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    What Goal Do You Want To Slay In 2018? 20tastic: Advice for Millennials By Millennials.

    Posted On 01/11/2018

    20tastic: Advice For Millennials By Millennials on simplykymtastic.com isn’t just advice. It’s a sign that you’re not as bad at adulting as you think you are.

    What goal(s) do you want to SLAY in 2018?

     

    I want to slay many goals in 2018, but mostly completing my Bachelors in Psychology and getting toned 🙂

    -Jacqueline, 23

    My main goal is to succeed in getting a job I LOVE? I’ve worked for football clubs, as a secretary and HOW BORING. My main goal is to become a wedding event planner or a social media exec (can never make my mind up!) but I don’t want to be mundane (of course, if you enjoy them jobs, you go girl! SLAY) but my goal is to hopefully help someone walk down that aisle in style, or post the perfect Facebook post and be HAPPY doing it.

    -Amy, 20… Amy shares her favorite products from 2017. Click here to check it out. 

    If I was to sum it up, I’d say greater health. Not just physically, but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I let some of that go for the sake of just getting through the end of 2017 and school but, if I want to be great in all aspects of 2018, those four facets have to be aligned.

    -Ikeia, 23

    In 2018 I would like to slay my blogging business. I’m in the beginning stages of monetization and I’m growing my Instagram following.

    -Taneisha, 22 … Read Taneisha’s latest blog post on How to Beat Negative Self Talk

    For 2018, I really want to love on myself. I give so much so often because I’m worried about my career and family and other people and I’d become drained. So, I am going to put myself first for as long as I possibly can until my cup is full. Often, we are underestimated as millennial, perceived as being lazy, entitled, whatever you want to call it. But I work and I work a lot and I want to use 2018 to get back to loving on me, instead of loving peoples opinion on me.

    -Regina, 24

     

    Do more things that make me step out of my comfort zone, from flirting with a guy to wearing a bathing suit in public.

    -Olesya, 29… If you’re hungry, check out some of Olesya’s recipes.

     

    I would like to start writing a book this year, work on calligraphy and hand lettering, and improve all the skills I have.

    -Kym… Watch Kym’s recent video to learn more about her January goals.

     

    I want to SLAY being a mom but still looking great every day….ok most days haha. Like, I want to keep up with my nails, actually brush and style my hair more than twice a week, and wear more than a shirt and leggings throughout the week. I just want to SLAY, period.

    -Bridgid, 28… Bridgid breaks down how to create daily rituals. 

     

    I promised myself I wouldn’t make any new year’s resolutions (seeing how those don’t stick past Valentine’s Day). However, the more I think about it, in 2018, I simply want to manifest genuine happiness. This genuine happiness would look like a few different things for me: Me making significant strides towards my career goals, achieving personal self-improvement goals & hopefully even finding a worthwhile romantic relationship in the process. I have so many things I want to do and I have to remind myself that there’s no better time than the present. Either way, my goal is to be in constant pursuit of happiness & SLAY 2018 every step of the way!

    -Matiah, 25

     

    What goal do you want to slay in 2018? Let me know in the comments.

    Interested in having your voice heard? Click here for your chance to be featured in next month’s 20tastic: Advice for Millennials by Millennials.

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    The Importance of Aligning your Habits, Goals, and Intentions

    Posted On 01/07/2018

    Habits?  Goals? Intentions?

    Is there a difference? YES! Do I want to spend my time explaining the difference? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Here’s my brief interpretation.

    Intentions: The why behind your goals and the feelings associated with the process of achieving your goals

    Goals: Long-term results (tangible, measurable)

    Habits: Daily routines that influence your ability to achieve your goals and intentions

    Now that I’ve explained the difference, here are my intentions, goals, and habits for 2018.

    My intentions for 2018

    My word for 2018 is INTENTION. I want every decision I make to relate to my intentions in some way.

    • I will serve God.
    • I will be happy
    • I will be successful
    • I will be educated
    • I will love myself
    • I will be healthy
    • I will have quality/healthy/meaningful friendships
    • I will be relaxed
    • I will be wealthier
    • I will be creative
    • I will be SIMPLY KYMTASTIC

    My goals for 2018

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, so I’m not trying to build my whole empire in 2018. This is simply the foundation.

    • I will lose 20 pounds
    • I will post three blog posts a month.
    • I will read six books.
    • I will attend one social/networking event a month
    • I will develop my business plan
    • I will secure two freelance gigs or guest posts
    • I will create one stream of supplemental income

    My Habits for 2018

    Starting today, I will be participating in the 7 Virtues Challenge along with a few lovely ladies from the See Jane Write community. It takes 21 days to form a habit and hopefully at the end of the next 21 days,  I will have a routine formed.  Below are 7 habits I would like to form and an brief explanation for each.

    I will wake up at 5 am.

    I’m a teacher so early mornings aren’t that far-fetched for me. I currently wake up a 6:30 and somedays I may not even get out of bed until 7. By waking up earlier, I can write, check emails, cook breakfast, exercise, or meditate. Adding an extra hour and a half to my day will increase my productivity.

    I will get 7 hours of sleep each night.

    Sleep is important to me, but sleep is also a struggle for me. My main issue with sleep is that I have a hard time turning my brain off. I’m up thinking about ideas and what I’m going to do the next day. I will need sleep in order to have enough energy to make it through each day, especially since I’m waking up at 5am.

    I will drink at least 64 ounces of WATER.

    I’ve purchased a 64-ounce water bottle to get me started and that’s working pretty well. I love water, but I also love juice and soda. I’ve gone without soda before, however, I’ve slipped back into drinking soda almost every day. I have not had a sip of soda in 2018 and I don’t miss it. As far as juice goes, I’ll limit my intake.

    I will read at least one chapter in my book.

    My mentor Javacia always says that good writers read good writing. I’m a high school reading interventionist so naturally reading is a large part of my day. I also spend time reading for information when it comes to blogging. Reading for fun and enlightenment should be incorporated into my everyday life.

    I will write.

    I’ll admit, I don’t like to write (but I have a blog. Go figure)  Most of my blog posts are written the day before they are posted. If I write daily, I’ll have more time to refine my writing before it’s published. I also have a few journals that I plan to use to help me express my creative side.

    I will eat 3 BALANCED meals.

    This will probably be the hardest for me because I have a love-hate relationship with food.

    Some days I eat 3 meals, some days I only eat once and it might not be anything substantial.  Part of it is that I don’t take the time to plan what I eat and the other part is that I don’t like to cook. I WILL plan my meals ahead of time and make better choices if I choose to eat out.  I’ve become more mindful of what I eat, but I still have a long way to go.

    I will work out for 30 minutes.

    I don’t mind exercise. I just don’t make time in my day for it. Once I build up my stamina again and I’ll be fine.

    Bouns: I will limit my social media use.

    This habit came about when I lived in the mountains for two months last summer with limited cell phone service. It carried over into my everyday life. This is a little more tricky because the way that I use social media has changed over the past year. I found that by deleting the Facebook app off of my phone, I’m less likely to check my phone in general. Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are a different story because using those sites on anything other than a phone isn’t a feasible option. This is more about limitation than elimination. I can spend my time working on my other habits instead of scrolling through my news feed.

    Your goals, intentions, and habits have to be in alignment

    Goals, intentions, and habits all rely on each other.

    For example, I can say I want to lose 20 pounds, but if I don’t eat properly, rest, or work out consistently, it won’t happen. If I work out, drink more water, and eat balanced meals, I’ll be healthier. I’ll also happier because I won’t be sick as much. If I’m not sick, I won’t have to spend money at the doctor or on medication.  As a result, I’ll be wealthier. It’s a domino effect.

    Your intentions should drive your goals and your habits should create a lifestyle that is conducive for your intentions and goals to manifest.

    2018 is not just about making empty resolutions, it’s about a lifestyle change. I’m taking the momentum from 2017 to make this year Simply Kymtastic.

    Final Thought:

    DO or DO NOT, there is no try. -Yoda

    What are your intentions for 2018? What goals do you have set for yourself? What habits do you want to form? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

     


    To follow my journey through the 7 virtues challenge, check out my Instagram. I’ll be posting daily updates.

    I’ll share my recap of my 7 Virtues Challenge January 28th. Subscribe to my blog to receive updates on my next blog posts.

    Are you struggling with goal setting? Check out my Slay Your Goals Planner review.

    Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash.

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    Best of Simply Kymtastic in 2017

    Posted On 12/29/2017

    My first year as a blogger is coming to an end. Developing Simplykymtastic.com has been an experience for me. When I purchased my domain name, I had no clue what I was doing and I didn’t know where this was going. I’ve learned so much and my blog and brand have evolved. I’m huge on reflection so I decided to make my last post of 2017 a recap of my favorite post.

    Here are my six favorite posts of 2017:

    Why I Quit Teaching After Only 4 Months

    This was my very first post and my most viewed post.

    Why I Choose to Be a Tortoise and a Hare-My Race Is Different Than Yours

    I’m sure you’re familiar with Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Here’s my take on the classic tale.

    When Did You Feel Like You Were An “Adult”? 20tastic: Advice For Millennials By Millennials

    My first 20tastic post. I have a few of my friends share when they first felt like an adult.

    My Mom’s Story Of Miscarriage

    My mom had 4 miscarriages before she was pregnant with me. My blog post for this week is about her story. I’m so thankful for my mom and all that she has done for me. I wouldn’t be the woman I am without her.

    The Time I Gained 30 Pounds In 3 Months- Living With PCOS

    1 in every 10 women has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Most women don’t even know they have it. Here is my journey to discovering I had PCOS.

    Heart Hickeys-Why I No Longer Have A Broken Heart

    I’m not one to talk about my personal relationships, but I decided to share the time I got dumped.


    What was your favorite post of 2017 from simplykymtastic.com? Let me know in the comments. Also, feel free to subscribe to my email list. Once you subscribe, you receive access to my How To Be -Tastic Resource Library and my monthly newsletter.

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    I Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution for 2018… and that’s okay

    Posted On 12/09/2017

    Tis the season to be jolly and to everyone figuring sharing why 2018 will be their year. My newsfeeds and timelines are filled with my internet friend’s personal highlights the lowlights and everything in between from 2017. On the flip side, I see a number of New Year’s Resolution posts. I enjoy seeing the excitement of others as they make these declarations for what they want in 2018. As I read the posts, I can’t help but think, “shouldn’t I already know what I want out of 2018?” The truth is,  I don’t know. I’ve always been the person that enjoys having a plan A, B and C. I like having everything mapped out and dates set in stone. 2017 was the first year I didn’t have anything planned. I just knew I needed a new job and everything else would fall into place around that.

    And it did.

    While sitting at home in my unemployment,  I decided I wanted to start a blog. I researched how to go about starting a blog and I purchase my domain name on the same day. 13 days later, I launched simplykymtastic.com. I had no idea what I was doing, no long-term plan, and I didn’t know if I would even be good at it. It’s almost a year later and  I’ve developed a blogging support system filled with my friends and family, I’m in a number of Facebook communities for bloggers and entrepreneurs and I’m working with an AMAZING writing coach. None of this was premeditated. As a result, 2017 was probably the best year of my life. 2017 was far from perfect, but it was the first time I felt like I really lived my life without caring so much. SideNote: I did find a new job. 

    Do I have goals? Yes! Do I have a plan to meet my goals? Absolutely! I use my vision boards and my Slay Your Goals Planner to help me stay accountable.   EVERY DAY is a great day to make something happen. January 1st shouldn’t be the only day I feel compelled to start over, cut someone out of my life or kick a bad habit. I can’t confidently say that I’ll have a renewed sense of mind and all of the setbacks and obstacles that happened to me in 2017 will just magically leave my memory when the clock strikes midnight. Nor do I believe that my life will be drastically different in 2018. I want 2018 to be 2017: The Sequel. Not because 2017 was perfect (Trust me, IT WASN’T), but I’ve learned so much this year and I don’t believe I should interrupt this path I’m on. I’m still learning more about myself and I like the direction I’m going in.

    I’m not anti-New Year’s Resolutions, but creating a New Year’s Resolution isn’t right for me; not this year.

    I don’t know what new adventures 2018 will bring, but I do know that it will be SIMPLY KYMTASTIC!

    -Kymmie

    What’s your attitude towards New Year’s Resolutions? I’d love it if you shared your thoughts below in the comments.

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