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14 Feb 2011

motivations

I have a rough plan of action (and non-action). To achieve a couple of big things that I've, painfully slowly, been working on. I know many people jump in with NY resolutions, but I prefer to take the Winter to reflect and simmer. And simmer away I have.




My philosophy for this year is about Quality.

More precisely, quality over quantity. I huge life-long issue for me. Always wanting to do more. Either achieving my goals and feeling burnt out, or just as often, always busy and yet never accomplishing much. It incorporates the focus and simplicity that I've been nurturing throughout the previous year.

Some motivations (not keen on the word goals)...

work on my book
take many photos
consider promoting my art
nap regularly
read more fiction
never, ever compare my achievements with other bloggers
change the world in small ways
daydream
cultivate friendships
nourish my body

It may sound like a nice sweet list. But if you know me at all, you know these are all significant shifts. Some difficult ones. All necessary ones.

Astrologically, this year won't be the tough task master of last year, (knocked most of us sideways, huh?) but it's still going to require perseverance and work from us. I hope you have found clarity, or at least some, to get you moving forward this year.

10 comments:

  1. Welcome home! Glad you are getting settled. I like your motivations, especially nap more often. I'm always surprised how much better the day goes with a nap.

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  2. lovely to see you back in this patch....you do sound gloriously clear and refreshed {to be pronounced 'refresh-ED' -- it's more clarifying that way...lol}

    what a delicious list of motivations...and i must say i rather like your fortnightly plan..so much so that i might steal it, seeing as how i've been wrestling with trying to co-ordinate such a thing myself. the pendulum of the bloggy love-hate cycle has been swinging wildly as i try to prune the tangled hedge of "things to let go of" lol.

    so a hearty 'welcome back' and thanks for the mind-fodder..

    xoxo

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  3. You sound refreshed...

    Love your motivations too. Esp. napping regularly. I love napping. We are big weekend nappers.

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  4. I love your list!! I love to blog, but I do tip into the "too much" category for sure. My kids often try to remind me to stay balanced. Good for you to give yourself that time, I hope I can do the same :).

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  5. Welcome back hun. glad your time in the uk gave you such clarity. love your list, especially the part of napping more (yep, 5 weeks in and i'm feeling sleep deprived lol)

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  6. Wonderful list. I so appreciate all you insights and your way of creating meaningful community in the blog world.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Love form Eva

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  7. I'm so with you on this! I love your schedule for blogging - that's something I need to work on to carve out some more off-line time for myself.

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  8. Lovely list! I want to nap more often, but what with my wanting to accomplish so much this year, I'm going to try dedicating one month to focusing on rest (and if I manage to get preggie later this year, I'll be napping at every opportunity, anyway).

    Cultivating friendships really stands out to me. My two favorite mamas to hang out with both moved away from me recently. I really depended on them for companionship.

    And I really have to back off blogging, too, at least some of the time. Don't really have a schedule, just focusing on my list and using blogging as sort of a 'break' from doing. I have missed the giving and receiving of comments, though. I notice I've been on facebook at lot more because I am seeking interaction but don't have time to read a lot of blogs.

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  9. What a lovely list, you inspire me also to focus a bit more on quality.

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  10. Welcome home to place & knowing.

    I agree on simmering in the winter months. It just makes sense psychologically..biologically..

    I like "daydream" the most..:)

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