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You Can’t Reach Your Goals, And Here’s Why…

You Can’t Reach Your Goals, And Here’s Why…

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January gets a pretty bad rep, and we get it. It’s going back to work after a neat little break, it’s the financial ruin you find yourself in thanks to spending all of your early December pay check on fun, it’s trying to make it through January 15th (the most depressing day of the year) and it is failing to achieve your New Year’s resolution (again!), which means that once motivating start to the year becomes the catalyst to more failed goals. It’s brutal.

 

But what if it wasn’t January’s fault? What if you haven’t been hitting your goals simply because you haven’t known how to set them properly and accomplish them effectively?

 

We’re trying to tell you that missing the mark thus far has nothing to do with your willpower, determination or ambition, but with mistakes you’ve made when it comes to setting your goals, which is why we have pulled together a list of ways you can fix these mistakes starting today.

 

  1. Vague Plans, Vague Results

The number one reason you have not been achieving your goals is your goals are more vague than a child telling you about their day at school. Saying you are going to get out of debt is not enough. You need to be more specific. You need to say you are going to research debt relief programs. Saying you are going to get fit is too vague. You need to say you are going to run two miles every morning. That’s the secret.

 

  1. Have A Way Of Measuring

You can’t possibly know if you have achieved your goals if you have no way of measuring them. You need to create a map so that you can see exactly where you are with your efforts. You need to be able to answer questions like, “how much?” and “how far is left to go?” and “how many?” if you can do this then you will know exactly where you are at and where you are with your goals.

 

  1. The Impossible Is Unattractive

The moment you realise you have overstretched yourself and your goals are, in fact, impossible, you will give up. It’s natural. There is just no point in trying to achieve something that can’t be done. Instead, make sure you set goals where obvious change can be noticed within a week. Yes, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it will be so much easier to start by understanding your capabilities and then using this to guide your goal setting attitude.

 

  1. Not Just The Long-Term View

The reason why things like climate change don’t motivate us in the way they should is they are too big to wrap our heads around. They seem so far away. That is why our efforts to be more eco-friendly fizzle out. The same goes with your long-term goals, which is why you need to litter your path to these with smaller, short-term goals; ones that you can accomplish here and now. Saying that you are going to get a book published is a great example of this. Instead, what you should be doing, is setting smaller goals to help, such as getting your writing into publications and magazines. That way your focus won’t wilt like warm lettuce.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
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How To Save Money And Stay Gorgeous 

How To Save Money And Stay Gorgeous

Being beautiful is no easy business. Not only do you have to do your best to ignore those little tendrils of self doubt that tend to creep in every time you look at yourself in a mirror, but it can also be pretty darn expensive, especially if you have a skincare routine that takes more than three minutes a day. Luckily, there are some ways that you can stay gorgeous without totally breaking the bank…

Quit The Gym

Let’s face it, that gym membership isn’t doing anyone any good except for the gym itself. Not only is it a lot of money to hire a personal trainer if you have one, but the costs of being a gym member can be pretty extortionate too, especially if you don’t end up going as often as you intend to (and who does, really, in this busy world?). Instead, cancel your gym membership and start walking instead – get off the train a stop early in the morning and walk to work from there, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and go for a brisk walk when you get home from work in the evenings. You could even borrow a friend’s dog to do so! You could even invest in a home gym – it might seem expensive but it’ll be financially worth it in the long term.

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Go Vintage

Vintage fashion will never go out of style. Nineties clothes are particularly in at the moment, so rummage through your old clothes from when you were younger or make a trip to your local thrift store or maybe even eBay for some fashionable bargains. You can also use this promotional code if you want to get some bargains in your local stores. So long as you steer clear of the old nineties chunky highlights, you’ll look absolutely great.

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Eat Better

One way to lose weight, stay in shape and get glowing skin is to eat well. If you’re not quite sure how best to accomplish that, then start from scratch and buy more fresh food instead of convenience food. If you aren’t the world’s greatest cook, that’s totally okay – now is the time to start. If you tend to snack too much during the day, it could make your skin look less bright and fresh, so make sure that you eat a good healthy breakfast like granola, yogurt and berries to fill you up all morning.

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Sleep Well At Night

One of the best ways to both look and feel good is to get a decent night’s sleep. Of course, if you have young children then sleeping well probably seems out of the question, but if not, there are a few things you can do to help yourself sleep better if you’re having problems. Black out blinds will stop you waking up when the sun rises first thing in the morning, and making sure that you turn off all electronic devices like your phone, computer and TV an hour before you go to bed will ensure that they don’t disrupt your circadian rhythms, which can be hurt by too much blue light which electrical equipment can emit. A good night’s sleep will leave your skin fresh, taut and glowing.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram

 

Want To Feel Stronger? It’s All In Your Bones (And These Great Exercises)

Want To Feel Stronger? It’s All In Your Bones (And These Great Exercises)

When most people embark upon an exercise plan, it is usually for one of two reasons: to improve general fitness, or for weight loss. There are hundreds of different diet and exercise plans that exist, written by various health professionals, which claim to give you great results. But as we are so focused on losing fat or gaining muscle, we often forget one other very important part of our bodies, and that is our bones. When you choose to invest time and effort into taking care of your bones, you are making a lifelong investment. We only have one set of bones to last us a lifetime, after all. Plus, what with many bone disorders being related to old age, keeping strong bones in your younger years can lower the risk of you being affected in the future. So if fitness is your thing, how can you switch up your workouts so that you focus more on building up bone strength?

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Muscle-building activities

If you love lifting weights, you will be pleased to know that this is an easy way to help promote bone strength and development. Any resistance caused by the lifting of weights strengthens the muscles and the tendons. As all our bones are surrounded by muscles and tendons which help our bones to work normally, this can help support them. However, be aware that lifting weights that are too heavy could cause damage to your bones, especially if you are not trained in how to lift correctly. Always speak to a professional before attempting any kind of weight training.

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Weight exercises

In order to build strong bones, it is best to engage in any activity that requires you to stand on your own two feet. This could be something such as running, or you may choose to take part in a fitness-based class such as Zumba. When you are supporting your own bodyweight, your feet and your legs have to work harder, in turn making them stronger. You should be able to do these exercises for a fairly long period of time providing that the impact of them is not too high. For example, running for a long time on a very hard surface can put you at risk of shin splints, so be mindful of where you are exercising. Taking some time out and learning the bones can help you understand what is good for your body and what isn’t.

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Low-impact exercises

Sometimes, our bones can come into difficulty, or perhaps we have an accident that causes a fracture. If this is something that has happened to you, you may think that you need to avoid exercise for the foreseeable future. Whilst it is advisable to let your body rest and recover after an injury, there are still some workouts you can do that will keep your bones healthy even in ‘time off’. These are low intensity exercises such as swimming and cycling – basically anything that doesn’t ‘jolt’ the skeleton too much. Stick with these until you are fully recovered and then you can go back to your usual routine.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.