Talk Sh*t w/ Cheri

Let's just talk! Honest conversations, topics & questions mixed w/ a bit of humor! I welcome you to check out my YouTube channel below for even more content! 

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Domestic Violence During COVID-19

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Welcome

October 13, 2020

Welcome to my blog! A place for insightful conversations, honest venting and possibly some helpful tips on ways to manage our daily stressors. I welcome questions, topics for discussion and feedback. In addition, my YouTube channel, above, has videos on daily affirmations, coping skills, as well as a series on Domestic Violence that was done with the founder and director of the Help SAVE Foundation, Jennifer Blum. So, grab a coffee, water, tea, or whatever your favorite libation and let's talk some sh*t!!

Goal-Setting & Why Resolutions are Dumb!

January 8, 2021

Why? Why do we decide during the 1st of every year that we have a million things "wrong" w/ us that suddenly need to be fixed and we're going to fix it all at once? So, here's a quick thought about goals not resolutions.  If you have goals that you feel you want to reach, here are the steps to take to get there:

1. Pick only 1 or 2 goals that are important to you. (*Also, you can plan your goal setting any time of the year). 2. Determine your "WHY". Are you trying to save money b/c you want to buy a home or a new car or go on vacation? Once you have your WHY, you have a solid reason to stick with your plan. 3. Make a plan for action. Look at your calendar and actually schedule in specific actions you will be taking that are part of your plan to reach your goal. (Sunday: determine what I can do weekly to begin cutting costs; make a list. Monday: menu plan to help keep grocery list focused on needs v. wants. Etc...) 4. Commit to taking action after action until you reach your goal. There is no time limit, you don't say "well, I wanted to save $1000 by March but since I didn't, forget it". You just keep going. It's the same with any other goal you really wish to reach; no matter what barrier gets in the way or pause you have to take, you can take your tasks off your calendar if you need to for a week or two or whatever, but then look ahead and add them on again. 

Here's the thing about setting too many goals at once; you end up overwhelming yourself with tasks to complete on top of your already full schedule. You realize you have set yourself up for failure and then you quit, feeling like said failure, & now you're back to square one. Get focused on 1 or 2 things you wish to accomplish, really commit, continue taking action until you achieve each goal and you will see how much you can accomplish if you just have faith in yourself that it can be done- because it can!