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Driving Your Mindset to Attain Your Goals

I woke up to another beautiful morning! I am starting to feel those wisps of autumn in the air and the daylight hours are noticeably shorter now. I have a good week laid out in front of me and plan to savor each day.

It seems I just can’t stress enough the importance of keeping one’s head in a good place these days. It turns out, I do have quite a bit of control over my mind set. For me it means replacing every negative though with a positive thought or taking that extra second to take note of something beautiful–even something small. I give away more smiles to people passing by It literally turns my day around. I am better now at walking away from negativity and drama than I was before. It is essential for me to do that if I want to hold on to a mindset that permits me to reach and maintain my goals.

This week I will empower myself by writing down my weekly goal with a reward at the end of the week when I achieve it. I will commit to removing myself from drama and toxic conversations. I will be mindful of what I am eating and drinking. I will challenge my body just a little bit more.

I challenge you to go after what you want this week. Tend to your mindset like you would a garden. Pull the weeds trying to take it over, feed and water it. Make sure the sun can shine on it.

Thanks for reading the Platinum Muse. –Sending out smiles and positive vibes to my readers!

Stick To The Plan

Several weeks back I shared some of my thoughts on belly fat and my plan to get rid of at least some of what I had. Check it out here if you have not already read it!


Here is how the plan unfolded. I started the “Hula Hoop Challenge” as laid out in my previous blog, and, indeed, I am now a better hooper. Did I hit every day like I had planned? No. I did not loose weight as planned either but I did maintain. This is huge for me after having lost 100# fairly recently. I did loose one inch off of my waist though! All in all, hooping is great fun and now part of my workout plan. I will not be doing hoop tricks any time soon as in the challenge, nor do I really want to. I’m just a straight up hoopster girl and love it.

This brings me to the second and more important part of this blog though which is that life unfolds all around us despite our best laid plans. I mean, here we have a global pandemic, social unrest, protests, a downright scary economy, and a big face mask debate going on. The list goes on. I’m telling you, it messes with my mind and my best laid plans. I stay positive and optimistic for my patients (I’m a nurse) but, sometimes I fall hard in my off time. The thing is, you will never have a perfect day. You are going to stumble and fall. Sometimes hard. The secret is to get back up. All or nothing mentally is not going to deliver the results you want. Stumbling, falling, getting back up and getting after it WILL deliver results. It’s that persistent sticking to the plan that will get you to your goal.

This week Platimun Muse readers, I challenge to you stick to your plan. Don’t change plans mid week and don’t beat yourself up if you stumble and fall. Just get back up and get after it!

Thanks for reading the Plantinum Muse and let’s grab a hold of the new week and make it count!