deductible, we had a crazy hail storm that did some damage on my car. However, I didn’t sweat it. I paid off my car recently and it turned out, I was able to acquire some insurance money to get it fixed. See, I could’ve beat myself up for my decision of increasing my deductible but it is what it is and everything worked itself out for me.
Are you a person that looks at a glass half full or half empty? If you’re the latter, then it’s time to do some mind reset!
This past year and a half, I’ve learned so much about the power of thoughts and emotions and how they affect our reality…our lives in general. Believe it or not, the mind is so powerful that it can direct your life in a positive or a negative way. There is both a spiritual and scientific proof to this. Quantum scientific studies proved that your thoughts become your reality and if you have never heard of that before, I highly recommend that you look it up.
You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction too and the famous movie The Secret. Whether you like it or not, this is real stuff. But don’t take my word for it. Do a research and put it into action.
Basically, the law of attraction is a universal law that says that what you think or focus on, you attract. So if you think negative thoughts, you attract negative experiences in your life. If you think positive thoughts, you attract positive experiences in your life. Napoleon Hill said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Buddha said “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
I’m a dog mom. For about 13 years now. I love my chihuahua. He’s my baby. I almost lost him 4 or 5 years ago when he got into a fight with his son (yes, his son) which is a Maltipooh and Chichuahua mix and is much bigger and heavier than him.
But I don’t really want to start this post with a sad story because all is well now. He survived the attack after a very expensive surgery. Dog moms, you know you’d do anything for your fur baby. Hercules (yep, that’s his name!) is 13 years old now and is much more chill than he was when he was younger. He’s aged a lot. I could see it in his face and his paws. He used to be all golden brown.
Wow. That’s all I can say when I think that tomorrow, January 20, my husband and I will be celebrating our first anniversary. Oh how time flies indeed! I shouldn’t be surprised. But it’s always surprising when time sneaks up on me just like that. 2017 was a year of ups and downs for my husband and I. We started the year off with our amazing wedding followed by a wonderful honeymoon in Jamaica. We then faced some challenges mid-year for…
Happy New Year guys! I know, I know, I’m about two weeks late in the game. Just like everyone else, I got busier during the holidays. But I didn’t expect that stepping into the New Year, I’d feel uninspired, uncreative, and unmotivated. It was a lonely eerie feeling, I must admit. To tell you honestly, I was internally freaking out. BIG TIME! See, I am normally driven and motivated. I always find ways to motivate and inspire myself. My family…