Even though the first official day of spring isn't until March 19th, you already might be feeling the urge to pull out those rubber gloves, roll up your sleeves, and give your home a good top to bottom scrubbing.
And why not? Clearing out the clutter helps us prepare to enjoy the warm (and hopefully productive) months to come; and decluttering always feels good.
Well, this new year, 2020, is a also the start of a new decade and a FANTASTIC opportunity to do things a little differently to get us closer to that zen state we are seeking.
"What do we do differently?" you ask. Well, we're going to spring clean not only our homes but our bodies and minds and "then some" too!
And, to make it easy, we're using the acronym C.L.E.A.N. for each category so you can immediately put these into fierce action baby!
Here we go! Check it out below!
How did you feel when you turned 40?
If you haven't turned 40 yet, what do you think of when you hear 40?
Well, tomorrow is July 10th and it's my 40th birthday.
"It's my 40th birthday."
That statement used to make me cringe and today I'm happy to say that I LOVE that I'm turning 40! My life looks nothing like I planned and that is the most beautiful piece of this whole puzzle!
For me, 40 is the new love affair... a love affair with myself.
Now, I know that can sound super-duper cheesy but to me the last year and a half (and particularly the last 6 months) have truly been a love affair of consciously infusing self-love into my life.
Last year on my birthday, I was inspired to share 39 years of lessons, quotes, and thoughts that have impacted my life, or at least the ones I could remember in my 39 years, in hopes that you'd find some inspiration to celebrate the deliciousness in your life too!
I re-read that share and all 39 still ring true today. ...
the rain, the sunshine, the birds, the traffic, the trees, our breakfast, spilled coffee, warm coffee, for every smile, every stranger, every text, every conversation, every person, our lunch, our cars, our homes, our bodies, our work, our rest, our families, our efforts, our to-do lists, our choices, our breath, the things we didn't get done, our hearts, and ourselves...
According to Harvard Health Publishing, “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”
Now, ask yourself that question again.
What if today we were just grateful for everything?
You could not only improve your happiness, but you could improve your health! What’s not to love? (haha, get it?)
One of my...
How are you feeling today?
How are you really feeling today?
Good, Fine, Meh, Ok...?
My hope is that your answer is an astounding "GREAT" or "WONDERFUL" or "AWESOME"... or something of that sort.
However, if it isn't and yours is closer to the first words I listed above, then take a deep breath. Fill your lungs to the brim with air. Hold. Now, release slowly. Now, take another one. Smile and know that it's absolutely normal to feel this way, especially this time of year.
We're coming out of winter hibernation, regardless of where you live, and just like everything else in nature, we are CHANGING.
It's common to feel stuck or in a rut where things are "ho-hum" and you aren't feeling particularly inspired in any one area of your life.
But, guess what? This is actually GREAT news!
How can feeling less than inspired be great news?
This sensation is a sign that you are SHIFTING, that you are ready for growth, for...
One degree. One itty bitty movement forward.
That difference creates a ripple effect of power, of change, of IMPACT!
YES! Extraordinary results can begin with one small change and lead to maximum achievement in life, in business, and in your health!
What could your one degree be this month?
212 is exactly the number of pairs of shoes FIERCE donated to Soles4Souls with your help!
I am blown away by the love and generosity of our FIERCE family! Look what we were able to do, ONE PAIR OF SHOES at a time!!
Thank YOU to everyone who donated, who added that one degree!
This is what YOU have given to so many people...
The sale of 1 pair of shoes can...
"Kondo" is referring to best-selling author and acclaimed tidying expert, Marie Kondo, who is dedicated to inspiring the world to choose joy with the KonMari Method™ by organizing our belongings, homes, and lives.
"The KonMari Method™ is a state of mind – and a way of life – that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in one’s life. Belongings are acknowledged for their service – and thanked before being let go, should they no longer spark joy."
This method gained popularity in 2011 with the release of Marie Kondo's first book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". Then, at the beginning of this year, Netflix launched a new series called, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" which catapulted The KonMari Method™ into a new stratosphere.
"To truly cherish the things that are...
Sheer panic set in yesterday as millions of people weren't able to share what they were doing and/or see what other people were doing... which at its core is what social media proves...amiright?
From the conversations I had, people were either completely paralyzed without access to social media or their productivity skyrocketed because the primary source of distractions was not an option for hours on end.
As I experienced a roller coaster of emotions yesterday, including both extremes above, I realized that I spend a lot of time:
So, what's a girl who runs 1/2 her business and spends hours on social media daily do when it's taken away?
CONNECT & CREATE!
Yes! I called...
All Things FIERCE!
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