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You might struggle to keep motivated during 2021. Months have flown by and here we are in November 2021. Just a little longer and we can leave behind another year full of memories, ups and downs, love and more. It may seem hard not to be nostalgic or on the contrary, you can’t wait for a new beginning.

So the question is: How do you stay motivated for the remaining months? Well, the answer you’re seeking hides in this article.

Read on to learn how to get through the season of change with flying colours. Are you ready?

Retrospective

One of the main things that will help you stay motivated is to think back on your year. Find an area where you did well and remind yourself of every accomplishment you’ve enjoyed. It may sound silly, but it’s very healthy to remember all of your successes. That way, you don’t need other people to tell you: “you can do it”. After all, you have living proof. Your results are the best example that can prove to you that you are really good.

So, sit down and get ready to take a look back at 2021. Imagine all the things you have achieved. Nothing else is going to give you a bigger boost of confidence and perseverance. Don’t you believe me?! Well, it’s up to you to try it and let me know afterwards 😉

Get your motivation from other places

If you feel you can’t motivate yourself now, try looking for motivation in other places. For example in books, films, documentaries. Often, when people see a film where the main character is persistent and works very hard to achieve their dream, they tend to get a boost of ambition in return.

It’s normal not to feel like yourself all the time. Besides, 2021 was not an easy year at all. So it’s a great idea to find your motivation to finish it strong. I recommend you to take some time for yourself, try not to stress for a few days and focus your attention on finding or maintaining your motivation. Look for a good film or read a great book and learn from the experiences of characters.

Review your goals regularly

As you know, ambition comes and goes. That’s why it’s recommended to make a planner where you write down all your goals. A good exercise is to review them regularly so that you can remember what you are actually working towards. You need to remember how many steps you have taken so far. Besides, a planner will help you organise your professional life in a constructive way.

I believe that as long as you constantly remember your dream, the motivation will not disappear. Think that in just two months you can reinvent yourself and start a much better year!

Smile

Sounds funny, I know. But, one of the best ways that will help you keep motivated during 2021 is to force yourself to smile more. Morning, noon and night. You have to smile. A great exercise is when you walk past mirrors to smile at yourself. Never mind that you might actually want to cry. People can trick their brains into thinking they’re happy if they smile constantly.

Happiness in turn brings a big dose of motivation. That’s why it’s also important to be in a good mental state when you work and seek to achieve your goals. If you ever have difficulty simply pretending, I happen to have an idea that can help you out. Stick a few post-its with encouraging quotes and compliments on your bathroom vanity. That way, every day you’ll start your morning smiling.

Surround yourself with positivity

In order to keep motivated during 2021, you’ll have to surround yourself with positivity. Thus, you have to cut off all people who bring malice and negativity into your life. You have to put yourself first and realise that the law of attraction is real. Manifest and try to think positively every day.

As long as you continue to believe that everything is possible, no one can stop you. You don’t need people who wish you harm and only want to demoralise you. What you have to do is to stay close to the people you love and who love you back.

All things considered, it’s not that hard to keep motivated during 2021, right? It’s time to improve your life and to step up your game.

Therefore, if you want to see change in your life, it’s about time to surround yourself with positivity, to read motivational stories, to review your goals and even to force yourself smile.

If you have any questions or if you just want to chat with somebody, feel free to slide in my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal).

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Self improvement is your main ticket to achieving the success you’ve always thrived for. A person who works hard and develops her / his character will also live a fulfilling life. Therefore, if your goal is self improvement you’re on the right track of creating a happier life.

How to start focusing on yourself this Autumn? Read more and start this season with positivity and ambition.

Your Main Focus: Self improvement

Self improvement is when you want to constantly grow and improve your current habits or traits. We’re definitely not perfect, so it’s important to focus on ourselves to achieve our ultimate goals. Make self improvement your main focus this season of change and dare to grow further every single day.

Health should come FIRST

If you want to improve your life, you should first take good care of your health. Considering how the weather can change during Autumn, the risks of getting a cold are pretty high. Drinking herbal hot tea can be a good habit for you.

Tea will help you boost your immune system, can fight against heart diseases and even reduce inflammations. Therefore, a cup of tea everyday will be your best friend during this season of change. Take some time off and just relax while drinking this herbal beverage.

Improve your knowledge

The thirst of knowledge will help you improve different aspects of your life. You can either read books, watch documentaries or even play games. It all depends on how you want to spend your time. As long as you train your mind to seek information, you will always find new things to learn.

It is said that the more you know, you’ll realise that you don’t actually know anything. You don’t know what you don’t know. And I live by that. Every topic in this world will help you at a time. Therefore, this Autumn can be a new start for your self improvement journey.

Start journaling

Journaling is so wonderful. The power of reflection you have when journaling can make you aware of countless things about your daily life. Just sit down and write what you feel in a journal.

There may be things you could never say out loud, but you can write them down to free yourself from them. I’m sure that once you start journaling, it will become a very productive habit for you.

Have a beautiful season ahead, and always remember to focus on yourself! If you ever have any questions or maybe you just feel the need to chat with someone, slide in my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal).

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

Do you feel that your success is actually a fraud? That you don’t really deserve all the things you’ve achieved? Many people who have succeeded in life, either suddenly or have worked hard for success, end up blaming themselves and believing that they didn’t actually deserve it.

If you feel you fall into this category, this article is for you. It’s time to realise that you actually deserve all the good things in your life: your career, your relationships, the love you’re receiving. Instead of blaming yourself, you should be grateful for everything you’re currently enjoying.

Now, what I need you to do is just sit down. Pour yourself a glass of fresh water and let’s go through this article together. Focus and get ready feel less anxious and proud of your accomplishments.

Confess

“I still have a little impostor syndrome… It doesn’t go away, that feeling that you shouldn’t take me that seriously. What do I know? I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is.”

Michele Obama

Fess’ up! It’s time to say what’s on your mind. One of the reasons you feel overwhelmed and guilty is because you’re going through them on your own. Instead, talk to your loved ones and tell them how you feel. Once you do that, you’ll realise how silly you sound! The imposter syndrome is not an easy one. It comes with a lot of guilt. That’s why you need to talk about it to overcome it.

Think positive

“Be humble. Not knowing something doesn’t make you a fraud, it makes you a student.”

Marie Forleo

Negativity has never helped. In a world as harsh as the one we live in, you have to think positively in order to evolve. Look on the bright side. If you were the person who succeeded, it doesn’t mean you took away the chance from someone who may deserve it more. You need to exploit your work and prove to yourself that you are the right person for the job.

Success is not easy, you will meet jealous people who will make you feel like an imposter. Stereotypes often arise such as: “Surely he had relationships so he could reach such a high rank”. Don’t feel overwhelmed, feel proud. You know what the truth is and you don’t have to let anyone else tell you otherwise. Surround yourself with like-minded people who can rejoice in your achievements. Put aside the negativity and hate in your life and focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

You are not perfect

“You don’t have to be an expert. No one is expecting you to be an expert. All you need to do is show up and be you”

Ruth Soukup

The imposter syndrome often triggers because you feel you have to be perfect to achieve success. However, this is far from the truth. Perfection is an impossible thing that no one can have. It’s normal to not know what to say or how to act in different situations. So, if you’re ever put in a situation where you don’t know what to do, don’t think you are not good enough. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone has doubts. You can ask for advice or learn from the people around you. Besides, it’s important to admit to yourself that you’re not the best at everything. For example, there are people who have superior writing skills but are afraid to speak in public. That doesn’t mean they don’t have the words, just that they aren’t necessarily good in a particular field. This can be overcome with good advice, exercise and determination.

“True impostors don’t have this feeling” -Dr. Albers

It is indeed a fact that real imposters do not have this syndrome. Remember that 90% of intelligent people with a high success rate deal with this syndrome. So if you have realised that you fall into the group of people who have to deal with imposter syndrome, you are a person who has all of the above. You are a hardworking, perfectionist person who often cannot take credit for what you do. It is not a bad thing to be humble, however you should not load yourself with such negative energies.

So, if you need a reminder that you deserve everything you have achieved so far, go back in time and go through all the things you have done to achieve success. That’s how you’ll realise that you actually deserve everything that happens to you.

Therapy

Perhaps it seems to you that only people with a serious problem talk to therapists. Well, it’s not real at all. Everyone needs a licensed, non-subjective person to talk to from time to time. I should mention that when it comes to the imposter syndrome, advice from a professional is much more recommended than advice from a friend.

A therapist will find an innovative and intelligent method to help you overcome your problems. They will never judge you and will make you understand in a split second that you really have nothing to feel guilty about.

That’s why I personally suggest everyone around me to book a session with a therapist from time to time and talk about certain issues.

All things considered, you don’t have to feel guilty about having achieved great things. On the contrary, be proud of your success and help others to rise with you. You can follow any or all of these tips. The decision is in your hands. In the end, all I wish for you is that you make it through this bump in your life and realise how unique you are. If you still have questions or maybe just want to chat with someone, slide into my Instagram DM’s (@notagirlygal).

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

I find well-being tips extremely important in times like these. During this pandemic, you need to take extra good care of yourself. Paying attention to your health and well-being should be one of your top priorities. Follow my well-being tips and make a good change for yourself this Autumn. Are you ready to embark on this journey of self development?

About well-being

Health is the most precious thing you can have – after I was in and our of hospital last month with my allergic reaction, I’m becoming even more aware of this. If you think about it, all the money in the world can’t buy you your health. Of course, they can improve it. However, the time you spend taking care of yourself can improve not only your physical health, but also your mental health.

Sometimes, you have to put your problems aside and realise that your body is your temple. As long as you maintain the health of this temple, it will be much easier to achieve success. Cultivate yourself, exercise, seek knowledge and take a moment to relax. All these exercises will improve your productivity, creativity and ultimately your determination. You’ll succeed in everything you set out to do as long as you take care of yourself!

1. Candle therapy

Scented candles are indeed therapeutic. Their scent can gently induce a state of relaxation and comfort. Now that the holiday season is approaching, I for one love the winter themed scents. Besides, the beautiful atmosphere you can create with the help of candles, they can also bring a lot of comfort. For example, prepare a bubble bath and instead of leaving the light on, you can opt for an opaque candlelight.

Also, I’ve got a trick for you. Instead of lighting a dozen candles, place one or two of them in front of your bathroom mirror. Their light will spread throughout the room. That way, you can take the evening off and just relax. This month, I’ve finally tried the raved about scented candles from Bath & Body Works.

Made with essential oils, their scent is very strong indeed – you only need one candle and the scent will be spread through your entire space. Plus, you don’t need to light them for long! I honestly love this effect because I don’t need to change my candles so often and I get to enjoy some incredible winter scents – Frozen Lake and Winter Vanilla are my go to now!

2. Pumpkin Spice

For many people, baking is a form of relaxation. It can train your attention and patience. It also gives you the opportunity to spend time with yourself. You can use that time to meditate, listen to a self-development workshop or to your all time favourite tunes. With Autumn coming, I can’t stop thinking about pies or brownies.

You can search for a beginner recipe and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new hobby. After baking, your mind will be much more relaxed and ready to come back with new ideas and initiatives. Besides, the end result may bring a smile not only on your face, but also on the faces of your loved ones who are going to taste the delicious cake you baked.

3. Face masks

Let’s have a spa day at home. Well, I personally love pampering. Not only do I love preparing my own face masks, but I love the way they manage to relax me in just 15 minutes. Although I’m a down-to-earth person, on hard days at work my thoughts fly left and right in the evening. Which is why I love to give myself a little attention.

You can make face masks out of almost anything, literally. So, find some time to spare and use it with the goal of improving both your complexion and your mindset.

4. Seek knowledge

Well, this is one of my favorite activities. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a history buff. That’s why I love gathering knowledge about this field. I watch documentaries and read books related to my favorite historical topics. I debate with myself and try to improve my perspective all the time. Whenever I have a little free time, I use it to become a better version of myself.

This is really one of the most important well-being tips I will offer you. Always seek knowledge! It is so important to have the ability to have a discussion in which you support your point of view. And last but not least, to be able to consider yourself a well-read and informed person. That’s why it’s time to choose a good book or documentary and enrich your general knowledge! It will help you enormously in the future.

5. Meditation

Meditation will help you put your thoughts in order, find inner peace and control your emotions. It is a technique that has been used for thousands of years and if done correctly, it does not fail.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Find a private place and sit in meditation pose. Clear your mind and prepare to contemplate on your life. You need to set a slow pace and focus on your breath. Clear your negative thoughts and find inner peace. Meditation is your best friend when it comes to self development in terms of the psyche. You need to be deep and start to understand how your thoughts and feelings really work. But once you master the art of meditation, you will become a better version of yourself.

All things considered, these well-being tips might seem quite obvious. However, I want to remind you how important they are in order to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. The power is in your hands, dear. Use it wisely.

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO