Who else wants a Vision Board?

Hey Guys,

I am so happy to share with you, my first vision board of 2017.

I put off doing my first vision board because I knew that we were going to dedicating a few hours of work time to make one late in January, so why not wait and do it on company time LOL! We had a “vision board party”, my entire team and I came together and had an amazing time designing our vision boards based on goals that we set for ourselves for the New Year. We had such a great time chatting and helping each other go through all of the magazines, the room was full of laughter, crafting, and candy all of my favorite things.

I am a HUGE advocate for vision boards, I have created at least one a year for the last 10 or so years and every year at least one of my goals manifests in my life and it is the most amazing feeling.
I strongly recommend doing your own vision board and place it somewhere that you will see it every single day.

Let me share with you why having a vision board is so important to me, a vision board is an amazing tool that you can use to help you visualize your dreams and goals. Because visualization is one of the most powerful exercises that you can do for your mind, having a vision board helps you to concentrate your thoughts on the goals that you have set for yourself with intent and images you are able to see and visualize your life and goals clearly.

Your mind is so amazing, if you concentrate on what you want in life you will get it. So if you focus on positive things you will attract positivity in your life. But if you focus on negative things you will get more negativity in your life. So focusing your mind on your goals should have a positive feeling behind them and seeing them in front of you every day will associate positivity and allow for them to start manifesting in your life.

“WHAT WE THINK, WE BECOME.” – Buddha

But don’t just think these things will poof and manifest out of thin air, there are some actions that you will need to take. Trust me I wish my vision board could magically bring me all of the amazing things but that is not how it works. You will need to take small steps to help you reach your goals. If you want me to go into more detail on how this works, please leave me a comment below.

Hopefully, me sharing my vision board with you will inspire you to create your own. If you want a step by step guide on how to create your own vision board, please make sure you are receiving my newsletters.

I hope your year is off to a great start, I know mine is.

Get To Know Me!

Hello!

To start the year off right, I thought I would share a little more about myself by doing the “Get To Know Me Tag” answering 30 questions for you all to get to know me.

If you want to get to know me click on the video below!

30 Get To Know Me Tag Questions List From https://www.rootreport.com/get-to-know-me-tag-questions/

  1. Are you named after anyone?
  2. When was the last time you cried?
  3. Do you have kids?
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
  7. What is your eye color?
  8. Scary movie or happy endings?
  9. Favorite smells?
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  11. Do you have any special talents?
  12. Where were you born?
  13. What are your hobbies?
  14. Do you have any pets?
  15. Do you have any siblings?
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  17. Who was your first best friend?
  18. How tall are you?
  19. Funniest moment throughout School?
  20. How many countries have you visited?
  21. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?
  22. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?
  23. What would you (or have you) name your children?
  24. What Sports do you play/Have you played?
  25. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
  26. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?
  27. Favorite memory from childhood?
  28. How would you describe your fashion sense?
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits!

In the comments below, please let me know what your hobbies are.

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Top 5 Affirmations: For a Positive Mindset

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to share my Top 5 Affirmations for keeping your mindset positive.

I tend to gravitate towards these 5 the most when I am feeling in a funk or when I unconsciously allow others negativity to bring me down. The best way for me to snap out of it is to focus on one or more of the affirmations below to switch my mindset to a more positive place.

  1. I will keep my thoughts and self-talk positive.
  2. I will put positivity into all that I do.
  3. I attract positive people and events into my life daily.
  4. Good things happen to me because I know they will.
  5. I am a positive person unaffected by the negativity of others.

Please let me know what your favorite affirmations are in the comments below.

AFFIRMATION = the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed. 2. the assertion that something exists or is true. 3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.

Let’s make today an amazing day, because we claim it to be!

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What Qualities do you look for in a Friend?

Friendship

As I am getting older; I find myself being extremely picky when it comes to finding friends who I actually call my friends, and who I allow to have the “Friend” title in my life. I have learned over the years that not everyone who you think is your friend is a “Real” friend. So at this point and time in my life, I do not allow anyone in my life that brings any kind of negativity. Sometimes when you are working on bettering yourself and trying to be in a positive place living a positive life, it is necessary to weed out anything or anyone in your life that is draining your positivity.

After being let down and disappointed by so many people that I thought were my “friends” or who I thought had my best interest at heart, has caused me to look at friendship differently than I have in the past. I have become completely guarded with my feelings, and I have built huge walls made of brick and titanium so that I can protect myself against everyone.

In the past I found myself being to open, giving, supportive, and loyal to friends who didn’t appreciate what I had to offer as a friend. I truly felt like so many people took full advantage of my friendship and really did not return the love that I had for them as my friends. I was that person in a friendship that when I felt completely comfortable, I would open myself up and I would do anything for those people that I called friends.

Today; it so sad to say that I currently do not have anyone in my life that I would call a “Friend”, don’t get me wrong I do have many acquaintances, just no one that I feel I can call a “True Friend”. I really do miss having a friend that I can talk to whenever, laugh with, hang out with, etc. I am always actively looking a “Real Friendship”; it just may take time for me to let down my walls with people that I meet. But if they are someone that I know that I can build a lifelong friendship with, then the walls will start to drop little by little and not as fast as they did in the past. Some of the qualities that I am looking for in a “Real Friend” are someone who…

  • Is Real, I have met enough fake people to know who is real and honest and who is not.
  • Is caring.
  • Is inspiring and enjoys life.
  • Has a positive attitude at least 80% of the time.
  • Can laugh.
  • Strives to do and be better.
  • Is trust worthy.
  • Is loyal.
  • Can have a cocktail or 2 or 3.
  • Is not judgmental of others
  • Has some of the same interests as me.

I know, I know, this may seem like somewhat of a long list. But this is the first time that I have actually sat down and thought about the qualities that I would like in a friend. All of the things that I am looking for in a friendship are qualities that I like to think that I offer in a friendship as well.

I believe that it is best to have quality in friends as opposed to the quantity of friends.

I would love to know what you look for in friends/friendships, so hit me on the snap and snap me the qualities that you look for in a friend/friendship.

SnapChat me @VivaciousSavvy

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Fearless in 2016

Be Fearless with Vivaciously Savvy

Hi Friends,

With the new year in full swing, I am already struggling to live up to my word for the year.

For those of you who don’t know, I am not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions. I just do not believe setting New Year’s resolutions are realistic. Just because a new year is starting does not mean that it is the only time of the year that you can “start over”, set new goals, or start with a fresh clean slate for yourself. I fully believe that you can make a fresh new start and set new goals for yourself at any point in the year. You just have to make the conscious decision to make the change in your life.

Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions for myself, I chose to focus on a word for the year and do my best to define the word for myself and take actions in my daily life based on the word that I have chosen. And my word for 2016 is….

FearlessThis whole being fearless thing is so much harder than I thought. We are only a few weeks in to the New Year and I find myself struggling to release the fear, worry, and anxiety from my life. All I want to do is to be able to shake it off (as Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” plays in my head). There were so many events last year that contributed to my fear and worry being at an all-time high and causing me to have full blown anxiety. All I want to do this year is focus on releasing my fear, because in doing so I will be worry and anxiety free.

It’s time to Let Go and Let God! And I know through faith and focusing on gaining a greater relationship with God I know that through him there is nothing to fear.

So for those of you that are going through the same thing and wantto release the fear within, here are a few daily affirmations that I focus on throughout my day that help put me in a positive mind frame and help me to release any tension within my body:

  1. All of the muscles in my body are releasing and relaxing.
  2. I am free of anxiety, and a calm inner peace fills my mind and body.
  3. I will have a positive attitude and be hopeful and optimistic today. Those who do are the happiest and most successful people in life.

Also, for me it helps when I take time to do a bit of bible journaling or just journaling my thoughts and feelings.

If you have any great tips on living a fearless life please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at vivaciouslysavvy@gmail.com.

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Embrace New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Hey guys,

After a much needed mental break, I’m back…

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what has been going on with me lately. For the last couple of weeks I have not been blogging as much as I would have liked too, and if you haven’t noticed there has not been any “Get Your Mind Right Monday” posts for the past few weeks (CRAZY, I KNOW!).

At the beginning of March there was a huge unexpected bomb dropped on me (and my friends/Co-Workers), I mean this came out of left field for me. I personally felt like I had been hit by a train physically and mentally and I was forced to make a decision as to what my next move was going to be for my family and I. I guess this just goes to show that you can’t get to comfortable in your current situation. I am a true believer that when God closes one door, another one opens with bigger and better opportunities.

One season of my life is coming to an end and a new one is beginning.

Don’t get me wrong, even though now I know that I am destined to accomplish great things in this next season of my life, my stress level had been off the charts for the last few weeks. I literally had to force myself to snap out of it, put a smile on my face, and take on the days as if everything was all good (I am pretty good at faking it until I make it). So I say all of that to say this, “I am only human”.

I was stuck in a mental rut, and it has taken me weeks to get back to a positive mindset. It has been so hard for me to stop focusing on what is happening in the present and focus on the positive that is to come in the near future (if that makes any sense at all). And I believe the reason for me having a “mental breakdown/blockage” is because I allowed myself to open up and get so comfortable with everything and everyone in my current situation, and I just have not been ready to let it all go.

So as I finally start to except that this season is over, I am slowly allowing myself to embrace the change and embrace all of the amazing opportunities that are coming my way. It is time to stop stressing and dwelling on the negative of the situation and really take my life head on and run with it in faith.

I am too blessed to be stressed!

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