Monday, December 29, 2014

On New Year's Resolutions

There's something so cleansing and therapeutic about the clicking over of the clock at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We're all enamoured with the idea of a fresh start, an opportunity to cleanse ourselves of all our bad habits and get a start on the things we’ve forever been meaning to do, work towards the person we’ve always wanted to be.

Why is it that we feel the need for a permission that is higher than our inner selves to put any of these things into effect and start achieving our goals? Why can’t we give our own selves permission on any particular date, at any time? The need for symbolism in order to give meaningfulness and substance is so deeply entrenched in who we are.

Make goals every day, not just New Year’s Day. They don’t have to be huge, but turn your goals into habits and they will become part of the makeup of who you are. Then next year as the New Year rolls around, instead of writing out a list of goals that might seem like an unachievable mountain, celebrate all your successes from the previous year and look at the things they have brought into your life. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Spirit...

I’ve been thinking, what if you woke up like it was Christmas morning, every morning? Jumped out of bed with enthusiasm and vigour, announced your love for your family and your appreciation of everyone you held dear. 

Laughed and played games and didn’t feel guilty for eating naughty foods or staying up past your bedtime when you’ve got things to do in the morning.

 Didn’t spare a thought for the things that normally get you down. Worked super hard at your job like it was a pleasure just to be there, didn’t say anything mean to anyone all day and didn’t speak behind anyone’s back.  

Wore your favourite dress and laughed with open-mouthed abandon.

Sang songs and watched cheesy Hollywood films in the evening and fell asleep exhausted at night with a smile on your face. 

Not too bad.

How hard would it be to be this best version of yourself every day, or as many days as possible?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The power of positive thought

Earlier this year I visited Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing trip together and on the last day I randomly mentioned to him that my life would be complete if I could only pat a rabbit and a guinea pig that day. That evening we walked into a market and right there in front of us was a man at a table with a rabbit and guinea pig, asking for coin donations in return for patting his pets.

This might seem like a small deal, but since that moment I've been thinking about the law of attraction and whether it really exists, or a lot of funny coincidences just get thrown my way.
But the more I think about this, the more I wonder if it really even matters?

If you were wishing for something wonderful only to then have it happen in your life and it filled you with joy and positivity and inspiration, then does it even matter if it's only a coincidence? Does it lessen its beauty?

Even if positive thinking means that we just notice the good opportunities that are constantly in front of us more often, that counts for something. It counts for a lot.

Monday, December 1, 2014

About me...

Welcome to my little corner of the web :)

I’m a twenty-something girl from Sydney, Australia. I love tea, my cat, my boyfriend, black clothing, traveling (anywhere), writing, drawing, bohemian lifestyle and studying.

I work for a not for profit during the day and study business at night. I write musings in my spare time and you can read some of them here.

Right now I’m planning my next escape and trying to teach myself to play the ukulele.

This space is a happy place to document my ideas, wishful thoughts, bits and pieces of my everyday life and share things that inspire me.

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