Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dreams in August

Well...It's already half way through August, but I thought I'd still post my August Dreams.

I've written these dreams out on a piece of paper and put them in my organiser so I can refer to them often and see what my over-arching priorities for the month are, which then guide my daily activities.
  1. Enjoy weekly date night and quality time with The Man;
  2. Get started on Jack Canfield's The Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be. Read and implement at least 1 per week;
  3. Organise, facilitate and enjoy the 10thousandgirl Steering Committee Monthly meetings;
  4. Experience and celebrate Melissa and Julian's wedding and festivities in Perth;
  5. Savour family and friends time in Perth;
  6. Plan for, pack and set intentions for Dad's Birthday Europe trip (leaving 27th August 2010)
  7. Create and buy Dad's birthday presents;
  8. Start handing over job responsibilites to Successor at work;
  9. Regularly Journal and Blog my experiences;
  10. Start transition to 10thousandgirl with plans and personal set up;
  11. Organise a fabulous wardrobe space;
  12. Set up amazing home work space;
  13. Set up workable personal routine;
  14. Ensure I'm spending enough quality time with myself...
So those are my August dreams! I am excited about doing them all!
Wow, I have to say that looking at life in this way does focus my attention. It also seems a little exhausting but so many of them are incredibly rewarding and important tasks. And I think it is okay for me to say I am feeling a little tired and that some rewards are definitely warranted for myself (though, I did spoil myself already today with a session at the beautician - pleasure and pain with waxing, a facial and an amazing massage thanks to Jamilla at Advanced Beauty Leichhardt)...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I love this Blog

One of the only blogs I currently follow (and have followed for a few years now) is Kimberly Wilson's musings at her Tranquility du Jour blog

I can't describe how much she lifts me up. When I am feeling down or stagnant I read one of her posts and it gets me out of myself and focussed on something often wonderful.

She has a wonderful way of looking back and reflecting on her accomplishments, of looking forward at her myriad of tasks and events and infusing tranquility into her now. I really want to take a leaf out of her book and try to do this in my crazy life.

I know I often crash my way through my week, trying to be organised and trying to hit all my targets but I really rarely sit down and allow myself to see what i've actually done.

I also really love planning my week, but rarely stick to the priorities or refer back to the plan! How crazy is that?!

There are definitely small changes that can be made that will drastically increase my effectiveness.

So this week I am going to start focussing on a few things:
  • Daily journalling - first thing in the morning (Hello Morning Pages! Remember me?!)
  • More regular sharing - every couple of days
  • Plan, then take action from that plan - refer to it every morning and evening to plan priorities and check things off. Ensure I am making time for things I love rather than all the things I feel obligated to do (reminder to self! do not overcommit self!!!)
  • Make time to look back at what I've accomplished, big and small, fabulous and mundane. - make time on Sunday morning to look back on the week and look forward to next week
  • Keep reading Stephanie Dowrick's Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials. - I'm putting it my handbag and grabbing snippets when I can
Let's see how I go!

I have to make it as I design!

There was a Hiaitus...

Well, there was certainly a hiaitus of me posting here. I guess I was allowing my life to take over and I was allowing myself to be dragged backwards and forwards, left and right without taking action with the things that truly matter to me.

I guess that is a challenge for all of us. Trying to keep focussed on what we want while existing in a world that tries to distract us with the short term good and not so good.

So I've started making the time to journal again and creating the time to get inspired and creating the space to do the things I enjoy.

So I'm back... I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't blog every day, though I'm going to try to make it a habit. Journalling is very personal but I think there are things that are powerful if shared. No one might read this...but at least I'm getting it out there. And maybe one day this blog will be read and I might share my exciting, my mundane, my insights, my celebrations and my occasional humour. I guess its not PC but I do laugh at myself and with myself sometimes...
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