If you read my post yesterday, you may know that I’m currently in a reflective mood. With half the year nearly through, looking back usually gives me some perspective of what I’ve achieved and what still to do. It gives me the needed push to keep working forward, to reassess and change things that haven’t worked yet or have but could be better.
Reflection shouldn’t just happen at the end of something, a year or a project, it should be something we do on a regular basis. It gives clarity and purpose, allows us to recognise and regroup. Daily reflection is a new part of my night-time ritual, it is also something I am slowly integrating into the children’s routine too. It allows them to see what they have achieved each day, even if they feel it wasn’t anything positive, we explore it and try to see the good as there is usually something positive, they just can’t always see it.
Alongside reflection, contentment is another area that I have been considering recently. How content am I with the life I have? Part of this project was to become more content with the way we live and Michelle over at Progress not Perfection shares her thoughts on being content and what it means to her.
Through reflecting on my blogging journey, I have noticed that I am slipping back into old ways, worrying about page views and the possibility of earning money from this site. As much as I and no doubt any of us would love to generate a healthy income from a site, this isn’t the reason I started it. Joules over at Lifestyle by Joules shares her story about blogging taking over and scaling back. Interesting to see how many bloggers feel the same.
Finding time for downtime is also important to me, more so since reading this interesting post on how it can increase creativity. Meredith at Penelope Loves Lists talks about the ways in which we can increase downtime or Theta Time as she calls it, I already do some of these but there are a few more I could fit in.
Have a great week x