For those that have - this is what got me started on my little journey. I would suggest you grab a pencil and a piece of paper. Watch the clip - its roughly 8mins. Let me know what speaks to you; its a simply exercise - simplicity works for me so this was right up my alley!
Please be aware that these changes I am talking about are not goals or bucket list ideals. They can more be described as Big Picture changes.
Like this....I am thinking of my life in, say, 7 years time. What do I see? What do I *want* to see?
For me that is the first step. Isolating what I want to see in the years ahead. And then asking myself the questions...what am I doing TODAY to ensure I see those results in the years to come.
Let me lay out some really basic ideas:
I want to still be married to the same bloke.So...how much time am I investing in my marriage? Is it my priority? How can I make it better? What does my marriage look like to my kids?
I would like to be debt free.So...how am I spending money? What am i teaching my kids about money? Am I informed of the lastest investment options? Do I want to work outside the home? Do I budget? How can I build towards this?
I want well-adjusted, socially adept, compassionate and motivated children.
So...how am I assisting my kids to develop these particular traits? What happens daily in our home to give them the best possible outcomes? Do I (we) model and embrace these traits?
I want to be technologically advanced and informed. But not dependent.
So...how do I temper this? What is necessary and what is unnecessary? What is useful and what is trash?
I want emphasis on relationships and quality of life.So...that means stepping aside from the game of 'oh, I am so busy doing blah blah blah'. I dont want to be busy. I want to be not busy. I want to read, play, create,engage, explore,love and maybe occasionally grocery shop cos we have to eat! :-)
Okay, so these are just some things. They are by no means the only things rattling around my brain. Are you getting me a bit more? I am not looking to necessarily tour Europe or sail the Caribbean...I am looking at nitty grittys.
What are your thoughts?