New Year New Studio

New Year is all about new beginnings and a fresh start. Everyone is so worried about new year, new me and I’m over here having a new studio rather!

I knew last year I wanted a change to the white wall on the one side of my studio, but I didn’t know what. I was following Shaun Oakley on instagram, aka Damn Vandal, and always loved his work! After seeing some of his latest projects I decided to email him and get a quote! I knew I wanted a floral design and set off finding the perfect one.

The rest is history! I am so so so happy with how it came out and it just makes the space so much happier. Even my clients now train facing the wall! They all love it ūüôā

Check out the before and after below!

Graffiti

Plain white and boring!

Graffiti

Definitely needed a boost!

 

 

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That door though!

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Check out the time-lapse of him starting the mural:

What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?

xxx

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New Year Goals?

You’re probably sitting there thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions so you have them ready when people start asking you tonight. I think having something to work towards is a great starter for a new year. I prefer goals to resolutions and this blog post explains why!

http://gijane.co.za/stick-new-years-resolutions/

Set some goals and smash them in the face!

Happy New Year

xxx

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How to stick to New Years resolutions 

How do you stick to New Year’s Resolutions?

 

That’s easy, don’t have any!¬†

Now is the time when everyone starts saying New Year, New You! But is all crap. It’s a new year but the same you. Why would you want to change you? You are awesome, you are special, you are YOU!

How to stick to New Year's resolutions

 

You just need to become the best version of yourself   

 

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New Year’s resolutions evoke a sense of failure if you don’t achieve them in the year. You already have a built in fear that it won’t work out, so rather don’t put that pressure on yourself. Rather set GOALS. Goals are something to work towards. Short, medium, and long term goals. You can plan them according to your lifestyle and as they are something to work towards, you are more likely to make the small changes to reach them. Goals are ongoing. Not just a resolution.

How to stick to New Year's resolutions

 

Goals challenge you. Goals change you.

 

Make goals that are attainable. Don’t plan for 5 days of gym a week if you know you are more likely to make it 3 days only. Rather plan for 3 days, so you feel positive about your achievement. If you keep failing to reach your 5 day goal, your mind is already in a negative space.

 

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Make small, realistic goals for yourself.

  1. I will be active 3 days a week
  2. I will drink more water
  3. I will be more active outdoors
  4. I will give myself at least one hour a week of alone time
  5. I will try spinning

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Those simple goals are realistic and achievable. One could argue that resolutions are goals, but they are different in their context and planning. Everyone wants to set resolutions and feel the need to because everyone else is doing it. Resolutions are changing a habit that you are already doing, whereas goals are more about heading towards something else, or achieving something you haven’t done before.

Whatever way you feel comfortable tracking your goals, do that. You can have a star chart (You are NEVER too old) if you are into stationery, on your computer, a pinboard, wherever you like as long as it is visible to you.

What are your goals for 2016?

Go out there and SMASH THEM!

xoxo

 

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Christmas is over! 

The food has been eaten, the presents unwrapped and used, and it’s time to reel in the festive feasting! 

Most people like to start on the 1st of January, but that’s a Saturday this year, so will you really start on a weekend? Or on Monday? How about you start making changes today so you can indulge on New Year’s Eve? 

Eat a little cleaner tomorrow, go for a walk along the promenade, go to gym, feel fresh and healthy and go into the new year feeling GREAT!

Small changes force big results

  

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