How I visualize my goals (and how I sing!)

Visualize your goal in order to reach it! (Btw, I’m singing in the last video on this page! :D)

Visualize the small steps on the way to your goal.

Create signposts to guide you on your way to your goal.

Visualize your big goal as well as the signposts along the way.

My theme for the year: Go Easy! (+ me singing!)

Microbreaks are annoying but helpful

Microbreaks are helpful but annoying…

Microbreaks for neck pain – what I’ve discovered.

What I do during a microbreak.

This year, I’m setting intentions.

I like thinking of intention as a feeling I’d like to bring forward.

My husband is so excited to do the Yearly Review (NOT!)

Some of us are more excited than others about the Yearly Review! 😀

Review your calendar for next year. What do you have planned? What would you like to add?

Set some realistic goals and some fun goals for the new year.

Review your 2023 to do list throughout the year 😉

What to do when your planning never seems to work out?

This is how we do the Yearly Review in our home

Having trouble doing the Yearly Review? Find a buddy! That’s someone who will keep you accountable and/or will do the Yearly Review together with you.

Having trouble doing the Yearly Review? Schedule it on the calendar!

This is how we do the Yearly Review in our home.

Why you should make and review your Yearly To Do list.

What would you like to change in the new year?

My theme for the Year: Go Easy!

My theme for the year: Go Easy

I’ve chosen my theme for the year: Go Easy!

I was inspired by Adele’s song Easy on Me. In my case, I need to go easy on myself.

I don’t really like going easy. I’m good at going hard and pushing through until I get results. This approach has worked well for me for a while.

Recently, I had a serious neck problem and frequent headaches, and I’ve been unable to get good sleep, which just made me more tired overall. Therefore, I had to really slow down and rest. It’s not nice, but it had to be done.

The truth is that I don’t like resting very much. It’s boring! What’s so enjoyable about lying there and doing nothing? I want to be doing stuff, to be excited, and to be experiencing new things. I don’t like being bored. (Or maybe I’m just doing resting wrong? Let me know.)

But I’ve heard of countless successful people who pushed too hard, had a burnout, and then had to reinvent their lives. I didn’t want to do that. Burnout may be inevitable sometimes, but I was actually aware of the fact that I needed to slow down before things became fully disastrous. With awareness and knowledge comes responsibility, so I sighed deeply and actually started taking breaks…

Over time, my neck problems and my headaches have begun to subside, but I still need to remember to take it easy. It is too easy to forget and go full speed again, only to hit the same roadblocks again.

Another trick I’m aiming to implement is to allow for transition time between activities. Often I run from one activity to the next, making sure my day is maximally productive and jam-packed. But that means I tend to be stressed about running late and cannot allow myself to take an extra minute or two if needed.

Unfortunately, this means I may be snappy or irritated with my closest people, usually my husband and my son. This isn’t nice for anybody, and I’d rather be more at ease in order to bring a more peaceful energy to our home.

So I’ll try to build in transition time (5 to 10 minutes) between activities as well as underplan my day as a whole. Think I can do these three tasks in an hour? Plan on doing two. Expect this task to take two hours to complete? Plan for two and a half.

As much as I don’t like going easy, that is what I’ll be aiming to do this year. I’ll allow myself time to rest, I’ll underplan my days/weeks/months, and I’ll allow for transition time.

Let’s give it up for going easy!

What would you like your year to look like? Let’s design it!

Yearly Preview Part 1: What will I do next year?

Yearly Preview Part 2: What habits would I like to establish?

Yearly Preview Part 3: Will my year be in accordance with my priorities?

Yearly Preview Part 4: How can I improve upon last year?

Yearly Preview Part 5: What is your main theme or feeling for the upcoming year?

Design your holidays

What would you like your holidays to look like?

What are you going to do with any monetary gifts you receive these holidays (if any)?

Do you want to keep up one (or more) of your habits during the holidays, or would you rather take a break from all of them?

How to be flexible while respecting your non-negotiables.

What was your favorite activity this year? Can you do it again or recreate it during the holidays?

New blog post: Get specific with your priorities, so you can make your vision a reality. Set goals.


Happy holidays from us!

Your identity can help you effortlessly stick to a habit

The strategy of identity is very powerful in shaping our habits.

Your weekly reminder to ask yourself, “What is important to me?”

How to prepare for holiday expenses ahead of time.

Sometimes we need to be flexible in the moment in order to maintain our consistency in the future.

If you can’t reach for joy in the current moment, give yourself some grace. We aren’t always meant to be happy, and that’s okay.

The party continues: Preview the new month

The new month has started. It’s time for the Monthly Preview!

At the beginning of the month, it’s smart to prepare for this month’s spending and unique financial needs.

My personal approach is that I like to remove decision making for a habit via the calendar.

Should you be flexible and adapt, or should you stick to the schedule? Tricky question…

Guilt is an indicator to reflect, not a reason to immediately act.

Party time: Let’s do the Monthly Review!

Since it’s the end of the month, let’s do the Monthly Review!

At the end of the month, it’s time for the financial monthly review!

Modify a habit by removing decision making as much as possible!

When my son was ill, this is how I adapted my schedule to still get some stuff done.

Boundaries are not selfish. Mind is blown!

This was William’s birthday cheesecake!

It’s getting cold over here, so we brought tea on our latest hike. I managed to catch this priceless moment 🥰