Hello to another Monday and another season. The year is nearly coming to an end and the final quarter of the tax season year has already started. On a personal note, I didn’t meet as many of my goals I had hoped for 2014. But, I know where I went wrong in several ways and look forward to taking the next couple months to prepare for 2015. I’m considering some big changes, so we’ll see what the next few months bring. Maybe the simple task of time-tracking will give me the boost I need. So far so good!
This past week was so gorgeous. I forgot there, for a few days as you probably did as well, that soon we’re heading for bare trees and chilly air. The tree in our front yard is just about bare already. I was outside enjoying the warmth this past week, doing some painting and taking Gizmo for walks. Hopefully, you were able to enjoy it while it lasted as well.
Moving on, I want to share something I read recently that really resonated with me. Are you feeling as though you keep spinning your wheels and don’t get anywhere? Do you feel like you’re a hamster on a wheel going through the motions day-to-day without really feeling as though you’re accomplishing much of anything? All this does is build anxiety, make you feel terrible, shameful, etc..
So, what if all you really needed to do was track everything you do in your day for three consecutive days, right down to fifteen minute increments? Is it really that simple? What if it is? If there is a goal you have in mind and just can’t figure out why you keep feeling like a hamster on a wheel – give this a try. I’ve read, and you’ve probably read too, all sorts of things about mindset. The thing is though, if you feel like you are at the top of your game, getting shiznit done and taking names, the mindset follows naturally, right? How could it not? So, sometimes it’s just a matter of getting back to the basics. Once you get a visual picture of your day, in black and white, you will see where you’ve spent your time (i.e. what you value most).
I just started today and seriously, I’ve had more brainstorming activity going on than I’ve had in MONTHS!! Like seriously – get you excited, can’t wait to move forward, kind of brainstorming. The time-tracking has become a mini-diary of my day. Progress, my friends…feels wonderful and there just might be something to this. It’s like a game of mentral trickery at its best. lol!
Other than the whole brainstorming going on – I just wanted to share a couple images from some recent sessions. I have other sessions I have yet to blog, so these will get added to the list, but until then…..
Rylan just recently had his ordering appointment and this is one of the family favorites.
I recently photographed the Serr family and I KNEW this was going to be one of their family favorites.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!! I have a ton of apples to peel, core, and wrap for freezing and tomatoes waiting to be made into salsa. Yesterday, I got 8 jars of tomato soup made! That was a first for me but it sure turned out pretty tasty, thanks to a great recipe from a friend.