By STRETCH+BLOOM | On December 28, 2018 In Tip, Uncategorized
Today’s post will give you some resolution ideas to help you create a great life all around.
You know how I am all about holistic living.
What’s the point of having a fab’ job if you’re feeling lonely and stressed out?
You want a life that works on all front. And today’s we’re talking about about creating just that!
Now, I am not claiming to be an expert on finances or on self-love so in order to do justice to this post I’ve decided to enlist the help of some of my fellow bloggers who are experts in their own right.
So without further ado, here are 7 resolution ideas to help you create a great life all around.
7 Resolution ideas for a great life all around.
Mindset And Manifestation
To start off this list I wanted to bring my humble contribution to this post with a resolution idea to hack your mindset and your manifestation powers.
‘This resolution idea is : speak what you want to see.
It’s easy to get caught in telling the story of what is: your train is got delayed and you’re late for your appointment. Your car is blocked in an endless jam. You got another rejection letter for this great project you were working on.
How many of us have learned to base their interactions with others on venting to everyone about every challenge we encounter? It may feel good in the moment but is this the wisest way to use our powerful speech? Probably not!
It’s true, there are challenges in life. We all deal with them.
The point of this resolution is certainly not to get delusional or ignore reality, it’s simply about being intentional in speaking improvement over your life. Instead of telling the story of what’s broken, start telling the story of the ‘blissings’ you want to come to you. Because the truth is what you speak you attract in your life.
In my opinion, this is the foundation for a greater life and a great resolution to make.’
‘If you want pure “bang for the buck” the best resolution for the new year is to learn something new every day.
When you make this commitment, and stick to it, your life will improve dramatically. You will continue to grow, learn and change in small ways, due to your learning habit.
To do this you need to set a firm time everyday, or it won’t get done. In this time (30-90 minutes) you commit to reading a new (nonfiction) book. Or watching a TED talk. Or researching something that interests you. The important part is not what you learn, but that you make a habit of learning these new things every single day.’
Steve Scott , Develop good habits
Steve Scott is a busy man. He has written over 30 books, some reaching the Washington Post bestseller list. He runs two successful blogs and still finds the time to take care of his son as a work-from-home dad.
‘We women are raised to strive to please others by proving ourselves to be better in so many ways. The message that we get is that need to be more giving, charitable, disciplined, agreeable, intelligent, slim, etc.
No doubt, parents raised us to be beautiful human beings and get along with others, but at the same time, we didn’t learn how to receive love, gifts, affection, and so on. Many feel uncomfortable getting gifts, compliments, affection, etc.
Instead we, women run ourselves ragged by trying to compete with various self and society-imposed standards of what a good partner, mom, coworker, or employee is. I call this over-functioning in relationships.
The problem with over-functioning is that we wind up feeling unworthy of love, affection, and pleasure. It’s tough to maintain happy relationships this way. We naturally, start feeling resentment that or loved ones don’t reciprocate in the same generous manners as we do. The fact is that they probably don’t even know how to please you.
I recommend to women to conceptualize receiving as something that pleases their loved ones. You know what makes your loved ones happy? When they see your happiness and when they feel that they have meaningfully contributed to it. Along with that goes expressing your likes and dislikes. This way, you don’t only reinforce the sense of self-esteem for yourself, but you also empower your loved ones to feel relevant and able to make you happy.
So next time, when you partner or children try to do something nice for you, relax and enjoy the ride. Savor that sense of happiness that there are loving people in your life that enjoy doing something nice for you. Express your joy and gratitude for what they have done for you. Finally, look at their proud, happy faces when they see how happy you are.’
Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, Be here and now (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook)
Dalila Jusic-LaBerge is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in California. Dalila graduated from UCLA, and got her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She is the owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Relationship Academy and has been practicing since 2006, working with individuals, couples, and families. Dalila currently offers online therapy and coaching services.
Her expertise is helping women with relationships. She believes love is one of the most important concepts in life, and yet it’s so trivialized. She thinks people are shamed to think that they shouldn’t openly express that they want love in their life. But really love is the cause of everything. Our caretaker’s love is what makes us a certain way. Similarly, when our parents are unable to love us the way we needed to be loved, we suffer in the relationships when we are adults.
She grew up in former Yugoslavia, a socialist country where women were considered to be equal to men, Dalila’s seen that patriarchic values were still prominent. Women have the same legal rights as men do, but there are so many messages that both men and women get about how they should be in this world.
‘Fully invest in your own personal growth and set time for yourself every single day. To be able to help others in the best possible way (kids, spouses, parents, etc.) we need to take care of ourselves first.
Once you make it a habit, it becomes so much easier and more evident how much more of a higher functioning person you can be.’
Kirsten Weinzierl, Obtaining Bliss (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter)
Kirsten Weinzierl writes over at ObtainingBliss.com and she’s a Bliss Coach helping women overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. She loves and truly believes in the power of personal development, self-care and self-reflection. She writes with humor and discusses topics like relationships, parenthood, body happiness and her love of food. However, she also writes about tough topics like depression, anxiety, suicide, and domestic violence.
‘Avoid taking the “Love at first sight” thing too seriously. Some of the greatest love stories out there are those who find love unexpectedly.
In dating, make it your goal to find and build a connection (even if it’s on a level of friendship), because if you focus so much on finding “the one” (who checks off every item on your list) straight away that may lead to inevitable disappointment, and ultimately discouragement.’
Carissa Link, TheMRSingLink
My name is Carissa Link – duo dog mom, wife, nature lover, artist and coffee snob. I am a Florida-based life and love improvement blogger for theMRSingLink. I share resources and personal insight to young women on living and loving their best self. TML focuses primarily on Love and [self]Love, as well as a few snippets of my Florida lifestyle in between.
‘This is another year upon us. We are all quick to make New Year resolutions and we tend to hustle to complete them. At least, in the first couple of months. Example is “I am going to eat healthy this year” — few months down the road; we are stuffing our face with fast food again.
Another important one is personal finance. We tend to make the drastic move to do an overhaul of our financial system, only to end up falling off the wagon. Again!
Do not be disheartened however, I do have some financial tips to help you navigate through the year
1. Start simple
This advice works for every new year resolution that you can make. Humans are more likely to complete a task if given to them in incremental interval. Focus on one big area of finance this year instead of trying to do a “180”. Of course, once you complete the first task, you would be encouraged to take on more challenges.
2. Try budgeting methods
There are only three ways to build wealth. Increase your income; decrease your expenses or do both. I always advocate doing both. However, decreasing your expenses might be easier than you think. But first, you need to know where all your money is going.
There are various budgeting methods to try, however, we personally recommend the envelope system. In this method, you use cash to pay for your day to day activities. We all know how difficult it is for us to spend cash. Whereas, if you continue to use credit card or debit for everything, you will not feel the pain when you swipe. Give the cash envelope system a try.
We do have a free budgeting E-book free of charge to you on our homepage to get you started on a solid foundation this year.
3. Protect your family
The key to wealth richness is not only about learning how to make more money. You also have to know when and how to protect your wealth and family. Get the important insurance like health insurance, disability insurance and health insurance. This way, in every situation, even if something were to happen to you, you know that your loved ones would be taken care of.
We do have an extensive post about how to build your financial pyramid. Where you can learn about what you need to do for every layer of your financial planning.
Just remember, take it easy, try some budgeting method and make sure you protect your loved ones adequately.’
Dr Breathe Easy Finance, Dr Breathe Easy Finance
Dr Breathe Easy Finance is a pulmonary and critical care physician by day and a personal finance blogger by night. Mrs Breathe Easy Finance is a nurse and stay at home mum who also give insight into budgeting through the lens of a frugal physician wife. She has been posting more and more. Our goal is to improve financial literacy among physicians and everyone willing to accept the challenge. I figured, if I help you breathe easy and better in my day job, why not apply the same principle to personal finance. Financial independence is our goal for everyone and we cater to the babies and toddlers of personal finance. Our mantra – spend less, save more, earn more and invest. Our main categories include budgeting tips, investing tips and general personal finance mix bag.
There you have it, 7 powerful resolution ideas to create a great life all around. Now the ball in in your camp, it’s your turn to shine and make some magic happen!
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