So it’s that time of year again, when I reassess and revaluate all that has come before and begin to make plans for all that I’d love to achieve in the next year.
I used to be quite indecisive when I was younger and sometimes I have a strong streak of that in me still but as I’ve got older I’ve formed a clearer picture in my mind of how I would love my life to be. Because I’ve made a big life shift in the last few months I have already spent time thinking about what it is I really want out of life, so that has made it easier to sharpen up the details. Obviously I’m not gonna share my resolutions with you but I can tell you that they are a mixture of huge and small things. I also don’t think of them as tasks to be accomplished by a certain date. I look at them more as things I’m gonna be aware of in the next year and things that I am going to consciously push towards making happen.
I’ve also decided to take a more productive step in celebrating the good things that happen. I saw this jar idea on pintrest and it’s one way of physically celebrating all the amazing thing that happen in your life.
All you have to do is get an empty jar and everytime something good/amazing/wonderful/funny happens, write it on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar. When next New Years Eve comes round, spill the jar open and enjoy reliving all the fab things that happened this year. It will help to build positive thoughts for the next year.
I’m normally really good at counting my blessings but I thought this would add some extra punch to it at the end of the year.
I thought I’d put up a few websites that I enjoy popping in to from time to time. I’m not for one minute suggesting that these will work for you but it’s good to have some signposts while you’re floating around in a sea of change.
For inspiration talks on a myriad of subjects I love www.ted.com It is like a rabbit hole of wonderment. I usually watch things on creativity and education but I know that there’s a whole world of information there when I am ready to access it.
I love the purposefairy website and always find something inspirational there. I really like this article on making a change for 1013:
I’ve not used the tapping technique but I think it is an interesting idea:
I love the SpiritJunkie movement and the Her Future website, which is a powerful, social network tool for women only. There are inspirational blogs and chat rooms to visit when you need a little boost and you’re nowhere near your own support network.
I get the newsletter from this site http://talentdevelop.com sent to my email and I enjoy dipping into it and reading all the interesting articles.
For powerful and inspirational politics I follow Michael Moore http://www.michaelmoore.com I’ve said it before he’s a voice of reason in a world of crazy.
I love the pinterest website. I’ve created a few boards of my own and I use it as a digital vision board, pretty much cos I’m too lazy to make an actual vision board! http://pinterest.com
And then of course there is The Secret – ask, believe and receive. http://thesecret.tv
Enjoy wandering and discovering. Don’t take everything to heart but do as I do and take what bits apply to you and disregard the rest.
p.s Still reading How To Be Good by Nick Hornby