I chose to start this blog to record my path to a simpler, happier and more productive life, however I seem to have forgotten this in the excitement of starting to write publicly for the first time. I have decided I need more structure in my life to help me work towards where I want to be, plus I suspect this blog would benefit from a bit more structure.
I am intending to review my personal progress at the end of each month and discuss how I’m doing and perhaps ask for help if I’m struggling. I know I already have my posts about the wheel of life, but at the moment I see these as a separate topic, but maybe I will combine in the future. I also have my posts reviewing what happened in the previous month, but I intend to leave them as a review of my blogging progress.
Alright, I know; I keep talking about my goals, but don’t seem to progress. I have recognised this myself this month and it has irritated me, so I’m sorry if it has bored you. I think there have been areas that I need to focus on, but subconsciously I haven’t wanted to think about them. Well, I’ve decided not to give into the procrastination and I’ve started working through The Goal Setting College tutorial. I admit I’m only halfway through the first exercise, but it has already got me thinking a lot. I will post more when I’ve finished the exercise.
I don’t need to finish identifying my goals to recognise I need to do something about my weight. I thought I was heavy when I posted in March, but unfortunately I’ve have continued to put on weight and have now made it to 70kg (unfortunately heavier than my husband). Tomorrow I am going to the gym and intend to focus on my exercise and eating habits this month. I will post my progress in these monthly posts and if I feel brave enough will include photographs to show progress like John Stone (the photographs were taken last night). I know this will be tough, but it will help with several of the components of happiness particularly sleep and attractiveness so will be worth the effort.
I’m not sure at the moment if I am going backwards with the number days backlog I have on my task list or if I am getting better at recording all my tasks. I am starting to feel more in control of my tasks, but have to admit that having a pages long list is not good. I currently have 74 days worth of outstanding tasks, an increase of only one day since the 18th July!
Having had a slow June in terms of reading, I’ve done great in July and read 10 books. I haven’t written reviews for these books, but as I’ve started moving my previous reviews on to my blog I am inspired to start writing reviews again.
- The boy in the striped pyjamas (Amazon)
- Artemis Fowl and the opal deception (Amazon)
- Camelot’s sword (Amazon)
- Eldest (Amazon)
- Perilous Gard (Amazon)
- Cry of the Icemark (Amazon)
- The Abortionist’s Daughter (Amazon)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Amazon)
- Something Rotten (Amazon)
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Amazon)
Through websites such as Bookcrossing and BookMooch I am learning to pass on many books and only keep the ones I really love, which means several of these books are now available. I will add the books to BookMooch soon, but if you are interested in any of my available books please leave a comment and I will either add a link to my Bookmooch profile or add a list of available books here. I’m happy to post books internationally.