Life Makeover – Week 5

What is the one thing that every person on this earth often bemoans the lack of? If you guessed money, you would be wrong. If you guessed happiness, you would also be wrong.
The one thing that (almost) every person on this earth (regardless of race, creed or colour) lacks and wishes that they had more of is of course ‘Time’. If I had $1 for each time that I have heard someone say “Where has the year gone?”, “Time moves so much more quickly these days” or “I wish I had more hours in the day” then I wouldn’t be counting pennies today. Continue reading

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Life Makeover – Week 4

Now that I am getting back into the swing of things and working with schedules, I have put these posts onto a weekly schedule as well.
For those who missed Weeks 1-3 you can find them on the sidebar under “Categories”.
What I am doing is working through Cheryl Richardson’s book “Life Makeovers” and asking you to join me for the journey.
So to recap what we have done so far:
* Week 1 – Thought about our accomplishments for the past year and made a list of them. We then gave ourselves a pat on the back. Bet you didn’t realise that you had accomplished so much until you had it in front of you in black and white?
* Week 2 – Looked at our lives and worked out what quality we would like to develop further this year. I stated that I wished to work on my gratitude journal. I confess that I didn’t get much further than purchasing a book and making a few entries. I have now put it into my daily planner that is sitting in front of me so that I remember to do it each day until I no longer need reminding and it becomes a part of my daily routine. Continue reading

Changing Your Life – Week 3

I’m sorry for the break in these posts. Between the internet down and then having grandchildren over to stay, my time has not really been spent on the computer.
Remember last time I said I was going to write in my gratitude journal each night. Sadly, that lasted less than a week. *sigh*
I am the worst person at remembering things. My doctor has given up on prescribing daily stuff for me and if she does it always comes with a stern lecture. lol
I have pulled out my gratitude journal once more and this time I am placing it by my bed. It will only take a minute or two each night so I am hoping that this plan works. Continue reading

Improving Your Life – Week 2

So last week we were challenged by Cheryl Richardson in her book “Life Makeovers” to look at the past year, make a list of our accomplishments and then give ourselves a pat on the back for our wonderful achievements.
This week we are going to step forth and do something else.I must confess that I haven’t read this chapter until this morning so I’m as clueless as those doing this along with me about what our next step is…… Continue reading

Improving your life one week at a time

Earlier this week I picked up my books again and began my studies once again. Due to the many happenings in my life this year, I am so far behind in my studies it is bordering on the ridiculous. However I am hoping to chip away steadily and get back on track as soon as possible.
As part of this decision, I began a goal setting exercise that is ongoing.
I outlined goals both short, mid and long term and I am now in the process of working out the steps to achieve those goals. It’s an ongoing process because I keep thinking of new things to add or to tweak.
However goals should be fluid and subject to change so I am not concerned about making these changes. The important thing is the setting of the initial goal. Continue reading