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You often hear that imagining success helps you get motivated 💪. Research shows though that it is not imagining success that helps but visualisation of process so imagining the path that takes you to your goal 😉. This way you practice in your mind the difficult path that awaits you and it helps you get ready for its all steps.
What works best on you? A positive ending and what happens when you reach the goal 👍 or negative outcome and what happens if you don’t reach it 👎?
➡️ If positive visualisation is for you (like me 🙃) imagine yourself working hard, reaching next steps towards your goal 📈. Imagine yourself with a strong will and e.g. staying home to work on your business, or whatever your goal is, instead of going to a party 😉. Imagine yourself making smart decisions like getting up 30min earlier in order to workout before work or to meditate 🧘♀️ to begin a new day with a calm mind. Imagine how you feel having picked those wise decisions 🤔
Now imagine yourself at the end of the line, you’ve reached your goal! 🏅 Imagine your friends & family congratulating you on a fullfiled dream, imagine yourself giving some interview to a newspaper on how you managed to get where you are! 😎
So powerful! I usually am so pumped up after such visualisations!
➡️ If you feel more motivated seeing negative outcome and what happens when you don’t succeed imagine yourself e.g. fatter, not earning as much as you’d want and not being able to e.g. give your kids everything you’d want to.
Imagine that your family and friends tell you that your laziness problem becomes more and more serious. You walk into a party and people look at you and gossip. Now imagine how you can avoid those situations. You work hard. You put your goals first. See with your imagination getting an award.
➡️ Now think of your visualisations.
Decide whether you are more sensitive to punishments 👎 or to rewards 👍.
Imagine the proces taking you to your goal– make sure to imagine specific situations.
Write your visualisation down 🖊
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This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is perfect for the Fall season! Use this scrub to pamper yourself or for a hostess gift. 😍
Sugar scrubs are very easy and cheap to make 😁. To make pumpkin spice sugar scrub, you will need:
🔸️ coconut oil 🥥
🔸️ brown sugar
🔸️ pumpkin pie spice 🎃
The ratio of coconut oil to sugar is 2:1. Fill two small jars and use 1 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the brown sugar and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and blend together. If you want the scrub a bit coarser, add more brown sugar until you get the consistency that you would like 😃
Transfer the scrub to a jar and add a pretty tag 😍🎁
Today let’s talk about how to plan your ‘to do’ list using your weaknesses and how to be ready to fight any excuse! 👊
You’ve already extablished what are your weaknesses, now knowing what could be your excuse against getting to work in the future, plan your response in advance! 😃
Imagine some future scenarios that could be an obstacle on your way to reaching your goal and find solution for it. Write them down like this: “If situation X happens, I’m gonna do Y”. 📃
➡️ For example, if you want to lose some weight and you plan to work out 4-5 times a week but then when that moment comes you don’t feel like it and end up staying on the sofa, prepare that strong anti-excuse sentence for you! 👊
🔸️ “If I’m gonna feel lazy and not willing to workout, I’m gonna watch supermodels on a runway to get motivated to look that way.” 😜
➡️ Or when you need to work on your start up business but don’t feel like it:
🔸️”If I’m gonna start watching tv instead of working on my business plan, I’m gonna stop and read some inspirational stories of famous entreprenours and how they started to be more motivated.”
It is important to prepare those anti-excuse sentences earlier when you feel very excited and motivated about some new plans! 🤩 E.g. I am always very motivated and ready to get busy on Sunday evening when I plan upcoming week, I tend to plan plenty things to do the next couple of days and then often don’t feel that excited & motivated to actually do them when that time comes 🙄 – that’s why it is so important to prepare those powerful sentences earlier (I’m preparing them on Sunday when planning everything) and write them down 📃. Then in a moment of weakness read that sentence! Something like a message to your future self! 😉
Try it out!
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First lets focus on your strenghts. In previous step you named all your advantages, what you are good at, what comes easy for you. Now use it in building your plan! 🤗
🔸️Your strenght: I’m very organized 🤓
➡️ Example in practice: I’ll plan each week and each day precisely, what do I have to do to reach my goal. It’s easier for me to get to work with a propper ‘to do’ list.
🔸️ Your strenght: I’m flexible / creative 😜
➡️ Example in practice: Whenever new situation/obstacle appears don’t freak out. You’re creative, you got this! 💪Just sit down and think of a new way/new plan how to solve it/go around your obstacle 🤔.
E.g. I often work longer hours at work and end up with shorter time to work on my personal projects or suddenly get some family issue BUT I don’t cancel my ‘to do’ list completely 🚫. I work around it, leave those things that I can still manage to do that day and move some other stuff to the following day. Sometimes I change my ‘to do’ list even 5 times a day 🤪 but I never cross a thing to do off my list completely.
🔸️ Your strenght: I am able to work late hours but I’m not an early bird 😴
➡️ Example in practice: You know yourself best! If it’s hard for you to get up early (e.g. on Saturdays) don’t plan anything for early hours thinking (“ah, I’ll definitely manage to get up this time!”). If you’re a night owl plan your stuff to do for evenings! 😉 You know what your most productive time of the day is, use it!
Next week we’ll talk about how to plan your ‘to do’ list using your weaknesses and how to be ready to fight any excuse!
This homemade honey balm is the perfect antidote for all your dry-skin woes 😊. Just slather on a little bit in the morning and wave goodbye to dry, cracked, irritated hands. For an added boost, apply before bed, cover with cotton gloves, and let this recipe work magic on your hands overnight.
In addition to its calming and healing properties, here are several other ways honey helps combat dry winter skin:
Honey is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it can keep skin bacteria in check and help prevent future infections.
Honey has been directly observed to reduce skin inflammation after being applied to wounds
🔸️ Balances skin pH
🔸️ Natural moisturizer
✔ 1/4 cup coconut oil 🥥
✔ 1/4 cup almond oil
✔ 1/4 cup olive oil
✔ 5 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
✔ 1 tablespoon shea butter
✔ 1-1/2 tablespoons raw honey 🍯
✔ Essential oils of your choice
➡️ Combine everything except for the raw honey and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.
➡️ Microwave in 30-second increments for 1–2 minutes, until the oils and beeswax have completely melted. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler to melt your oils.
➡️ Place the bowl of melted oils in the freezer for about 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still liquid in the middle.
➡️ Stir for about 15 seconds until the mixture comes together almost like a thick batter.
➡️ Add the honey and essential oils. Stir again.
➡️ Spoon the balm into a lidded glass container, and pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely.Let the balm solidify before using 😚
Are you happy? Are you a positive person? I’m here to make you happy!
As some of you don’t know me, it’s time to reintroduce myself!
My name is Pola, I’m from Poland and I’m here to boost your positivity, to make you love yourself even more and to basically make you happy! 🤗
I’ve always been a positive girl, always appreciating what I got and 3 years ago I decided to share it with others and started this account 😊
I’ve also always been hard-working on following my dreams and I always try to encourage people to work on their dreams. Nothing comes magically from the sky yet we can do almost anything with a will to work, determination and hard work 💪
This is why I often talk to you here about motivation, about hard work to make you follow your dreams!
But on the others hand I highly encourage and often talk about the need to rest, to practice self-care etc.
It’s all about that healthy balance!
If you don’t know it yet, I post:
🔸️ Positive News on Mondays’ mornings (to help you start your week well, to see that the world isn’t as bad and as scary as media show us) – on Instagram stories
🔸️ Motivational Mondays on Mondays’ afternoons (to help you boost your motivation and willpower to follow your dreams)
🔸️ Self-Love posts on Thursday (to make you take care of yourself! In that series I post recipes for homemade cosmetics, excercises to calm yourself down etc)
🔸️ Positive Movies Recommendation on Sundays (to make your weekend chill nice and positive!) – on Instagram only
🔸️ + healthy recipes from time to time, DIY tutorials, some group challenges for all of us (e.g. recently we did 21 Day Healthy Habits Challenge), recommendations of cool apps for learning or self-growth, some home tricks and plenty more on Ig Stories!
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And tag a friend who might like it! 😊
We’ve already talked about common reasons of lack of motivation, we’ve learned how to set a goal and a deadline, now we need to get to know ourselves better in order to work better later on! 😉
In order to make yourself work/boost your motivation and will to get something done we need to establish what are your strenghts and weaknesses!
* what are you good at? 🤔
* what comes easy for you? 😉
* what do you feel powerful/strong at? 💪
* what do others appreciate in you? 🧐
Now think deep and name your weaknesses. It is important to know what we need to battle with and how to set your ‘Plan B’ for situations when you don’t feel the desire to follow your dreams.
So tell me:
* what do you struggle with? 🤔
* what kind of situations scare / overcome you? 😬
* what part of your character can become an obstacle in reaching your goal? 😶
* what weaknesses would your close ones name in you? 🤔
Write all of it down!
I promise you we will work on some excercises to boost your motivation soon but those steps before it are crucial in order to know what we actually need to work on!
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