KICKING “FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT” TO THE CURB.

KICKING “FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT” TO THE CURB.
I really dislike this phrase,  “FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT”.

To me, it means that we should go through life pretending to be happy and fulfilled, hiding how we are really feeling.

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How to set goals for 2021

How to set goals for 2021
Have you ever had that year- that year when everything was going to be different?




You set your New Year resolutions  in January , and you are ready to  achieve those goals no matter what.   Maybe you're going to run a marathon, or you are going to lose 50 pounds. Maybe this is the year that you are going to become neat and organized.  
 
And then what happens?  
 
You start out in January all gung-ho, ready to crush those goals.  You start working on them in January, and then maybe something happens.  You get sick, or family members sick or your schedule at work changes.  Maybe it's too cold and snowy and rainy outside, and you can't get out to get those daily runs.
 
Whatever it may be, these obstacles get in your way.  Then it becomes February… and then March,  and all of a sudden those resolutions you made in January are now a thing of the past.  
 
How do you feel about it?  I know for me when I've set lofty goals or resolutions in January, and then I don't meet them I don't meet them, I feel sad and disappointed in myself.  I feel angry and I feel frustrated.
 
 So how can we create change in our lives, and create goals that will help us to move closer to our big goals, without feeling disappointed or feeling overwhelmed?
 
I suggest creating SMART goals.  Did you know that only 8% of people keep their New Year's resolutions? Why not try SMART goals instead?
 
What are smart goals ?
Smart goals are short term goals that  are easy to attain. We can create small goals that lead up to big change, by creating momentum in meeting these small goals.
 
SMART goal are:
  1. SPECIFIC: SMART GOALS are not vague,  such as to be better at something.  Instead there more specific goals,  like “I am going to increase my core strength this month” .
  2. MEASURABLE- SMART goals are  measurable.  You're giving yourself a target date or target time to complete your goal,  and if you fall behind little it's OK.  You  can catch up.
  3. ACCOUNTABLE:  SMART goals are also accountable. These goals  set you up to be more accountable part, giving you an opportunity to take personal responsibility. It is a great idea to let someone else be accountable with you! Tell a friend,  tell you partner, or even  post your goals on social media!
  4.  REALISTIC – SMART goals are realistic- they are achievable and they're going to set you up for success, rather than set you up for failure.
  5.  TIME- SMART goals are time sensitive.  You  establish a date when each goal needs to be accomplished.
 
 My  challenge to you  this year is, instead of creating New Year's resolutions,  go ahead and create some smart goals! And if you need help, I have got you!! Click the link to join my free  challenge “Embrace The Mess: Women Finding Balance in 90 Days!”, so that you can live out your true purpose and start to DREAM BIG!

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Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

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Family time-Forced, Or Fun?

Family time-Forced, Or Fun?
Can I ask you a tough question? 
 
What was it like being isolated with your family during the lockdown?
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Coulda Woulda, Shoulda- Live Life Without Regrets!

Coulda Woulda, Shoulda- Live Life Without Regrets!
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
 
I don’t want to be a person who has regrets. I want to live my life to the fullest- I want to have fun. I want to spend time with my family and friends, and I don’t want to miss out on anything.
 
Sometimes I take risks because I know that the risk will be worth the reward. I have a lot on my plate right now, but I know that all I am doing is going to bring joy to my family, as well as to the people that I am helping and serving.
 
I think a lot of my lessons comes from my parents. I watched my dad retire, move full time to Florida, which he had always dreamed about- and then a year later he was diagnosed with cancer. I watched my mom work so hard, first as a stay at home mom, then full time in an office job, then get sick in her 60’s and later she passed away from Alzheimers.  Neither of them were able to enjoy retirement, enjoying free time, or time with their grandchildren.
 
I learned from their experiences  that I wanted to enjoy life all along the way- not just when I retire. We go on lots of fun family vacations, I go on girls’ trips with my friends, I run and do things for ME- I don’t want to look back and wish I had enjoyed these moments.  With my son I have truly enjoyed every moment as a mom- and I have appreciated every moment.
 
What about you? When you think about your life, do you look back and have regrets? Did you not take that vacation? And now you are regretting that time you could have spent with your family? Have you stayed in a job that  has been stressful and unfulfilling? Have you not spent enough time with your friends?
 
I think that the last months of 2020 can be used for reflection-and to make plans to move forward. To find joy, to take risks, to do things that make your heart happy. This is it-this is life-and it is not a dress rehearsal. 
 
What are you going to do so that you don’t have regrets?

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Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

From time to time, Sheri may share affiliate links on her blog and website, and may earn a small percentage on your purchase-this will not cost you anything extra, and she appreciates your support!

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Finding Balance in Times of Uncertainty

Finding Balance  in Times of Uncertainty

Global pandemic. Job loss. Financial hardship. In times like these, we all want certainty, predictability and safety. But how can you achieve certainty in an uncertain world?

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