A Goal a Week Before 2013: Vitality

Morning gorgeous souls! I hope everyone’s feeling refreshed and ready to tackle another magical week!

First off, a confession: I didn’t completely stick to my ‘dreamin’ + schemin’ goal. An unexpectedly large week at work, a super social weekend (I didn’t do any work in fact) and the burning desire to craft – create, create, create! – meant I didn’t make as much progress with developing new vision boards and planning out my blog redesign as intended.

I mentioned a while back that I’m really committed to focusing on how I feel and working back from there and I’ve been absolutely revelling in the feeling of flow that comes when I’m making/ painting bits and bobs for our house or to gift. Music on, sitting on the floor of our balcony surrounded with paint tubes, thread, sun-bleached sticks I’ve collected from the beach and a drill (my new favourite tool – zzzzzzzzzz!), I groove into this almost trance-like state. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those in which I’m creating and I’m finding it’s beyond therapeutic to go back there and give the work-y sides of my personality a leave pass.

Regarding my goal, I did do some dream doodling but there’s definitely more to come next week when Ramai and I go on our ‘Spirit Retreat,’ so consider that intention “momentarily paused, soon to be resumed.”

{WEEK 4: 12 – 18 Nov}

This week my aim is to support my body by feeding it the cleanest freaking food possible and exercising with intention (as in, being really present, really focused, challenging myself). I want: vitality. Vigour. Verve. Va Va VOOM!

I’ve let my sweet tooth take the reins far too often lately and it’s time to make meal planning and awesome food choices my top priority. I’m also really missing my long runs – I’ve been craving a 15km run – so I’m definitely going to schedule one of those in this week.

What about you? Are you feeling a bit sluggish at the moment? Could you do with a week where the whole focus is on energy-giving tucker and breaking a sweat?

Join me in the comments and let me know what you’ll be committing to goal-wise this week, my loves!

Image: Aubrey Road

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3 Comments to “A Goal a Week Before 2013: Vitality”

  1. I can totally relate to the feeling of flow when you create something. It’s the most wonderful feeling and it’s my go-to self-care tool whenever I feel I’m about to go crazy. :)

    I’ve been very good with workouts lately, but my nutrition has been pretty bad. I’m about to move to NYC (living in Zurich right now), am searching for jobs, trying to get a visa and this stress has made itself known when it comes to my food choices. I’d try to join you this week, but I’m pretty sure I will need a piece of chocolate or a glass of wine to help ease the anxiety. Oh, the things you do to chase your dreams. lol

  2. I love that you created a bit of space for creativity, sometimes I feel like I need to ‘schedule’ that in so my mind is pre-warned not to load up with other tasks and distractions. By letting yourself go and be creative your mind will be clear and your vision boards will be easier to pull together.

    I am ready to update mine too, but not sure why I would try and schedule such a task in between all the festivities this gorgeous season brings.

    Having this baby inside me is a constant reminder to listen to my body, one task at a time and it is ok to say no. This week I am on the second week of eating really well, sickness is gone so it also means back into yoga and meditations, the glow is setting in!! Enjoy your retreat next week! X

  3. Anne-Sophie: It’s the ultimate isn’t it? Something innately meditative, calming and all-absorbing – not to mention rewarding – about creating something. Even if it’s not perfect (especially when it’s not perfect). The process is enough.
    All the very best with your big move! You’ve totally earnt that choc/ wine. xx

    Monika: Oh honey, I’m so thrilled for you with your big, exciting baby news! Seriously, so beautiful. And you’re so right, I don’t have much creative white space in my life at the moment (this is changing) and I find that when I add it in, I go through this incredible process: calmness, then random pondering, then inspiration strikes!

    YAY for the glow. YAY for saying no. You should totally get a bumper sticker made with that on it…. ;) xx

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