Day 31

Queen of my own heart. Liver of my own life.

Former target of domestic violence.

Advocate for others who still are.

10 long years of sorrow, joy, heartache, love, pain, hope, regret, illness, gratitude.

10 years ago today since we left that house of horror.

Recovery is a life-long project … or feels that way at least.

Reach out to someone who you know has been there too. ❤︎

 

 

Day 21

Does it sometimes feel as though you are facing a familiar brick wall for the umpteenth time?

This frustrates me and induces high levels of stress.

Time for time out.

For Self-care.

Do it.

Day 11

Gravity may choose to leave?

“Your attitude determines your direction” (Megan again, Instagram).

This just seems so obvious.

And yet I see today that some are starting to question this basic principle, apparently because they’re “sick of hearing about it”.

I’m sick of hearing about gravity – but gravity doesn’t care. It ain’t gonna shift just cos I want something different for a change.

Or is it?

We’ll see ….

Day 3

Getting things done: making extra time

What if you could have an extra three hours in your day to achieve your goals and dreams! Well it’s happened to me – and the person doing the gifting is … me! Here’s how I do it … When I started this 500 day project I committed to getting up at four in the […]

Day 2

What is it that guides us?

Yesterday I alluded to the fact that we could “make a request to our maker” and be given instructions on how to achieve what it is that we desire. What did I mean by instructions? I also called it “guidance” further on in the piece and I think that’s a better term – one that […]

Day 1

500 days

How did this 500 day personal challenge come about? Blame Gary Vaynerchuck for one, though he’s not the only catalyst that inspired me to launch this challenge … there have been many others who inspired me to act over the years. Ultimately though, in time, the biggest inspirer of action has to be oneself, and […]

Discipline

I never learned to seriously discipline myself until now; now when I am breaking boundaries in my own life — now, when I am 55. So how did I get where I am today without self-discipline? How did I get through my professional training, my post grad studies, my pilot licence, my career, my life?

Pressure. I function really well under pressure; under the prospect of a tight deadline I can work like a dog from dawn to dusk, and through the night if necessary.

But that’s what I’ve done all my life and it hasn’t got me where I want to be, so “If you want something different you have to do something different” (Anurag Prakash Ray) ~ it’s time to embrace my increasing ability to self-discipline and make it my default mode.

If I do that, I can choose my activities and direct my destiny, rather than allowing myself to be swept up in a wave of self-inflicted (and irresponsible) pressure ❤︎