Today is the beginning of spring – and just the ideal moment to reaccess our goals: what went well, bad or – maybe – nowhere 🙂
It’s empowering to revisit your goals and plans, even if you happen to have forgotten about some of them. What does the fact of forgetting them tell you? Was the goal not important enough? Didn’t you feel ready? – Is there something where you’ve exceeded the schedule? Over-achieved? – What are those things that never moved forward?
And as a green lifestyle & beauty blogger, I’m always curious about what BC articles attracted the most readers, so I’m sharing your top 3 2016 posts as well.
For me, the first important insight today was that every single of my stagnant goals is one depending on other people’s work or other people’s word. Does it tell me that I have to push things forward? That my “trust issues” were a healthy instinct and people just can’t be trusted? I felt very zen having stopped doing just that, with my past of being very in control, very demanding, very very assertive. Lesson learned: it’s not my problem that some people are not honest or not reliable. It’s my job to ensure that I can move on – while maintaining my soul integrity.
SURPRISING READERS’ FAVOURITE #1. LACK OF SLEEP CAN TRIGGER FOCUS ISSUES AND STOP YOUR PROGRESS: MUDRAS FOR BETTER SLEEP
In terms of achieving my goals, I have learned something completely different: you have to accustom yourself with any kind of success that’s new to you before you can a) get there and b) enjoy it. I like to sort of grow into a project, to go with the flow so to speak – to feel the vibes of a project’s purpose, its values, its highs and lows… so I can fully enjoy – embrace – the success.
2016 READERS FAVOURITE #2. YOGA IS THE BEST WAY TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF UNHEALTHY COMPETITION AND OVER-ACHIEVING. BUT ONLY IF YOU DO IT RIGHT: VANDA SCARAVELLI’S INTUITIVE YOGA
Finally, when it comes to failure, there is only one healthy appoach to it: failure is a symptom of insufficiency. The trick and the art is to interpret this symptom correctly, as in: what exactly was insufficient – was it the wrong time? Wrong place? Wrong people? Too much of something? To little of something else? Is the turn-off wrong or is the whole road going nowhere? Failure evaluation – scary but healthy.
2016 READERS FAVOURITE #3 IS A RANT – THE GREEN QUEST IS NOT FREE FROM BANANA SKINS EITHER: 3 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MY GREEN LIFESTYLE
With these little but important insights, it feels easy to move on. With a spring in my step and Spring in my heart.