As the year is coming to an end various spam emails and social media posts are constantly reminding us that the time has come for ‘wrapping up your 2016 goals and getting your 2017 goals in place’. Some of you may be feeling like trash wondering why you may have not achieved everything on the list but succeeded to only  achieving 3/10.

Why does this happen you ask? Because simply put you’re human. Life happens. You get tired. You get busy. You get lazy.

Sometimes it’s not always for lack of trying, you actually sincerely forget about the lady you want to become and and the goals you want to achieve. I get caught up in the day to day (I need to change my wardrobe , I need to earn make more cash , why is my darn phone not working???) then suddenly your grand 2016 goals can be easily forgotten.

One thing that can help with all this : Follow the right Instagram accounts that will remind you about the lady you want to become and the goals you want to achieve on a daily basis.

  1. On becoming healthy and eating clean this. Why not follow @fithealthyrecipes

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Perfection 😍😍 by @cleanfoodcrush – Roasted Avocado Salad If you're an AVO fan-you gotta try this! Crispy outside, creamy inside 🙂 Preheat oven to 400 degrees f Avocado peeled, & sliced into 1/4th's Drizzle with a little citrus (fresh lemon, lime, OR orange juice-totally optional) Brush with Avocado oil, or Olive oil Sea salt & pepper to taste Roast in your preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Hit them with BROIL for a minute or two at the end. Orange-Citrus Vinaigrette: juice of 2 whole fresh oranges(seeds removed) 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsps raw honey 1 dash of Fav hot sauce-to taste 2 Tbsps fresh squeezed lemon juice sea salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Pour dressing ingredients (except oil) into blender. Blend til smooth. Reduce speed, slowly add oil until combined) Serve immediately, store in refrigerator, blend again before serving)

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2. On changing your mindset and trying to be more positive, try out @before5am 

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I know you're working hard! • I know you're hustling! • I know you're grinding every day & night! • I know that you're doing the best you can and trying to make some changes and progress! • I also know many of you might not be seeing the results you are hoping for even though you're following my advice, waking up earlier, working on yourself and working harder than ever before! • It might not seem like it now but trust me it will be worth it! • Keep believing! • Keep moving forward! • Now is not the time to doubt the process and yourself….now is the time to push harder because you are closer than you've ever been before! • I know you're going to make it! • If I didn't think you were going to make it I would have stop posting months ago on @before5am !!

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3.  On wanting to learn French , follow @Frenchwords

4. On wanting to travel more,checkout @12hrsguide

5. On wanting to be better with your finances @clevergirlfinance

So ridiculously easy, right? Let’s face it, we spend tons of time on social media , it may as well play a positive role in our lives! I’m not sure about you but most times when I am at a low scrolling through Instagram I need a boost of motivation to get on with my day because either work is driving me crazy or I just can’t seem to understand why I’m not dropping those last kilos!

When I see @fithealthyrecipes post a delicious meal , I am reminded of the need to eat healthy and get inspiration for my next healthy meal! Of course following these accounts won’t make things happen miraculously (Read here on goal setting) but this will constantly help me REMEMBER my goals and encourage me to meet them. And sometimes that is the first step, just remembering the lady we want to be and those awesome goals we have set!

You may not have Instagram but you can apply this to anything you follow on a daily basis. Facebook, Pinterest? Maybe signup to receive emails from these brands that will give you bi weekly alerts around your goals.

  1. This was such a lovely post. It’s so easy to feel like you haven’t achieved much at all, especially when this end of the year flies by so fast! Thank you for the Instagram account recommendations, I think I’ll give them a follow!

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