Why Is It So Difficult To Accomplish Things You WANT To Do?

 

I’ve had this goal of writing a book, save more money, running a successful website and getting a six pack of abs since… forever?

I think about it all the time, sometimes I even write out my goals in hopes that it will bring me to work harder on them and sometimes I even work on my goals! As in, I might go to the gym and do a really hard abdominal workout not one but two days in a row. However, when those two days are done, I either get busy, forget, lose interest, or start to work on something else.

I think the truth is, we live in such a fast-paced society and our minds are actually 4only wired to do one thing at a time but we let ourselves believe that to be successful in life, we have to be working on all of our long-term goals concurrently on top of everything else we are already doing each day. It begins to be literally impossible to work out while simultaneously writing a book, working on a website, vacuuming the house, taking care of my dog, finishing up the last load of laundry, catching up with friends and family, and then figuring out what to make for dinner. I don’t even have children to care for, I don’t know how these gracious people do it!

I suppose one could design a plan including a timeline of how they believe they can realistically accomplish their goals but from personal experience, to be able to successfully accomplish a goal you cannot have too many other goals at the same time that require a lot of time and effort. In that case, you have to prioritize what goals are

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most important to accomplish first. The problem is, what happens if the priority of your goals changes CONSTANTLY? You can redesign timelines but honestly, when you are changing goals so often, or adding new ones, how do you ever accomplish any of them?

It must just take a really strong decisiveness where you sit down, pick a goal, design a plan and stick to the plan, even if eventually you change your mind. You might not even desire to achieve that goal anymore but hey! You accomplished something you aspired to do at some point in your life, and now you can no longer let the fast-paced society tell you that you’re not successful.

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“The Lake Place”- My Newest Writing

I love to write but I don’t often share what I write because I feel like it would be similar to a situation where you just met someone and they get WAYYYY TOO PERSONAL! You don’t even know their first name or favorite color but you know every aching detail of their recent divorce and every ailment they have had in the past two years down to the last pimple they popped.

I do have one piece published in a book but besides that, pretty much everything else I have wrote stays within my own view.

Until now! I wrote this piece and feel like it could describe what so many people are going through right now in their life and so I thought I would share it.

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– Morgan Stewart

DIY Easy and Healthy Frozen Pizza’s!

Do you love the taste of pizza but hate the after feeling of traditional frozen pizza’s? This pizza is an excellent, all natural, inexpensive and healthy version of frozen pizza’s!

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This recipe makes 6 15” by 10” family sized thin crust pizzas. You can also divide all of the ingredients in half for smaller, individual sized pizza’s (or invite 50 of your closest friends for a personalized pan pizza party!).

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Ingredients
• 2 TSP White Sugar
• 3 Cups Warm Water
• 2 TBSP Active Dry Yeast
• 2 TBSP Olive Oil
• 1 TSP Salt
• 1 TBSP honey (optional)
• 7 Cups 100% Whole Wheat Flour
• 5 TBSP Italian Seasoning
• 2 Jars Pasta Sauce
• 4 IBS Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
• Toppings of your choice.
Steps to Perfection:
1. Preheat oven to 175 Degrees.
2. Dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over water and wait 10 minutes for yeast to get foamy.
3. Stir olive oil, salt, honey and Italian seasoning into mixture then add all the flour. Kneed until all the flour is absorbed.
4. Roll dough ball in some olive oil, place dough ball in oven for about 45 minutes until the dough rises to twice its size.
5. Preheat oven to 425 Degrees.
6. Spread a small amount of flour on a clean counter surface. Roll out the dough to the desired size (traditional 15” by 10” cookie sheet recommended- or similar size). Try to roll out the dough as thin as possible- saves calories and makes more pizza.
7. Cook pizza dough until light brown (around 10 minutes).

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To Make Multiple Frozen Pizzas for Later:
1. Spread pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings on pre-cooked (and cooled) crust. The crust should still remain on the cookie sheet pan.
2. Add cling wrap or tin foil on top to completely seal the pizza from air.
3. Add another crust and along with sauce, cheese and toppings.
4. Continue layering the pizza with cling wrap or foil. Place in freezer (make sure no air can reach the pizzas.)
5. When ready to cook, pull out the frozen pizza and cook for about 10 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees.

To Eat Immediately:
1. Spread pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings on pre-cooked crust.
2. Cook about 10 minutes or until all the cheese is melted.

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First Photo Shoot Results

I received back the photos from my first photoshoot under Natalie Sparrow Management and Ultimate Image. The photos were taken by Natalie Sparrow and the day was chilly but the shoot was bright! Mrs. Sparrow was so wonderful to work with!

 

Here are  some of my favorite photos:

 

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How to get FREE Birthday Stuff!

 

My birthday is in 7 days and one thing I love to do around my birthday is getting free things! It does take a little bit of preparation and research to find out what businesses in the area offer free birthday things WITHOUT:

  1. Any sort of purchase
  2. Monthly subscription
  3. Credit card

The best way to do this is to search your favorite places in the area and see what they each offer for birthday gifts. 99% of businesses will require some sort of rewards sign up which is free but also takes time to register for each business online and you also get a lot of junk email. I usually try to sign up for emails a few weeks before my birthday and then unsubscribe to the email services a few days afterward or when I get irritated of continuous emails.

The best way to go about receiving this birthday discounts is to have a separate email that you send all your junk emails. That way if you still want to receive coupons from stores (or birthday gifts) but don’t want an email every day, you can access the email only when you chose.

This year, these are the stores I will try to visit or will hopefully receive a gift in the mail! I try to pick one day and set aside 2-3 hours to pick everything up. It is a great time collecting all these free items!

Note- all of these businesses require email registration. You can sign up on their website.

BareMinerals- free gift

Cinnabon- free treat

Local cupcake shop- free cupcake

Sephora- free gift

Sonic- free treat

Tropical smoothie- free treat (must have app)

ULTA- free gift

I might also register for a couple more in the next few days! Other helpful hints:

  1. I don’t like coffee products but check coffee businesses for free coffee!
  2. A lot of places will offer a shopping discount if you plan on shopping. Some don’t send out an email but ask in store if they offer a birthday discount. Usually, they offer 20-30% off!
  3. It is just a bit awkward going somewhere and just getting something for free, not making a purchase and then leaving. You kind of feel like a cheapskate but hey! It’s your birthday.