Gosh, where has this year gone to. I cannot believe we are in the last remaining month of 2015. The year didn’t turn out the way I expected it to, however it wasn’t all bad. I’ve never been much of a planner and my reason for this was because you can plan as much as you want but things never turn out that way. There’s your plan….and then there’s God’s plan and his plans will always trump yours. With that being said, having some organisation and direction in your life (which comes with planning) is a destresser and helps you realise your goals, maybe not at the deadline that you had in my mind…but do not fear, it will eventually happen and if it doesn’t it will lead you to a door where something better is awaiting you.
I don’t really believe in New Years Resolutions. I mean, if you want to go for something, why can’t you just start right now. Why do you have to wait for the new year to lose weight, start a business, be a better person, etc etc. I am the type of person that when you tell me you will be starting that diet from Monday (so you can pig out all weekend)…I just roll my eyes. We all know its never going to happen and if it does happen its short-lived. The gym is a very good example. In January, they have the highest number of people training daily and then as the months progress, it dwindles because excuses happen. And lets be honest, every time, you fail to move towards a goal, its because of an excuse. Yes, bad things happen do happen in our life and although this may be a set back, it should not be your excuse to deviate from your goals or stop moving towards them altogether.
Now that I have given you a good talking to:-)….lets talk about what has happened this year and what my focus will be in the year to come.
I don’t want to work for someone for the rest of my life. I believe that one of the most heart-breaking experiences for me would be to retire at 55 from a company. I know it is a safer option, what with all the benefits, a definite income every month etc, but I personally am not truly doing what I love. I want both time and financial freedom. I want to be able to pack my bags and go on holiday whenever I please. I want one day when I have kids to be able to spend quality time with them instead of giving them my left over tired self at the end of a long work day. So the time is now to move towards these goals to provide a better future not just for myself but for the generations to come.
So when I started Inspire you, it was for 2 reasons. I wanted an outlet for my creative side and I wanted to inspire people to stop feeling sorry for themselves, to get off their rear ends and make the rest of their lives the best of their lives. I don’t have major changes in 2016 for Inspire You but there are a few things I’d like to work on this year to come that will hopefully help it to become a bigger and brighter spot on the world wide web in the future and touch many more lives. If there is anything that you would like me to focus on, feel free to comment or drop me a mail.
I love to read. Ever since I was a little girl, I would go to the library and come out with tons and tons of books that I would read within the week. As I got older, I had less and less time to read, as studies took up most of my time. My love for reading though has not faded but the type of books I choose to read has changed. I have always been a sucker for a good romance novel…and occasionally I still do reach for one. But most of the books in my library are all on personal development. I now choose to focus on reading that will help me grow and that will eventually help me to lead a life that will encourage and help others. Although time is hard to come by. I do make the effort to spare 15 minutes every night to read a few pages. I have quite a few good reads lined up for 2016. Am busy reading Robin Sharmas…”The Leader who had no title”….What are you busy reading and how has it impacted your life. I’d love to hear from you.
Wow, what a year of bellydance it has been. I have been a bellydancer for about 5 years now but it’s only in this year, that I have taken my dance to a new level. Besides our usual annual show, I took part in 2 competitions this year as well as a small performance at the playhouse for Dancers love Dogs. And my hard work has certainly paid off. My dance teacher has moved me up to the Advanced class in 2016. My bellydancing career will definitely prove to be a good challenge in the new year and one that I look forward to.
So in 2015….I did….drumroll….1 vacation. Not my ideal situation. If you know me well, then you know I love to travel. My philosophy for 2015 was that I wouldn’t go on many vacations and instead focus on business. However, certain things happened in my life, causing unpredictably setbacks and business plans didn’t pan out the way I would have liked. However, I’m never one to throw a pity party…its time to move onwards and upwards. And yes…there’s a few vacations in the pipeline for 2016. Although business will still be my main focus in 2016, I plan on finding the time to get away. Stay tuned in to my social media sites to keep up.
Health & Fitness
This is another aspect of my life that I’m quite proud of. I’ve never been huge but at a mere height of 1.54, being even slightly overweight does not look good on my frame. I had quite a crazy muffin top that I used to try desperately to hide. It’s now gone….although those dreaded love handles are taking a bit longer to go away. I gym a minimum of 3 times a week and I am also on a 6 week bootcamp which ends this week and there I trained 3 times a week. My eating has vastly improved and to be honest, eating healthy is key to losing those kilos…the exercise is more for toning and keeping fit. Don’t get me wrong, exercising does help to lose weight but if you still continue to eat badly afterwards, then you’re defeating the purpose of your exercise regime. I look forward to continuing my healthy lifestyle in 2016. I plan on incorporating a better eating regime and focus more on toning my body.
Well guys, that’s my goals for 2016. I’m quite excited about the year ahead and I also know it’s going to be one of the most tiring and difficult ones by far. But greatness never came to those who take the easy way out. You gotta rise and grind if you wish to make those dreams come true.
Here’s to a great year ahead.