“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

People usually talk about resolutions and improvements they want to do in their lives in January; the reality is we can make positive changes any time of the year, at any point in our lives. We first need to resolve why we need to balance our life then work towards that dream, goal…resolution.

When SAOR was created, we wanted it to be a balanced scent – a dash of calm, a splash of carefree and a cup of captivating. Life is a balance of happy, inspiring moments and challenges that make us grow and give us perspective.

Balancing ACTions:

“Those who know HOW will always work for those who know WHY”
— Sam Chandler
It’s easy to set a goal that you think you should achieve or one that others are pushing for you to try. But you’ll lose the drive early on if it’s not something you authentically want. Why do you want this goal to become a reality? When you have a strong “why”, you are much more likely to succeed.

Stir it, shake it, perhaps “jiggle” it – just do it!
A common goal for people is to get in shape or be healthier, but what does that mean? Do you want to reach a certain weight? Do you want to run 3 miles non stop at least twice a week? Or maybe quit eating that guilty-pleasure snack you adore? It will be easier if you set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. So go on, be specific and say, “By March 1, I want to lose 10 pounds.”

If you can measure it, you can change it.
Setting smaller milestones will help you keep you motivated and adjust efforts as necessary. A timeline will help avoid procrastination and will give you something to strive for.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”–Zig Ziglar
Making lasting changes takes time. Be consistent but understand that progress can be different for each person. Keep in mind that a slip-up is almost inevitable at some point, and you must not let this become an excuse to give up. Most people run into a challenge or obstacle and seek immediate escape. Have a plan to push forward when this happens. You need to know going in that making a change is going to be hard work: but when we work hard, we are compensated. Cash in!

Text your personal 911
Get an accountability buddy. One of the most effective things you can do is to get an “accountability partner”, someone who checks in with you daily or weekly. It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but far harder to admit it to a friend.

Shout “BINGO”
Treat yourself when you hit significant milestones. All victories, no matter how small, are great steps towards your goal and you should celebrate them.

Whatever your dream, goal, resolution is for 2017, we wish you the luck of the Irish. It’s time for you to SAOR!

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