It’s gone past mid January and I’m still organising my personal space, time and things I’m doing during the year. I remember one year when I did this October onwards, the last three months of 2016 were with a forward focus mind set, something to remember for next year. I hate feeling behind and there not even earth moving tasks – trying to figure out what to do with the notes in my happiness jar will not change the world, but I may feel better for it and feel more organised.
In a video I watched recently of Carrie Green talking about overwhelm she mentions that it’s a good thing, really overwhelm and good go together? In a way I see what she means as it is a clear flashlight that you want to take your life in certain directions and take steps to do that. It starts with one small thing then another then another and you get the point. So I start with my small thing being this blog post.
Happy New Year Y’all!
At the very start of January I did some small but mighty tasks to propel me forward into 2018:
– I bought Your Best Year 2018 and have been filling it out, it’s lengthy but great – I’ve seen these each year and in 2017 bought a Leonie Dawson Workbook (fun but not really my thing now) and started Bullet Journaling and still do/will get back on it.
– A friend mass deleted her emails and I decided to do the same, 6000 to 6, not bad!
– I mass deleted photos off iCloud that no longer served the same purpose in my life (deleting off iCloud=gone forever, ok I still kept a few pics of our cats) I watched Pitch Perfect 2 while 14000 turned to 8000. I wondered why I didn’t get to the half way mark then realised that wasn’t my aim and it was 1am.
– I reorganised who I follow on Facebook and Instagram so that my feed is a resource of personal development, creativity and groups I want to add to such as the Miracle Morning community and Journaling Dangerously.
– Sorting my iCloud seems to be a smart move as I made my first investment of the year and bought an iPad. This so I can write on the go in cafes, keep track on top of social media and read people’s blogs. Perhaps I will do more we’ll see, it’s still new to me.
– I have been filling in my gratitude journal each morning, the great thing about it is that it is a diary so there is plenty of space. My usual writing format is: 3 things I’m grateful for, a paragraph of how I feel and tasks that day then space to write the tasks I did, resource I liked or quote of the day.
– I re wrote out my affirmations! That was on my to do list for a while, just half an hour of focused time really helped. My format for that is inspired by Hal Elrod by writing I am committed to (thing) by doing (something) for (however long) I then write a side note of something to remember to visualise.
– I have made a vision board 2018 with an outline of pictures showing what I am bringing into my experience this year!