Fashion & Travel- Wednesdays are for Waterfalls!

Wednesdays are for Waterfalls!




Hi loves!

Happy mid-week pump- or hump day I should say! 😀

I decided to take the day to re-connect with Mother Nature and visited one of my favourite waterfalls in Milton- Hilton Falls! Some days you just need to take a break from the busy life and go to your happy place- and fortunately, the waterfalls is my happy place 🙂

I’ve linked all visitor information above which includes details such as park fee, hours of operation, activities at the park (such as hiking, lighting a bonfire and cylcling through the trails) and so much more!

Today’s outfit features my most worn MEC outdoor wear. This rain jacket is perfect for those mornings when you want to go outdoors, but the temperature is slightly brisk. When the air is too cool, I whip out my MEC jacket, because not only is the hard shell water resistant, but it acts as a wind breaker, is super lightweight and has an adjustable hood. As I bought this jacket 3 years ago, I’m linking a similar lightweight rain jacket

The backpack featured in my photo is actually called a Daypack by the Black Diamond brand- the lightweight material allows for those essential items you’d like to take on your trip, but without the hassle of carrying a bulky backpack. Daypacks are perfect for long distances while hiking when you need to pack extremely light. The material is water resistant, straps are adjustable and features clips to ensure that the pack is strapped against you. I used this pack every single day while hiking in South America and it is truly one of my favourite backpacks! I’m linking a few similar Daypacks here:

Black Diamond Magnum 16 Daypack – Unisex

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Pack – Unisex

Black Diamond Nitro 26 Daypack – Unisex


Of course, you can’t go hiking without a proper pair of hiking shoes, however, as this trail is considered easy-medium, I wore my Dr. Scholls sneakers. Although not specifically designed for hiking, these sneakers are so versatile and provide such great comfort (trust me- I got zero blisters while walking!) with a considerable amount of grip to prevent any slips! As the pair I’m wearing is no longer in stock, I’m linking a similar item which is just as affordable and comfortable, and it’s sustainable (BONUS!) called the Herzog Sustainable Sneaker

That’s it for now folks- hope you enjoyed today’s post and as always, be sure to subscribe so you stay connected and receive all my latest posts! 🙂

Have a wonderful day and we’ll chat soon! xoxo

~ Lissy

Self-improvement- Goal setting techniques for a productive week!

Happy Monday friends!

One of my favorite sights to see are the Spring flowers blooming beautifully! 🌷🌺🌷🌼
 
 
 
Today I’m sharing some Monday motivation to help you achieve maximum productivity. Monday’s can be a drag for us all, but it helps to have a set goal for the week and aim to reach one step closer with passing each day. Goals give us a sense of purpose and satisfying these goals give us a sense of achievement and can increase our self actualization needs. I use each Sunday evening to reflect on the past week and determine what I can do better for the upcoming week. But the ‘What’ is not as much important as the ‘How’. How will I achieve this week’s goals, how will I measure the success of my goal and how will it add value to my life. Here are three important tips to set goals and stayed focused on goal attainment:
 
Tip #1: Define the ‘What’
 
Set aside some time on your Sunday evening to focus on what you’d like to accomplish this week and set attainable, realistic targets each day. Needless to say that a daily planner or agenda is essential for efficient and effective planning. You can purchase any agenda or planner from several stores (online or physical) such as Amazon, Indigo, Stationary stores, etc. These targets or objectives should be clearly defined with a purpose and method for execution within the specified time line (e.g. On Monday, I will schedule all appointments for the week with phone calls/emails and ensure follow up calls on Tuesday to confirm my appointments).
 
Tip #2: Define the ‘How’
 
Setting a goal is easy, but the follow through is what requires a significant amount of effort. The ‘How’ is where you execute the defined objective, while keeping your timeline in mind. It is the action undertaken to ensure that your goal is realized and adds the anticipated or expected outcome or impact as desired (e.g. On Tuesday, I will gather all necessary documents required for my appointment and review the checklist (if any) to ensure all criteria is met before my appointment on Wednesday) or (On Friday, I will review my agenda to ensure all appointments were met and if not, have been rescheduled or follow-up appointments made and confirmed).
 
Tip #3: Determine the impact of your goal and next steps
 
Here, you can determine whether the outcome of your goal has added value to your life, or whether it can be improved upon. This is the stage where you compare your desired target and realized outcome and analyze the impact of your goal- has it met your expected outcome? If not, then what could you have done differently to ensure maximum effectiveness of your goal. This is also called the ‘Lessons Learned’ stage and should always be conducted after each objective or goal is realized (e.g. On Saturday, I will do a review to determine which goals did not meet my expectation- did I need to physically attend this appointment, or could it have been done electronically or by phone? Was I prepared enough for the appointment or did I miss a crucial step before the appointment i.e. fasting before a medical appointment? Were all documents gathered beforehand? Is a follow up appointment required?). Once you assess the value added, benefit realized or impact of your objective, you can then implement any corrective actions, solutions or follow up actions required for the future.
 
Hope these tips help you in being your best productive self! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
 
 

 
 

As promised, I’m also linking below the army green bomber jacket featured in my photos:

 

Source: Garage clothing- while the item is no longer available from Garage clothing, I’ve linked a source where you can purchase the exact item available on Poshmark- click here.
I’ve also posted below some similar items which are on sale now:


Utility bomber jacket– on sale for $30 off!
Outerwear jackets on sale


Here’s to wishing you all a wonderful week ahead filled with purpose, determination and success ✨


~ Lissy