Monday, January 11, 2016

Plans for the Week #38


Quote of the day: 
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. -Martha Washington

We all strive for change, in different ways and sometimes the power that drives us wanes over time only to pick up again. Indeed the new year is such a time for lofty goals and new habits. In the end if one must succeed, great effort and and constant supply of will power is needed for sustenance.

The amount of things to do is limitless. However, one must chose wisely so as not to become overwhelmed. Keeping things easy and simple is always ideal. I am going into the new week with the following set of goals.

Plans

1. Go to bed by 11pm, and rise at 6am, giving me an extra hour to meditate, prepare breakfast and even do some reading.

2. Workout after rising, four times during the week. I started this in the previous week, and it gave me a boost of energy and clarity of thoughts during the day.

3. Devour at least one new book. I have a reading list for the month and i am on my second book.

4. Carry out some maintenance and editing on this blog.

5. Declutter things including my wardrobe and working space.

6. Spend less time on irrelevant things like idleness, gossip and unhealthy thoughts.

7. Create achievable future goals and keep dreaming big.


Have you made your plans yet? Create a challenge for yourself. You can make things easier if you visualise what needs to be done, and then set about ways of doing it. My warm wishes to you in this third week of January.

Peace always*


Current Listen: Wake Owl -Gold





48 comments:

  1. I think music a good tool for improving one's disposition. Good luck with you decluttering the wardrobe, I know the feeling well.

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  2. Don't think I'd want to get up at 6 am, but I can be in bed by 11 with ease, half there lol

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  3. Hello, another great list and plan for the new week. I think having a good disposition is important. De-cluttering is something that is on my list. Have a happy new week ahead!

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  4. A wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Happy and nice new year! I agree with the quote own disposition is very important and you have nice plans!. xoxo

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  6. Aspiring goals.

    Good disposition is vital.

    Have a blessed week.

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  7. Great goals. I need to work a bit more on my blog too.

    -Lauren

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  8. I have set myself a goal for the year. I plan to study garden history, with a view to visiting more gardens during the summer.

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  9. When it comes to decluttering (# 5 on your list), I am totally with you - my "secret" is not to accumulate all that much clutter in the first place. Also, I completely agree with you about keeping things easy and simple.
    Where idleness is concerned, though, I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing. Do we always HAVE to DO something? Does every minute of our lives have to be dedicated to "optimizing" ourselves? Idleness in itself can be wholesome, relaxing and healthy for our bodies and minds. It's all in the balance, isn't it!
    Also, maybe we don't all strive for change, not all the time. I sometimes wish things could stay a certain way forever, although of course I realistically know it can't be. And most of the time, I welcome change.

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  10. You have some excellent goals. I tend to recycle mine year to year:)

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  11. Blessings....
    have a fabulous week.
    add, choose to be happy each day no matter the challenges.

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  12. Love your plans. Definitely inspirational for me as well! (:
    Thanks SO much for your best wishes! I wish you the same, my dear!
    Take care, have a great year!

    Wishing you a fabulous new week!
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥
    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  13. You are an inspiration. I like to aim for being positive and working out more, but in reality I fall short. I try hard though. Do we get points for trying???

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  14. Lol, my only plan this week is to go to the gym. Happy new year!

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  15. Wonderful plans for the week. I especially like "Spend less time on irrelevant things". Yes, indeed!

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  16. "1. Go to bed by 11pm, and rise at 6am, giving me an extra hour to meditate, prepare breakfast and even do some reading."

    Sounds like something I need to start doing. Whenever I do manage to sleep early and wake early, I tend to get a lot more done during the day.

    A Thin Line

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  17. This is an amazing list. A good way to start the year. The beauty about change is that when you think you're working on something else, a bigger thing might me taking place on the inside.

    www.adenowoseyi.com

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  18. Nice plan, they are all achievable.
    Pheezycorner.blogspot.com

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  19. Good plans as always!
    I'll keep dreaming big and working towards achieving all I've set for myself this year.

    Happy New Year my dear!

    ChiChi

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  20. Good ideas! I am an early bird, too- and I prefer to get everything done early in the day. My big changes this year are to seek new adventures and just be happy.

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  21. I had all kind of goals for this week and they've all been smashed (along with my leg)! Now my goal is to visit an orthopedic surgeon.

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  22. I like that list. Number 1&2 I do for years now (though I work out only three times a week). Decluttering: yes. Order makes it so much easier to be creative. Clutter drains energy. And then, as your lovely quote says: important is the state of mind. That's where meditation and mindfulness helps a lot.

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  23. Happy Monday! I hope your day is going well so far :) I've spoken with you of my desire to sleep earlier which is sadly not going to plan (I'm a vampire remember?). I should take a leaf out of your book and aim for a certain time each night. Good plans! Keep at them mister.

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  24. A great list, as ever...and so inspiring a start to the week.
    You have provided me with the impetus to stay with my resolutions and aim high.
    Many thanks. :)

    Have a Great New Year!

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  25. Love these plans, especially number three!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  26. It looks like you have a good set of plans. I hope you are able to keep all of them. Good luck!

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  27. Same goals for me, sans the working out. Hope you are well. It's been a while. Happy New Year and Amen to your plans.

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  28. Beautiful quote.
    Your plans for this week are interesting ... good luck.
    Greetings .

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  29. Lovely plan! You are inspiring so many people.

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  30. What a beautiful quote! It looks like your plans are very solid!

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  31. Thanks for your visit .... good to have a plan.

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  32. Love your plans for the week especially number six haha. Hope you get to do them all. Happy new year!

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  33. Number 1 and 2!! I try to sleep by 10 p.m. and wake up by 5 a.m. I'd also like to work out 3 or 4 times a week. I've also found that it increases my energy and motivation to do things when I work out often.

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  34. Taking time to myself a but more is on my plans list. I have been reading so many books that I plan to cut down a but to enjoy more music and films. There is so much available at no cost online and PBS has some programming I want to view. Getting rid of "stuff" is always on my to do list. And getting to bed before 11pm did not work tonight as I wanted to finish Elizabeth George's newest book, Banquet of Consequences...and I just did!

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  35. Number 6 and 7 is top on my to-do-list, I think it is important to make the best out of every new year...

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  36. Very good planing:-) I dont plan anything now-I spend too much time in work:-(

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  37. Oh jeez, technology just might be the death of me. What's really your Url so I can follow you please?

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  38. You know I've been trying to live out a more mindful existence...ie. being present in the moment. One of the big recommendations is to make a list out of goals every week. Great idea!

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  39. This post has inspired me! Thanks Blogoratti!!

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  40. Our number 1, 2 and 3 is basically the same, apart from the fact that I work out 5-6 times a week, and not 4. Well done

    The Year called 2015 - My life as the Boss of all

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  41. I really like that first quote, it's beautiful. Great plans. I need to declutter as well haha.I'm also trying to block unhealthy thoughts, not easy but I'm trying my best.
    Thank you for your kind comment. xx

    cocobellablog.com

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  42. papa raze plan, especially 1,3 and 7. perfect blog of the week.

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  43. Another good list.
    I especially think number 1 is good - breakfast is an important meal of the day, always leave time to prepare and sit down to eat it ...

    All the best Jan

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  44. I love that quote! I hope you have a lovely week!

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