Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
So, have you made a New Year’s resolution? What is it? Do you think you will keep it?
I think one year I made a resolution. I don’t even remember what my resolution was, but I knew I would never keep it for long. I don’t usually make any New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s better to just try to do what you want to do without attaching some resolve or timeline to it. However, having said that, I’m going to contradict myself right here and now. How about doing one thing you love at least once a week? Once a week isn’t bad! I think everyone is capable of doing some task once a week, and a resolution doesn’t have to be about giving up something that is bad for you.
For me, I used to read a lot. Within the last year, I seem to have lost that passion for reading. I used to read for about 20 to 30 minutes before bed but then I became addicted to playing Cookie Crush. I know it sounds so silly. I stopped reading because of a game on my phone! So, this year, at least once a week I’m going to sit down with my book and read. Even if it’s for only half an hour. Hopefully, that will kick my butt in gear to read more than once a week and bring back my love for reading. I’m also going to try to put the phone down at night and read instead, like I used to do. I’ll let you know how well I do.
Over the holidays, I finally finished a book I started back in August – Patricia Sands’ The Promise of Provence. If you love anything about France or if you love to travel, her gorgeous descriptions of scenery in Provence, Cote d’Azur, and Antibes, just to name a few, can take you away to places in your mind. She bases her book in France, and what I liked, is that her main character, Katherine, is a 50-something woman. It’s a good read and kept me interested throughout (even though it took me so long to finish it). Actually, it was one book that I could remember where I had left off of even though there were great periods in between when I didn’t read this book. Usually, when I take so long to read a book, I have to flip through each chapter again. Not this novel.
I’ve just started to read Side Hustle from Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau and I’m still reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. So, I have a couple of books on the go.
What is your resolution that you are going to do once a week? Make it something you enjoy. We all already have so many things that we have to do in our life, make this resolution something you want to do for yourself. Let me know what you are going to do once a week and why.
Happy New Year to all and here’s to a year full of making our dreams come true!