Sunday, 27 January 2013

out with the old in with the new....

am setting some stress busting thought intentions and letting go of the crossness i felt most of last week....its gonna be a better week ahead....
this was my page from last week in my book of days....i've a new one prepped ....that i will b getting stuck into throughout the week....and it will support my intentions and change the way i am thinking...oooh i love this process its really transformational!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

finishing off a 'pretty'....

playing a bit of 'jack' n cutting it fine in finishing this off for a friends birthday ....for tonight!

Friday, 25 January 2013

weekend is here.....

survived this week at work ! and really must try to think positive thoughts as work is stinkin ridiculous at the moment! lots of change lots of pressure lots of stormin and very little normin....tiredness and stress underpinnjng my struggle to try and not take stuff to heart...i do my best and i am enough...
a truly inspirational site most clear mornings is the sun rising over the houses and trees as i drive into work....i stopped to take a photo today...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Lists and a little intention

I want to spend my days off in a soft gentle way with a little focus on being productive so i am no longer resisting the 'ominous' activity of list making and i'm taking a few ideas around preventing attention splatter...... Over the weekend i'd like to repurpose a couple of jars 'simply' for positives and for stuff 'i want to let go of'........... i would have liked to do it at work but suspect it might not have really been supported or understood.......and so i'm even more determined to do it at home and have a bit of fun with it in my journal........ ...and i'd like to create a page in my journal with the theme of (Don't Throw Your Pearls Before The Swines)......
Tomorrow a main focus is to get my plan for a commissioned album emailed to Tori. That's my one thing for tomorrow the rest is open but will include some or maybe all of the below.... -A walk in the snow and some photo taking -Yoga session at Kula -Sort out some money matters for student accommodation being paid... -Actually having a lunch break and eating food slowly not bolting it down and running around like a banshee..... Snuggling up in my onesie which until you've experienced it you cannot be snobby about it...there is something real nice about relaxing in an adult sized baby grow! yep 4 days of BLISS....away from the that place that feels heavy and loaded with stress...need a little Byron Katie to gain some perspective.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Attention Splatter

Attention Splatter. It's when you mindlessly and half-heartedly splatter your attention and focus on non-activities. But you never fully engage. Remember this: Your attention ultimately feeds you. It feeds your heart and your mind. This is why it's so important to notice what you give your attention to. This is also why splattered attention leaves you unfulfilled. You never actually feed yourself. The most common Attention Splatter culprits are: - Email - Cell phones - Clutter - Facebook - Television - Endless Google searches If you are prone to Attention Splatter, here are seven ways to reclaim your focus and get more done. 1 - Have no more than three priorities for the day. There's only so many things you can get done in a day and still enjoy the day. Get into the habit of spending five minutes each night deciding what one thing you want to get done the next day. Ask yourself, "If I only accomplish one thing tomorrow, which one thing would make me most happy?" 2 - Know the task before you sit down at the computer. This is a must. When you don’t do this, you can get lost in the millions of non-items that any computer has to offer. Assign tasks. (i.e. “Clean out email folders”) Assign times. (”From 1pm to 2pm”) Stop as soon as the end time arrives. 3 – Stop the leaky activities. Make a list of “leaky” activities, and stop the leak by scheduling these activities. (As opposed to letting them take over your day.) For instance, instead of letting email leak all over your day – all day every day – schedule email as an activity at a certain time each day. Every activity should have a home – a space for its completion. Otherwise, you set yourself up for a full day of splatter. 4 – Leverage your small slices of time. It’s easy to look up at the clock and see that you have, say, 45 minutes before an appointment and think, “Well, I don’t have time to do anything substantial. So, I guess I’ll just go on line.” Turn your thinking around! Learn to fit constructive things in to small slices of time. It’s amazing what you can complete in a short focused slice of time! 5 – Use your intention. Before you begin any activity, set an intention for that activity. Intend your desired outcome and how you want to feel during the activity. This is the ultimate act of creativity. 6 – Get rid of anything that doesn’t feed you. Incoming emails, group emails, magazine subscriptions, news aggregate feeds, TiVo, memberships, unread books… The list of incoming stuff goes on and on. Get your life in order. Get rid of anything that doesn’t feed you. If you subscribe to it, ask yourself why. Start letting go of stuff. Doing this one thing has helped me create a home and office environment that is healthy and sacred. Be ruthless about keeping the incoming stuff to a minimum. 7 – Don’t half-ass your down-time. When you take a nap, take a nap. When you take a Saturday off, really take it off. Don’t spend the day obsessing about the things you should be doing. Turn off the computer. Get out of your office. Go away. Fully disengaging from your work so you can have fun is imperative. Plus, this will allow you to return with renewed energy and attention!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

oPen sPaCe

drawing what i see n adding what i think when i see it in colour...simple but the sky means the world to me .

nearly complete dReaM tReE......

my dreams for 2013.....love keeping things simlple more ritual and fun in my life with my lovelies...... and authentic art .....

book of days...getting back down to it...

my bod has always been a means of me setting intention and creating a good life from that intention and my first 2 spreads of 2013 refocuses me on exactly this....