Wow, another year!
I have loads of plans for the coming year – probably too many but I decided to incorporate personal stuff in my goals and schedules this time round.
I tend to have vague goals and intentions about my own well-being but this year I’m going for it!
One thing to remember about resolutions and goal setting is that we all tend to over-estimate what we can do in a year but under estimate what we can do in two or more years.
Whether you’re planning on……
losing weight, getting fit, eating well, starting a yoga practice, launching your own business or growing your own food… or a happy mix of all of the above 🙂
..…..take a little time now to draw up a schedule – work out what has to be done daily, weekly, monthly and fill in your calendar or journal – I’ve created a folder specifically for my goals this year.
I started by listing all the things I want to achieve and then breaking them down into doable steps and fitting them in around the stuff that has to be done. Remember to be realistic if you take this approach. If you give yourself too much to do and don’t consider the time it takes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose heart in your dreams and aspirations – there are only 24 hours in a day and you have to eat and sleep!
Be easy on yourself and you’ll find you get more done. We know that 20 minutes of meditation daily results in an hour’s worth of productivity. If that works for you, factor it in to your schedule now. But if it becomes a chore, change your approach. Meditation moments throughout the day are just as beneficial.
Setting goals is important to help us grow and achieve our desires but those goals must be realistic. When we emphatically declare that we are going to lose 3 kilos by the end of the month, the underlying feeling of denying ourselves can rear its ugly head and before we know it, we ‘treat’ ourselves to a donut and a latte. Ouch.
Maybe scale it down. Be happy to lose 1 or 2 kilos.
Have you been longing to launch your own business, but can’t give up the day job yet? Difficult because, again, there are only so many hours in a day. If that’s you, baby steps are a must. Even if you just grab a couple of hours at the weekend or in the evenings, a strategic approach will move your plans forward. You may have to brush up on how to create a business plan first. That’s okay. It’s all part of the process.
Be specific. If you start the year with a vague resolution such as ‘I’m giving up the day job this year’, unless you work out the alternatives and create a loose or fixed plan, it won’t happen. However much we may or may not believe in the monetary system, it’s necessary to survive, so if you have a wage, you won’t want to give it up until you’ve secured an alternate source of income.
One of my goals this year is to learn Portuguese. It’s a challenging language to learn and I may never live in Portugal to exercise my skills but I enjoy languages and I find the learning process helps me overcome feelings of unworthiness or lack of confidence. There is always an up-side to doing something you love!
Happy New Year everyone. Wishing you peace, love and happiness now and always.
P.S. This Well-being book has lots of strategies and quick ideas to keep your well-being on track while you pursue your goals and dreams.
Reveal your Inner Glow, Naturally
Learn to love yourself with positive energy, diet, exercise and more – all while having fun! The ten tips, fully explained, in Natural Beauty will reveal your inner glow and outward beauty without a trip to the cosmetic counter. Images and fun quotes included 🙂
The natural world provides enough natural cures and cosmetics to fill an encyclopaedia… and to bring out your inner beauty. Give the beauty counter a wide berth and go for the natural look. These top ten tips will bring your inner glow to the surface and you’ll positively shimmer with natural beauty.
Ten chapters with ideas and options to love your inner and outer self and to build confidence and strength for your mind, body and spirit.
Chapter One: Positive Energy
Chapter Two: Fruit and Veg
Chapter Three: Have Fun
Chapter Four: Time and Space
Chapter Five: Exercise
Chapter Six: Vigilance
Chapter Seven: Inspiration
Chapter Eight: Good Vibes
Chapter Nine: Learning
Chapter Ten: Love Yourself
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