The Way I Plan On Making The Most of It

Consistency and Balance.

Defined via Webster:

  • Consistency: continuing to happen or develop in the same way.
  • Balance:a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance.

Lately it has hit me that these two concepts are really governing the path of my life and where I am headed in all terms of life. There are things that are important to me like losing weight, reaching my ultimate health optimization goal, and looking what I feel is good for me. I also have things of the mind to tend to. Journaling, keeping planners and records of my daily life makes it so much easier for me to stay on top of things. In keeping up with myself in this way, I am able to pick up trends in behaviors over time, and thus able to realize what needs to be modified to achieve the best results or outcome.

We are creatures of habit as they say, and hesitant to change. Change can be uncomfortable on any level, but it’s how we adapt that really determines the success in it all. Being productive really gives me this amazing satisfaction that lifts my mood and motivates me to attempt even more things. I know that we are all living lives that are as unique as our thumbprints.  Though some of our obstacles, talents and such inter-loop, nobody has an identical journey. Support is one of the best things we could ever have, but inner strength, when developed, is so much more. We are steering our own ship!


 

Exploring What Means The Most To You

What makes up who you are? In the innermost depths of your soul, what drives you to breathe? It’s key to find these things out in order to be our happiest selves despite any circumstances or obstacles life may bring.

We have to have a goal. Make small ones, and big ones later…Then…

So…let’s try this!

  1. In order to find true balance in our lives we develop the list of things to do on paper, dry erase board, reminders in our phone, whatever works.
  2. Next, we prioritize these important things in our lives.
  3. Once we know what we need to do and in what order of importance they are in our lives, then we make the decision. We make the commitment. Step 3 means deciding to give it a try. It may take time. Drive and determination are often difficult to deal with at first, but with patient practice comes reward!

So, once we get to doing all of the things that we desire to bring about the outcomes and desires of our whole being (keeping their place of importance in mind),  decide this time it’s for real, that we want it…All of the procrastinations, excuses, and feelings are easier to deal with! It make sense. I think.

Personally, I’m currently working on taking better care of myself for multiple reasons-using beauty products to make me look and feel better, exercising at set times throughout the week to achieve the long sought after body tone, grow as a Christian-It’s so easy for me to talk and not walk.

Its a struggle. But we have to dance the dance! No matter what, do not give up. This is your life, it’s happening right now! So, get down to business with me, and let’s make it all happen!

Blessings <3

 

 

It’s Furry Friday Again!

This Friday’s Furry Friends just happen to include my guardian angel as well!

Her name is Little Bit. She is a 12 year old, coarse coat, Tri-colored Chihuahua with a heart the size of Texas, and the sass to beat any cat on the block. She rules the roost among the other dogs in the family. By the way, she’s the reason my hubby and I chose to adopt 2 of the Chihuahua breed as well!

 

Little Bit loves Car-Car rides, going Bye Bye!

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My sister has three: Chloe, an 8 year old Malti-Poo with blonde locks that grow and grow! I love this fluff ball!

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Baby, a 5 year old tea runt soft coat, tri colored Chihuahua like Little Bit

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Ginger, a reddish brown coated ball of playful personality who loves kisses, a whole lot!

 

 

 

 

If you’ve followed me long enough, or even checked out my Blog Header, you’ve seen our 2 spotty Chihuahuas.

Lou Lou and Bella.

Bella (left) is 3, and Lou Lou is 5. They are my babies and get the royal treatment here at our house. I can’t imagine life without them.

There’s just something about our pets…our dogs. They make life extra worth living.

6 Essential Ingredients For A Long and Happy Marriage!

I was skeptical, but then I actually read this. These are really nice tips for lasting love!

This is such an interesting article. Its easy to understand, not written in PhD format, haha.  Because of the way it is written, I feel I can grasp the whole piece and internalize it. It all makes sense. I encourage you to check it out if you are considering marriage or are already married no matter how long its been!

The writer of this article has been married for 30 years and is still putting effort daily into their marriage.

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Happy Today

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Let’s decide to be happy today, no matter what the wind blows in our direction. There is no promise of tomorrow. Tell them you love them. Hug all you can, share smiles with strangers, make the connection with a phone call, a visit, a card or letter in the mail. You are the change that this world needs. :)

You Are Not Beyond Hope! :)

You are not over. Do not give up or give in to the negative thoughts and struggles in this life! You can get back up. It may take a day or two, a couple of weeks, or however long-but anything is possible with God. You got this! Have a great day today, my friends!

Sending love and hugs :)

Amanda

 

*Image via Facebook News Feed.