Not Keeping Up with Your New Year's Resolution? Turn It into a Daily Resolution

January is coming to an end. Are you still keeping up with your New Year's resolution (if you have one)? If not, let's make an amendment. Let's turn your New Year's resolution into a daily resolution.

Each New Year is a start of a new life. And so is each week. Everyday, in fact, is a new beginning. With this in mind, get your hopes up that no matter how many times you fail to work on your resolution, you can get back on track anytime. This doesn't mean you can leave for tomorrow what you can do today. It means not giving up until you succeed.

It is common for people to make resolutions for the incoming year. However, it is also common to make the mistake of not creating a concrete plan on how to accomplish them. A set of goals without an accompanying plan of action is never far from an idle wish list.

This is where a daily resolution comes in handy. The key is to get down to the details of what your day will look like. I'll give an example. For instance, if your resolution is "to eat healthy and lose weight," you can make the following changes in your schedule to accommodate the steps that lead to achieving your goal:

1) Set aside a time on Saturday night to plan healthy meals for the upcoming week. Take note of the ingredients then make a checklist of groceries to be bought on Sunday.

*Note to self: Don't buy junk foods and canned goods.

2) Go to bed early at night so you can wake up 30 minutes earlier each morning to exercise before eating a healthy breakfast.

*Note to self: I know this is difficult, but don't just wake up when the alarm rings, get up!

3) Share your resolution and game plan to your family and friends who are willing to support you.

*Note to self: Surround yourself with supportive people and don't give in to temptations.

These 3 steps can make a huge difference. You can restructure your new and more productive schedule if needed, like if you want to add an extra 15 minutes to your workout routine, you can wake up 45 minutes earlier. To ease in to this schedule, you might also want to adjust the time you sleep at night a bit earlier. Or, you can make changes gradually. You might want to do exercises every other day instead of every day as a start. The thing is to be realistic and not lose focus at the same time. Do something each day that will lead you to your goal.

If you can make your resolution a part of your day and live with it, you have joined the 8% of people who keep up on the resolution they made at the beginning of the year.

You don't have to wait for the next New Year. Every day, you have a shot of making a brand new start.

Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil is an outstanding product if you want an all-natural and effective ingredient for first aid, skin care, household cleaning, hair care, aromatherapy, feminine care, treatment of chronic illnesses, and dental care.

This beautifully scented tea tree oil is contained in an amber bottle. It is sensitive to light and air so packaging is done in such a way that its original state will not be altered, ensuring the quality of the product. It is safely and securely packed in a box and delivered to you via Amazon.

I did not know about the numerous uses of Australian Tea Tree Oil until I saw Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil eBook. You will receive a copy of it when you order the product on Amazon.
Before, the only use of tea tree oil that I know of is for pampering, aromatherapy, massage, and spa procedures. I was so excited to find out its many other possible uses! The eBook contains different recipes using tea tree oil as well as the methods of application. For example, as a skin care product you can use it to make a spot remover, anti-acne, or facial wash. For your body, it can be used as a main ingredient for various types of scrub. You can even use it to make a deodorant, toothpaste, or mouthwash. Tea tree oil is also hair and scalp friendly, they can turn the tide if you are having a bad hair day. The product can be used to make shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and moisturizing oil. For home care and first aid remedies, tea tree oil can give you relief from a wide range of discomfort such as sunburn and sore muscles. It is also an antibacterial and antiseptic. As for household use it is a good component for detergent, dryer sheet, and all-purpose cleaner. If you love making homemade soaps and stuff, whether to sell or for your own use, consider this product as it’s absolutely perfect for you!

I like pampering myself, and I must say I am enjoying tea tree oil’s many aromatherapy uses; ranging from oil diffuser, air freshener, bath oil, massage oil, bath salt, and potpourri mix.

My first use of Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil was as oil diffuser. As the oil got dispersed in the air, I had assured myself I would be making it again. It reminded me of my trips to the spa, this time just so much better because I am in the comfort of home. I also tried the potpourri and placed it in my bathroom to complement my tea tree oil bath soak and bath salt. So relaxing.

These are just a few uses of the amazing product and the eBook contains various recipes you can try using Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil. You only need a small amount so your bottle goes a long way. It’s truly a wonderful gift from nature.

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StyloPhora Ice Ball Mold

I have a great find that is perfect for the summer. Literally made to make you cool – the awesome StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds!

StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds are easy to use:

1. Press the top and bottom pieces together.
2. Extend funnel and insert into fill hole, pour 100ml of water (or liquid of your choice) up to fill lines. The air space gives allowance for expansion of ice.
3.  Freeze for 4-6 hours.
4. After freezing, simply pull off the top, then push from the bottom of the mold to pop out your ice ball.

5.  Enjoy your slow melting ice ball with your favorite drink, for maximum chill and minimum dilution!

Our iced mocha and iced coffee :)

These molds are way better than ordinary ice trays. They are not made of plastic so they don’t break. They are made of thick and durable FDA food-grade silicone. Furthermore, the ice ball molds are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Since the molds are made of silicone, they are also flexible and allow easy removal of ice. They are leak-proof as well.

Ice balls have bigger surface area so they don’t melt fast. They last a lot longer than ice cubes, which have very thin edges than cause them to melt and shrink easily. This means that since the ice balls are slow melting, you can expect less dilution of your drink. Effective in keeping your drink both cold and flavorful!

You can use StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds not only for water, but for other beverages as well. Having a floating ice ball in your drink makes a fun serving of beverage, especially when in different colors for different flavored drinks. They are great for water, iced coffee and chocolate, soda, liquor, juice, and cocktails. They can also be used to slowly mix a flavored liquid to a base drink. For instance, you want to mix a hint of lime to your base liquor. Or you can mold orange juice into an ice ball and put it into your glass of vodka to slowly transform your drink into a Screwdriver. You can do the same for coffee and chocolate to creatively craft a Café Mocha.

StyloPhora Ice Ball Molds can also create ice ball treats for your pet! I have a 2 year-old Havanese and he likes it in his water dish.

If you're feeling even more creative, you can stick a sturdy straw into the hole for an iced lollipop. Maybe I will try the ice ball molds with jelly next time for a spherical jelly fun treat or dessert.

Happy Treasure Thursday!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Armed With Truth Temporary Designer Scripture Tattoos

Armed with Truth came up with a brilliant idea that will help people live by the Word of God by constantly reminding them of the scripture. It is not only inspiring and motivating, but creative and artistic as well. I want to introduce to you their Temporary Designer Scripture Tattoos.

Each pack comes with 10 different scripture tattoos.

If you want to memorize a verse from the Bible, these tattoos will help you do it faster. You can even share the Word with others by showing them your scripture tattoo.

The designs are classy and the tattoos are very affordable. Much cheaper than a permanent ink, but definitely very rich in meaning.

You can always see your arm, so you can read the scripture wherever you go and whenever you want. No need to get your Bible every now and then or open an App on your phone. You can see the verse you want to memorize on your arm even if you're working out, eating, waiting for the bus, riding the elevator. What a wise way to multitask and spend the little trivial moments of your day! You can read it even while you are busy or in a hurry. Just look at your arm or exposed space where you placed the tattoo.

The tattoos are very easy to apply, just follow the instructions at the back of each:

Clockwise: (1) Skin should be clean and free of oils and makeup. (2) Remove clear protective top sheet. (3) Press tattoo firmly onto clean, dry skin with text faced down. (4) Hold wet cloth against back of tattoo, press down and make sure to wet it thoroughly. (5) Wait 30 seconds. Don't hurry. Peel off paper backing. (6) Memorize!

Another important thing is that the tattoos do not irritate the skin. I wore one for a few days and did not develop rashes or any sign of allergic reaction. The tattoos last for 3-5 days.

The scripture tattoos have a clean layout, readable fonts and sizes. They are suitable for those who don't want a permanent tattoo but want something to express themselves, especially their beliefs and source of inspiration. And since the tattoo is not permanent, you can easily remove it with soap and water or alcohol.

Furthermore, after you've known a verse by heart and want to memorize another one, you can just remove the current tattoo and replace it with a new scripture tattoo.

The scripture tattoos can be shared with your friends as a pack contains many verses about a certain topic; an ideal gift to church mates and Bible study group members, too.

The current tattoo on my arm, from Luke 9:23-24.

Armed with Truth's temporary Scripture Tattoos are definitely a very great find. These are for young and old people who want to be reminded of their faith through the Word of God every minute of the day so they can apply it to their daily lives -- in a unique, artistic way.

What more treasure can you ask for if you are armed with the truth? 

Happy Treasure Thursday!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Mandala Yoga Massage Balls

I love getting a massage. It's one of my simple luxuries in life. And Mandala created a product for people like me or anyone who wants relief or just plain relaxation.

Mandala Yoga Massage Balls are ideal for self myofascial pain release. I tried them and they indeed provide a great way to relieve tension and stress. All you have to do is find the spot where tension and stress have build up in the body and let the balls stay on these spots for 2-3 minutes for maximum effectiveness. You can also roll the balls upwards or downwards, sideways, or in circles to release knots from the muscles.

You can as well use your own body weight to increase or decrease the pressure of the balls on your muscles to achieve the best results on hard-to-reach areas. Just trap the Mandala ball between your body and a suitable surface like the floor and apply the right amount of pressure. You can use 1 or 2 balls at a time. I tried this using the floor and the wall. Both are just fine, though if you want less pressure, you can stand against a wall with the ball trapped between the wall and your back. Then position it at the point where you need to release tension. If you want even more pressure, I recommend lying on the floor because gravity helps on this one. Maintaining balance is easy, just place your hands on the floor for support. Mandala massage balls are ideal for all body types.

During a long trip, I also tried placing the ball between my back and my seat while in the car and the compression helped me relax more. Of course, this is only applicable if you're a passenger. The ball is just the right size. You can bring this versatile tool wherever you want because it is very handy and convenient for travel. You can also bring it to the office and have an instant massage chair while working!

Mandala yoga massage balls are solid rubber and are easy to clean. Wash them with ordinary soap and water after your massage session and they're good to go for the next.

Mandala yoga massage balls are now part of my pre-workout warm up and post-workout cool down. My husband who is in the air force always does intense workouts. He also loves the product as it helps him relax after his training for his routine physical test. I use it to massage his back, neck, and shoulders. Mandala balls are very helpful in eliminating minor pains and even muscle tension build up.

Mandala yoga massage balls are our new partner in wellness.

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

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