The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2015 and Hello 2016!
Hello 2016, am I looking forward to welcoming you!
The end of the year is but a few days away and if you haven’t already wound down for the holidays then I’m betting it won’t be that long until you do.
This week I’ve worked less and decided I wouldn’t blog (even though I now have!) and today I’ve found myself a little lost.
What will I do with myself?
Asking that question I realised for a few years now I’ve dedicated myself to learning, selling my offline businesses and developing this travel blog.
I also realised in doing this I’ve lost contact.
Contact with friends, contact with myself and contact with the outer world.
I’ve been sitting here today procrastinating, about getting ready, jumping in the car and driving to the store to buy a few last minute things for Christmas.
I’ve left it to the last minute because I’ve been busy with learning, doing and developing.
There has been little time for being this year, which I know is starting to take its toll on my wellbeing.
2016 will be different and although I haven’t yet sat down to map out and put it all down on paper how I want it to look, it’s all whirling around in my head.
I’ll make the time before the 31st and sit down and dump everything that’s been whirling around to say hello 2016 properly. I know one of the most important items on the list will be self-care.
Yep, I’m going to be #1 on my list. My working day won’t start unless I spend time with myself meditating, moving my body (in a yet-to-be-determined way that I love!) to get my blood pumping and the accumulated fat melting! Plus I will be eating healthy.
Don’t get me wrong I DO ALL of these things but not consistently enough that makes me happy.
I’ve never been one for routine, I dislike it immensely, give me spontaneity any day. Give me that freedom to wake up and decide what I FEEL like doing on any given day.
Those are the days reserved for travel, holidays, vacations and short trips away aren’t they?
I know I’m not alone in this quest to make more time for myself, to do the things that make my heart sing, to make time to slow down. And for life not to dictate ITS terms to me and for me to be in control of my days, just the way I want them to pan out.
With that comes discipline and accountability, sounds funny doesn’t it, having to be accountable to me, and have the discipline to take the time to meditate? Shouldn’t that yogi-ness come naturally?
It’s all about values and priorities and my values will also get a (re) visit when I sit down with my list, for without knowing what is most important to me, I can’t design 2016.
2015 has been a great year in year in some aspects and an absolute crap year in others for Kevin and I.
We’ve felt the sorrow of yet another of our parents dying suddenly and had staff steal money from our business (I’m talking the cost of a house!)
I’ve made other rubbish judgements and listened to the advice others, which lead to other costly business disasters. I didn’t trust my gut!
I did start a podcast with my good friend Mel and now podcasting buddy over at The Activity Pod. That has been a lot of fun, PLUS we’ve met some tremendous people with some excellent advice and help around the topics of productivity, accountability and focus. We have a great line-up of guests for 2016, so if you haven’t listened in yet, do come and join us and say Hi!
We’ve also had some cracker times in 2015, travelled more interstate and overseas and after 12 months of having my offline businesses on the market will settle the sale in January. Happy days!
Our other business will also be sold at a loss, thanks to bad judgements and the theft.
At the end of January, we’ll be free to design not only the next chapters but also entirely new books.
It’s both exciting and scary at the same time
I have an inkling of WHAT I want to do; however, at this stage, I’m not sure HOW that will happen and I am perfectly happy with that.
Yes, it’s about travel, perhaps I will unveil the best-kept secret I’ve been keeping to myself for the past 12 months while everything else had my attention.
Wherever you are reading this in the world, know that I appreciate your support, reading my posts, connecting with me on Facebook every day.
Have a wonderful Christmas time and remember it’s only one day and doesn’t last forever if you aren’t looking forward to the day itself.
How has your 2015 been and are you looking forward to saying hello 2016?