Ok, so it's now getting into January 2019. We proclaimed our goals and now its time to dig down and start the work. This is the hard part.
For some of us it's cold and dreary and all the burst of ideas and energy have gone out the window just trying to stay warm.
How do we stay positive and focused when this happens?
Quiet time, meditation or any mindfulness practice is helpful and actually essential to staying in the zone.
Each day when I am finished the days responsibilities, I am trying to focus on the positive things that happened. The great ideas, the inspiring feelings, and holding that energy in so I can use it the next day. Its a very mental exercise and I find what feeds my soul is reading anything motivational and inspiring.
This is also where the things I design and make for Have Some Fun Today come into play. It's that little reminder to have fun which brings me back to my goal to live each day with joy. Something I wear everyday is the rose gold mini pendant crown necklace. Its petite and simple design reminds me of my mantra as well as all the other items in the line.
Its also good to keep a journal. It doesnt have to be everyday, but sort of a checklist of what you're up to and how you are progressing or even deciding to change some goals. You can create a loose structure of the energy you allow around you to keep moving forward. No bad vibes, no bad habits that are allowed to pervade your daily life.
Set up a little reward system subconsciously, if you get to here, you can do this. Or if you achieve this, you can do this for yourself. There are so many little incentives and checks you can create by putting in the mental and physical energy that they become habits and guides.
So are we getting ready to make this year your best yet?
Love, Light, and FUN!
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Starting on the Right Foot - Look Up & Ahead!
We started the year off by looking up and ahead and writing down the things that will make 2019 the best year ever.
I’ll share myself as an example. You can use it as a guide, but make it your own. This is your life, so live it how you see best!
Please share your list in the comments or using #FirstSteps for what will make this YOUR best year! When we share our goals, we help keep each other accountable - we’re all in this together!
I create a goal and guidelines for each part of my life that I want to improve upon. Some of these things I already do, some I need to get better at, and some I need to start completely new!
Goal: To eat cleaner
Guidelines: Don’t eat sugar after 7 pm, Prep healthy food
Things I can do to help myself: Avoid sugar after 7pm. Prep proteins, and create healthy snack options the night before so I stay on track throughout the day.
Goal: For my children to become more independant
Guidelines: Take the time to teach
I will teach my kids how to handle their own finances, such as living expenses; things like rent and other monthly obligations. Basically shifting the things I did for them, to them doing for themselves. It’s a big part of parenting and helping your children to "launch".
Goal: Strengthen my whole body
Guidelines: Be patient, one day at a time
My personal problem areas … Do the work to tighten, tone and strengthen my whole body. After 3 years of hip degeneration and a bilateral hip replacement, I am ready to redefine my physique. Hitting the gym and at home workouts daily.
Goal: Healthy nurturing
Guidelines: Try something new!
Finding new ways to nurture myself. Lucky for me I created the habit a while ago that self love comes in the form of doing healthy things for myself, and I want to try some new things this year such as night classes for yoga or meditation.
Goal: Be fresh in the moment!
Guidelines: Do not project an outcome on any relationships
I want to continue to be open and live in the now instead of projecting an outcome on any relationship I have. I think we almost automatically do this with relationships because of past conditioning. Let’s face it, every relationship we have impacts the next one we have. I am so guilty of this! (Sorry guys!) To be fresh in the moment is my main goal this year.
Goal: Create Structure
Guidelines: Create systems for each segment of the business
This area needs a lot of work. I created this brand out of my dad’s saying and because it has been so organic, It’s moved too fast at times and I want to add more structure to the day to day operations so that it can grow from a more solid foundation.
Goal: Move to the West Coast
Guidelines: Break everything into manageable pieces
So, another big one: I am moving my life from 53+ years on the east coast to the west coast. A move that is scary but also exciting.
I have to pack up a life here, set up my two daughters, and think ahead for what they might want now and in the future. The move is daunting in so many ways, but the best way to get it done is to set priorities and tasks and start!
And here we go!
Everything is interrelated in life! So I find it is helpful to break things down into manageable pieces and focus on one piece at a time. I’m looking forward to my best year ever and I hope you are too.
Thank you for reading! Please share your thoughts and your list in the comments or using #FirstSteps on any of our social media. We are a tribe of dreamers and doers and I’m so glad you’re part of this!
Love, Light, and FUN!
As we come into a new year with renewed hopes and dreams, it’s seems like a no-brainer to set new goals and try to improve our lives.
I feel like most of us get overwhelmed with this process.
We want to have more fun and have a better life in 2019, but where do we start…?
The First Steps Series
We’re launching a new series called First Steps - our mission as a brand is not just to sell slogans, it’s to help you get into the mindset to enjoy more of life, to get more out of life, to have more fun today and every day.
My name is Steph Taormina, I'm the founder of Have Some Fun Today; and in First Steps, I’ll be talking about the little things we can do to make life a little better and a little brighter. I’ll talk about the steps we can take to be healthier, happier, and more productive. We all have room to smile more each day, to laugh more, and to spread fun, so let’s do it!
What do you want to hear about?
We’re on this journey together, so send us your questions (in the comments below or on any of our social with #FirstSteps) and I will answer them. I'll also share the different things I think of while I’m in my daily “grind”, growing Have Some Fun Today.
When we set our intention to have a better life and we take the steps to do so, then it is guaranteed that our lives will improve.
So let’s begin! This week, take 15 minutes to write down what will make 2019 your best year ever.
We’ll talk more next week, until then, Have Some Fun Today!
Peace, Love, and FUN,
Ready, Set, Christmas
Are you ready? Like it or not, the Christmas and holiday shopping season has arrived and we’re determined to Have Some Fun along the way.
The bedrock of Have Some Fun Today is all about our mindset and putting out there what we want to receive in return. So let’s give fabulous, let’s put out there positivity and let’s rejoice during a season of giving and love.
That’s what HSFT is all about… live, love, wear and share.
Membership Has Its' Privileges
Our "Countdown to Christmas" will include clever gift ideas for all those on your “Nice List" and little treats for you, too! You’ll get special offers and sale codes for big savings, but only if you’re signed up for our “Nice List"...
You’ll get our 12 Days of "Countdown To Christmas" Codes, special offers, and surprises, so you can share the FUN and have a little for yourself, too.
Spoiler Alert: There will even be a few chances to buy our new, unreleased HSFT items like our special edition black-on-black luxe tote in limited quantities! But only if you get our emails, so don’t miss out!
Giving Is FUN
Tis’ the season when finding joy and having FUN is much better shared with those we love. The HSFT mindset is a magnet and a multiplier; the more you feel it, the more you share it, and so it goes and grows…There’s plenty of joy and FUN to go around.
We kick off our "Countdown to Christmas" with a bang and our 12th day of Christmas FUN with a fabulous sale code for our embroidered fleece. It's soft as cashmere and cozy for winter and one of our most beloved HSFT pieces. Enter the code: 12thdayofchristmas for 30% off the embroidered fleece.
We’ll be sending a different code every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Each email will be a chance for you to get great deals and load up on your favorite HSFT pieces. All you have to do is check your inbox for FUN.
It couldn’t be easier to share the HSFT love, knock out your gift buying and get a little something for yourself.
Whatcha’ waitin’ for? Sign up, stay tuned, and get ready to Have Some Fun for the holidays!
Peace, Love, and FUN,
Stop The Holidaze
Do you ever feel like the end of October and early November has you blazing towards the holidays at warp speed?
I love this time of year, with beauty of the fall and the beginnings of cozying up to winter, but it always feels like we’re knee-deep into Christmas before we’ve emptied the Halloween candy bowl and tossed out pumpkins.
Less Stress More FUN
The holidays can create more stress than actual joy and FUN. And since we’re all about the “Have Some Fun Today” mindset, we’ve been thinking of ways to keep the HSFT in our holidays this year.
We've created our HSFT checklist to help you do more than survive this Holiday Season. Here's to less stress and more ways to Have Some Fun this year!
1. Check the Box
We’ve always believed that HSFT is a mindset and a choice that we make each and every day. Let’s take back our power and own it this holiday. Just decide right now that you are going to Have Fun. No. Matter. What. It really does start with that.
I find that there are always plenty of reasons for me to be stressed out and overwhelmed, but when I am mindful enough to choose to look for the FUN, it changes the course of everything else.
2. Wear Your Positivity
Start with something simple, like what you’re wearing. A great outfit that’s chic and comfortable can make you feel good and change your entire attitude. Don’t overthink it.
We love a “uniform” of classic pieces that you don’t have to think about and that interchange with things in your closet. A sleek legging, a fantastic fitting jean, a black fitted skirt. I love the versatility of our embroidered off-the-shoulder-fleece whether you're running around to do holiday shopping, checking off you errand list, a business lunch, or office holiday party
It pairs perfectly with classic staples and is super flattering on everyone. Add boots or a blazer and it’s flawless. Most important, its embroidered with your holiday mantra of Have Some Fun Today. Every time you catch yourself in the mirror or in those holiday shop windows, you’ll be reminded of that holiday promise you made. Have FUN!
I swear by this in my own daily routine and think it is a powerful way to keep stress free. I always start by writing it down.
I like to create a blueprint or an action plan that keeps me on task and keeps it SIMPLE. When you start with simple, you’re one step ahead of the stress.
Maybe you won’t do holiday cards this year or maybe you’re not giving all the neighbors homemade Christmas cookies, -and that’s okay! Set your intention by writing down not only what you will do, but also what you won’t do. It’s like giving yourself permission to not overdo it.
Studies show that when you write something down, you are twice as likely to follow through or meet your goal…. So, stick to your plan.
What overwhelmed you last year? Don’t give a repeat performance, make it different this year and sketch out a less-stressed holiday plan.
4. Put YOU On Your List
I am a big believer in rewarding myself or treating myself when I’ve had a particularly challenging day or a grueling task. There’s nothing like a relaxing bath for me where I just indulge in the ceremony of preparing a sacred space and I can just let go. That’s the ultimate HSFT.
I draw the water, add some nourishing bath oils and light candles. I love our HSFT essential oil candle and some relaxing music to create that peaceful ambience. The smells, the hot water; it’s heavenly.
Make time for you! It’s a must when we get so busy and overwhelmed. Creating moments like this for yourself is crucial for creating balance and gratitude.
5. Give The gift of A Good Vibe
Our gift line of totes like our new deluxe shopper, candles, hats, and wristlets are perfect for everyone on your list. And don’t forget the HSFT tees, muscle tanks, and workout gear.
I always love seeing how happy people are when I give the gift of HSFT. It instantly brings a smile. We all need more HSFT in our lives, so spread the love. That’s what this brand is all about, and our holidays should be, too.
6. To Your Health
I’ve always believed in the mind-body-spirit connection in my life and it’s never more important than during the holidays. It’s easy to lose ourselves in the holiday party food and a few glasses of bubbly.
I love to indulge in my Italian family’s delicious cooking, especially during the holidays. But keeping my time at the gym keeps me grounded and stops the guilt trip when I do indulge. The holidays can be physically taxing so we need all the strength we can get. Working out makes us feel good and it keeps us strong.
Don’t skip your workout, just make it more FUN. We’ve got a whole line of HSFT work out leggings, sports bras, muscle tanks and hoodie that are perfect for working out and keeping you in the HSFT state-of-mind.
Get Jolly With Our Black Friday Sale
To help you get this holiday season started right, we’ve got a dope sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday at Have Some Fun Today going all weekend long, beginning November 23rd.
We’ve also got a fabulous event for locals at our Wyomissing studio, if you need some in-person shopping. We’ll be sending invitations by email for 50% off online codes and the times you can swing by the studio and shop with even more holiday savings!
Whatever the holiday season brings you, keep it simple, stylish, and always, -keep it filled with the HSFT spirit…
Love, Light and HSFT,
That's A Yes!
Validation. We all need it. Sometimes more than others. Sometimes we need it just to know we’re on the right path or making the right decision. And sometimes it’s just the icing on the cake; the exclamation point on what already feels like the right thing.
I’ve had a lot of those moments when it came to starting and running my brand Have Some Fun Today. Seeing my brand take hold in my hometown, watching the positive response to our brand message and of course, seeing pics of celebrities like Brooke Shields with the luxe tote, Reese Witherspoon in our muscle tank and Kate Hudson in the zip hoodie. Those are moments that have inspired me to keep going and to explore what else is out there!
Certainly, being featured on the cover of a magazine with my HSFT luxe tote is one of those moments. When Lehigh Valley Style approached me about a story, I was already flattered. Sure, it’s great for any brand to land a cover story, but honestly, I love telling the story of my father, his legacy and how I was inspired to start the company after his passing.
Those validation moments are important guides when we take any journey. I take them as signs to keep going and inspiration to do things my own way, even when it isn't what everyone else is doing.
I’ve always felt confident in my vision, even if it wasn’t the popular one. I can visualize where I’m going when I create and design. Not everyone is going to agree. And that’s ok. I feel like that was the gift of my art and being a painter. You have to trust the vision and the process. Your vision. It’s not supposed to look like anyone else’s.
It All Started With A Painting
It's been over four years since I started and I've now got a beautiful collection of those moments and stories as HSFT has grown. Even from the very beginning when I went back to my old stomping grounds in NYC to Parsons School of Design and begin designing our popular Luxe Tote. I learned so much through each of those experiences and those stories have become the fabric of the HSFT story.
Each time I become inspired to try something new or create another direction for HSFT, I take time to be reflective and really tune in to what it could be. It's less about a hot, new trend and more about the big picture of what I'm trying to create with HSFT. I'd rather create something classic and reflective of our brand than just a seasonal fad.
I've long been a big believer in meditation and I've openly shared in this blog my daily ritual of Rune Stones as a guide for my life. Those things help me tune in and connect energetically to my vision.
A Vision Turns Into A Brand
And when you get that validating moment, a pic of a celeb wearing HSFT, a note from a customer fighting cancer who connects to the message, that's when I know I'm right where I need to be.
I know I have a story to tell but to have the privilege of sharing it on a larger platform like a magazine, and for others to have a chance to share in it, that just feels good.
It’s in those moments when I realize I’ve created something real from the legacy of my father’s words. The vision I had for an HSFT painting that day sitting on my couch, took on a life of its own. And now my brand is sold all over the world. It’s humbling and it’s beautiful and I’m proud of what’s come from it.
I know my Dad is, too. He’s beaming from ear to ear up there with that unmistakable Joe Rado smile and reminding me to just revel in the accomplishments, stay on my track and always, "Have Some Fun Today".
Love & Light,
You can read the whole article featured in Lehigh Valley style here.