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 writing my morning pages (a process of writing a three-page stream of consciousness as outlined in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way) and meditating. 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
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 very 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.
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.
On the site, you’ll find the blog archive, my new three and six-month coaching programmes, as well as a selection of testimonials from my inspiring clients. I hope you find it easy to navigate, I certainly enjoyed putting it together.
If you’re seeking some coaching support, I’m currently taking bookings for Spring. To find out more about how my coaching can help you, please get in touch to book a free introductory call. I’d be delighted to hear about your goals and aspirations for 2020 and beyond.
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We all experience life differently, so please feel free to take the ideas that resonate with you. 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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