Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thoughtful Thursday: Productivity And Some Random thoughts!



At the beginning of this year I told myself that every day of 2017 will be productive for me whether it is physical, financial or psychological productivity. It was not a big declaration or anything like that it was just something that I kept saying to myself over and over again. I have managed to keep up with this so far and will keep doing so; at the end of every day just before I go to bed I go through a mental check list of all the productivity that I have achieved for the day. It can be something as small as doing that pile of laundry that has been sitting around for a while to writing a winning proposal or having a total mind shift about something in a positive manner or simply just clearing my head space of all negative stuff.
                                                     
2016 may not have been the best year for me but I am glad it happened I wouldn’t change it for anything. 2016 was a year of revelations for me people revealed to me who they were and exposed themselves for who they really are. Some people I kind of knew already the type of people they were some I suspected some caught me by surprise seeing as I have always been one of those give the benefit of a doubt type of people. Let’s just say that 2016 proved to me that some people will not be continuing in this journey of life with me they will be left behind and I make no apologies for that. It also showed me that you can care about people you can love them but it is ok to do it from a distance you do not necessarily have to be around those people. If they need your help and you are in a position to help step in and help them out but keep your distance for your own emotional well being. For anyone reading this and myself let this be the year that you let no one hold you back if someone or something is not adding any value to your life then do away with them or it. Listen to people as they speak, watch their actions and if they show you who they are believe them. This is no time to be hanging around unproductive people, let no one drag you down with them. Surround yourself with like minded people.

A group of ladies in my inner circle showed me who they really were in 2016 these are ride or die friends’ women that have got my back no matter what. They really came through for me in what would have been a really difficult year otherwise and I can never thank them nor repay them enough. It is my prayer that God will continue blessing them and use others to bless them as they have been a blessing to me. I am truly grateful for these amazing women in my life. I really am.

2017 started on a good note a very good note the first week was filled with all sorts of blessings that came in all shapes and sizes and some from the unlikeliest of people and I believe it will stay that way. So here is to a productive and progressive year. Stay blessed!

Monday, 23 January 2017

2017 Money Saving Challenge!



We would all love to go through life without ever worrying about money, I definitely would for sure. I have a few financial goals for this year which include being debt free, saving more and creating an investment portfolio among others and a money saving challenge guide like the one below will certainly go a long way in helping me achieve my goals. It is important to know where your money is, how you are spending it and what debts you have. Many people are unaware that they can refinance debts like student loans with financial organizations and save themselves some money in the process. So go on create your own personalized money challenge using the guide below for 2017 it is never too late or early for that matter to start understanding and organizing your financials.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Fitness Friday Update!



So I recently started working out consistently again after a few stagnant months…actually I have been doing half pushups and squats daily but I only recently went back to a full workout routine. I had lost quite a bit of weight in the last year but my body was not as toned as I would have liked it to be hence the pushups and squats. So I am back on the grind and currently walking with Leslie Sansone.  I have been quite consistent thankfully enough and hopefully will stay the same I am currently walking with her five times a week but eventually plan to reduce that to thrice a week while maintaining my daily squats and pushups and incorporate another workout routine into my non walking days. Those pushups have done wonders for my shoulder area; looks amazing!


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Taking Stock Four!




Making: room for my new furniture  
Cooking fried dumplings
Sewing Crocheting: more infinity scarves very grateful for the orders coming my way
Drinking: water
Reading:  Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret” for the second time
Wanting: new pairs of jeans and some casual tops (update: an aunt gifted me two new tops she got me during her Christmas vacation the next morning after I wrote this post how amazing is that and she has no clue that I have a blog so no way would she have seen this post)
Looking: forward to meeting some lovely ladies this week
Playing Listening: to Bruno Mars 24k Magic…can’t get enough of this song
Wasting: nothing
Wishing: I had woken up a little earlier, I need to be somewhere later today and I doubt if I will make it
Enjoying: the weather just because I am indoors
Waiting: for my hair to deep condition so I can rinse it out
Liking: the new me…I am really thinking out of the box more and going out of my comfort zone these days
Wondering: what’s for dinner later
Loving: the way my face feels after my steam and scrub session
Hoping: for some amazing contracts this month
Marvelling: at the law of attraction…it really works
Needing: to get up and do those dishes in the sink
Smelling: the deep conditioner in my hair…Dark&Lovely Amla Legend Replenishing Hair Mask
Wearing: a top and capri joggers
Following: some leads on potential great opportunities
Noticing: that my curtain is half open
Knowing: God got me no matter what
Thinking: of my schedule for the week
Feeling: content…that is a good place to be
Bookmarking: nothing at the moment
Opening: this vlog I was watching earlier
Giggling:  more like smiling at how things are working out in my favour…I am truly grateful

Happy New Year Everyone!!!