2 Actions to GET INSPIRED!

Good Day, Happy People!

I’ll admit it: I have been a little less-than-inspired recently! I subscribe to blogs, “Like” Facebook pages, and follow people and businesses on Twitter for daily doses of inspiration and motivation. But sometimes, it affects me for 2 minutes and then I go about my day, mundanely. And I hate it.

Sometimes, we all need a little kick in the pants, and for me, I continuously kicked myself for almost a week, and now I feel all charged up like the Energizer Bunny!

What did it for you? How can I do the same? Time to get back on the wagon!

Here are the 2 simple actions I took/am taking to propel myself forward, inspired:

1. I purchased something for myself. A few things, actually. When was the last time you purchased something for yourself without necessity? Purchased a dress you didn’t need for an upcoming work event, or that T.V. and XBOX 1 you needed to continue to interact with your gamer friends and stay up-to-par with the status quo?

Not only did I purchase a few things for myself, but they were on sale (YEEEE!), and they display words to motivate and inspire me:
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 * “STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES” bangle purchased ON SALE from: KateSpade.com
* “Quit Slackin’ + Make It Happen” wallet, and “Start the day with a smile and end it with champagne” phone case purchased ON SALE from: The Icing

If you have a difficult time “selfishly” purchasing items for yourself, then do what I (wish I could) do, and give away one item in your home for each item you purchase. Guilt-away! Now, every time I look down, I have a reminder to be positive, and not just dream, but GO FOR MY DREAMS! Everyone deserves a little sumpin-sumpin to do that for them!

2. Write a MANIFESTO. This week, I am participating in a FREE course with Melissa Cassera (MelissaCassera.com) entitled OBSESSED. Monday’s prompt was to write a Lifestyle Manifesto. According to Melissa’s worksheet: a Manifesto “provides a ‘check-in’ system to ensure that you’re practicing what you preach + presenting an accurate depiction of your lifestyle.” I have read so many times over that writing a Manifesto could be that one thing to spark everything else positively in my life…and for some reason I just never jumped on it. The prompt inspired me, but blocked me at the same time. Good thing Melissa included a fill in the blank form for me to start with! I will past the first draft of my manifesto below. But, just like life, it is a work-in-progress. Let me know what you think!

RoaminTwin’s Lifestyle Manifesto: Draft 1

When I wake up in the morning, the first thought on my mind is: Will going to the gym bring me more joy or pain, today?
And after that: Time for a big stretch and a spot of tea!
My heart glows when I am laughing with my best mates, and my heart breaks when I have no power to better a tough situation for a friend or family member
My community is my inspiration. More than anything else, I care about helping them to realize the joy they bring others
In my world, fantastic, flirty underwear is an absolute necessity
Jumping in puddles and wine nights are always a good idea.
Champagne and celebration are acceptable EVERY day
Pants are overrated, and being anything but authentic is a definite NO.
Fantasizing about that ice cream treat after a zumbathon is totally reasonable.
Striving to roam every corner of the earth is a must.
But, at the end of the day, living an abundantly joy-filled journey is all that matters.
When I die, I want to be remembered as the person who found herself on an adventure in happiness with…herself
And who inspired others to find joy and fulfillment in themselves, too.

Call-To-Action: Now that I have shared my Manifesto, I want YOU to create one to share with the community! This is a forum to share and promote happiness, so no holding back!

❤ The RoaminTwin

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Happy Tweets TUESDAY!

Why, good EVENING, Happy People!

I hope that your week has started off with a bang. But, guess what? We aren’t going to let it stagnate at Tuesday! It’s time for some Happy Tweets to get pumped up for your off-the-clock activities. Whatever you need the motivation for – a second job, the gym, mowing the lawn – this should do the trick to give you the extra “oomph” to make it to bedtime!

Enjoy!

“All you can do is do what you believe in – it’s when you listen to too many opinions that things go wrong” – Sarah Burton
 
 
Progress is progress, no matter how small. What achievements are you proud of today?
 
 
« I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. » Tony Robbins
 
You can look for the positive or the negative in every situation but just remember whichever you choose, you then have to live in it.
 
« The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. »E. Nightingale
 
 
The greatness of a man is not in the money he acquires, but in his integrity & his ability to affect those around him positively -Bob Marley
 
 
“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

 
« We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. » Dale Carnegie
 
Have a marvelous and PRODUCTIVE evening, happy people! Time to live towards your dreams!
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

Playing Dress Up

Hello, Splendid, Happy People!

I must admit: I was going to write about something completely different today. Maybe even opposite of what I AM writing about. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you a joy that I don’t often partake in at this point in my life. That joy is playing dress up.

Last night, I decided to pick out my outfit for today. Usually, I throw something together when I wake up, but since a video project I was working on for a client was still rendering, I thought: What the hay? As I sifted through the dresses and sweatshirts hanging in my closet (the majority of the clothing I own), I found a dress at the back that I haven’t seen for AGES! It is all sequined gold and silver, very 20s flapper. I got it in high school for a dance and never wore it. Until today, only my sister wore it for a sorority function.

I decided I was going to wear it, but I wanted to dress it down a bit. So I found a flowy tank and thrift shop blazer to wear over it, along with some nude heels. Though I toned it down, I am still FEELIN’ FANCY! I even added a pearl bracelet and the blazer is a little ill-fitting, making making me feel the ensemble came right out of my parents’ closet.

This is a post about a totally minuscule thing in my life. But that minuscule thing makes me happy beyond belief. It is a spark in my week. Plus, I feel like everything these days is too casual, so why not spice it up a bit with an evening dress at work? Am I right?

Challenge: dress up for one day of work in the next week. Note how you feel. Is it a bit of pride and happiness in an area of your life where you normally would feel indifferent? FIGHT THE INDIFFERENCE! CHOOSE HAPPINESS!

❤ The RoaminTwin

Hey! That’s ME! I took the below picture a few moments ago to send to Timmykins. Sorry for the poor quality, and eye-sore of editing skills on top of that. I wanted to get this all together and scheduled to post before heading to work! I was just SO excited! I promise that from now on, I will create images that are much more put-together for you all. Happy Thursday!

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Happy Tweets Monday!

Hi All!

After a couple of days off from the blog, I think it’s time for a little Mid-Day Pick-Me-Up for this Monday! I don’t know if you need the motivation, but I certainly do!

Enjoy!

Addicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
The shortest answer is doing. ~Lord Herbert
 
Inspiration4U ‏@lnspiration4U
“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.” – John Lubbock
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
Never mistake motion for action. ~Ernest Hemingway
 
TBCo ‏@TBCoworking
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” – African proverb
 
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. ~ Jonathan Winters
 
Happy Monday, Happy People!
 
❤ The RoaminTwin

Monday’s Happy Tweets

Do you have dreams, goals, and ambitions to fulfill? Is there an ‘OOMPH’ in your spirit and a pep in your step? Are you ‘Roamin 4 Happiness’? 

Regardless of if that describes you or not, I want it to. Hopefully these little Tweets o’ Wisdom from the last week will help you start the week off correctly.

So, wipe the bugs outta those eyes, give me the BIGGEST stretch you can, jump up and down, wiggle around, and SMILE! Happiness is within you, and these tweets should help motivate it out of you…or motivate some motivation 🙂

Enjoy!

Jeanette JenkinsJeanette Jenkins ‏@JeanetteJenkins
You can’t control what people say to you or about you but you can always control your response.
 
Optimistic LifecoachOptimistic Lifecoach ‏@I_Am_Optimistic
Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
 
QuotesNSmiles™QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins
 
Addicted2Success.comAddicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
 
Miki StrongMiki Strong ‏@MikiStrong
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. ~ Grace Murray Hopper
 
Addicted2Success.comAddicted2Success.com ‏@Addictd2Success
No one in this world is rich enough to buy back their past. Make it your mission to live a life of a valuable success.
 
Please note that, week after week, many of these tweets come from the same accounts. If you like what they have to say, follow them! If you like what I have to say, follow ME (@RoaminTwin)!
 
Have a Happy Happy Monday, you Happy People, you!
 
❤ The Roamin Twin

Dove Real Beauty Series: You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

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This experiment shows a forensics sketch artist sketching women as they describe themselves – without ever seeing them. Then, he asks others to describe these women. The results are ASTOUNDING.

How do you see yourself? Does this reflect your attitude? Are you happy with your appearance?

You should be. Get happy.

❤ The Roamin Twin