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3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year

The coming of a new year can stir up mixed emotions in people. There are those who feel sad or regretful about the year that has passed. Some choose not to care and proceed with business as usual. But the majority welcome the new year with eagerness and hope.

It can’t be denied that there is a hint of sadness that comes with the end of the year. It reminds us of how limited our time really is. It also allows us to look back at the things we’ve done and analyze how to make things better for the upcoming year. And we want to help you do just that.

We want to help you start the new year right!

Here are some tips that we’ve put together, along with the tools that can help you along the way.

1 – SMART GOALS

When we say SMART, we’re not just referring to your level of intelligence. This is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. It is a guide intended for setting objectives and goals in a project management perspective. But who says you can’t use it in real life?

Creating SMART goals will help you turn that list of New Year’s Resolutions into reality. This is because you need to treat these goals seriously. You are more likely to accomplish a descriptive goal than a general one.

PHOTO: MyLoveforWords.com | Don’t just create any goals… create SMART goals!

Emily of MyLoveforWords.com has a blog devoted to creating SMART goals and she put together some free printables to help you do it!

2 – MOTIVATE YOURSELF DAILY!

Life is tough. We’re sure that we don’t need to remind you of this fact because you experience this every day. This is precisely why you need to pull yourself together and encourage yourself – DAILY!

Motivation is like bathing. You’ve got to do it every single day.
– Zig Ziglar

You cannot rely on other people to pat you on the back or tell you that things will be better. You need to focus on achieving your goals and keep your passion going.

How do you do this?

PHOTO: SkinnyMom.com | Stock up on Motivational Quotes and feel free to design your home with them to keep you inspired throughout 2017

You can start by creating a positive environment in your home or office. These inspirational prints by Skinny Mom is a good way to start. In her post, she provides 60 quotes that you can download for free. Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

3 – VISUALIZE YOUR JOURNEY

PHOTO: HouseFullofSunshine.com | Keep a Vision Board in your work area to keep you aligned with your goals throughout the year.

In Neil Gaiman’s keynote address to the University of the Arts graduates of 2012, he shared how he visualized his goal as a mountain. He said that when he was not sure what to do, “I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain.”

Visualization is believed to be one of the most powerful mental activities a person can do. Most people, who believe in the law of attraction, think that: “When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the universe.”

Realistically, visualization helps you in achieving your goals. You need to know where you are going and where you are now, so you can plan how to get to your destination. Just like Neil Gaiman did.

And what better way to do that than through a VisionBoard?

A Vision board, helps you put your ideas together. Sometimes, it’s hard to connect the dots when things are all just jumbled up in your head so this helps you put the pieces of the puzzle together. And the vision board will help you do just that.

Start your vision board with these free printables from AHouseFullofSunshine.com and then let your creativity take over!

These 3 tools and tips will help you in starting your year right.  On top of helping you in mapping out your goals, they will also let your creative side break loose, which is always a good thing.

Your printer will be one of your buddies in these creative projects, so make sure to keep it properly maintained and stocked with the right ink and toner supplies.  InkTonerStore.com is offering a 15% discount this December for purchase on all our ink and toner products.  Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 at the checkout when you make a purchase.

We hope that you enjoyed these tips just as much as we did!  We will be sharing some more free printables on the next blog, so stay tuned for that!

 

Make the Season Memorable with these Free Christmas Printables

December is one of the most magical seasons in the year. It’s that one month in the year when everything seems bright and wonderful. And it’s not just because of the colorful lights and decorations that adorn our homes, buildings, and communities. This season simply brings out the best in people.

Christmas is also one of the most expensive holidays, especially if you have a lot of people on your Christmas list and for those who want to invest in Christmas decorations. The good news is that technology – the internet and printers, to be exact – have made it infinitely easier for everyone to make the most out of this holiday without making a strain on your budget!

Since it’s the season for giving, InkTonerStore.com has put together this list of free Christmas printables, that will help you make this Christmas more meaningful for you and your loved ones – and your wallet, too!

  1. Christmas Decorations

    Courtesy of www.itsalwaysautumn.com

    Christmas decorations don’t always need to be sparkly. In fact, this collection of 20 beautiful and modern free Christmas prints from www.itsalwaysautumn.com will help you maintain that minimalist and elegant feel that you’re after.

    The best thing about this type of decoration is that it’s reusable and you can use resources you have at home, such as a frame, paper, and your trusty old printer. Once the Christmas season is over, you can always re-use the frame and keep the printed material for next Christmas. It’s as easy as that!

  2. Christmas Labels

    Image courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

    A personalized Christmas label makes a Christmas gift even more meaningful because it tells you that the giver has put much thought and effort into your gift. You can, of course, design your own using Canva or other image editors, but if you are pressed for time, here are some printable holiday mailing labels from the Today’s Creative Life team.

  3. Christmas CardsMaking your own Christmas cards is pretty much the oldest trick in the book. We’ve been doing it since we were kids as school projects and it’s one of the first things that come to mind when you think of personalized Christmas items.

    Color-It-Yourself Christmas Cards from www.we-are-scout.com

    Adult coloring books were quite popular this 2016. Studies have revealed that coloring can reduce stress, so it’s now something that is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Why not lessen your stress this December by coloring your own Christmas cards? The team from We Are Scout have put together a set of 8 Colouring Christmas Cards that you can use for this project.

By now, your mind is probably swirling with ideas. Pinterest, alone, has so much free printable Christmas items for you to choose from! But before you embark on this meaningful DIY project, make sure that you are ready, so your creative streak won’t be cut off because you need to rush out for materials.

These projects will give your printer a workout, so make sure that you have enough ink on your toner and cartridge for your project. InkTonerStore.com has a wide range of ink and toner cartridges for different printers. You can order from our website and have it delivered right to your doorstep. You can easily save up to 85% on your ink and toner cartridges, which you could use for more Christmas projects!