2012 was all about The Fabulous Times! A wild inspirational year of adventure, travel, creativity, marathon running, blogging and laughs. I thought i’d take a moment to reflect and share some of the fabulously inspirational life lessons I’ve learned along the way.
1. Trust in your own nature: You have it inside you to know the best thing to do. To trust in your own creative decisions, your personal taste, your gut instinct, trust in your own calling no matter what. You are different to everybody else, your personal judgment is valid and will steer you in your life.2. Less is more: Never thought I’d be writing this!! I’ve always been a mild hoarding type. Travelling has meant shedding excess baggage, unwanted items, clothes I was saving for a rainy day but never really wore.We only use around 80% of what we own, get rid of what you don’t use. Give things away, it feels great, give something away to charity. Letting go of material possessions can feel cathartic and liberating.
3. Focus your thoughts: Every thought you have results in how you act, behave, what you say, your actions form your habits. Habits create who we are, our everyday selves. Focus on what you enjoy everyday, think, blog, talk, share in what you enjoy, your passions, loves, ambitions, goals and you will attract what you love into your life. Stay focused on what you love.
4. It’s the little things: Be grateful everyday for the details the smallest things that make up the World around us. Revel in the senses; indulge in sights, sounds, taste, the joy of a warm shower, the warm sun on your face, the sound of a friends voice, savor the taste of your first cup of tea in the morning. Stop and notice the little things. To appreciate the detail, the smallest aspects of daily life and truly enjoy them will make everyday more fabulous.
5. Take things one step at a time: Whether your running a marathon, creating a business, training for a sporting activity, trying to loose weight, whatever. Don’t focus on the end goal. Take each day independently. Achieve greatness in little things. Congratulate yourself after each small achievement. Back in January I decided to run a marathon, 27.5miles! In February when I was pretty out of shape, hadn’t run since high school I started by jogging for 5minutes and felt happy in my achievement, though that 5minutes seems like a small amount now, this was an achievement to me as a none runner. Focus on the smallest things and congratulate yourself after each success you accomplish. Everyday is a journey and makes up even the largest of goals you set for yourself. Take joy in the smallest achievements.
6. Be flexible: Do not be rigid in your plans, emotions or goals. Be flexible, be open to change, don’t be afraid to change your mind.
If you change the way your thinking you’ll find situations look a little different. Change your thoughts and you’ll be amazed at how you can change your life. Stay Fabulous.