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Everything, All at Once, Right Now!

I’m great at identify goals and the necessary steps to make said goals come true.

What I am NOT great at is maintaining the patience to achieve my goals.

god grant me patience

I drive much like I live my life.

As fast as possible without getting caught by the fuzz πŸ™‚

Reminding myself to slow down is a constant battle.

I remember when I was in high school, my Grandfather telling me, “don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”

stop and smell the roses 3

Come on! If monkeys can do it, so can you!!

I rarely remember to take a beat when I hit a milestone or an accomplishment.

Instead of giving myself a pat on the back and an “atta girl!”, I immediately begin to focus on the next hurdle, the next chance to hit it out of the park.

As part of my Happiness Project, I am going to start giving myself permission to celebrate the small victories.

Who cares if that small victory is only measurable by me.

It’s my victory, dammit!

victory is mine

I think we’ve become a society with such an expectation and focus on success that we’ve forgotten how to recognize the hard work it takes to actually achieve success and we’ve definitely forgotten how to make time to bask in that success.

This week IΒ  challenge you to stop and smell the roses.

Yes, I know it’s February in New England.

So they will have to be metaphorical roses.

your metaphorical rose :)

your metaphorical rose πŸ™‚

But whenever you cross a finish line (no matter how small you feel it is), give yourself a little time-out to acknowledge your achievement.

I promise, it will alleviate that hamster-on-a-wheel feeling.

If only for a couple minutes…

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

DIY:

For all you home owners out there: 31 days of character building.

Inspiration:

Feeling a little stale? Get out of your rut with these 9 mental exercises.

Health and Fitness:

The best workout you’re not doing.

Round the World:

No plans for the weekend? Head to NYC and try out these 10 amazing ways to spend an afternoon.

Luscious Locks:

Cute even without the bangs.

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems:

Bad at math? Me too πŸ™‚ Here are 6 math tricks that will help you fake it!

Giggles and such:

What are your make or break relationship moments?

Just in time for Halloween: My Drunk Pumpkin. You look gourdeous πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

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