Welcome to Snail Pace Transformations! My name is Victoria, a.k.a. the Snail Pacer and I am the blogger behind Snail Pace Transformations.
I gave up on quick-fix plans a long time ago in favor of making small changes. I find I am way more successful at transforming my life this way–and I think you will be too.
There is an old saying that states, “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life’s hard.” I think there is a lot of wisdom in that saying.
The Mission Of Snail Pace Transformations
My mission here on Snail Pace Transformations is to help moms find the time and money they need to pursue their passions while still maintaining balance in their lives.
I want to see homemakers go from surviving to thriving.
Why The Name Snail Pace Transformations?
The name Snail Pace Transformations was born over lunch with my hubby one day. We had been renovating the family home that we bought for just under $10,000 for much longer than expected and I joked with him that we could call ourselves “The Snail Pace Renovators” and our slogan could be “we may not be fast, but we get it done”.
When I was thinking about a name for my blog I realized that I am a snail pacer in more areas in life than renovating.
I set goals. I even set really BIG goals–but I believe that the best way to achieve those goals is to break them down into small snail pacing steps. After all, there is little point in reaching a goal if you don’t learn anything from the journey.
For instance, research says that only 5% of people who lose weight rapidly keep it off. Why? One reason is that they never learned to embrace the new habits they needed to keep the weight off in the short amount of time it took them to reach their goals.
Reaching goals too fast only sets you up for a fall. If you want to make any goal stick, you have to learn how to make habits along the journey to your goal that will stick with you for life. Forming habits takes time.
Many say a habit is formed in just 30 days, but new research is saying it takes up to 90 days or more. I agree. How many 30 day programs have you tried only to slip back into bad habits shortly after the program finished?
Reaching your goals slowly works! Not only does the snail-like pace allow you more time to develop positive habits, but it also gives you more time to enjoy other areas of your life as well.
My desire is to teach women how to succeed at their goals at a pace that avoids burnout.
So many people burn out while trying to reach a goal because they get so hyper-focused on the speed at which they are reaching it that they forget to take time for other things in life that are important to their health and relationships. When you break down your goals into tiny snail-paced size pieces, you have time for self-care and to spend time with your loved ones.
What You Will Find Here At Snail Pace Transformations
Three things that often hold people back from pursuing their goals and dreams are lack of money, time and grit. I want to write content that will help you bust through these three barriers to a life that leaves you feeling fulfilled.
The bulk of the articles you will find written on Snail Pace Transformations cover the following topics:
1. Money-Saving Tips
We are a family that has thrived off one income for more than two decades. To achieve this we have learned to stretch every dollar earned to the max so that we have money left over after paying the bills to enjoy life.
My Money-Saving Tips resource page shares the resources we currently use that help us live a life of more with less.
I have also written a book on how to live a life of more with less, which is available in Kindle format and paperback on Amazon.
2. Work From Home Ideas
It would be nice if all financial problems could be solved just by spending less, but the truth is for most of us it takes a combination of spending less and earning more to make our financial dreams and our personal dreams a reality.
I have helped out our family finances from home for more than 20 years now and I want to share with other moms who desire to stay home how to make working at home a reality whether that be part time or full time.
You can check out all my tips for earning money at home on the following resource pages:
3. Ways To Get Organized And Save Time
Time management and household/life management go hand in hand in creating the time you need to both relax and enjoy your loved ones as well as do what you need to save money and earn more so that you can afford to chase after your dreams.
My Resource Pages For Helping You Save Time and Create A Less Cluttered Home
4. A Bit Of This And That
The blogging experts say “don’t go off-topic” and to stay in your “niche”, but I don’t stick to that rule. Sometimes I find solutions to things that have been bothering me and I feel the need to share those solutions with others who might be suffering from the same problems.
So that is why you will find articles about matters that seem a bit off-topic from what I regularly blog about such as Ways To Ease Plantar Fasciitis Pain and Sleep Solutions for Perimenopause on this site.
How To Stay In Touch
Before you leave this page, I want to say that I would LOVE to get to know you better. I really do mean that. I love knowing who my readers are and how I can better help them in their busy lives as homemakers.
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