It’s not too late to start in 2023…

If you’re looking for *that girl* telling you to slow down…I am NOT her.

YES I love a *moment* for me — one that is slow, intentional, relaxing, and cup-filling — but after some serious consideration, I’m not sure THIS is that moment.

Let me explain…

This moment is literally setup for us as a reset, as a time to reflect on every success, and as a time to ask “is this really who/where I want to be again next year?” And YES I know that can be a really daunting question. But listen…setting the same goals again and again feels like a past Rachel problem🤷🏻‍♀️

What if rather than allowing the pressure of “new year, new me” hurt us, we let it help us instead? What if we let it motivate, hold us accountable, ignite small steps who add up to make a great difference, and leads us to the life we dream?

I don’t know about YOU but THAT sounds a lot like 2023 me!

And listen, letting this moment inspire you to start doesn’t mean making changes that cause an even greater backslide. And it doesn’t mean making every change at once or in a damaging way either. But instead it means setting small, attainable goals who together make a BIG change! So please, take it slow but don’t slow down. You’re almost there, and I’m cheering for you!

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who is Rachel?

Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!  

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5 Tips for Staying Motivated During a Mental Health Crisis

by April Hooper

My hands are shaking. 

Maybe it’s the nerves and anxiety coursing through me (or maybe it’s just the coffee). Either way, when I’m feeling anxious or sad and my mental health is NOT at its best, getting work done is almost impossible. My creativity plummets, and my motivation hides like a good find at a thrift store. I take ANY opportunity to distract myself with Netflix or social media (TikTok is my weakness). 

Somedays, having low productivity is okay; we ALL deserve a break every now and then. But other days, we need a little spark of inspiration, a push in the right direction. If that’s how you’re feeling, then you’ve come to the right place…

My first tip to combat the motivation void is this: 

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How to Make Your Bad Day Better

Let’s be honest (because that’s all we are here at DTC)…as much as we may wish it were, not everyday is a good day.

But what do you do when your day is less than you dreamed?

Well GIRL, lucky for us I have a few tried & true tricks up my sleeve to almost instantly improve your good day, bad day, and everyday in between.

Keep reading for tips to creating a bad day plan that works for YOU!!!
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happy birthday to YOU

hey GIRL, it’s MY birthday…

or, well…it WAS my birtday but…it’s still Sagittarius season, right?

If you follow along with me on Instagram, you’ve likely learned by now that I’m one of THOSE people when it comes to my birthday. That’s right…I’m OBSESSED! But if I’m being SUPER real with you (like I always strive to be) I was REALLY nervous leading up to THIS birthday, uncertain what it would look like.

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