Move it March Challenge

Welcome to the Move it March challenge. This challenge was inspired by my last blog post The Big to do. It is about getting all the things done that you keep putting off for weeks, months or even years. Not your normal stuff but the stuff that do not deem important. Sorting out computer files, clearing that cupboard, starting that project or hobby. Unless it plays a vital role in your day-to-day lives it tends to get pushed aside and room is made for the more important stuff.

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The thing is, when things get pushed aside they tend to eventually become relevant. As down the line you find that you have too many computer files and you can not remember where you filed certain things; or that cupboard is getting over crowded. When you do want to take time out to sort it out, you either get overwhelmed at the thought of spending a few hours on it or you feel as though that there is something a lot more important that you can be doing instead. Either way it gets pushed aside and you will end up with a massive of undone to do list. Bung that on top of your weekly or monthly goals and tasks and you end up with an overwhelming list that you think that you will not get through. The good news is, is that you will.

THINK IT      SAY IT      BELIEVE IT     WILL IT

How to start?

Easy, first things first write it down. All the things that you have said you were gonna do but didn’t no matter how big or small. Get it all. Create a brain dump in your bullet journal or planner. Or on a piece of paper.

Now only you know how you work and what ways work for you. If you are still discovering what it is, well this will be a great way to help you figure it out. You can incorporate your list with your other goals and tasks and make it happen or you can set aside a time. Whether be two days at a time a day at a time or bang it out in a week. Pending on what you have going on will determine how you will organise yourself.

For me I will be incorporating it into my daily life but with the majority of the time spent working on the big to do. I also have a challenge I be setting myself for my business as I want to inject some productivity on this . It is going to be a busy and I am already 6 days behind as I just thought of this idea yesterday so I have 6 days worth of work to catch up on.

If you are looking to make a difference this month and give yourself a good head start to the first quarter of the year March is the month to do that. Don’t disappoint yourself because you failed to make an impact on your life. I have been in this boat and sailed around that island for too long and there comes a time where you just have to roll up your sleeves and buckle down. There is no magic pill or answer except that once it is done, the satisfaction that you will feel, will be immense. Remember you are in charge.

Análaigh

Month of Love- keep it positive

month-of-loveI know, I know there are plenty of people out there who can not stand, shall I dear say it. Valentines day. There are so many negatives that are associated with the V word. Cheesey, exploitation, money, etc. For others, they like to take this day as a day of fun, happiness and a reason to go all out, when in normal circumstances, they probably wouldn’t have. Some people like to go the extra mile or two and others will spend their time moaning and groaning and giving out negative energy as to why they don’t celebrate V day. I mean who cares. If you don’t celebrate it and you don’t like it, then don’t  celebrate it, but please stop moaning. No one needs to hear that type of negativity.

I myself do not care either way. I see it as fun and at times needed. Not everyone is good at letting others know how much they mean to them. Why? Not because they don’t but because they tend to get caught up with the everyday grime of life and when it comes to going out not much effort goes into it. Others on the other hand are great at this at any time of the year.

Besides all of the above, no matter what, you can not escape it. All you need to do is walk into your local shop or go out shopping and displays of pinks and reds are right there in your face. Love it or loath it. Anyway, besides all this lovely scent of love in the air and loving your partner, and treating them to dinners and gifts and flowers. Not much talk goes to loving yourself. As human beings we get into a habit of neglect and the practice of not giving much thought in or to ourselves. We all know why, too busy dealing with life, self-hatred, self-doubt, self-belief being non-existent and the list goes on. It can be hard to love ourselves or remind ourself to love ourself.

KEEPING IT POSITIVE

If you are one of those who forgets about how important you are, how great you are and how valued you are. Use this month or this day to remind yourself. Remember it takes 21 days to form a habit so why not start today. Love is not just about being in a relationship with someone, it is about loving your friends, and telling them, your family and most importantly loving yourself.

Watch out for the month of love daily series. 28 days of love.

Happy V day peeps.

Análaigh

Are you investing in yourself?

invest-in-yourselfWe invest so much into our lives. Cleaning house, food and clothes shopping, going out with friends, family do’s. Because of this we make the assumption that we are making our lives better. To some point we are, especially if we manage to keep on top of these things that I have listed above. Investing in yourself goes beyond just the obvious and the immediate especially if you are looking to grow as a person. If you are looking to overcome certain flaws and improve on characteristics that you lack. There is so much out there to get to that point; Online, books, TV radio; they are all out there for us to drink and explore.

Some how we manage to not go the extra mile to better ourselves. We accuse time and money as the culprit to stopping us from doing something about it, when in fact it is all in our heads. There is no reason as to why we can not choose to better ourselves in one form or another. We spend time thinking about it, but end up doing nothing about it. Continue reading “Are you investing in yourself?”

Go with the flow ? or Go on your own?

followerWhat type of person are you? Do you like to go with the flow, see what is hot and what’s not or do you like to just do you? Is it all about the name or is it about what works for you? Do you feel pressured to conform to pick something and stick to it or are you comfortable in just going with what interests you? With social media presence on the rise and the need to be noticed to reach the height of success that you desire, what are you willing to do or not do to get there?

I myself go with whatever interests and what I want to do. My blog and vlog pretty much reflects the person I am. I find it hard to stick to one topic as I find that life in general interests me. So therefore I want to talk about it write about.  From a business or general outlook, that might be detrimental to achieving social media success, however, I need to be true to who I am. There maybe a day when I will just want to stick to a topic or an interest and concentrate on that, until then, I will continue doing what I am doing.

Competition has never been so fierce like it is today. Thanks to the interweb, and instant photo’s the bar is set up high these days and entry-level is looking a lot like a semi-professional one. However, do not let these things pressure you or sway you into jumping onto a band wagon for the sake of likes and followers. It is important now more than ever to be as unique and stand out as much as you possibly can, otherwise you will blend in and just be another ……… blogger or vlogger.

Some will be fine with that because what ever gets you there right? Going at it your way could be really hard to do to. People, fans , blogger and vlogger readers and watchers may not got you. But what’s more important? Your creative expression or popularity. Remain true to you.

Análaigh

Walking Shoes

the-walkWhether you are on a conquest to fullfill your destiny or beat fate at its own game, your journey can not go on without your walk. Ok that might be a little dramatic, but you get my drift. You can either choose to strut your stuff like you own it or you can walk bare feet and continue to walk on thorns. Either way we are all on a journey. There is no trains or planes, no bikes or cars just you and your paths and roads. Sometimes the paths and roads will have short cuts and can be quick and others are long and arduous.

These are the type of thoughts that are needed to keep you going. The struggle is all too real and sometimes not fun at all. When the days and weeks feel long and hard, the walking shoes just want to come off and you would want to perch yourself at the side of the road. Now there is nothing wrong in resting for a short while, but how many people and how much time are you going to let pass before you put back on your shoes.

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Beautiful things can still grow.

orchidsThere are too many moments in my life when I allow situations to bring up my stress levels. Business, environment, choosing a secondary school for my son, what to cook, what to wear, shopping and the list goes on and on. There are times when it is hard to find a happy or peaceful moment in a minute let alone a week or even a day. No matter how hard you try, sometimes life finds a way of beating you down. Sometimes this is our own doing and other times, it is just the way things are. However how we deal with it is entirely up to us. We can allow life to disturb our happy place or moments or we can create and hold onto them.

In life it can be just the little things that causes us anxiety and stress even if to other people they may seem small. To us they can start of small and grow out of control. What do you choose to do about it? I am always working on maintain happy moments days nad weeks in my life as we are only here for a short while. It is not easy but if you can find just that one thing to at least open the door it can grow from there.

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7 days

7-days

Ok it is 6.00am on Friday 16th September, winter is coming and it still amazes me the transformation from light to dark, as we draw near to the last quarter. It was only last week that at this time there was quite a bit of light. The early dark mornings fills my head with visons of socks on at home, a jumper, heating and hot coco. I really don’t mind the change, it just reminds me how wonderful this glorious earth is. It is like magic. A lot can happen in 7 days, we don’t always see it coming, whether it be subtle or drastic. Whether it will be something exciting, good, mediocre or bad. Sometimes the change can come from things that we have been doing weeks or months before or sometimes just out of the blue.

Well what happens when you haven’t had one of those weeks. Nothing has changed, well at least not much to write about or shout from the roof tops. I don’t know about you but I get those days where I feel as though it is time for a shift in my life, something that makes me feel as though that this week or next week is not the same as the last 10 weeks. Continue reading “7 days”