Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 65

Last week we talked about possible difficulty in maintaining a change e.g. during holidays 😬. There might appear other obstacles and that’s why I highly encourage you to create new implementation intentions! 🤗 This tool shouldn’t be underrated!
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Task for today: Create new implementation intentions – if you need to remind youreslf how to do it check out step 10 of our Smiley Future 😉. This time make those intentions about maintaining the change. They may differ from the first ones you’ve created in the beginning of our challege then. So don’t skip that step! I promise you it is worth doing it!
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Next week: Create new reward system
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

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Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe 🍋

This Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift 🤗🎁
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INGREDIENTS
🔸️1/2 cup Sugar
🔸️ 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 🥥
🔸️1 Lemon 🍋
🔸️ Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
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➡️Pour sugar into bowl.
➡️Squeeze lemon juice and add to sugar.
➡️Mix in coconut oil (add more if you like a wet consistency).
➡️Zest lemon and add to mixture (reserve a little to garnish top of scrub in jar).
➡️Add your sugars to the jar.
➡️Add a printable label to the front and maybe a ribbon to gift.
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Source: https://thriftyjinxy.com

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 64

Today we’re gonna finish creating new plan for maintaining change 🤗 – lets focus on last 2 letters of SMART method so answer those questions:
➡️Is your plan realistic?
➡️Will you be able to realize this plan now not as a part of a challenge/project/diet but as a new way of living 🤔? Have a moment to think whether it goes well with your everyday routine/schedule
➡️ What do you need to make the plan for maintaining the change realistic?
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Now time to set a new time bound – after what time will you realize you’ve achieved to maintain the change and that you’ve managed to make it a permanent change? Set a specific date 😉
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At first it can be after e.g. 3 months. Let this time be a test whether you’ve managed to maintain the change and maybe to check what do you need to change to make it permanent. It is very important to test it so you won’t go back to old bad habits 😉
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Next week: Create new implementation intentions
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

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Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 63

Today another hint helpful in maintaining change 🤩. Think whether maintaining change is attractive to you, in other words what’s your motivation 🤔
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Answer this question:
➡️Why do you want to maintain the change? 🤔 Write down all the reasons that come to your mind 📝 and keep it so you could go back to it in moments of weakness or doubts in maintaining your change 😉.
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Task for today: I encourage you to create new benefit card (check out step 38) this time focusing on benefits of maintaining your goal 💪
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What benefit card is? It is simply a list of all reasons why you’d like to maintain your goal 🤩. If you’re wondering what’s the point in writing them down and you think „I will remember them” – I’ll surprise you: in the moments of lost motivation it is easy to forget why you want something so much 😉. When you find a temptation in reach of your sight (or hand), you’re stressed and/or tired or you’re in a bad mood those reasons suddenly all get forgotten 🤷🏼‍♀️
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In those kind of situations benefit card might come very useful. Have it always with you (for example as  a note in your phone 📱) and read it in difficult moments to make it easier to maintain your goal 😉. It is best though to read it everyday, even when you’re feeling motivated.
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Benefit card next to process visualisation (step 11) are great tools to strengthen your strong will 💪
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Next week: Permanent change
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

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Health · Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Magical blue flowers

There’s black tea, green tea…but did you know there’s blue tea too? 😀
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Blue Tea is made by seeping dried butterfly-pea flowers in water and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. It is also said to have weight loss benefits 😉
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Blue tea, or butterfly pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal concoction, made by seeping dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant.
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Blue tea contains catechins, which are said to be instrumental in burning belly fat and aiding weight loss 😀. Drinking butterfly-pea flowers seeped in warm water is said to be an effective way to rev up the metabolism, which in turn, makes the body burn more calories.
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Here are some other benefits of blue tea that you may want to know, before trying it out:
➡️1. The tea is rich in antioxidants, which makes it a great beverage to include in your detox diet.
➡️2. The earthy flavour of butterfly-pea flower tea is said to be a mood enhancer. The tea is said to have stress busting effects that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety 😀. It is also known to refresh the brain and helps keep you energised and happy throughout the day 🤩
➡️3. Blue tea is said to help in losing water weight as it is a natural diuretic drink.
➡️4. Blue tea is also said to have a role in regulating blood sugar levels.
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Blue Tea For Hair, Skin & Beauty
➡️1. This tea is well-known for its anti-ageing benefits, due to its high antioxidant content 🧖‍♀️. This makes the skin look younger and healthier from within.
➡️2. The flavonoids present in blue tea may also stimulate collagen production.
➡️3. Stress-relieving properties of blue tea are also helpful in overall maintainenace of skin and beauty.
➡️4. Blue pea flower is excellent for the hair too, as it contains anthocyanin – a compound known to increase blood circulation in the head and therefore maintain a healthy scalp. It also helps in strengthening the hair follicles from within.

Source: https://food.ndtv.com

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 62

How to maintain change? 🤔
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First hint is so obvious that it is actually common to miss out on by thinking „it will all work out itself” 🤷🏼‍♀️. And here it is: think how do you plan to maintain the change.
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Write your answer down and create a initial plan, of course using SMART method (see step 6) 🧐
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Task for today: focus on first 2 criteria of SMART method and try making your plan specific and measurable 📏📐
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For example, if you lost weight, improved your stamina 💪 and started having new nutritional habits, now in order to maintain it you probably don’t need to keep working out as often as you have but you can’t just sit down and get back to lazy life on sofa! 😉
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So you might (and should) plan to work out e.g. 3 times a week instead of 5-6. Choose form of your workouts (fitness, gym, jogging?) and plan it out in your calendar 📅
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If you e.g. learned a new language you also need to keep working on it, practicing etc .
Same with every finished project! 😉
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Now let’s have that coffee, a small bite of a macaroon and get to work! 😀
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Next week: Create new plan
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

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