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MY 2018 MORNING ROUTINE IN AN RV

Hi friends, for those of you who don't know or are new to the blog, my husband and I (and our golden retriever) live in a 39-foot 5th wheel/toy hauler on some family property just outside of Bend, Oregon. As a minimalist living in an RV, I thought you might be interested in seeing how I spend my mornings with intention, before heading off to work.
For as long as I can remember, I've always been a morning person. A few years ago, I was getting up as early as 4am to go to my CrossFit class before heading off to work. While I don't rise quite that early now, I still enjoy waking up before the rest of the world. And really, I feel my very best and am the most productive between 5-10am. If you are the same way and you'd like to know what I do to have a more joyful and productive morning, just keep reading. And, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Tip #1: Get up early

You must allow yourself time to accomplish the things you want to accomplish. If you wake up late and …

HOW TO CREATE A MINI VISION BOARD + HOW TO USE IT!

The first vision board I created was for a project back in college, in the early 2000s. Instead of a board, I actually used a small pocket notebook, but the purpose and application were the same. The instructor wanted us to cut and paste words and photos from magazines that inspired and motivated us, ones that really shared our story and our life goals. Since I've been interested in creating a new board, I thought I'd share with you my process and how you can make your own.
WHY A VISION BOARD?

Having a vision board in a place where you can see it regularly encourages you to do short visualizations throughout the day. There seems to be some evidence to suggest and studies have shown that visualization really does help to manifest your dreams. Even professional athletes use visualization to improve performance (my collegiate track coaches encouraged all of us to visualize regularly). From what I have personally experienced, what I focus my heart and mind on, grows. Essentially, wh…