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Spring Equinox: Re-Evaluating The Year’s Goals

Today is the beginning of spring – and just the ideal moment to reaccess our goals: what went well, bad or – maybe – nowhere 🙂 
march-equinoxIt’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.

What about your goals, Adventurer? How did you do?
Good luck for all your plans, and Happy Spring!

6 replies »

  1. Well yes, now I feel somehow bad. I do not get things done and hope that no-one blames me too much… Iiiiks. But you’re right, it is not easy to move on when relying on other people. I had some very frustrating – four weeks I would say. Everything planned was destroyed by other peoples plans. I am not really sure how to get that handled, even when I know where and/or what the mistake is.

    Anyway, I love the mudras posts. All.

    • Frankly, it’s tedious to always have a plan B and an emergency exit for projects, but for important ones it’s vital.
      I have phases where I push and phases where I float, otherwise you go bonkers 😀

  2. I like how you say you have to accustom yourself with any kind of success : ) and failure.. I think they are learnings showing us, like you said, where we took a wrong turn, helping us to learn more about ourselves and life in general, sometimes that means learning what we did or tried – is not right for us.

    • I really think you have to 🙂
      The wisdom is in getting the line right between “I gave up too soon” and “I gave it enough tries”. If that makes any sense…

  3. I clicked the time management tag and found a second post. Don’t get me wrong the tips are good! But how about breaking down the time management for the eco newbie? Where to look first? how to find timeto look for answers? I don’t seem to find any time for that and I’m frustrated time and again to have bought stuff that I find later was greenwashed. Thank you!