10 Ways to Stay Motivated

Hey guys!! For this post, I want to discuss something super important: motivation. We all want it and frankly, we all need it. Motivation is the drive that leads us towards success and achieving your goals. I know that sometimes it is hard to feel motivated enough to work towards something you want. We sometimes put it off and say ” some other time” to the things we need to do now! 

So, enough with the pep talk, let’s get to the good stuff. Here are 10 ways you can feel the motivating vibration in your body today!

1. Know what you want

In order to understand what you’re putting all of your positive energy and inspiration into, you have to really take the time to think about what you want. You can sit and brainstorm, writing down what your main aspirations are. You may have several goals, or just one main goal; either way this is the essential time you need to take in order to make your way to the life you desire!

2. Write down your goals

This is simple, but effective. You can write down all of your goals in a journal or type them on your phone. These can be any type of goals; you may want to write down your goals for just today, a week, a month, a year, or even your life-goals! Writing these goals down and keeping them at a place where you can see them is a reminder for you to achieve the things you wish to accomplish! Looking at your list of goals throughout the day can help keep a positive mindset all day, which is needed for a productive life!

3. Visualize

Yes, I am telling you to daydream! Daydream all day if you want! It’s not wishful thinking, it’s keeping the soul alive. Think about where you want to be in the future. Whether it is your dream job, house, partner, or location, visualizing will help you stay in that motivating mindset to keep working toward your dream. When I was stuck in high school classes, I would just visualize myself living my dream life, and I remained motivated and happy.

4. Look at inspiring quotes

Some of these quotes can be a bit cliche, but they are still inspiring. I have a folder of inspiring quotes on my phone that I look at often to keep myself from feeling down. You can find quotes for almost everything: health, following dreams, staying motivated, etc. I will give a couple of my quotes below that come from my notes.

“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails” – Thomas S. Monson

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.” – Unknown

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just to take the first step,” – Martin Luther King Jr.

5. Watch TED Talks

Man, there is nothing like getting motivated from someone talking so passionately about something they love. One way I motivate myself is by watching others talk about something they are passionate about. Whether or not it be the same passion I have, it gives off such a positive vibe. I will post a link to the official website and the page where they have categorized their motivational talks.

https://www.ted.com/topics/motivation

6. Declutter your space

Whether it be your desk, your room, or your own house, it is known that really decluttering the space around you helps to declutter your mind. You may be looking at your messy desk or room now and realizing this may be the cause of your delays or stress. Just like your space, it is filled with unnecessary things that are distracting you from your main goals. Take the time to minimize or at least organize your space and notice the difference your mind feels afterwards.

7. Observe others that are living your dream life

I know this can kind of be a punch in the face once you see someone living your dream life, but it can also be motivating. Whether it be a friend, a celebrity, or someone on Youtube, if you observe this person that shares almost the same goals as you, you will feel motivated to strive towards what you want like they are. For me, I feel more motivated and inspired to act on my dreams when I watch videos of people who share the same goals and interests as me. You can also gain ideas on how to achieve these goals by observing these certain people. Try this and see if you feel more motivated to attack your goals every day!

8. Say your mantras

By reciting mantras to yourself, you are bringing more positivity and motivation into your soul. These mantras can also lift up your mood and attract more opportunities into your life. Choose mantras that resonate with you and your dreams so they are more effective. Reciting mantras like, “don’t wish for it, work for it,” or “I have the ability to achieve everything I desire” in the morning and even throughout the day will remind yourself to stay focused on what you really want.

9. Track your progress

If you have worked hard at something you want for weeks, there has bound to be some type of progress happening. Take time to notice where you are and if there are any signs of progression. If you are looking towards weight loss, check to see if you fit into a piece of clothing you couldn’t wear before. If you are trying to accomplish something towards a goal or dream, notice where you are now and if you are getting closer and closer to that goal. There can be an abundance of ways to see progression; you can even start to notice a change of mood or behavior since you started to work toward this goal.

10. Kick procrastination in the butt

Procrastination can be our worst enemy. We face obstacles that we believe we can’t accomplish or scare us. Your mind will tell you to take a break and you can do it “later,” but then later ends up being you wasting almost a week of feeling lazy when you should be feeling good! It is such a rewarding feeling to finish the thing you have been dreading or scared of. If you ever face something you are unsure how to go about or it feels like a lot, just think of how you will feel once it is completed. That should be enough to get you to work and completing that goal. Here is a little mantra from my mom that helps her beat procrastination: “the dread is worse than the doing”

Those were some of my favorite ways to motivated myself into shape. I hope you find at least one or two of these to be useful in your daily routine. 🙂

How to Get Out of Your Funk

 

Have you ever had “one of those days” where you feel so unmotivated and just lazy? I experience these days a lot, and I call this being in a “funk.” A “funk” is where I feel out of sorts and I do not feel like doing anything at all; and because I am pretty much at my house every day and all day, I can get in a funk real quick. Whenever I am in these moods, I eventually force myself to do anything! Doing simple things like getting up and walking around or exercising, it has become easier for me to get out of my “funk.”

If you feel you have experienced being in a funk or are experiencing it right now, I want to give you some ideas on what to do next to feel better and motivated!

 

  • Watch an episode of a favorite TV show

There’s nothing like a good episode of The Office or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (those are two of my favorite shows) when I am feeling down. Hop on Netflix or Hulu and watch an episode of something that you know brings you joy. Heck, you can even start a new TV show! Becoming enveloped in an alternate universe could definitely get you out of your funk.

 

  • Start a new book or reread your favorite

Reading is another way to dive into an alternate universe and forget about all of your problems. Pick a book in your house you haven’t read yet or go to your public library and go crazy! You can also pick up one of your favorites and reread it for fun.

 

  • Show gratitude

Always show gratitude! Tell the Universe and yourself how grateful you are for your bed, your phone, your shoes, etc. Showing gratitude can make you feel more aware of the blessings you have and to not take anything for granted.

 

  • Go out for a drive/walk

In order to feel better, sometimes you just have to get out of the house. If I am cooped up in my house for too long, I start to feel out of sorts and sad. But if I make myself go out for a walk (whether for exercise or not) or just getting in my car, I instantly feel better.

 

  • Exercise

I know it can be difficult sometimes to build up the motivation to exercise, but I promise once you are doing it you will feel GREAT! I love exercising because it always makes me feel amazing during and afterwards. Exercising really can never be boring because there are so many different ways you can exercise your body. Try exercises like circuit training, running, or yoga to get in shape and feel motivated.

 

  • Eat a comfort food

If you find yourself sitting on your couch or bed mindlessly snacking away, try to find a nice recipe for a meal to prepare. You may not feel like cooking at the moment, but it is a way for you to get up and moving and to stay away from the snacks. Make something you haven’t had in a long time or just your all-time favorite meal.

 

  • Talk to a friend/family member

When I am home alone and bored out of mind, I usually will text one of my friends or my brother to have some type of interaction. You can make plans or just talk to each other.

 

  • Take a shower

Sometimes taking a nice, long, and hot shower will be the thing I need. You may not even realize how crummy you feel until you take a shower. I always shower after I exercise, but on days when I do not exercise, I take my time with my shower and I always feel better afterwards, even though I hate washing/drying my hair.

 

  • Window-shop

Even if you do not have the money to go shopping, you can still go out to your local stores and just look around. I love window-shopping and just looking at all of the new things in the store. I get ideas of what I would like to buy and when I do have the money, I come back! Plus, this is a great way to get out of the house and spend some alone time with yourself.

 

  • Clean your room

Cleaning can be a bear and is pretty much always a chore, but it will always make you feel cleaner and more organized. I like to clean my room when I want to take a break from my laptop/phone/TV and just organize and clear out things I don’t want. You may not even realize your messy and unorganized room/house is what is causing you to be in your “funk.”

 

  • Start a journal/write in it

This is a great way to connect to yourself and to take a break from social media and all that. I love my journal time because it allows me to reflect and take time for myself. There are so many ways you can fill up a journal, so look into it and see what inspires you the most!

 

  • Look forward to something

I am always wanting something to look forward to. If I have nothing going on at the moment, at least I have something to look forward to that is happening in a week or a month. I like to keep all of my upcoming events in my countdown app and look at them whenever I feel sad. I remind myself I have a lot to look forward to and that I should be excited!

 

If you want to find other ways to stay motivated throughout the day, check out my other blog post! These ideas always work for me and I hope they work for you too! If you are feeling down today, I challenge you to try at least one of these things and to notice how you feel during and afterwards. 🙂

Why You Should Make a Vision Board

What is a vision board? To simply put it, a vision board allows you to create your reality. You attach pictures and quotes of anything that inspires you and that you want to manifest. If you are an ambitious writer and you want to be published some day, attach “New York Times Best Seller: ‘your name'” or just pictures of books and motivational quotes. If this writer looks at their vision board and absorbs all of the pictures and quotes, they can manifest that reality.

A vision board allows you to be creative as possible. Put things on there that you never thought could happen in your wildest dreams. If you have always dreamed about going to Australia but never thought it could happen, put a picture of Australia on your vision board. Put a picture of your dream car, house, job, body, etc. Use this opportunity to manifest the life you deserve!

I made my vision board a couple months ago and so far I have made one dream a reality. I wasn’t sure I was able to go to the college of my dreams this fall, but putting the college logo on there really helped me manifest. While looking at the logo and getting the feeling of knowing I will be there allowed me to go to the college of my dreams. This makes me believe that everything on my dream board will come true eventually!

Now, if you are not sold on making one already, I will give you a couple more reasons why you should make one today!

 

  • Visualization is key

A big part of manifesting your dreams and desires is visualization. You can say your affirmations, show gratitude, and have a positive mindset, but visualization is how you really see your ideal future. Looking at pictures of the places you want to visit or looking at pictures of the body you want is one of the most motivational ways to work for the things you desire. That is why having a vision board and looking at it everyday will allow you to get that excited feeling, which opens you up to manifestation

 

  • It’s a fun and creative project

Like I said above, making a vision board allows you to be creative and to have fun! It is kind of like when you would make projects in school as a kid or at home. Add stickers and colors and just be wild with it!

 

  • It is super easy!

The amount of supplies you need for a vision board is very small. The basics you will need is a white poster board, scissors, double-sided tape or glue, and your pictures. You can either gather up old magazines, buy new ones, or print off pictures from a printer with colored ink. It’s that simple!

 

  • It is motivating you to stay focused

I am not telling you to make this vision board just for the heck of it. This board is meant for you to look at and feel inspired every day. If you wake up one morning feeling out of sorts, just look at your vision board. Look at all of the things you want to manifest. Look at all of the things that are there to inspire you!

 

  • It is one step closer to manifesting the life of your dreams

If you feel you are stuck or are finding it hard to stay motivated, make this vision board!!! It will allow you to take a second and look at what you really want. Spend the whole day relaxing and making your vision board. Remember, you do not have to cover the whole board in one whack; just add a little bit as you find more things you would like to manifest. Once you have started it, you can always feel motivated!

 

Because of my vision board, I feel much more confident in using the Law of Attraction. I glance at my board several times throughout the day to remind myself of my goals and what I am working towards every day. I encourage you to make one because everyone should feel motivated every day to achieve their goals step by step! 🙂

How to Manifest Money

It is very common that we tend to focus on lack of money rather than wealth. You may be thinking, “how will thinking of ‘wealth’ actually help me?” It will help because you are sending out positive vibes about money, rather than negative vibes when thinking of lack. This is just one of the ways you can manifest money into your life.

I have gathered some of my favorite ways I reassure the relationship I have with money. I see myself attracting money every day since I have implemented these ways of manifesting into my life, whether it is a nickel or $20. A lot goes a long way! Here are my favorite and most effective ways to manifest money!

  • Recite Money Affirmations

This is a very simple and effective “technique.” I recite three affirmations every night and three every morning. Funny story: after I recited my affirmations for the morning, I got a notification that I made a sale on my Poshmark, which made me $8 richer! If you wanna give this a go, check out the blog post I have written about money affirmations that contain my favorite ones to recite!

 

  • Show Gratitude

There is nothing like showing some gratitude. When you wake up in the morning and go through your morning routine, list some of the things you are grateful. You can even say you are grateful for your toothbrush. Make sure you show gratitude for the money you have now and have received so you can send a positive vibration and let the Universe know you are ready for more money!

 

 

  • Put Money on Your Dream Board

If you have not made a dream board, now is a good time! To simply put it, dream boards are made of cut-outs of pictures and words of your goals and things that inspire you. Putting a picture of a dollar or a pile of money on your board makes you open to manifesting money. Look at it every day and night and feel inspired!

 

  • Don’t Focus on Lack

This is important! Focusing on the lack of money you have does not give you a good relationship with money! Like I said above, focus on wealth rather than lack. Even if you have $2 to your name (I’ve been there), believe that you have enough money and that you are grateful. That $2 may turn into $20!

 

  • Feel Good About Giving Money

I know it isn’t always fun to give your money away. Except if you are giving your money to a charity or getting something you have wanted for a long time, spending money is not anyone’s favorite thing. Try this: starting being happy about giving your money. This can send positive vibes and send you more money in return. If you think about lack as you spend your money, you will not send the right signal out to the Universe.

 

 

  • Write a Fake Check

Print out a check from online or The Secret website and write the check out to yourself with however much money you want. There is a story from Jim Carrey, where he wrote out a check to himself for $10M and gave himself 10 years to get it. A few months before his deadline he received that much money for his movie Dumb and Dumber!

 

  • Visualize How You Will Spend Your Money

Once you have that fake check in your hands or are looking at the money on your dream board, start to visualize actually having that money. Start to visualize what you would do with that money. Start to think of the things you would buy and get that happy and excited feeling. That feeling is allowing you to be open to attracting more money. Just keep thinking of having that money and hold onto that feeling!

 

 

  • Track the Money You Have Manifested

This plays in with showing gratitude. Writing down whatever money you manifest, whether through a check, finding it on the ground, or someone simply giving it to you, write it down! Writing it down means you are showing gratitude for that money you attracted. You can even start a journal where you log your manifested money and write down your favorite money affirmations! Watch as your list of manifested money gets longer as you use the ways to manifest money!

 

Because of the law of attraction and utilizing these ways of manifesting into my life, I have never felt richer. I show gratitude for all of the money I have received and for the money I will be attracting soon to increase my wealth. No, I am not a millionaire, but I truly believe I have a great relationship with money. If you have any success stories with the law of attraction and manifesting money, please leave a comment! I would love to hear them. 🙂

Ways to Fill Up Your Journals

“Journaling” has become a very popular thing and there are many ways you can fill up a journal. Writing in your journal(s) can calm your mind and allow you to reconnect with yourself. I love writing in my journals before I go to sleep so I can reflect on my day and see how I can make improvements in my life. I have gathered an abundance of ideas to start your journal today! If you have never written in a journal or had the desire to, I hope I inspire you to go and buy one today!

Gratitude Journal

Every morning or night, write down the things you are grateful for, whether it is the things you already have or the things you wish to have. By writing “I am grateful that…” and then writing something you wish to have afterwards sends out a positive energy and allows you to practice manifestation as well. Showing gratitude really gives you a positive mindset and to really be thankful for what you have.

 

Write Every Day for a Year

This is something that you can look back on years from now and see what you did every day for a year. You can also just do weekly entries of the most exciting things that happened the current week.

 

Dream Journal

Write down your ultimate dreams and goals in life that you wish to accomplish. Ask yourself where you would like to be in five years and write it down. Looking at these dreams every day will keep you motivated to always follow them.

 

Dream Journal Pt 2

Write down what you dreamed of that night. I know it can be hard to remember a dream sometimes but this is always fun to look back on.

Bucket List Journal

Write down your ultimate bucket list, and know that you will reach these goals. Make sure to leave room for all of the other goals you want to add in the future. As you complete these goals throughout your life, write down the experiences you had in this journal as well. Once you have had these experiences and have them written down, you will stay motivated to mark more things off of your bucket list.

 

Bullet Journal

This is the type of journal that has no format; you can literally make it however you desire. Bullet journals usually contain organized and customized content like to-do lists, birthdays, favorites, and quotes. This allows you to be creative and carefree as possible. Here is a great journal to start your Bullet Journal, which has dots on the pages so it makes it easier to doodle and customize!

 

Manifest Journal

If you really believe in the power of manifestation, have a journal just for ways to manifest the things you want and what you have manifested already. Write down your favorite affirmations and mantras, the things you wish to manifest, and what you have already manifested in your life and how. This can allow you to see how manifestation works and to keep using it!

 

Visualization Journal

If you love to draw, this is the journal for you! Instead of making a vision board or a dream board, you can also draw out your goals and dreams. Drawing them allows you to be creative and really look at what you want to manifest.

Health + Fitness Journal

You can either track your eating habits or write down your fitness routine. Make a list of your favorite meals and make a meal plan. Make a list of your favorite exercises and make a fitness plan. Refer back to this journal and your plans every day to stay on track on your healthy journey!

 

Inspiration Journal

This journal is made to inspire you when you are feeling unmotivated or you are already inspires and want to stay on a roll! Write down your favorite affirmations, mantras, and quotes that will inspire you every time you look at them. (These can also be categorized if you want to get fancy.)

 

Favorite Things Journal

List your favorite movies, TV shows, books, albums, quotes, websites, animals, etc. Every time you open this journal and look at these things, they will make you smile and maybe bring back memories.

 

If you love writing, allow your mind to open and start writing in a journal or two! I love writing in my journals because I get to reflect on my day and my past. I also have the opportunity to show gratitude every day and stay motivated! 🙂

 

Motivational Affirmations for Health

Because of the Law of Attraction, we have the ability to manifest what we want through the power of thoughts and actions. Through reciting affirmations daily, you attract what you want to to see through these powerful statements. I gathered specific affirmations for you to recite that will keep you on track to healthy eating and exercising for your mind and body!

 

For Healthy Eating

  • I only eat foods that nourish me
  • I love eating healthy
  • It is easy for me to eat healthy
  • I always stay on my plan to obtain my perfect weight
  • I always choose energetic foods
  • My plan to eat healthy is always easy
  • I am always determined to eat healthy
  • Being healthy is number one priority
  • I never crave unhealthy foods
  • I am motivated to always choose healthy foods

 

For Exercising

  • I love exercising
  • I am my perfect weight
  • I look forward to exercising
  • I exercise to stay happy and healthy
  • Exercising is never a chore
  • Every day I am getting slimmer and toner
  • I exercise with a smile on my face
  • I always stick to my exercise plan
  • I am fit and toned
  • I love how I feel when I exercise

 

Recite several of these every day and notice how motivated you feel! 🙂

Hobbies to Try Today

Hi Guys! In this post I want to give you several hobbies that you can obtain in a short amount of time. If you feel like you need a hobby or just want to try new things, I can surely give you some inspiration. I love finding new ways to better my self-growth whether it’s mentally, physically, or emotionally. Some of these may not be considered hobbies, but may be called lifestyles; it is according to how passionate you are about! Let’s get into it.

Playing an instrument

You can pick up something as easy as a harmonica or something as challenging as a guitar or violin. I recently started playing the piano and while it is enriching, it is also fun to see the progress you make as you practice!

Knitting or Crocheting

I started knitting after seeing all of my friends trying it, and it was actual super cool; I ended up making two scarves! Get some needles and some thread, pull up a YouTube video and have a go at it!

 Sewing

Sewing can allow you to make or fix your own clothes! You can try new patterns and pieces of clothing and you will feel so accomplished, and you might even save some money!

Yoga

Yoga is something you can practice every day and notice changes in your body as you go. This is a wonderful way to connect to your body while becoming more flexible. Check out this Yoga Starter Kit that gives you everything you need to start practicing!

Cooking

Even if you love cooking or don’t, this is a good way to practice making amazing meals for yourself instead of going to restaurants that are expensive and unhealthy. You can even learn to make and cook your own recipes.

Drawing

Grab a sketchbook and start doodling your thoughts or drawing something that is around you. This can calm your mind and allow you to become better and better as an artist!

Writing

Whether it is writing short stories or writing journal logs, writing is a great way to open our mind and see what’s in there.

Gardening

If you love flowers, plant flowers! If you love food, plant food! Gardening can allow you to plant what you want and also save money on groceries.

Photography

You don’t have to have a nice camera to become a photographer. I still use my phone to take pictures of whatever I want, and they usually turn out great. If you want to step it up, purchase a camera that will allow you to expand your photography.

Dance

There are so many forms of dance that you can try: jazz, tap, ballroom, hip-hop, ballet, etc. Dancing is a great exercise for the body and a way you can see yourself improve every time you practice.

Learn a different language

Learning a different language can be challenging, but it can also be fun. Whether you want to learn French, Spanish, or Sign Language, there are many resources out there that will allow you to do so!

Making Jewelry or Clothes

This is a great way to be creative and save/make money. You can sell your homemade jewelry and clothes on Etsy or Poshmark, which are both great selling sites!

Blogging

Blogging is a thing that requires hard-work, but if you have a passion for writing or whatever else, this is a great hobby for you passionate people! Blogging has let a lot of people blog full-time at home for a living, which is also an option.

Painting

Painting is a fun and artistic way to let out any emotions or creativity on the canvas. You don’t have to have art lessons or any skill to paint. Painting can be just for you! Here is an awesome Painting Kit for any painter, especially a beginner, to use!

Origami

This is another form of art that you could definitely impress people with. There are an abundance of resources online where you can learn this hobby. I will leave a link where you can learn to make an origami heart!

Exercising

This is most definitely a great and beneficial hobby to obtain. You can either workout at home by yourself, join exercises classes, or become a personal trainer and get paid to exercise!

Juggling

This can be a quite simple way to learn something to impress people with as well. If you wanna give it a go, here are some beginner Juggling Balls!

Reading

If you are not a big fan of reading, you should try to find books that really interest you. Make a list of books that you would like to read and read one at a time. Not only are you exercising your brain and enriching yourself, you are also accomplishing a goal every time you read one.

Scrap-booking

This hobby isn’t as popular as the others, but there are definitely people out there that take pride in their scrap books. If you have boxes of old pictures, transition them into a scrap book and add some decorations in there. You never know, you may love it!

Crafts

This hobby allows you to be creative as possible. There are an abundance of easy or challenging crafts online, especially on Pinterest. You can make crafts for your room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. You may also be able to sell your crafts on the sites mentioned above!

Sports

If you haven’t already taken up a sport, you have an abundance to choose from! You can either join a team or make one with your family members.

Baking

Making something that you worked on yourself is very rewarding, especially if it tastes good! You can either find your recipes online or purchase a cookbook to start your baking journey.

Volunteering

Volunteering can benefit you and whatever and whoever you are helping. You may volunteer at an animal shelter on the weekends or at a nursing home during the weekdays. This is an amazing hobby to have and will make you feel great and accomplished every day.

Meditation

Meditation allows you to take needed time for yourself, even if you feel you don’t have the time. Practice meditating 10-15 minutes in the morning or before you go to bed to clear your mind and connect to yourself.

I hope to have inspired you to try one of these hobbies today! Leave a comment saying what your favorite hobbies are! 🙂

 

How to Find Your Passion

Throughout my life I had been looking for a passion. I saw everyone around me with talents and passions that they loved and I felt left out; but I knew I would find my passion soon. It wasn’t until the end of 2016 when I discovered not only my passion, but my passions. I became a vegan that year and it has become a topic and lifestyle that I am super passionate about. I also rediscovered my lost passion for acting, which leads to my ultimate passion: inspiring others.

Because I live a lifestyle full of compassion and choose to follow my dreams, I feel so passionate to help others do the same. Since I have found my passions, I feel that I can share my experiences and tips to people who feel as though they have not found their passion. Here are tips on how to find your passion!

 

  • Think about what you truly enjoy. Think about the hobbies you have or the sports you enjoy; think about what hobby or activity brings you joy. You may have always loved being the leader and discover you could be a boss, or even your own boss. You may have always enjoyed taking photographs and you think of how you can incorporate this into your everyday lifestyle. Really sit down and think about what a passion is to you, and if it means a real career or just a side hobby.

 

  • Write down the things that bring you the most joy. After thinking about it, writing it down will give you a more visual look into what your passion could be. You could even categorize them from what brings you the most joy to what brings you the least amount of joy. This will allow you to think about the ones that really mean a lot to you.

 

  • Decide which passions you feel you could be most passionate about. Remember, you are not limited to only one passion! Like I said above, I discovered I have many things that I am passionate about. If you really love dance but you also love photography, don’t make yourself pick from those too. There is plenty of room for passions in your life!

 

  • Consider how you can incorporate these hobbies into your daily life. Because I am passionate about inspiring others, I created this blog so I can reach out to people every day and inspire them with my content. If you love photography, consider starting a small photography business on the side or full time! If you love knitting, join or start a knitting club! There is always a way to incorporate your passion into your daily life. You can also take the next step forward and consider how you can turn this hobby into a full-time job.

 

  • Ask yourself if you would enjoy doing this everyday for the rest of your life. you don’t have to look too into the future, but just think about how you would feel 5 years from now. Would you still enjoy this lifestyle of your passion 5 years from now? What about a year from now? If you believe you would enjoy living this passion every day for the rest of your life, then go for it! I decided I didn’t want to be work in a field that I knew wasn’t right for me, so I decided I am shooting for acting full-time for the rest of my life. You just have to decide if you are willing to take this risk.

 

  • Act on your passion. Begin living your passion in anyway possible. Even if you feel you do not have the resources, do anything you can to incorporate this passion into your life everyday. If you wait until you are somewhere or you have something to start living your passion, you are wasting time. There is no better time to start than now!

Ever since I have decided to incorporate my passions into my lifestyle, my life has felt more complete. I feel motivated and productive every day because I am living my passions any way I can. I hope to have inspired you to look into your passions and see what lifestyle really brings you joy. If you would like, leave your passion(s) down in the comments below; I would love to hear them! 🙂

Why You Should Make a Bucket List

I have known about bucket lists all of my life, but I never felt the need to make one. A year ago, I started thinking about my future and where I wanted to be in 5 years. I realized I wanted to see the world and all of the places and things I thought I would never get the chance to experience. I stopped believing that I could never go to the places or do the things that I wanted do on my bucket list. The day I stopped believing this, was the day I started making my bucket list. Now, I’m gonna tell you why you should start making a bucket list; and if you already have one, I will tell you why you need to believe in it.

  • Anything can happen

Seriously, anything can happen. You may think you will never be able to visit the city or country of you dreams, but then the universe will prove you wrong. Opportunities come up all of the time, and it is your decision on whether or not to take them. Visiting New York City has always been on my mental bucket list, and a few years ago I actually got to visit NYC for a whole day. So go ahead and put that city, state, or country on your bucket list, because you never know when it will happen.

  • Motivation to follow your dreams

You’re not putting these experiences on this list for nothing. You are putting them on there because it is something you are going to experience sometime in your life. If you look at your bucket list on a daily basis, you will feel motivated to actually make these experiences come to life. You start to think of how you would feel if you were there, and that is what makes the goal happen even quicker.

  • Gives you something to look forward to

If you firmly believe you will get to experience the things on your bucket list, you feel happy every time you look at it. If you are feeling down at your job, just think about the things that you will mark off of your bucket list. I feel genuinely happy and excited when I have something to look forward to. Even if you are in a bad situation, just think about how one day you are going to be in that city or country.

  • Nothing is stopping you

Yes, I know money can sometimes stop you from having experiences you desire, but at least nothing is stopping you from making that list. Even if money is an issue, like I said above, anything can happen. If you keep thinking of your lack of money and how you will never be able to have these experiences, you simply will not have the money or ability to do so. If you think of wealth and how you have the ability to do anything, you will surely be able to have these experiences. Here is my blog post that lists 24 affirmations to repeat to help you feel better about money.

If you feel inspired to make a bucket list and need a few ideas, check out some examples of lists online. I can also post my bucket list on here for you guys to take inspiration from! 🙂

24 Affirmations to Manifest Money

Hey guys!! I gathered some affirmations for you to keep and repeat if you want to have a good relationship with money. Keep these quotes on your phone or in your journal so you can feel inspired to practice manifesting money everyday!

  • I am grateful for the amount of money I have
  • I love money and money loves me
  • Money comes to me easily
  • I welcome money from all places
  • I am rich
  • Every day in every way, my wealth is increasing
  • I deserve money so I can do everything I want to do in this life
  • I am a money magnet
  • I feel good about money
  • I deserve money in my life
  • Wealth is coming my way
  • I always have enough money for everything I need
  • I am abundant
  • I attract money every day
  • Money is never far away from me
  • I have a good relationship with money
  • My wealth is increasing
  • My abundance is limitless
  • Money is my friend
  • I enjoy using money to help others
  • Having enough money is never an issue
  • The Universe always gives me what I need
  • I spend money wisely
  • Money flows to me effortlessly

Try to say a couple of these affirmations every night before you go to sleep and every morning when you wake up. Ever since I started saying three affirmations a night (mixed) I have noticed I attract money almost every day. Even if it is just a quarter or $50, be grateful for that amount and you will notice the abundance coming your way! 🙂

Want to learn more about the power of manifestation? Read the official book about the Law of Attraction, The Secret, to learn and practice more!

30 Law of Attraction Quotes

The Law of Attraction is all about manifesting all of the things you desire into your life. I like to keep quotes like these in my phone so I can look at them and remember the power my thoughts and actions hold. If you want to read more into the Law of Attraction, check out the official book The Secret to learn more about this way of living!

 

“When you focus on problems, you manifest more problems. When you focus on solutions, you manifest infinite possibilities.”

“All that we are is the result of what we thought.” – Buddha

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Energy flows where attention goes.”

“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell

“Whatever you create in your life you must first create in your imagination.” – Tycho Photiou

“As soon as you start to feel differently about what you already have, you will start to attract more of the good things, more of the things you can be grateful for.” – Joe Vitale

“Whether you think you can or can’t, either way you are right.” – Henry Ford

“Happiness will come to you when it comes from you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A person is what he or she thinks about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.” – Gandhi

“You are in charge of your own happiness, bliss, and joy.”

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

“If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.”

“Thoughts become things. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand.” – Bob Proctor

“Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.” – Rhonda Byrne

“It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.” – Charles Hammel

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into your life.” – Catherine Ponder

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.” –  Burton Hills

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jack Canfield

“The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.” – Stephen Richards

“Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.” – Napoleon Hill

“Givers get given to.” – Russell Simmons

“Genius is the ability to receive from the universe.” – I Ching

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney