A Better Me

Gidday 2017. How the heck are ya?

I was wondering what you might have in store for me this year and then I heard you chuckle and tell me I had to figure that one out for myself. Fair enough, I guess.

So, as always at this time of the year I did a stock-take of my life and tried to imagine what it would look like one year from now (cue Baywatch model in red bikini swimming in an ocean of hundred-dollar bills).

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Then I stopped daydreaming and realised I already have the basic blueprint nailed … awesome family, great friends, enjoyable work etc. In other words, the external stuff is pretty great and I’m grateful for it … it’s the internal workings that could do with some improvement.

Don’t get me wrong I’m a pretty happy go-lucky type and it takes a lot to get me down, but I’m far from perfect. I have days I just can’t be bothered. I have days where I feel like that hamster on the wheel and I wonder what the point of it all is and days where I feel like I’m wasting my time on this earth and could be doing so much more.

I know this is normal and we can’t be happy all the time … but this year I’m striving to get those percentages up. I’m striving to be more compassionate, more patient, kinder (especially to myself) and grateful.

I’m going to be kinder to my body and try to get it moving more often and fill it with more nourishing food.

I’m going to be kinder to my soul and fill it with inspiring thoughts, nature’s beauty and children’s laughter.

And I’m going to be more understanding of those around me and remind myself that they probably weren’t put in my path just to piss me off, but they probably have a lesson to teach me.

So take a good look everyone because this is the me to be. The same ol’ girl, just a bit more ‘Zenified’ (if that’s not a word, it should be ūüôā )

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Happy 2017 everyone and thanks for reading.

 

 

Finding My Bliss

So, it’s that time again – Yes, you guessed it – ¬†‘New Year’s Resolutions.’¬† Those three words usually make me cringe every year – probably because every year I usually drum out the old favourite – “To Lose Weight” – and those three words make me cringe even more!

So, this year I have thrown the old favourite out the window and put a bit more thought into it – well 5 minutes at least, which is an improvement already on previous years!

I have decided that my New Year’s Resolution for 2012 is to ‘Find My Bliss!’ And not just find it – but find it every day.

Now if you think that sounds ultra corny – which it probably does – and have already selected Start, Shut Down on your computer, I won’t hold it against you … but if you haven’t – then this is my plan of attack:

1)¬† No matter how small or insignificant it may seem – I will find my segment of ‘bliss’ every day.

For example :¬† Today I was still tired from New Years Eve,¬† kids were grumpy from late nights and husband was getting bored and ready to be back at work …. but I can distinctly remember 2 segments of bliss : An uninterrupted shower and a drive to the beach at dusk – fantastic!¬† Now if¬† you are thinking – what’s so great about that, I can do that whenever I please – well I have three words for you : “You Lucky Bastard!”¬† However, jokes aside, obviously¬†‘bliss’ is a highly personalised experience and¬†everybody’s will be different, but I reckon if¬†I can find my ‘bliss’ everyday then I am on to¬†a good thing.

2)¬† I will not let others ‘Lack of Bliss’ interfere with mine.

Now, that sounds like a hard one!  But I am determined to try Рbring on the Positive Thinking I say!

3)  Let go off the guilt.

If my children have a melt down I am not going to blame myself.  If I want a chocolate biscuit I will have one and I will savour and cherish the taste.  If  I have had no sleep because the kids have been sick (or I have spent all night blogging or on facebook) then I will treat myself with a cruisy day and NOT FEEL GUILTY!

Oh … I like the sound of number 3!

Anyway, enough of my rambling.¬† I think you get the¬†gist of my New Year’s Resolution for 2012.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to¬†you all.¬† Would love to hear your comments or New Year’s Resolutions – if¬†you make them.

Keep smiling,

Kat x