So here are some quotes that got me thinking this week about what it is I do with my time and what gets me buzzing:
‘If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything”- Martin Luther King Jr
“An idle mind is the devil’s workplace”- Unknown
“And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not” – 1 Timothy 5:13
In summary: idle minds do not produce any good thing.
They leave room for negativity to grow and manifest- this could be negativity in your life or you planting it into someone else’s.
An easy way to avoid this is to set goals; yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, as many as you like!
One of my goals for 2016 is to learn how to relax. I’ve made the mistake of thinking that total relaxation meant having nothing to do- wrong- relaxation is an activity or recreation that provides such relief; this could be by doing something fun and creative. Obvious yes I know, but we often forget the simple things when trying to deal with the more complicated things in life.
Don’t be afraid to set goals and don’t be afraid of not achieving them, be afraid of having nothing you genuinely want to work towards! It doesn’t have to be as serious as getting a graduate job, buying a car or saving X amount of money, these are definitely goals you may wish to have, but consider the ‘little’ things too like maybe redecorating your room or growing your hair to a certain length. Little things like this can be done over a varied length of time and it gives you something positive to look forward to daily. Any hobbies you want to perfect? Adventures you’ve always wanted to go on? Skills you’d like to learn? Start now! Or at least think about it, summer is fast approaching! Start with 5 for the year- 2016 is only 4 months in.
Here are a few of mine to help you brainstorm:
· Do yoga at least once a week
· Blog at least once a month
· Learn at least one new recipe every 6 months
Life is hard to enjoy when you have nothing to look forward to, so find something to look forward to!
All the best,