Where do I want to be 3 months from now? At the beginning of the year I chose a word to focus on : peace.
In a 1960 copy of Webster’s New World Dictionary of American Language, peace is defined – 1. Freedom from war or civil strife. 2. A treaty or agreement to end war 3. Freedom from public disturbance or disorder, public security, law and order. 4. Freedom from disagreement or quarrels, harmony, concord 5. An undisturbed state of mind, a sense of mental conflict, serenity 6. Calm, quiet, tranquility
There’s a lot going on in my personal life which caused me to miss a lot of work. I run my own small business and work part time as a waitress. My biggest goal is to save money. Dave Ramsey, a finance guru, talks about the first baby step to financial peace is to save $1000. He also talks about how money management is 80 percent behavior and 20 percent head knowledge. I’ve read a few other business books to know the 80/ 20 Rule.
The 80/ 20 Rule is a principle Tim Ferris mentions in his book The Four Hour Work Week. ( I actually have a podcast episode where I talk about Paredos 80/20 Rule and Parkinson’s Law) it’s a way to produce the results you want without wasting precious time.
Watch the Podcast Episode here: https://youtu.be/ROpzCX8Ii-Q
All I need to do is work hard and spend less. I have to believe it’s not to late to start making the right financial decisions. I created a budget this month and I’m sticking to it!
Reading and Writing
I’ve been in the mood to write poems and reflect on a story I started a few month ago. I take this as a good sign that the depression fog is waning. Can I talk about how sad it makes me seeing all the poems I used to write, drawings, crochet projects, modeling shoots, that I don’t seem to have the energy to do any more? I’m slowly crocheting again. Slowly writing again. Slowly reading books again. Slowly, making progress very very slowly. I don’t want to discourage any form of creative impulse, can I throw myself back into my art? This is me giving permission to myself. F Scott Fitzgerald quote comes to me “I hope you learn it’s never to late to begin again. ” Or that part in Robert Frosts poem “so was I a swinger of birches, and so I dream of going back to be!”
Even if you aren’t producing art at the caliber you were doesn’t mean you are any less of an artist. 🧡
Health is the biggest form of wealth. It’s Spring so it’s the perfect time for forest baths. Forest baths, or shinrin yoku, is a Japanese practice to soothe the mind. Slowly I’m getting back into yoga and this practice will be a perfect routine to add to my daily yoga. Right now I do yoga when I wake up, just a few minutes of a few simple poses and I’ve noticed a shift in my gaze.
So there you have it, not much different than my Q1 goals. Practice yoga, give myself permission to go at my own pace, patience, and work harder and change my spending habits.
What about you, what are your writing goals this season? I think
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