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Take action to be your best in 2018

Posted by Juli Mills on

We are honored and grateful to welcome back Britni LaRue, the owner/creator of the lifestyle brand Blaruefit. She is back for round 2 of the Blaruefit x Juli Mills Studio collaboration! In her last post she discussed her top 5 tips for how to live your best life in 2018. If you happened to miss that post, we suggest you give it a read first. In this post she will help you take action on her top 5 tips and make your 2018 the best year yet!

 For more lifestyle tips you can follow Britni’s blog at blaruefit.com or on social media @blaruefit where she posts daily about fitness, beauty, fashion, and positivity to keep you motivated and informed on how to live your dream life.

 So happy to have her back and enjoy the post below!


There are so many ways to express yourself…through your style, your actions, even your thoughts. Take some time to sit down and write out 5 things that you find unique about yourself. Maybe it is the curls in your hair or your positive attitude, whatever it is write it down. Now, decide how you are going to take action to express these 5 things. By showing others what makes you unique you are connecting, expressing, and contributing to the diversity in this world.

  1. I am dedicated
  2. I love my style
  3. I try to keep a positive mindset
  4. I am passionate about teaching/helping others
  5. I am not afraid to admit if I failed


The key to finding a balance in your life is to be organized! Start planning out your days so you can be sure to dedicate the time needed to get your priorities accomplished, and also dedicate time to the things you love & enjoy. Go out and buy a planner! Planners are great for organization and also for motivation. If you see your plan written out in front of you, chances are you will be more motivated to accomplish it!


Man, this one is SO important and it is one that we so easily struggle with. Once something does not go your way it is so easy to flip your mind to a negative space. Here is my suggestion…start and end your day in the most positive mind space possible! If you set yourself up with positivity it will be a lot easier to maintain it throughout your day. This is what I want you to do…start a gratitude journal!

Buy a notebook (or fancy journal) that you dedicate as your gratitude journal. Every single morning either when you wake up, during breakfast, maybe while your coffee brews, jot down 5 things that you are grateful for and 5 things that you are going to achieve in your life (notice I said GOING TO not want to). This doesn’t have to be some long elaborate story, just a quick note will do. As you are ending your day before you go to bed I want you to do the same thing, 5 things you are grateful for and 5 things you are going to achieve.

  1. The breath that I take each morning when I wake up
  2. The individuals in my life that are always there to support me
  3. My ability to move and be active
  4. My cats
  5. The cup of coffee I am about to enjoy (obvi, caffeine queen)
  1. I am going to step on the Bikini Olympia stage
  2. I am going to make a living by following my passions
  3. I will nourish my body with healthy foods
  4. I am going to be financially free
  5. I am going to maintain a healthy active lifestyle 


Yes girl, when you look good you feel good and vice versa. In my last post I mentioned becoming your best self in 2018. Here is my suggestion: get your health/fitness game going and treat yourself to something new! When wanting to live a healthier lifestyle I highly suggest finding a lifestyle/fitness coach that can guide you through your journey.

Coaches are great for accountability and motivation, not to mention they are educated in the field and will help you step by step on how to live a healthier life. Visit my site to see the different lifestyle coaching options I have available, and let’s get you feeling your best self in 2018! Now that you are on the path to a healthier body and mind…it is time for a treat! Buy something new for yourself because girl you deserve it! While you’re here, take a moment to explore the various stunning collections by J. Mills Studio and see some of the most elegant handmade artisan jewelry. Her pieces are unique and timeless and will definitely make you feel beautiful and radiate with confidence.


It is time to connect! Social media is a great way for connecting with like-minded individuals from all over the world. Find facebook groups or follow Instagram accounts that share similar interests as you. If you are looking for more personal interaction join a book club, take group fitness or yoga classes, lean on your significant other, or maybe just go sit in a coffee shop. You never know who you will meet, so don’t be afraid to reach out to others.

Once you find a group you connect with stay engaged with them because having a support group will help you feel secure, motivate you, give you someone to bounce ideas off of, and feel supported if you are having a rough day. With just a few simple steps you can really take strides to living your most positive and prosperous life. I truly believe that 2018 can be a year of change! So, what is stopping you? Start taking action TODAY!

 You all deserve nothing but positivity, love, support, and happiness.


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Five Tips to Live your Best Life in 2018

Posted by Julia Mills on

When I first met Britni LaRue, the owner/creator of the lifestyle brand Blaruefit, I knew we had to get together on a J. Mills Studio blog post. Her goal is to teach you how to live the happiest healthiest lifestyle that you deserve, and her energy is something you instantly want to be a part of.  You can follow her blog at www.blaruefit.com or on social media @blaruefit for your daily fitness, beauty, fashion, and positivity posts to keep you motivated and informed on how to live your dream life.

I hope you Love the first blog post of J.Mills Studio handmade jewelry x Blaruefit. Take it away Britni!

When I met Juli Mills I immediately knew she was my kind of woman. A female entrepreneur who created beautiful pieces of handmade jewelry, life values that aligned perfectly with my beliefs, and not to mention a personality that could light up a room. When Juli approached me about doing a collaboration blog post to kick off the new year I couldn’t have accepted it quick enough.  

Self-expression helps you grow and connect as individuals in this world. Find what it is your soul is passionate about and follow it. Let your passions guide your actions and don’t be afraid to be uniquely you.


In this fast-paced world, it is easy to feel like you are being pulled in a thousand directions all at once. This feeling can very quickly turn you into a big ball of stress. Having a balance is key! Know your priorities and the things that matter most to you and be sure to set the time aside to dedicate to these things. A well-rounded life is a happy life.
Positivity, positivity, positivity…I could honestly just leave it at that, but I will try to explain. An attitude is defined as “a mental position regarding a fact or state; a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state.” A positive attitude would mean you possess optimism and expect favorable outcomes from events.  The benefits of keeping a positive attitude on your health and happiness are astounding and here are just a few of the benefits: increased life span, lower rates of depression, and an increase in achieving your goals. Um hello, sign me up!


When you look good you feel good and vice versa. There is something about a confident woman that can turn heads in a room. Make it a priority for 2018 to become your best self, whether that be focusing on fitness goals, finding your unique style, or setting new business goals to reach. Success will follow when you are putting your best foot forward.
I know you have probably heard the quote “you are who you associate with”. I know I have heard that more than a few times from my mother growing up. I didn’t understand how true this statement was until I really began setting goals for my life and thinking about the person that I wanted to be “when I grow up”, I still think I am a kid. There are a few women who I hold very close to me in my life. My mother and a group of best friends I was very fortunate to meet in college. Although we are all very different with different goals we still possess very similar values and outlooks on life. These women are what drive me, they keep me motivated, and they inspire me daily. Find the individuals who inspire you and keep them close because it is those people who will consistently bring you up and never knock you down.
 So, there you have it! My top five tips on how to live your best life in 2018! Are you wondering how to actually follow these five steps? Stay tuned for part two of the J.Mills Studio x Blaruefit collaboration where I will tell you what you need to do to achieve these five steps to living your best life this year!

See what I mean about her positive energy?  We hope this will help you create your best life in 2018 and that J. Mills Studio and Blaruefit can be a part of it.  Here’s to a wonderful year!

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