Sunday, April 3, 2016

Day 254

Sometimes all you need is a pyjama day, a jigsaw puzzle and a cup of tea. Of course knitting and a movie are also in order!! I had that exact day on Friday and a bit on Saturday. Today I am a new woman! I am so revived and ready to tackle the world...or the week..!! Making it ever so relevant to have some down time. So sitting down to organise my month - I have scheduled in a pyjama day once a week! So please don't call me on a Wednesday! ;)

I went to a movie by myself on Friday - the cinema had a total of 4 people in there. In front of me there was a 'couple', 5 minutes into the movie the lady gathered her bag and popcorn and moved 3 rows in front of the man. The man shook his head, shrugged and continued to watch the movie. (I immediately thought I was eating my popcorn too loudly - for of course it would be about me!) Then the movie ended, she smiled at me and they walked out holding hands. I was a bit amused at what had happened - as well as a bit lost. 

In life, we are so determined to put our observations - or opinions - onto other peoples relationships or situations. We often try to explain or understand everything we see or encounter. Observation or listening or taking things as they are is an amazing skill to have.  It is so important not to jump to conclusions about other people, as we never know what is going on in someone else's life. For all I know, she needed to move closer to the screen because she forgot her glasses!! 

...Until Tomorrow xox

Friday, March 25, 2016

Day 253

What happens when things fall in place? When you have surrounded yourself with awesome, motivating people and push through the tiredness and 'just do it' attitude (even if you feel like you are dragging your feet) - life has a way of falling into place. So today I have just elevated with my Nutrimetics business - my team is growing and I love helping other people aim (and achieve) the things they are setting out for. AND my dog training business is falling into place - with over 10 enquiries just this week!! 

I may be tired and currently having a well-earned beer (and sleep in tomorrow!)! But am so pumped that all the hard work is paying off!! I was reading something just the other day about the 'fake (or faith) it till you make it' philosophy. I use to have this feeling that even my bestest poker face wouldn't be able to fool people! But I think sometimes what you think and what others perceive are two completely different things.

This was proved to me yesterday in Aldi - I was on a mission to get shopping completed before I had to start dog training, so I was slowly going aisle by aisle (as with everyone else in town - as I swear being closed on Good Friday = Apocolypse). When an elderly gentleman stopped me and said "you have very kind and beautiful eyes" I said thank you and smiled and he replied "You are very beautiful when you seem a bit too serious when you were shopping!!" It was really sweet, not a sleazy line at all. And a reminder to not take life too seriously - even when shopping for an apocolypse.

What it reminded me of though is we are who we are. Sounds vague doesn't it? But what I really mean is that people can see through your facade to see who you are. So be who you are and you will be beautiful and shine through. Also, never forget to compliment those around you who are beautiful too, you never know what it will mean to them. 

...Until Tomorrow xox

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 252

Today started on a better foot, I spent 10minutes when I woke up to meditate then I spent an hour at the gym with my phone OFF. I not only felt more like myself, but I was tons more productive. I think we all have those "down" days, where we can't quite get motivated (yesterday!) but in the wise words of one of my mentors - sometimes you need to put in a few months hard work to reap the benefits. And this is exactly what was said and is happening with the 100day challenge I am undertaking. I am working damn hard AND it's working, but I also recognise the importance of balance.

Today has taught me the importance of MAKING time for yourself - there are always excuses - always time to be "busy" and there will ALWAYS be a to-do list. Just make sure YOU are at the top of that list. You cannot be productive - successful - the best you, unless you look after yourself. What are the things you do to recharge, make yourself feel more like the you that everyone else loves?? 

Coming into Easter makes us all slow down and take some time. We are all living life at a more frantic pace - so take these holidays as a chance to remind yourself there is more to life than being 'busy', do what you love which will make your heart sing and you radiate happiness - the rest will fall into place. 

...Until Tomorrow xox


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day 251

I've let things lapse, I haven't been looking after myself as I should do. I have found myself 'too busy' for self care, and I have reached a point similar to where I was before I even started writing this blog...almost at exhaustion. I had a stern talking to myself today - I cannot continue the way I am going - or I will burn out. I am/was so busy making a living I forgot to focus on life. 

Business is going well, other work is awesome, bills are getting paid, savings building up...but personally? I haven't had a day off in almost 2 months, I'm short tempered, tired, flat and lack energy. And instead of doing great things I know revive me - exercise or blog or catching up with friends or hanging with buddy, I work harder, longer, strive for more then beat myself up for 'wasting' even a minute of my day. 

I will always be 'busy' and motivated and a go-getter, but somehow I have forgotten what the important things in life are - health, friends, family, relationships, freedom, LIVING!! So what to do?! How to make me be OK with the being aspect - and hopefully relishing in it again? Today I embark on my new 365day challenge - I will document it, I will relax (not just because someone tells me too!) and I will turn my life back into one that makes me smile and feel energised to be living!!

Life's not about judging yourself - we all fall back into those toxic habits - but about giving yourself the love and care when you need it. I need to focus on myself (not work or anything else). What toxic habit have you fallen back into?

...until tomorrow xox

Monday, January 11, 2016

Day 250

Time. It goes past us in a blink of an eye. How often do we say..."It feels like only yesterday" or "I meant to do that before it closed..." or how many people wish they had spent longer with their loved one before they passed? I bet everyone has been there before. Today I find myself in this situation, where I have been so focussed on work that I've let the "life" aspect slip. Oh, I am sooo good at saying "I'll just focus on this for a few months..." which turns into a year, or two...

What does it take to remind us that every minute we have is precious? Why fill these minutes with things we have to do, not with what we want to do. Of course we all need to have a job of some description, as while we are living the life we want, the bills still come in! But that's not to say that every waking moment is spent in the monogomy of work or better yet, when you are at work, you do what makes your heart sing, so it feels like play!

I have been having a few ideas roll around my head lately, about the 'what-ifs'. Which is a waste of time, as things in your life come and they go...memories are made, and no amount of 'what if' talk can change the past. So I have embarked on a 100day goal journey with the business bakery. Which is holding me accountable. My first instinct (and even 11days in I am still going strong) was to focus on work!! (Surprise surprise!) Yet the one thing I need MOST is self-care. So I have begun to also do 2 things a day that are entirely for me. Hence why I have chosen to pick my blog back up. 

This blog was started after a serious life changing event. It has carried me through many different times, and has been a bit of a rollercoaster! But for me, it has been so self-rewarding and therapeutic, the only reason I can think of that I stopped, was because of the illusive time. So, my question to you all, is what area to you let slip if you don't think you have enough time in the day? If the world were to end tomorrow, would you be happy right where you are??!

...Until Tomorrow xox

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 249

Today I realised its been awhile. Life has taken off in full force. My businesses are going nuts and when I'm not 'working' on the ground I am developing databases, timelines, plans, networking etc. I've let some things slide...not because I want to, but because they are not quite the priority or what is making me think! But sometimes in life you don't always need to finish things immediately. I will continue on this blog - and on another (for dogs!) more regularly. 

You know what hit me tonight? I play words with friends, mainly with my mum and we have about 100 games going. Great fun. It's now about who can play the highest word, as opposed to who wins at the end, less about wanting to beat the other person and more about beating your previous score. That's how life should be. Less about 'winning' the big if picture and more about enjoying the thrill of the here and now. I admit I am one to get caught up in the bigger picture.. Is this what I want forever?! But no, you don't need to know what you want FOREVER you just need to be happy with what you are RIGHT now! 

What are your daily reminders to enjoy today? What makes today the 'highest score yet'?!

...Until Tomorrow xox

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 248

Today I ran 1.2km first time since my accident - relatively pain free. A HUGE step in my recovery. For those who have been listening to me for the past 18months, can understand the importance of this for me. 

My life over the past 18months has been up and down and sometimes sideways. It's not so much about the physical or emotional aspects, but on the whole, tiring ordeal. I think sometimes we forget how quickly our bodies adapt to change, yet we are left behind emotionally. I have learnt so much over this time - about myself, about change and also about PACING - not getting what you want straight away just because you want it. 

It's interesting how when you want something so bad, people say you can get it. What they neglect (or perhaps even know) is that you may get it, but it can take some serious time and effort chipping away toward the end goal. Also whilst you are doing that the end goal might of changed! I always want to get back into running - so that aspect hasn't changed a great deal, what has changed is my mindset and my method of doing so. Instead of running 6 months ago (which I could, but was in a lot of pain), I took my time building up strength in my legs, working at things I knew I could do - slowly.

Frustratingly slowly. But the time spent building up my strength has made the joy today so much sweeter. Oh there were times on the run where I was wondering whether I wanted to stop because of knee pain, or because of 'mental' pain (thinking there was pain but there wasn't). Needless to say I pushed through. 

The saying 'no-one said it would be easy' is definitely true, mental strength and stamina is needed...for all things in life. How much do you want it? How long are you ready to chip away at it? 

...Until Tomorrow xox