Three Things all 20-somethings need to focus on

Yesterday while surfing the web I stumbled across “Three Things all 20 Something-Year olds need to focus on” while reading Thought CatalogIt is true that your twenties sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride – you will laugh, cry, and be confused in the direction your life is heading. Between bills, early morning wake ups, and tighter schedules it can be easy to lose sight of the fun side of life. But this is all part of the fun on the path in the right direction. Before we know it, we will be hitting the 30 milestone, looking back it’ll all make perfect sense. The article below is how they explained what we should be focusing on during each age range: 

1. Discover yourself, who you really are through risk.

2. Discover what kind of personality you are compatible with by dating a lot.

3. Discover what you can do in society to make a lifestyle living good enough.

18 to 21/22 is when you should leave home and try being on your own. You should be training in a career, training in relationships by dating a lot, training in education, training on being on your own away from the support as well as hassle of home. Learn to cook and clean your own stuff. Train yourself to manage your money. Many buy their first big purchase, a car. Responsibility starts to be glimpsed at.

25 is big. That is when the dust should settle. That is when the first big evaluation of self takes place, give or take a year. People have finished their undergrad work, the marriage/babies might have started, the job you’ve been doing is getting clearer. You are able to look at the idea of: This really is my life, what am I doing about it?

I see all kinds of course corrections around this time. They have majors in college they took because they were told to or seemed like a good idea at the time. They have jobs they really hate. They have spouses they don’t really love. They have kids they don’t really want. When they get that first real look down the tunnel of time in the future, bleak is what they see if they continue.

The first big correction tends to take place around now. And generally, it is relatively cheap. The longer one waits after the revelation, the more costly it becomes. That is why I ask my young patients: “Don’t make any major life decision you can’t change easily until you are twenty five.”

25-30 finish up the correction. Tweek your early life decisions so they are more suited to who you are going to be. Finish grad school, get out of the military, get married, have the first kid, settle into the skill set you are developing. From thirty on, the decades with those zeros will be the evaluations of self and whether or not you are living up to your own expectations.

Monday Motivation

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Ahhh, Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? The weather wasn’t the best on Saturday with off and on showers but the beautiful weather on Friday made up for it. We enjoyed tons of birthday shenanigans with friends and some valuable time spent by the pool. I still can’t believe it’s mid July already…it sure is flying. Today is dedicated to a productive Monday and a positive attitude to start off another week! Enjoy & see you all tomorrow, friends! Xo.

Monday Pep Talk

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating Mother’s Day! This week, I want to focus my motivation around believing in yourself and not giving up. I feel like if we all just gave ourselves more credit and had more faith in ourselves, the things that we could do would be endless.

So this week as you’re going about your lives, don’t doubt yourself. Don’t give up and believe that we can handle whatever we set our minds and hearts to.  Have faith in yourself.

Spring Cleaning

After my trip to Florida last week I can’t WAIT to bring my spring & summer clothes out of hibernation and box all of my heavy winter attire as far away as possible. The transition between spring and summer is the perfect time to start packing up all of your winter gear that you will not be wearing for the next several months.

This is the perfect time to reorganize your closet and take a look at the staple pieces that you already have and what it is that you need. Start by taking everything out of your closet so that you’re starting fresh and can see all of the items you have. Getting rid of items and deciding if you will wear it in the warmer seasons is the hardest step. If you have had the item for more than six months and haven’t worn it, I would say get rid of it! 

Once you have decided what you are going to box up for the season or the items you are going to get rid of start looking through items that you can fold down to create more hanging space in your closet. I like to fold up all of my t-shirts, sweatshirts, workout gear, shorts and jeans. Once you start hanging up the items make sure you are organizing by style and by color. This will make getting ready a breeze! Check out these organized closets and get inspired for some spring cleaning: 

Motivational Monday

imageHappy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a fun filled weekend and are ready for another great week ahead!

 I don’t know about you but I often find myself saying the same thing every Monday morning. After a lazy unmotivated weekend I find myself saying “I will start working out and eating healthy this week.” Come Monday morning I usually start feeling guilty about the bad foods I’ve consumed and know that I have to find that Monday morning motivation to get back on track.
This week I’m going to make a concentrated effort to clean eating and working out before I leave for Florida on Thursday. So I cleared out my fridge packed my gym bag and I am ready for a productive week! 🙂

Thoughts On Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday morning and most of you are probably sitting at your desk at work sipping on your second cup of coffee trying to get motivated today.  Last night you probably went home and did the same routine that you have been doing for the past few months, maybe even years. I haven’t posted a motivational quote since my “Forget about Money, Be Happy” quote and these two topics go hand in hand. 

I have decided that this week I am devoted to jumping out of bed each morning, getting the day started off right and making something happen! I think that this is something we can all work on wether at our job or just in our day to day routine. Usually if you wake up thinking you are going to have a great day it will normally end up being that exact way. 

We all have dreams but the majority of us aren’t daring enough to go out and make them happen.  Dreams don’t work unless you take chances and step out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to take risks and start each day like you will make a difference in whatever path you have chosen to take in life. It’s so true that your future really does belong to you! It won’t happen someday, if you don’t make it happen now. 

Motivation for the Week Ahead

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Even on busy days you can find at least thirty minutes to workout. Before work, before bed, after work, after school, on your break…etc. It’s just finding the motivation to do it. You don’t always have to get in the car and go to the gym you can make up your own workouts and complete them without ever leaving your house. Here is one of my favorite quick work outs for busy days or lazy days. 

100 jumping jacks

50 mountain climbers

100 crunches

Hold plank position for a minute

100 butt kickers

30 pushups

Repeat 3 times

Think on These Things..

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This has been huge in my life lately – I tend to be very critical of still not knowing exactly what I want to do in my life, career wise. Okay, I know I know, I am only twenty-four years old yada yada yada, but I still think I should have it somewhat figured out the path that I want to choose! 

I think this is a really encouraging and motivating quote for someone at any age. It reminds us all to not be so critical and hard on ourselves about such little things, things that aren’t a big deal! The main thing is to be happy and enjoy every single moment. Be proud of where you are in your life now, how far you’ve come to get there and be hopeful for where the future will take you.