Now that 2019 is well underway – gosh – February already – it will be Christmas soon!
(I really didn’t say that – one thing on your New Year Resolutions list of things to do this year, is to buy or make one gift a month!)
At the beginning of the year I traveled by train to Ballina on the north coast of New South Wales in Australia, (an 8 hour trip), to see my daughter.
I had plenty of time to think, without too many distractions. I was luck to have a seat to myself on the train, both up and back three days later! I spent the time organizing my resolutions for the coming year – things to do and books to write.
Fortunately, the list is long, and the motivation to rule out the jobs when they are done is enough to keep me going.
Motivation is a problem for many people, and I understand. There are some days that I really feel like staring into space, envying all my friends for their achievements, but not willing to do anything myself.
It is a trap we all fall into! But once you actually make yourself do something towards your goals, you actually feel better! Funny how that works!
However, please accept, that some days it is alright to relax, re-charge- and sleep if necessary. Factor it into your resolutions – one day a week for yourself – relaxation, meditation or just simply – doing nothing. It is good for the soul!
What resolutions did you make for this year?
Have you been distracted yet – or have you managed to start?
If you have begun your list, and actually crossed a couple off, I envy you.
To help you in your motivation – follow these steps:-
- Make a plan/list.
- Get up!
- If the list feels overwhelming, start with the simplest tasks first.
- Each day allow one hour to do something on your list – even if you don’t finish – it is progress.
Well, that’s all from me this month.
For all those in the Northern hemisphere who are snowed in – I hope it gets warmer. For all those waiting desperately for rain in Australia – let’s hope it arrives gently on your doorstep. For all those in Townsville, Queensland, having to cope with the mess of floods, I hope you can cope, and for all those in Tasmania beset by fires, I hope a deluge occurs to quench the flames.
Life and nature are harsh and difficult at times, but there is beauty and happiness, too – remember that.
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