Sunday, April 25, 2010

Taking the Pressure off

Firstly, please allow me to apologise (as I did on my other blog) for not posting here as often as I would like to.  I discovered over my Easter break, the computer is not always conducive to me being happy.  So I have been more focused on happiness provoking tasks.
It was amazing how that simple realization has helped.  I needed to remove the pressure of feeling like I had to be a certain person or do a certain thing.  With our family's health issues, I realised it was a learning time for me.  What I have learned about myself over the past 4 months has been that I really can change commitments; whether they are commitments to myself or commitments to others.  I have also learned that having less commitments in my diary is better for my family and being ok with having less commitments than I would like was a step for me.  And to quote my friend Fiona from Thursday night, life is like climbing Mt Warning.  You can only get there one step at a time.  If I don't know the answers today, having a goal of knowing all the answers in a week or two weeks may only be setting me up for a fall. When I get two weeks down the track and don't have the answers, what then?  My reaction has been to become upset because I had this goal and I didn't achieve it.  I don't need to have all the answers, I just need to know what my next step will be in finding the answers or as close to the answer as I can.  Knowing that I only need to focus on 'the next step' in the investigative journey is more manageable for me right now.  I guess you could say I'm eating the elephant, one bite at a time.  And when I'm finished this mouthful completely, then and only then will I attempt to take another bite.  And if this mouthful is too hard to chew or doesn't taste all that great, I can always get rid of that mouthful and take another bite from a different part of the elephant and see what it tastes like.  Eventually I will eat the whole thing.  All in good time.  What is the elephant you need to eat and where will your next bite come from?  Do you need to finish with chewing this mouthful because it doesn't taste all that good and take a bite from somewhere else?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So Change the Rules!

I remember at the conception of this idea, my friend Mel reminded me that this project could be ever changing.  Even though we set some boundaries and guidelines at the start, sometimes life changes and therefore we might need to move the goal posts.  Well, I've decided today, that's what I'm doing.  Although my goals this year cover many areas of my life, I have felt over the last month that I have found myself enjoying things that aren't necessarily directly working towards my goals.  I've taken a photo of that moment of course however I haven't felt comfortable including it in my Lifescrap365 Journal as it's not DIRECTLY working towards my goals.
For this month and moving forward, I am going to take photos of what makes me happy for my journal.  The things that I get that internal warm feeling about; the feeling of gratitude.  Mostly it probably will be something that will move me towards my goals.  Other times, not so.  It may be something I do for simple enjoyment.
Is it time you reviewed the goal posts for your year?  If you need to, do it.  It's rewarding.  This week I have taken the plunge and decided to step a little further into another craft that I have dabbled in before.  The results that are happening in other areas of my life are amazing.  What is it that you can dabble in to get your mojo back?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Photos of March

Well as things start to sort themselves out health wise with my family, I feel more motivated and inspired to create.  I have just this morning finished March's Lifescrap page.  Check out the slide show down the right hand side of the blog to see snippets of how I worked towards my goals last month.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Catching up

My friend Mel, who co-writes a blog with me, sent me this link over the weekend to help keep me get back on track with Lifescrap365.  Really though, this link is great motivation for anyone.  Have a read:
It reminded me about all I have in my life and all I am grateful for and that, after all, is the reason we have goals in the first place, and definitely what I wanted to remind myself when setting out on this journey.  I hope you find some motivation for whatever you are doing in this message as well.