Farewell 2018

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Here we are  …… we made it! The last day of 2018 is upon us with 2019 just waiting to emerge.

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Preparing for the year ahead.

Each year at this time I sit down and take time to prepare myself for the year ahead.  I change journal/diaries (my own creation) and with that I also write down some of the activities, hopes and goals I’d like to complete in the upcoming year while seeing all the great things I have achieved in the outgoing one.  These are pretty loose I have to say and not all of them are huge.  I include things like getting a massage, reading a book, writing a letter to a friend – an actual pen and paper one that is 🙂 – along with some ‘work’ things like newsletters, ‘planning’  for homeschooling and blog posts and some more inspirational goals too.

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Hoping to get back here a bit more often next year 🙂

They often aren’t all completed, actually I don’t think I have ever done that, however that is not really the aim. Those that aren’t completed in one year just more on over to the next  …….. I have only just framed some cross-stitches I did for the kids after that being on my list for 2 years!  Rather my ‘108 Things to do’ serves as a reminder instead of a ‘must do’ list which kinda takes the pressure off while still realizing my hopes and dreams.

You may also think that 108 is an excess amount of things to write down and you’re probably correct if you try to write all 108 at once.  However I begin with with all the things I need to carry over (like updating my website so it is phone friendly), then the things I know I’ll be doing (like the monthly family blog) then add to it in drips and drabs along the year.  I only came to 108 things to do as I couldn’t get the tables to give me 100 nicely.  Then I read in a book how 108 is a sacred number 108 is a sacred number and felt kind of glad it worked out that way 🙂

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Hope I can jump into the new year with as much enthusiasm! 

With that said I’m off to get writing in that journal/diary.  I hope this finds you remembering and releasing 2018 with a smile while welcoming 2019 for all the wonderful possibilities it holds.

Arohanui

Y

www.becominghealthy.co.nz

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Creating Happiness

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I have this great book which I purchased many years ago while living overseas.  When I found it I was going through a bit of a rough patch and this book really helped lift me from a dark place to one of renewed joy in the world.  It has travelled to 8 different houses, in 3 different countries, since then and has been lurking at the back of my shelves until a recent de-clutter. 

The book? It is ‘365 Inspirations for a Great Life’,  by Lynda Field,  and I thought that I would share today’s entry as it fits so brilliantly with where I am in my life at the moment.  As I am de-cluttering my ‘good’ and working towards clarifying what I actually want, so that I can release anything which doesn’t fit with that, this exercise helps to check in with how I am doing. Thought you may like to use it to check in too.  There can never be enough reminders of our dreams after all!

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Taken from Lynda Field’s ‘365 Inspirations for a Great Life’

June 9

Creating Happiness

No, you can’t buy satisfaction but you can create it. You have the power to change your own life for the better. Decide to start now!

  • Take a pen and a piece of paper and write along the top ‘Six Things I Most Want to Do in My Life’.
  • Write your list.
  • Now, look at each of your items and ask yourself this question: ‘Am I working towards doing any of these things?’
  • Recognise your dreams and then begin to make them happen.

You can never buy a happy life, you can only achieve it.

So go on, get that piece of paper and pen.  Get writing and reminding yourself of your dreams.  Check in with your actions and create the life you want.

Arohanui

Y

www.becominghealthy.co.nz