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Identify Your Passions and Do More of What You Love

28th January 2020

Identify your passions and do more of what you love - Natasha Denness Coaching (photo of an Eames rocking chair)

Do more of what you love

Why hello there! I hope life is treating you kindly. It’s been a while since I last published a blog post. After 12 years of blogging, writing here feels like connecting with a dear old friend. It’s good to be back.

I hope your year and decade got off to a fantastic start. 2019 was a tough year for me, so I approached 2020 with an abundance of compassion and loving kindness, while being grateful for each day as it unfolds.

I’ve been gradually reconnecting with my daily habits – park runs at sunrise followed by meditating and writing my morning pages (a process of writing a three-page stream of consciousness as outlined in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way). It doesn’t always flow as seamlessly as it sounds. On the days when I experience some resistance, I simply take a break.

Identify your passions and do more of what you love - Natasha Denness Coaching (photo of a sideboard and mirror)

Identify your passions

To plan for the first quarter of the year, I did two things; I updated my business plan and I wrote down ten things that I’m currently passionate about. Neither task took long to complete and in doing so, I gained a sense of clarity over my life and work and how I want things to look and feel moving forward.

I find creating a list of the things I love extremely insightful. The list often changes depending on the season and it helps me to identify if I’m honouring my passions. For me, the best planning exercises are the simple ones. When I approach my life and work in a clear and uncluttered way, I’m better able to see what I want, and I’m less likely to lose sight of where I’m heading.

More of what you love

Is this something you do? If not, and you’d like to try it, you may wish to include the things you love, the things that are important to you and the things that are valuable for your happiness and wellbeing. You could also include what you’d like more of, plus anything you once enjoyed that may have got lost along the way.

There’s no right or wrong way to approach this. The purpose is to simply check in with yourself in the present moment. It’s a quick process that can yield some helpful results. Often when we strip things back to the basics, we can gain fresh insight and clarity. This can help us to take the necessary steps to do more of what we love and less of what we don’t.

Identify your passions and do more of what you love - Natasha Denness Coaching (photo of a chair, bag and trainers)

A new home

I’m writing this post from my new digital home. I’ve no idea what version this website is, but it’s the first site I’ve designed and built myself. I knew exactly what I wanted, so I rolled up my sleeves and got stuck in. I hope you find it easy to navigate, I certainly enjoyed putting it together.

Further reading

Uncover your dreams and aspirations for the year ahead
Setting my intention for the new year with a word
12 insightful questions to help you plan your year

Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time, I’ll see you over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Susan Earlam 28th January 2020 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Big fan of your newsletter Natasha and I love the new look! Congratulations!

    • Natasha 28th January 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Sue, that’s very kind of you!

  2. lucy 28th January 2020 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    It’s great to see you blogging again. What you’ve written today has really resonated with me. Thank you!

    • Natasha 28th January 2020 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Lucy. I’m pleased you found the post helpful.

  3. Stacey Sheppard 28th January 2020 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I really love this idea. It’s so simply but I would never have thought to write down the things I love, but doing that would make you so much more aware of whether or not you’re doing enough of it. I’m going to try this tomorrow.

    • Natasha 29th January 2020 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Stacey, for your kind comment. I hope you find the process helpful.

  4. freshdesignblog 7th February 2020 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Welcome back, your new design is great! I love your simple, clear and uncluttered approach – both to the design of your website and your way of identifying focus and passions. Look forward to reading more!

    • Natasha 8th February 2020 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind comment. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. KarenAnita 8th February 2020 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I’ve just tried doing the list of 10 things I’m passionate about and it’s definitely been an eye opener. Actually found it quite difficult!

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