When life gets a bit too mundane, is important to shake things up and add new projects and routines to your days. Right now I am feeling a little unmotivated and sluggish. It might be because it is the summer and I just want to laze around and enjoy the sun. I’ve lost my mojo, so to speak. I am not a very creative person, but there are things that I’d like to do and accomplish. I haven’t done anything remotely constructive towards my ‘on-going’ projects for the past 2 months. Is shameful really.
To get things started again, I am going to start #The100DayProject. This is where you pick something you want to do and do it for 100 days straight. It could be anything you want to do, but do be realistic about it. If you don’t have the time to go for a 1 hour jog everyday, don’t set yourself up for failure.
What can you do with a 100 days of creating? Here are some of the things that I would like to challenge myself in doing.
1. Write a Haiku everyday for a 100 days (I got this idea here) – Challenge ACCEPTED starting today, 29 July 2015.
2. Read 30 pages of a book … (I love to read but I don’t pick up a book everyday. I try to, but I don’t).
3. Create a recipe everyday …
4. Learn 100 new things …
5. Send a positive email (can be a short note, thank you email, etc) to 100 people …
Let’s start with the above … one challenge at a time. If I feel I can add another challenge while writing my Haiku’s, I will. But let me just get into the proper mindset and create a routine for Haiku writing first.
Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on my progress. xx.
We are always very critical of our own self. Striving for excellence and having standards are great. They keep you wanting to improve and learn more. However, there are times where you just have to be okay with the ‘good enoughs’ in your life. Not everything will turn out the way you want them to and nothing is perfect. The good enoughs get you by, but sometimes they are the little wins that make your days a little brighter, a little happier.
Our family, close friends and partner probably have a better idea on our positive attributes than we do. You might think that sending a random text to a friend just to say hello or baking cookies for your partner are just things that you do because you want to and you happen to have the time. These are gestures that you probably don’t consider as anything much but to the receivers, they know that you truly care and because you took the time, you gave them that warm fuzzy feeling on a what could have been just an ordinary day.
There is beauty in us that we cannot see in our own self. Even if you look into the mirror and see your own reflection, what is being reflected is someone who is somewhat skewed. Let other people who truly know you be your mirrors, and you in turn be theirs.
How may I be your mirror? Will you be my mirror?