One thing about this weekend which was wonderful was the way that I was able to connect with people in my life for different needs. I traded one friend some fabric for a sewing project she was willing to do, another friend came by to take a look at my computer and see what was eating my hard drive. And today, I am heading to a friends new bike shop to trade in my current winter riding bike for a different one! It's a really wonderful experience to be able to trade or go to people in your life for those things we need! I am so grateful for that, it creates ease and creates opportunities to give back to them.
Speaking of giving back--we can not draw from an empty well. I sometimes lack balance in my life, in my day to day routine and it is an aspect of life I am tackling head on. Especially with the start of the new year, work is busy and I am taking on more classes, more clients and the gym is busier. What I don't want to lose is my OWN workout time, my own downtime to read (even industry items) and my own time to refuel by making sure I go to church and read the bible when ever I have a chance.
I am going to implement what some bloggers do in that they post workouts they have done for accountability sake. It will be in the side bar of the blog and I will update it weekly with what I have done. Tuesday I am planning on taking some time to hammer out the details of what my routines will look like!
Other than reading Christian living, memoir and some fiction, I really love reading feel good, self help books like this one that was suggested to me: The Success Principles. Even just skimming through the table of contents I can see this will be a great and probably fast read despite being so hefty! There are chapters like:
- Take 100% responsibility for your life
- See what you want, get what you see
- Be willing to pay the price
- Face what isn't working
- Redefine Time