No, I haven’t been blogging a decade. I don’t think I’ve been doing anything consistently for a decade (except for the sleeping, eating part). But ‘Decade’
is was the theme for the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) – yes I had to resort to this to figure out what I would write about for my next post. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got lots of ideas floating around in my head, but can’t pinpoint one to talk about. So I thought I would use Decade as some inspiration and write about ten things I’ve been thinking about lately.
1. I wanted to avoid doing another ‘update-type’ post again, where I reel off what I’ve been doing in my life. But I can’t help mention the awesome Festival of Chariots that we pulled off with a team of dedicated volunteers in Brisbane CBD in June. Ok there’s my life-story for this post.
2. We’ve seen many cases of humanity failing: with the Israel-Palestine crisis, kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls (after being kidnapped on April 15 2014, they are still not found), bombing of a passenger aircraft in Ukraine and many other horrific stories which we just don’t hear about because they don’t make it to our news. Amidst all of this; small-scale, social, grass-roots movements still manage to bring a smile to my face. This video of what a French supermarket is doing to reduce food waste is so awesome!
3. Those Buzzfeed articles that pop up every now and again on Facebook are the new procrastination tool!
4. I think I’m slowly learning from my last post – and not biting off more than I can chew. I haven’t taken on more responsibilities, but am trying to concentrate on what I have in front of me. Win! (After seeing this post sit in my drafts folder for about a month, I’ve concluded that I may have reverted back to my old ways… )
6. Ayurveda learning continues, and continues to amaze me each day! Did you know that one of the diagnostic tools consists of an eightfold examination method (tongue, face, lips, eyes, urine, stool, pulse, voice). There’s no medical reports or tests to confirm a diagnosis – the body is already displaying all the warning signs, we just need to know how to read them.
7. It’s been one of the coldest winters in Brisbane – and I hate the cold! Plus I’ve been noticing how dehydrated (both internally and on the skin) I can get. It’s difficult to always remember, but this Winter, consciously think about how much water you need to get in to your body. Herbal teas and hot chai’s have been my best friend! That and my weird obsession with hot water bottles and heat packs. I think I’m a 60 year-old trapped in a 25 year-old’s body!
8. Making personal progress on an emotional, spiritual and self-character level is hard work – although it may not look like much on the outside, changing yourself on the inside takes a lot of effort. I’ve heard it said time and time again – you don’t have to change what you’re doing, you just have to change your consciousness. Definitely something that is easier said than done!
9. 2015 seems like it’s going to be a year about growing up! Marriages and babies seem to be on the cards for a lot of friends. It’s exciting and daunting at the same time!
10. There’s so much learning to be done – and the technological age means mountains of information is constantly available at your finger tips. Whilst working on a project, it’s hard not to be distracted by articles on Ayurveda or looking at how other people write about Ayurveda, 6 Tips to Include Apple Cider Vinegar In Your Diet (or other such natural health information), inspirational videos from TED Talks, a lecture on the latest festival, or signing on to free webinars. All while you’re meant to be listening to your online lectures! It’s all important and useful information, and will surely enhance my knowledge – but I have to remember – I can’t do it all now! Ironically, I came across a method on how to single-task on one of my procrastination episodes. Check out Tabless Thursdays for more info!
Note: I realise my rambling on this post will probably add to your procrastination today – but once you’re finished reading this – get back to your work! Tick off that to-do-list!