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Motivation Archives - Living Forward
  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Athlete,  Motivation,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts | It’s Not About the Shoes

    At 68, I ran my first (and probably my last) marathon. I wore these shoes to train in and on race day. I bought the little Christmas tree ornament to represent my efforts to achieve that goal. How did I do it? One step at a time…6 months of training and more than 500 miles. Sound daunting?  I broke it down to the simple and doable—taking small steps over and over, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. I focused on the steps in front of me and not on the long journey ahead. So, if you have a goal, resolution, or project you want to achieve, big or small, focus on…

  • Motivation,  Pleasure,  Retirement,  Self-Care,  Women Over 50

    Morning Musings: A Chocolate Scented Candle and My Aha Moment!

    My typical morning begins early and quietly. A cup of hot, strong coffee, a candle (mine is chocolate scented), my journal and a book. I meditate—10 minutes is my max these days. I write, read, review my day, and finish up with Wordle and Connections games. These are my good habits which move me positively into the day. I have a “not so good habit, however.  This habit makes me tense and erodes my self-confidence. A clue is in the title of the book: Finish, Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff.    I start so many things with enthusiasm, but I am bad at finishing. Really bad! My…

  • #microblogMonday,  Motivation,  Self-Care

    #MicroblogMonday #33 Trick or Treat—How to Get the Important Things Done

    “Trick or Treat: How to get the important things done.” (This is a method I’ve used for a while—I adapted it to a fun Halloween tradition.) We all have those large, overwhelming projects we need to get done. Or daily mundane activities we need to do for our own good. Here are my tricks and treats I use to get big things done and build better habits into my life. 3 TRICKS Break significant projects or tasks down into several small, doable steps. Something you can finish in 30 minutes or less. (Tip: Set a timer.) Pair something challenging or boring with something fun. Daily walks or workouts are much…