Ideas for Simple and Serene Living
Yesterday after writing my post on decisions, decisions (you can read it here) I realized that although I am writing a blog about simple and serene living, my own life has become anything but simple and serene. So after a bit of a panic attack I decided it was time to sit down and review my goals.
The first thing I had to do was find the pad of paper where I had written my goals down. Too many pads of paper. Too much stuff. I need to organize. That will be a future post.
When I looked at my list of goals, I realized that there were so many that it was overwhelming. Cue another mini panic attack. I was happy to see that I had achieved two of my goals, (new computer and new iphone) so I scratched them off, and wrote thank you beside each one. Such a satisfying feeling.
I also realized that instead of being overwhelmed by too many goals I needed to pick out two goals I am striving for, write them down on a fresh sheet of paper, and then when I have accomplished one of those replace it with another goal from my long list.
I also realized that I should make my initial goals smaller. Instead of goal number one being a brand new shiny car it will instead be an income that will eventually get me that car. The car will still be a goal, but it will be further down the BIG list. Hopefully some of my initial goals will help to achieve the bigger goals.
So this was my first step in creating a simpler and more serene life, and I plan to make this a regular feature on my blog. Hmmm, maybe you can figure out what one of my two initial goals was. It was a very doable goal and I think it may lead to fulfilling some other goals.
I hope these tips for creating a simpler and more serene life will be helpful to everyone. Do you have a goal list?