The secret to actually achieving your goals in 2015

Achieving your goals

As we reach the final days of the year I’ve been taking time to think about what I’ve achieved and what my goals are for the upcoming months.

So much has changed for me over the last few years and it still amazes me that only 3 years ago I was still in a full time job that I hated, feeling lost, unsure of myself and with no idea which direction to head in.

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Do you make space in your life for rituals?

Rituals

Over the last few years, I’ve learnt that slowing down, taking time to live in the moment, and making space for rituals is a natural and easy way to bring more joy into your life.

For me, rituals come in all forms. They are the habits that bring you a daily sense of contentment, they are moments that relieve you from the hustle and bustle of the world outside, and they are a chance to turn mundane and ordinary activities into something very special indeed.

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Why I love putting my dreams on hold

Where do you escape to?

Winter: Muddy welly boots. Steaming cup of tea. Log burner blazing. Home made cakes. Wild deer grazing.

Summer: BBQ’d sausages. Long warm nights. Bumble Bees buzzing. Sunshine snoozes. Swallows darting.

Just a few of the wonderful things I experience when staying at Molly Dishwasher; a simple but cosy little wooden shepherd’s hut in the middle of the beautiful British countryside.

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Feel like giving up? Read this.

Just keep going 2

On Friday I cried. Not full blown uncontrollable tears of grief, but tears all the same.

I wasn’t successful in bagging a piece of work that I desperately wanted. And I felt sadness for it. It was a moment when I felt I had failed. A moment when things hadn’t gone to plan. A kink in the journey that challenged my strength.

I know as well as anyone that success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes trial and error, ups and downs, highs and lows, fun and laughter as well as sadness and tears.

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Is fear holding you back from what you really want to do?

Jim carey quote final

Jim Carey. A man who is known for entertaining huge audiences, playing the fool, making people laugh and generally being a big, bold and loud character. Hardly the quiet and retiring type that I usually like to shine a light on.

However, I recently watched a short but inspiring video of Jim Carey making a speech at a graduation ceremony which is also where the above quote came from. Within this speech he shared a tale about his father who always longed to be a comedian, but who instead chose the ‘safe’, ‘practical’, ‘less scary’ road, and got a job as an accountant.

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How to claim a boost of energy

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Today’s guest post is by fellow introvert and Founder of Exploring Your Depths, Cathy Carpenter.

When I sat down to write this guest article, I was exhausted. I had a busy prior week and a busy weekend, and I wasn’t able to claim much introvert time for myself to rest and recharge. I was at a loss as to how I could boost my energy enough to write my article about introverts and energy!

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