Can you believe that it is the LAST day of 2015?!? What a year it has been! As we look forward to all of the excitement and promise of a brand spankin’ new year, we thought that it would also be fun to take a look back at some of the most popular FabYOUlous Life posts from 2015. These posts are ones that received the most feedback, shares, comments and likes from our FabYOUlous Life readers in 2015. We hope that you enjoy this recap of past favorites and look forward to all of the FabYOUlousness that we will be bringing your way in 2016. Have a safe and festive New Year’s celebration and be sure to check in tomorrow as we bring you 31 Questions for 31 Days: A Quick Start Guide to Launching Your FabYOUlous New Year.
Top 10 Fab-YOU-lous Life Posts from 2015
Are you thriving in your life? Are you living a life of FabYOUlousness and favor or do you feel suffocated by the stress and exhaustion of the daily grind? If your life lacks enthusiasm, clarity and purpose, there’s a good chance that you’re swimming in a pool of your own sh!t and that a lack of self-discipline is to blame. Fortunately, self-discipline is a trait that can be learned. Start today by incorporating 10 simple daily disciplines into your life and soon you’ll be thriving in an environment that nurtures and celebrates your unique FabYOUlousness.
If you’re feeling crafty, you’ll love this quick and easy project that doubles as a treat jar for holiday gift giving.
Made with inexpensive materials that can be found at any craft store, this project is easy enough for older children to create but impressive enough to fill with holiday goodies and give away to friends and neighbors. Better yet–even after the holidays are over, these cute jars can be left out as fun decor throughout the winter season.
Busyness. Why are we (and by we, I mean ME) so addicted to it? Why do we feel like we have to constantly be busy as a way of proving our personal worth or justifying our right to exist?
Check out this FabYOUlous advice on how to escape a culture of busyness by learning to create space in six key areas of your life.
Even the the most FabYOUlous among us run out of energy from time to time. We feel groggy, sluggish and just plain worn out. While feelings of prolonged exhaustion/fatigue should never be ignored, there are times when all we need is a little energetic boost to get our motors revving again.
Whether you’ve got five minutes or an entire week to recharge your batteries, you’re sure to find something on this list of 50 FabYOUlous Ways to Energize Your Life that will help to put the spring back in your step and have you feeling FabYOUlous again in no time.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, but do we take it too far and wear our masks long after the Trick-or-Treating has ended? The masks that I’m talking about here are the figurative masks that we (myself included) wear on a regular basis in an attempt to portray ourselves as something other than that which we truly are. These figurative masks are dangerous because unlike silly Halloween masks, they are difficult to take off because doing so exposes our true, unfiltered essence and therefore can leave us feeling insecure and vulnerable. However; it is only by having the courage to shed our various masks that we will ever be able to experience a truly FabYOUlous life. It is only by stepping out from behind our masks that we become free to pursue the relationships, experiences and dreams that will allow our true FabYOUlousness to blossom.
Check out this list of five of the most common masks that we tend to hide behind and ways to remove each mask so that we can begin to live more authentically. Finding the courage to remove our masks might not be easy, but it is an absolute requirement for anyone longing to experience the true freedom of a FabYOUlous life.
These cute and comfy slippers are the PERFECT gift for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day…you name it. I’ve made several pairs for my mom this year and yet she keeps asking for more! Best of all, not only are these slippers cute and functional–they are also quick and easy to make! All you need to know are the basic knit and purl stitches and you’ll be whipping up a pair in no time. and while you’re at it…be sure to make a pair or two for yourself! This FabYOUlous pattern is sure to become one that you’ll come back to again and again.
Have you ever felt like you just wanted to wipe the slate clean, pull up stakes, hit the reset button and START OVER in life? Of course you have–we all have. Whether it’s a dead end job that is taking us nowhere or a relationship that has run its course; we’ve all had moments when we’ve just wanted to chuck it all and get a fresh start.
Research has shown that career stress/job dissatisfaction is one of the main reasons that people long for a fresh start. If this is you; take heart–there are psychologist recommended, concrete steps that you can take to help ensure a successful transition–no matter what change you are longing to make in your life. Try these FabYOUlous strategies the next time you feel like you need a fresh start on your road to FabYOUlousness
Recently, while on a trip to Vegas, I was able to attend an incredible musical performance called “Raiding the Rock Vault” and OH MY GOSH!! IT ROCKED! Seriously–it is no wonder that this show is continually ranked as one of the top shows in Vegas! When the show was over I was deaf from the sound level (after all, if it’s too loud–you’re too old right??) and hoarse from screaming and singing along at the top of my lungs. The best part of the night however, came before and after the show when I was able to meet the amazing musicians and get my picture taken with the uber hot guitarist, Doug Aldrich (for you fellow metal heads, he’s the former lead guitarist for Whitesnake and Dio.) He and the other musicians (all from big name rock bands) were so accommodating to those of us who were able to meet them and even when the show was over and they were no longer on the stage and under the lights, they all still seemed larger than life to me.
This got me thinking about the qualities that these rockers possessed that made them so, well….FabYOUlous; and as I thought about those qualities, it occurred to me that (outside of their crazy musical skills) many of these qualities are ones that we can all learn to “rock” in our own lives, thereby unleashing our own inner rock-star. Here is a quick rundown of seven rockin’ ways to turn up the volume in your life and rock what you’ve got…
When thinking about wealth, most of us have come to equate wealth with money and yet, when it comes down to the things that (in my opinion) truly contribute to a FabYOUlous life–very few of those things have much (if anything) to do with the state of one’s financial affairs. Instead, I believe that a better definition for wealth would be the ability to enjoy what we have. Once we understand that principle, it becomes much easier and more enjoyable to acquire wealth.
After examining my own life and combining my observations with other research on the subject, I’ve come up with a list of 10 attributes that I believe lead to a FabYOUlously wealthy life–regardless of how much money is in the bank…
It happens to all of us…we wake up and something is just off.
It’s okay–we’re human and as humans it is normal for us to have some days that are a little less FabYOUlous than others. This doesn’t mean that we’re broken or that things are hopeless. It just means that we need to make a bit more of a concentrated effort to banish our blues and turn our drab back into FAB.
When I get hit with a less-than-FAB day, this list of 25 FabYOUlous Ways to Beat the Blues always provides me with some inspiring ideas on how to correct my course, raise my vibration and improve my outlook. The suggestions are simple and mostly free, so there is no reason not to pick a few and give them a shot the next time you’re feeling a little down in the dumps–you’ll be feeling back to your FabYOUlous self in no time.
While these posts received the most attention during 2015, there are plenty of other posts that were popular as well. Since it’s a long, holiday weekend, take a little time to pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and revisit some of your favorite FabYOUlous Life posts. If you want to make sure that you never miss a post, be sure to sign up for Bloglovin’ so that all of your favorite posts are delivered straight to your inbox or iPhone (there’s an App for that! Just search for Bloglovin’ in the App store–it’s FREE!) 2016 is going to be a FabYOUlous year and we will be kicking it off tomorrow with an inspiring post to help you launch your new year and a free, downloadable printable–be sure to check it out! Until then–stay safe, enjoy the New Year’s festivities and make the most of your FabYOUlous Life!