Get up & Get Moving

Get up & Get Moving

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I’m tired. Like all the time. Makes doing productive tasks really hard.

PERSONAL STORY TIME: my goal for the year of 2017 (my junior year) is to graduate. I really want to get out of school so I can focus on where I want to go next with dance (which as of right now my long term goal is to end up in Texas) and not have to worry about papers being due and the stressful afternoons trying to solves questions like, 9 + 10, which I could’ve sworn was 21…guess not.

Anyways, back to the main topic. I’m always tired. Which leads to laziness, which follows in procrastination, which concludes in not getting anything done. I seriously need a butt load of motivation to do all the things I need to do.

Now what is motivation? it’s one action split into three steps: activation, intensity, and perseverance. Achieving what needs to be achieved requires all three. 
Alright, now that I’ve pointed out the obvious, that you need motivation to do this thing called life, let me get into how you find it and how you put it into action.


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Unfortunately, tasks such as paperwork, chores, errands, etc. take much willpower. Sometimes even rewards to get it done. However, most of the time nothing will get done because of that little devil called procrastination. First step you got to take is eliminating all your excuses and motivations will soon follow. 

One thing that stops you from taking action on a task is the fear of failing. Pretty positive you won’t succeed every time you do something. So if I ever have to do something that’s bigger than folding a load of laundry or running to trader joes I remind myself, “You will always fail before you succeed.” Don’t ever let the fear of failure wash away your motivation to do great things. 

What about the times you just don’t feel like doing anything & you’re too tired? Well…why do you think there is that holy beverage called COFFEE. I love coffee. It helps me. It can help you too. Drink some and allow the motivation to swim down your throat with every sip of coffee you take. BUT in all seriousness…here’s what you should do: figure out the time of day you’re most productive. early in the morning, smack dead in the afternoon, or the evening. Once you’ve figured that out you plan your day around the time you’re most productive. This is where my bullet journal comes in handy. My productive time is the morning. I’ll get up with sun, drink some coffee, and write out what I have to do for that day. Sometimes I even get on a roll and end up planning the following three days. Just experiment and figure out the best way for you to plan your day where you can get everything you need done complete. 

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Another way to get yourself up and moving is a nice workout. Taking care of your body physically can do a great deal for you!!

Then there’s the problem of not knowing where to start. If you struggle with that problem then here’s what you should do. Start with a simple to do list. Prioritize your tasks from most important to least and start knocking them off one by one. It’s not as hard as you think…


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One thing you should never do is give up. Keep making new goals and reaching for your dreams. 

Great things come out of having motivation. 

“Dreams get you started. Discipline keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed and got something out of it. If you have your own way of getting yourself motivated let me know in the comments! 

∼ Kerri Anne

Summer Must-Haves

 With the summer approaching everyone is buying a new summer wardrobe, finding the best bathing suits, making beach/pool plans, planning summer vacations, etc. What you’re about to read is a short blog sharing with you all the fun & fashionable must-haves for your summer.

Swimsuit

Pretty sure everyone lives in their bathing suit in the summer. So finding that perfect swimsuit is crucial in our opinion. Just the other day I was helping Hannah shop online for her bathing suit & she literally took forever. She was really struggling. However, in the end she found her perfect swim suit and recently so did I! Hannah found a swimsuit from Jolyn, and Kerri’s black bathing suit top is from Panache.

Summer Clothes

I don’t know about you but I hate pants. Especially in the summer. So another summer must have is a closet full of dresses and skirts. Casual, formal, whatever floats your boat. And if you don’t like dresses and prefer pants. . . Well you go girl. Rock whatever your summer style is. A pair of cute sunglasses are also a must have for the summer. I get a new pair every year and I’m pretty sure it’s one of my favorite parts about summer. A few of our favorite stores are Cotton On (Kerri’s romper and Hannah’s Tank Top), Hollister (Hannah’s shorts), Target (Hannah’s Cardigan), and Buckle.

Make Up

Least favorite part about summer is the heat. Heat causes sweat and sweat causes gross, half-melted off make up. (*click on picture to see the description of product*)

A Journal 

A lot happens in summer. Going on road trips, weekend camping with friends, late night swimming in the lake, etc. Summer is the time to make memories so a journal is a great item to have. Writing at the end of your day or at the end of the week is really nice habit to get into. It’s also really nice to be able to look back at previous summers and relive those memories. The Black Bullet Journal is from Amazon, and the gold dot one is from Target. 

A book list 

All those times when you’re laying on the beach, chilling by the poolside, or sitting in your room alone because all your friends are on vacation..You really need something to do besides scroll through Instagram over and over again. SO put together a book list! Find some really exciting books that will suck you right in. My favorite author is Ted Dekker. All of his books are AMAZING! I’ve even read a few of them more than once. They’re that good. 

Take Advantage of the Warm Weather

This isn’t really a must have but I’m going to put it in anyways. Sometimes it might be tempting to stay in your cool air conditioned house, but soon you’ll be complaining about the cold weather, so go outside! Feel the sun on your skin while you take a walk, eat your breakfast, read your book, or chat with a friend. Also keep in mind that being outside will improve your mood, decrease stress, and give you a rocking summer tan!

Pretty sure that concludes our Summer Must-Haves blog. So we hope you all have a fantastical and aesthetic summer.