31 January 2024
A month has gone by since you decided to be clear and intentional in 2024 and I thought the last day of the month is a good day to look back and see how January went.
You adopted ‘Just Begin Every Day‘ as your theme for January. I must admit I was a slightly skeptical that you would be able to be faithful to the rituals you had promised yourself to do every day. With a trip out of town on the cards, I was certain you would come out with some excuses to skip things! 😉
I’m proud and grateful that you managed to be ‘good’ on most days. So well done, Corinne
Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.Paulo Coelho
You were open to and received many blessings in January and in turn you were a blessing to a few people this month.
As you move on to February, I want you to remember that you are strong and principle-centred. Don’t live in fear! Continue to be open to wisdom from outside, yet trust your own intuition and don’t second guess yourself!
I reviewed the month in my Bullet Journal and wrote responses to the reflection questions/ suggestions in Susannah Conway’s Unravel Your Year Workbook 2024.
- Discovering a new way of living by being intentional and focused and yet not rigid.
- A short trip to Mumbai. It was for work, but we turned it into a mini holiday while getting stuff done
- Celebrating 17 years of marriage – it’s been an interesting and enriching journey
- Rejoining a group of bloggers and connecting with new bloggers
- Writing consistently on the blog
- Being more disciplined about going to my studio and spending the morning there
- Finding that I work well with a structure, not a rigid routine. It was easier to stick to my goals for each day that way.
- Trusting my intuition in a lot more.
- I must focus on doing the things I love.
Life is short and precious, and we really connot waste it doing things that we don’t love. We are creatures meant to fly free.Beth Kempton
What made you smile?
- The stupidity of people – especially those trying so hard to control others!
- José and his take on some situations and people
- Lucky and the community dogs we feed!
- One of the strong voices of reason I listen to and the way she conveys things – Mel Robbins is funny, yet so wise! I love to watch her shorts on YouTube.
What you think about, you bring about. You’ll be amazed what happens when you start putting more time and effort into celebrating what you LOVE rather than dwelling on everything you hate.Mel Robbins
What do I wish I had made more time for?
- Reading non-fiction
- Writing and journaling
How can I change this – and make more time?
- I’ve been struggling to get an early start to my morning. Although, I go to be early, I end up reading and sometimes read when I wake up in the middle of the night! I’ve stopped taking my phone to the bedroom. Perhaps, it’s time to stop taking my Kindle too.
- I also need to set limits on what I can do and honour those limits.
- Focus on what really matters.
What you carry, how you travel, and the reasons why you have established those intentions determine the nature of your steps.Mary Anne Em Radmacher
As I settle on my theme for February, I am grateful for everything good (and some not so good, sad in fact) that were a party of January. I hope you had a meaningful month too and that February treats you kind! ♥
Joining Lisa Burgess for One Word 2024 January Linkup and Marsha Ingrao for WQ #158 – Activities & Hobbies that inspire | Month end review