Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolution IdeasSticking to your New Year’s resolutions is always easier said than done. Fortunately, there are a few tips to staying on course or getting back on track. We all have weak moments; it’s what makes us human. It’s important that we don’t let it completely ruin the plans for ourselves. The main reason we quit something is that our subconscious mind and our conscious selves are not in agreement. You want to make a change, so your conscious mind creates a set of standards for your behavior. Then your subconscious comes in, and finds ways to disobey the conscious mind. Our brains are incredibly powerful. We have to find a way to get both parts of our mind to agree that this change is going to happen. I’ve created a list of tips that have helped me stick to plans in the past. I used to be very wishy-washy when it came to saving money or losing weight. After figuring out the four points below, it got a lot easier. I hope they help you as much as they helped me. Good Luck & Happy New Year!

Make a Commitment

Make yourself and your future a priority in your mind. Make a vow to yourself that you want things to be better, and the only way it can happen is if you accept the new changes. Whatever your resolution is, this should work. You have to treat yourself the way you’d treat a friend or family member. If you wouldn’t break a promise to someone you care about, you shouldn’t break a promise to yourself either. This mindset will help you stick to your plan, but it will also improve your mood and help you love yourself just a little more.

Write it Down

We tend to remember things and stick to plans better when they’re written down; it’s just how we’re made. If you’re trying to lose weight or save money, you’ll see your progress over time. Doing this will help motivate you to continue, because the results feel rewarding. Even if your resolution is different, writing it down will help because you’re pushing it into both your conscious mind and subconscious mind each time you write and read it. This is pretty much how I get everything done.

Create a Support System

Ask friends and family to help out with your goal. Ask someone you trust to give you tough love when you feel you may falter. I cannot stress the importance of having moral support. It’s like having a spotter when bench pressing.

Hold Yourself Accountable & Don’t Quit

Mistakes happen, we’re only human. Remember that each decision is yours and yours alone. Do not place blame elsewhere. While you should take responsibility for the mistake, you don’t have to be too hard on yourself. Just understand that we mess up sometimes, and learn from it. Don’t let it derail you or cause you to quit. The most common example of this is when someone on a diet has a candy bar. What do they say next? Something like: “this turned into a cheat day now”. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can have that one snack and decide it was a cheating moment. You don’t have to throw away an entire day of your resolution for one mistake.

Sherrie Carter

Valentine’s Day Decor We LOVE

Show your love with elegant, sassy Valentine’s Day decor this year. With a decorative tree, festive lights, and gorgeous window silhouettes, you can creatively display your love for this holiday. I personally love the blends of pinks, purples, whites, and reds during this time of year, so I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day tree. I’ve highlighted a few of our Valentine themed products below to help spark inspiration for your decor. Click the photo to learn more about each item.


 

Yard Decorations

Infatable Valentines Day Puppy Yard Art Be My Valentine Wall Yard Decoration

Window Decor

Shimmering Pink Heart Window Silhouette Heart and Red Arrow Window Silhouette

Festive Lights

Pink LED C6 Christmas Lights Magenta LED C6 Christmas Lights Red Commercial LED C6 Christmas Lights

 

Table Top Decor

Color Changing Heart Table Top Decorations

Valentine’s Day Trees

Red Artificial Holiday Tree Hot Pink Noble Pine Artificial Tree

Valentine’s Day Ornaments

Valentines Bubblegum Pink Shatterproof OrnamentsPurple Valentine Shatterproof Swirl Holiday Ornament

Pink Glitter Swirl Shatterproof Valentines Ornaments Red Commercial Shatterproof Valentines Day Ornament


 

Sherrie Carter

Movies to Watch In Winter: Part 2

Yesterday’s post covered the best movies to watch with kids. In part two, I’m going to cover the scary, darker winter movies you may want to watch while they’re asleep. Grab a blanket, a hot drink, and someone to make you feel safe and curl up on cold day with one of these great films.

Winter Movies to Watch WITHOUT Kids

Frozen – Not THE Animated Film

Where this movie lacks in princesses and snowmen, it makes up for in sheer horror.
 

The Grey

Liam Neesan sruvives a plane crash in a remote, frozen land. Cast Away meets Everest.
 

The Day After Tomorrow

The largest storm the world has ever seen hits New York City and freezes/drowns almost everyone in sight.
 

30 Days of Night

Okay, so not only is it cold… it’s also dark. Oh, and there are bloodthirsty vampires on the hunt. Apparently, above the Arctic Circle is last place you’d ever want to be.
 

The Shining

During the winter, Jack Torrence(Jack Nicholson) takes over as the winter caretaker at an isolated hotel. Get extremely creeped out and snuggle up to stay warm.
 



 
 
Sherrie Carter