Education, Goody Gals, motivation

7 Day Motivational Makeover! Free Printable Worksheet

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Photo credit: Stitch and Guild

Well, it’s Monday again. Time for some motivation to get you through the week ahead. Many people are self motivators and are able to wake up raring to go and take on the world, while others tend to need a little push. If you are the latter (which is perfectly ok) or you’re looking to focus your motivation a bit more check out this post from Stitch and Guild on locking down your motivation in just 7 days.

Here is a worksheet that you can use to get started with your 7 Day Motivational Makeover! Because, who doesn’t love a good makeover and free tools?!

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Photo Credit: Stitch and Guild

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Monday Motivation: Getting Out of Your Own Way

You know what? Sometimes we can be our greatest obstacle. No one can stand in the way of your greatness, but you. Don’t get me wrong, there are many valid excuses,  genuine road blocks and heavy situations that might encourage you to give up on yourself but none of them should be stronger than your will to be great!

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If you find yourself having one of those days where negative thoughts or excuses are starting to cloud your way of thinking, try practicing these 3 steps to reaching your full potential. After all, you are a Goody Gal!

3 Tips

Tip #1: Remember, You’re a Badass!

When you start to feel down or stuck in a rut just take a moment to think on all of the reasons why you’re great. What have you accomplished in your life thus far? Take those positive thoughts and let them propel you into action to add to the list of badassery (yes, that’s a word)!

Tip #2: Set Small Goals

Rome wasn’t built in a day, or at least that’s what I’m told. It’s great to have large goals that make a significant impact on your life but you’ll need to take small steps to get there. Break things down into digestible pieces and start tackling one task at a time. Before you know it the accomplishments will start adding up.

Tip #3: Reward Yourself

Because, I mean, who doesn’t love a gift? If you have something that you’ve been wanting but it’s a little too grand to just pick up on your way home from work, use that as motivation. Reward yourself for hitting milestones and accomplishing your goals. You earned it!

Do you have a way to motivate yourself that works every time? Tell us about it below!

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She Used the “C” Word!

Good Monday morning Goody Gals! I want to discuss a topic today that hits very close to home, woman to woman competition vs. collaboration. Why is this a thing? So many women feel as though there’s only room for one powerful, beautiful, strong bad ass in their space when in reality, it’s just not true.

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This mindset is what hinders us when we are trying to be productive entrepreneurs…a lot of us just don’t know how to collaborate without feeling threatened. I’ve personally encountered this many times and it just boggles my mind. There’s enough space for all of us to boost each other up and help wherever possible.

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3 Tips to Effective Collaboration

  1. SPEAK UP
    • There’s nothing that kills the vibe of a collaboration like a one-sided conversation. The purpose is to work together, speak up and share ideas…so do that!
  2. R-E-S-P-E-C-T (I hope you sang that as you read it)
    • Respect each others voice and input. You can’t have a healthy collaboration without respect.
  3. YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE
    • Be sure to recognize all ideas that are thrown on the table and give credit where credit is due. Don’t be the chick that tries to take ownership of other’s great ideas…that’s not cool man.

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If you do one thing today try collaborating with a fellow Goody Gal. Believe me, you’ll walk away a stronger, smarter, more bad ass woman for it.

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Get Out of the Gym!

Good morning lovelies and welcome to this beautiful spring Tuesday! We know that working out is a must for a Goody Gal but who says it has to be done in a gym? Get outside, breathe the fresh air, let the sunshine energize you as you get your workout in today. You can go running, for a brisk walk or do a full routine in the park.

Some cities have outdoor gyms so search your city to see if there is one near you. If not you can always create a routine using regular, every day park equipment.

Check out this park bench workout by Shape.com for some inspiration before heading out to get your sweat on.

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3 Tips to Feeling More Confident

Happy Tuesday Goody Gals,

It’s a beautiful day and I just wanted to come and share some happiness with you. On days when it’s nice outside and you wake up feeling like the happiest girl in the world, confidence is not usually an issue. It’s the gray days that you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, mad at the world that confidence can elude you. Here are a few tips to help you carry that “sunny day confidence” forward, even on the grayest of days.

Tip 1: Wake Up Again

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There’s nothing wrong with a re-do. Yes, even as adults we need these sometimes. It only takes 5 minutes to lay back down, rest a moment then get up slowly and do some in-bed yoga stretches to put you in a better mood to take on the day.

Tip 2: Get Ugly

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You know when you work out so hard and happen to catch yourself in the mirror making that ugly face? That’s a good thing. Put in work ladies! When you’re getting your sweat on don’t be concerned with how you look, who cares? The goal is to work your ass off so that you feel accomplished which in turn leads to confidence.

Tip 3: Slay Girl, Slay!

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Clothes don’t make the woman but they sure do help the woman to feel more confident. The right outfit can set the tone for how you see yourself. You should be feelin’ yourself every day because honestly, you are awesome. Don’t shy away from that.

How do you boost your confidence on those days when it’s a bit lacking?

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Books for the Goody Gal

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Hey boss babes, I’m writing this on January 21st, the day of the Women’s March movement. If any of my readers participated in the movement, I would love to know all about the day, so if you wrote a blog post/posted photos on social media I would love for you to give me links in […]

via FEMINIST, FEMALE EMPOWERMENT & FEMININITY BOOKS — Bloom & co.

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5 Tips to Motivate You on a Monday

Happy Monday Gals…or in some cases ugh, it’s Monday already?! Getting motivated at the start of the week can be hard. Here are 5 tips to help get you in the mood to embrace Monday.

  1. Start From the Right Perspective – So it’s Monday…that doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom for having to return to the grind of the workweek. Think of Monday as a fresh start. A new opportunity to achieve your goals and do great things!A photo by Aki Tolentino. unsplash.com/photos/Wd5sfFBe4Ng
  2. Work the Body – There’s no better way to kick off a new week than to wake up the senses and put your body to work. Take the time to get a morning workout in to get the blood pumping and start the flow of adrenaline to catapult you into the day.m3.jpeg
  3. Work the Mind – Working the body is all fine and good but don’t forget about your fabulous mind. Not sure about you, but after a weekend of Netflix and drinks the mind can get a little rusty. Sharpen yours with a good read to start off the week.m7
  4. Feel the Music – Ok, let’s be real…MUSIC IS LIFE. Music sets the tone of how your day will flow. If you want a relaxing stress free flow for your day put on some Adele or Sade. If you’re out to kick Monday in the ass go for some Beyonce or Rihanna and show Monday who’s boss!alice-moore-192521
  5. Spread the Love – Sometimes motivating others will naturally motivate you. Making others feel good is powerful…you should try it.m

How do you motivate yourself on Monday?

 

 

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5 Tips to Starting a New Fitness Routine

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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Alexis Wilder Founder & Owner of: Fat NO Fear Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Health & Fitness Writer It is never the wrong or right time to better yourself. It doesn’t have to be the first day of the week, it doesn’t have to be in the morning, and it doesn’t […]

via 5 Tips to Starting a New Fitness Regime (2 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

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3 Hairstyles for Life…and All it Entails

When you’re a Goody Gal you strive to make time for it all. There’s the gym or yoga studio or wherever you decide to get your sweat on, work, Coffee shop and anywhere else you decide to grace with your presence. We are in constant thought about our wardrobe and what we can wear that will fit seamlessly into any environment but what about our hair?

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Ok, sometimes you just want  to feel like a sexy beast, am I right? There’s no better feeling than letting your hair breathe and just flow in the wind…yassssss girl!  But when you’re trying to get your workout in having your hair loose isn’t always practical. There are three go to hairstyles that we swear by that look fantastic when you start your day and just as fabulous when you lay your head down to sleep at night.

Hairstyle 1: The Pony Tail

Ok, everyone knows the classic ponytail. If you have medium to long hair this is a no brainer. There are so many chic ways to style a basic ponytail that you can literally war your hair in a pony daily and still look so fresh and so clean! Check out these 9 style ideas from Lyss Ryann.

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Hairstyle 2: The Bun or Top Knot

A really popular style right now is the oversized bun or topknot. This style has just as much versatility as the pony but just gives you a different, sometimes more sleek vibe. Nat + Liv give a quick tutorial on how to achieve the looser topknot as well as the sleek bun.

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If you’re hair is on the shorter side you can also achieve this style by adding in some extension hair. Here is a version from Traeh on how to achieve this style on short to medium length natural hair.

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Hairstyle 3: Braids for Days

Braids, braid and more braids, seriously, you cant go worn with braids. Just think about it…you can do one braid. two braids, or a head full of braids and look fierce and fabulous.

Here are 10 easy braided styles for straight, hair of all lengths from Milabu.

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And here is an easy braided style for or natural hair from Maria Antoinette.

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Have styles that are your faves? Tell us about them.