How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Its been exactly a week since New Years Resolutions have been made.  Many of us pick the typical: loose weight, be more active, learn an instrument, or eat more healthy.  That was the easy part.  Now here comes the hard part- actually keeping those resolutions.

We are all guilty of giving up on our resolutions way too soon.  This year lets at least try to stick to them.

Here are my tips on making your resolutions stick:

  1. Make 5 max. resolutions.  A mistake many of us make (I know I always do) is to pick too many resolutions.  Overload is never the answer. Pick at most 5 resolutions that you really want to focus on and stick with.  By focusing on these, you are less likely to get overwhelmed and able to spend more time on each.
  2. Make a list once a week of tasks relating to your resolutions.  If you want to lose weight, it might be “go to the gym and try 2 different fitness classes.” If you want to learn the guitar, it might be ” learn three chords by Friday.”
  3. Put it in your calendar.  Allot a certain amount of time each day/week to your resolutions.  Doing this will help you stay focused and on track for success.
  4. It’s okay if you don’t complete all of them.  I know I always get so stressed out over my resolutions because I want to make sure I do all of them.  Thats not the point of them though, they shouldn’t stress you out.  They are supposed to help you have goals and have fun throughout the year.  So, if you don’t complete all of them, don’t worry.
  5. Have fun! The point is to have fun and do new things. So go out there are kick butt with your resolutions this year.

 

What are your New Year Resolutions for 2016?

xx, Kendall

Custom Font

As I was searching the internet for random inspirations, I stumbled across a website where you can create a stoma font using your handwriting.  I have always wanted my handwriting to be a font.  This website is so simple, all you have to do is print a PDF, write the alphabet, then scan it back into the computer! Thats all it takes! My font turned out very similar to my actually handwriting. (except I normally write with a mix of cursive and print in a random fashion)

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Here is what my font ended up like.  I used a sharpie so it would show up on the page.

Here are the steps:

1. Download the PDF here – print multiple copies because it might take a couple tries. (I only did it once and forgot a vital punctuation piece.. a period!)

2. carefully write each letter following the guiding lines and boxes.  It’s kinda hard to stay in the lines with a sharpie.

3. Scan in the PDF- if you don’t have a scanner, you can download an app on a tablet or smartphone.

4. upload the scanned in PDF and name your font.  Then download it!

5. Next, drag your downloaded item into Font Book… and Voila! you have yourself a custom font!

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this is so neat!!

Once you save it you can use it just like any other font that comes with your computer.  You can even write on photos and screenshots.  The only thing you need to remember is to save the word documents as PDFs as well is you want to open them on another computer that lacks your super awesome specially font!

Show me how your fonts turn out, I’d love to see! 🙂

xx, Kendall