By Samandra

How to Begin Living your Best Life

26 Apr 2022

Do you truly feel your best? Are you happy with how your life is going? Or, do long for a different life? Maybe you want to travel more, move to the country and get land, or maybe are 90% happy, but your job is just dragging you down every single day.

You deserve a life you love. Truly! You deserve it – never doubt that.

So, you might be wondering how you make that happen for yourself. How do you leave a job that you hate? How can you make a move actually possible? Or, how do you leave a long-term relationship that just isn’t making you over-the-moon happy anymore?

It can be challenging to shake up your life and create change, to begin living your best life, but it is SO worth it. Here’s how you begin living your best life. It will take some work, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you will be much happier in the long run!

  • Pinpoint what needs to change

Nobody has a perfect life. However, if there is something pressing that you know just isn’t 100% right, you need to pinpoint what it is, and then change it. You can’t start living your best life, until you are happy! Sometimes, this is just a small change in your life, like getting outside more, or it might be a bigger change, like saying “bye” to a relationship, moving, or switching jobs. Nobody is the same, so this is different for each individual person, and only you know what you need out of the life you are living, or want to be living in the future.

  • Create a game plan & a goal checklist

After you know what needs to change, you can create a game plan and a goal check list. I always recommend creating 3-5+ small goals, to slowly work your way up to your big goal. Here’s a good example of this: 

Say you want to gain 10lbs of muscle and lose 40 lbs of fat. You could separate this out into smaller, more attainable goals so that you do not feel defeated, or lose sight of your big goal. Month 1, your goal could be losing 3-5 lbs. Month 2, your goal could be 2-4 lbs. Obviously, sometimes, things do not go as planned, so be prepared for failures along the way, which brings us to my next topic…

  • Get mentally strong

To make ripples in your life and to bring about big, good changes, to begin living your best life, you need to prepare mentally. Change is hard, no matter how you look at it, and sometimes, change is not the easiest process at all. If you have a toxic relationship in your life, for example, it is definitely not easy to close it out. You will need a great, strong support team. Family, friends, and maybe even professionals. Do not be afraid if you feel “weak” during this process – it is totally normal to have plenty of emotions and there is no one-size-fits-all way to feel. YOU ARE DOING GREAT! Keep chugging along, get mentally strong, and get help, if you need it. 

  • Surround yourself around positive influences

There is one piece of advice that I have for you, that can only help every single person out there. Surround yourself around positive influences and avoid negative influences in life. This can be a challenging one, but you know the saying, “you become who you surround yourself with.” Are your friends who you want to become? Do you look up to them? Do they bring good energy to your life? Are they uplifting, and are they cheering you on? If so, GREAT! If not, maybe consider finding some people who do motivate you to be your best self possible.

  • Stay patient

During this process of change, you need to stay patient. Becoming your best and most happiest self does not happen over night. It takes time and effort. If you want to become a land owner, and raise cattle (just as an example), you will need to take the time to build a home, find cattle, and learn about the processes. This is the same mindset with ANY big change. Give it time! Slow progress is better than no progress.

  • Shake your life up

Last but not least (which kind of goes back to my first paragraph), don’t be afraid to make changes and shake up your life. Big transitions can be SO good for you. They get you out of your comfort zone and they lead you to places that you might have never thought possible. Don’t be afraid to branch out. But, at the same time, shaking up your life (like a move, for example), takes work, and you also shouldn’t be afraid to call for help, when you need it. With a move (sticking with our example!), you’ll definitely need help. That is not weakness – it’s actually the opposite. Find ways to make this life change so much easier for you, like hiring people who can help such as movers, if you are going through a big move. If you are in the Utah area, I recently heard about a moving company called Movin’ and they do residential and commercial moving in Salt Lake City and all throughout Utah. They apparently have awesome reviews & go above and beyond for all of their clients.

Post by Guest Author Alex Berger.


6 Tips for a Less Stressful Move

23 Feb 2021

Moving–it might be one of the things that I have involuntarily done so many times while I was growing up, and it has become something that I have got used to overtime. While in Brazil, I have lived in three different states and moved a total of eighteen times. After moving to the USA, I have lived in three different states as well, and at twelve different places. I have learned so much during all these 30 moving times. For example, I learned that moving isn’t as bad as it sounds, you make friends everywhere you go, and it’s actually such an exciting feeling to move to a place where anyone knows you, and explore the new place you have moved to. 

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Moving tips and advice:

  1. Get rid of things: in my adult life, I have always handpicked what I was going to bring with me in the next chapter of my life. Then I usually donate or sell the items that didn’t make the cut. The best things to family members, the ones that were too valuable I sold and I donated the rest to whoever wanted it. 
  2. Take a picture of how you want things to go back: If you really like how things are placed in their current place and want to replicate it, take a picture! You might think that it will be easy to remember it all later, but I recommend taking a picture so you don’t need to struggle to remember later if your brain decided to not keep a memory picture of it all. 
  3. Keep clothes on hangers: One of the mistakes I did on my early moving days, was to remove the hanger from clothes. Keeping the hangers will make your work so much easier later, as you can just grab and put them back to where they should be. Extra tip: keep clothes that are folded as they are in your storage, so later you can just grab and put them back. 
  4. Start packing: I start packing the things that I won’t need until the moving date, and I go packing as I feel I won’t need these things until I have everything packed. While packing things, do yourself the favor of organizing them in categories so you know where things are if you need them during the process. I like to say that I can find anything I want, anytime I want. 
  5. Ship it: If you’re a solo rider like me and don’t have furniture to move with, you might just have a few boxes to move to the new place. Shipping boxes instead of bringing them with me in the airplane ended up being less expensive while moving from Virginia to Utah.
  6. Invite your friends to make the move, or hire a moving company: My friends usually resent coming to help me later because I have so MANY things and I joke that I always need to make new friends rotate who will help me with the next move. Jokes aside, it takes a true friend to help you with that, so if you want to spare your people from moving all the crap you have collected all the years, hire someone! This is also probably the best option if you’re specific on how things should be handled because your friends might not be as interested in your “high maintenance” needs. 
  7. Hiring a company: This might be the best option if you want people to have control of how people will treat your belongings. If you’re moving within Utah, The Muscle Men Movers should be your pick! They are experienced movers that have the proper equipment to move it all safely–documents, money, timeless papers, gun safes–to the next destination. 

Illustrations & Wallpapers by KT Smail

05 Mar 2015

Encontrei o trabalho de ilustrações de Kate enquanto procurava por novos wallpapers para meu computador no blog Design Love Fest. Kate tem um portfolio lindo, você pode ver o site dela aqui.

I came across to Kate’s illustrations work through the blog Design Love Fest while I was looking for a new wallpaper to my computer. Kate has a stunning portfolio, you can check out her website here.

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Baixei esses wallpapers e já coloquei no meu computador e iPhone. Tudo está muito lindo agora!

I’ve downloaded these wallpapers and I already put them on my computer and iPhone. Everything is looking so pretty now!

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Você pode baixar esses lindos wallpapers aqui.

You can download these beautiful wallpapers here.