The "5 Minute Action" Method is the Easiest Strategy to Get You Motivated to Do Anything

I couldn't wait for summer so I could take advantage of longer days.  In my mind, longer days would provide the opportunity to fit in everything I wanted and needed to do within 24 hours.  Unfortunately, this hasn't been case.  I often find myself wishing I completed a few more items off my list. 

Most of what needs to get done falls into two categories.  The tasks that come with little/no resistance and the ones that I have a mental struggle in getting done.  Honestly, getting over the resistance is half the battle.   Most of the time, the task itself isn't that bad.

How many times have you forced yourself to do something only to realize that it wasn't as dreadful as your mind pictured it would be?

If getting started on a task is something you struggle with, I have a super-easy solution for you.

*Giveaway* Win a CrystalPeel Body Exfoliation Set

It's been years since I've done a giveaway and we are well overdue one.  I sometimes receive unsolicited emails from companies offering the potential to partner with Truthfully, a lot of those brands are offering products that I don't necessarily vouch for. 

But today I offer the opportunity for you to win a set of my favorite body care brand ever, Crystal Peel Collection

Some of you might remember coming across earlier posts that I've written about their patented microdermabrasion soap.  Their body scrub soap bars are some of my absolute favorites.  Thankfully, the good folks at Crystal Peel have offered to supply some of their best selling body bars to you amazing BelleMocha readers.

The best part about this giveaway is that there will be multiple winners who will receive multiple products including a full-size microdermabrasion body bar, a mini travel size bar and post exfoliation body creme.

Trust me, this giveaway is too good to pass up.  The winners will be selected on June 1rst so make sure you visit my IG post for details on how to enter.

Looking for "Sheet Mask Level" Hydration in a Bottle? Here it is!

Since sheet masks came into my life, I've always wondered if there was a way to bottle that deliciously hydrating serum.  Heck, at one point I was bottling the stuff myself.  But I was never able to collect a large enough amount to create the type of access to pure sheet mask serum I wanted.

There a ton of serums out there to choose from.  But they always come in mini 1 or 2 oz jars.  This triggers my scarcity mentality that forces me to use tiny amounts on my face.

 So my search began for a sheet mask formula in a bottle.  I wanted a serum that was as hydrating as a sheet mask but in a full-size container.  I wanted the opportunity to use it on my face and body, as needed, without the fear of running out too quickly.

.....oh, and I wanted the product to be affordable.

Although my demands were pretty high, I still was able to find the exact product that met every single one of my conditions.

The Home Work Out I'm Doing for Flatter Abs in 2 Weeks.

Just weeks before the quarantine began, I had finally mustered up enough motivation to visit gym regularly again.  I was so certain that I'd build muscle tone by summer but, unfortunately, my plans were foiled.  As soon as the lockdown orders were in place, I found myself stuck in a house with no gym access and an ample supply of junk food.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out what happened next.

My weight ballooned up to levels that I haven't seen a long while.  Eventually, I came to my senses and went back to eating like a normal person again.  Naturally, some of the weight came off. But I needed to incorporate a little exercise to burn off extra calories due to lack of activity.

As soon as I sought to find some at-home workouts that could tone up my midsection, I stumbled on a forum where a few ladies were discussing the astonishing results from a certain fitness Youtuber.  Although I enjoyed reading their comments and reviews, it wasn't quite enough for me to jump headfirst into doing her targeted workouts.

That was days ago.

This morning, I logged on Instagram and was greeted by another happy individual singing the praises of Chloe Ting's workouts.

At that point, I had no other choice than to jump on the Chloe Ting ab transformation train.

People Swear by the 55X5 Method for Manifesting Results

In my opinion, mastering the Law of Attraction requires 2 parts.  First, one must understand the principles and philosophies. Once you know how the law of attraction works, you must implement the universal law via a series of repeated actions.  Just knowing how the law of attraction works isn't enough. Putting those principles into action is where the magic happens.

This morning I learned of a manifestation exercise that a bunch of people swear by.  Some manifestation techniques are harder for some people vs others.  But the technique I learned today, anyone can do.  A ton of people claim to see results in as little as five days (or less) using this simple method. 

If you have a pen and a piece of paper ready, you can easily start day one of this five-day challenge.

IG Beauty Secret // Lori Harvey's Beauty Breakfast

Lori Harvey trended on Twitter this week after posting a reveal of her ultra toned summer body.  While everyone was discussing her near-perfect figure, I was more interested in a different reveal.

One thing I love about Lori is that she's open to sharing the products that she uses and loves.  She doesn't really do product ads so most of what she shares, she authentically loves.  I've published articles in the past sharing a few beauty secret reveals that she's done in the past.  You can check the posts out here, here and here.

Today, we add two more of her favorite products to the list.

Found! The Detangling Brush That Made Me Love Wash Day Again.

Not long ago I promised to incorporate frequent washing into my regimen to reap all the benefits that come along with it.  Even though I knew this was the right decision, I still hesitated.  Why? Because deep down I dreaded the thought of enduring the most dreaded part of my wash day --detangling.

You see, I rarely use a comb or brush in between washes.  This means that I have my work cut out for me on wash day.  In the past, I had the support of my trusted double row Conair detangling comb.  But, after it lost a few of its teeth, that comb was no longer of any use.  Once I learned that Conair discontinued that comb, I lost all hope.

But, today is a new day. And, today, I'm here to spread the good news of a new detangling comb that has restored my faith in wash days again.

[try this] Use Powder Before Foundation For the Best Skin of Your Life.

The warmer it gets, the more anxious I become about how summer is going to affect my skin.  Not only do I have to worry about congestion and breakouts, I also have to contend with oil skin.  Breakouts, while frustrating, are at least somewhat manageable.  But oily skin seemed so uncontrollable.

Or so I thought....

That's until I was introduced to a makeup artist secret technique that might change everything.

Loungewear. But Make It Fashion.

Now that we're spending more time at home than ever, many of us have traded our normal articles of clothing for more comfortable attire. I've seen a few online boutiques send out emails urging us to grab some loungewear outfits to ride out this quarantine.  Before you pick up more sweats and flannels, I want to offer loungewear inspiration ideas that are comfortable and super cute.

[Lifestyle Design] Use Your Travel Fund to Alter Your Life

Sometime last year, my husband and I made a quick list of all the places we planned on visiting in 2020.  On Jan 1, 2020, we booked our first escapade which was supposed to take place in April.  Obviously, the trip didn't happen.  And neither will the other vacations we talked about.  Ultimately, we've accepted the fact that we probably won't travel for at least a year or two.

At first, I was really bummed.  But then I had a random thought that completely changed my are great for a multitude of reasons, but they're expensive.  We would have spent thousands on flights, room & board, food, etc.  That money can now serve a new purpose.  If allocated properly, that money could be utilized to create something new.

30 DAY Challenge Ideas To Try During Your Quarantine

Lately, I've had a few conversations with ladies who've chosen to make the most of this mandatory time at home.  There's already talk of certain states opening back up in the near future.  There's no telling when we'll have the opportunity again to have unlimited time to work on ourselves with very little distractions.

Who knows how things will be in 1 or 2 months from now.  There's no better time to start a 30-day challenge than this exact moment.   Allow me to share a few ideas o various 30-Day Challenge ideas to master in the upcoming weeks.

Try This Manifestation Technique to Easily Attract What You Desire.

Although I've been aware of the Law of Attraction for over a decade, I've only really put it into daily practice fairly recently.  If you study the principles of LOA, you're pretty aware that there are several techniques that most people utilize.

I'm sure that many of you are familiar with vision boards, journaling, visualization, etc.  All of those techniques can create decent results, but I'm here to introduce you to a specific method that I've used successfully for a while now.  It works so well that it's become my primary LAO strategy.  Hopefully, this method will produce spectacular results for you as well.

Mastering the Art of Creative Visualization to Create The Exact Life You Want

If you asked me if I set specific goals for 2020, I would proudly answer "yes!"   But if you asked a follow-up question of whether I had a clear vision of the outcome of each of my goals, I'd remain silent.

Truth be told, aside from writing down and reviewing my goals, I neglect to take the next step necessary to ignite the reality creation process.  My mind doesn't have a clear image of what my goals actually look like in reality.   This image is crucial because it acts as a compass to guide you in the direction you need to go.

During this quarantine, a lot of people have challenged themselves to acquire a new skill/habit.  If that's something you want to do, I encourage you to consider adopting creative visualization as an easy habit to implement.

[IG Beauty Secret] The Facial Tool That Lauren Speed Swears By for Healthy Skin

Depending on where you live, you're probably a few weeks into #quarantinelife

How's your skin holding up?

If your skin is anything like mine, you probably noticed a slight decline in the health and vibrancy.   That's probably because staying at home all day causes us to be slightly less regimented when it comes to our skin routine.  For instance, if I'm going to a gathering or headed to date night, I put in a bit more effort to bring out my best glow.

But if I don't have to present myself publicly, I know I can get by with less.  Before I know it, my skin gets congested and things start to go south.  One observation I've made lately is how some of the ladies I follow really have amazingly healthy skin.  I'm seeing a lot of them without makeup and I must say that I'm impressed.

They've helped remind me that vibrant skin should be a norm (even when you're sitting at home with no-where to go).  My skin can definitely benefit from a little boost, so I've decided to reinstitute a habit that is pretty much guaranteed to turn everything around.

Recently, Love Is Blind star, Lauren Speed, posted a giveaway on her feed featuring a facial device that her fans have been asking her about.  Apparently, she featured the device in her stories and got a ton of questions and comments in response.  Because of the incredible demand, she decided to host a  giveaway.  Lauren has amazing skin so I understand why everyone was dying to know about her skin secrets.

As soon as I saw an image of her favorite beauty device, I wanted one.  A quick search was all it took for me to discover the exact brand so I grab one for myself.

Why it's More Important to Eat Healthy Now More than Ever

During this time of quarantine, it's really tempting to stock up on a bunch of non-perishable snack items and to frequent the drive-thru since it's one of the few types of business still operating.  But today I want to make the case for eating more fruits and veggies.  Not just because they'll help you ward off that quarantine weight, but because they contain a chemical compound that could actually help play a critical role in helping to fight the damaging effects of the virus.


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