Wednesday, 5 January 2011

WELCOME 2011!!

Here's to a great year!

As a new year has dawned upon us, we are overloaded with articles about new fad diets, detox diets, superfoods, beating the winter blahs and how to feel more energised, living a healthy lifestyle and how to be more positive...and so we should take heed, because it all sounds so good, and is very relevant! True enough, we all need a little bit of motivation at the start of the year just to take off on a good note, but consistency becomes the turning point sometimes. We get so excited about making a new start and turning over a new leaf for the new year, it's like starting to write in a brand new book, on a clean blank page!

We all have a list of our things to do, and changes we would like to make and improvements that we need to address, and we probably do so every year, because every new year we say it's going to be a better year! We focus so much on our big plans and dreams, that sometimes we lose track of our actual goal that we want to achieve in life. It's important to appreciate what we have got right here and now, and yet still dream and plan.We don't know what lies ahead, but enjoying life is part of the adventures of this journey that we're on. The year will be as according to us and how we perceive it to be. Be positive ~ it's an attractive quality, and people like being around those who are positive, upbeat, confident and happy.

A few years ago while I was holidaying in Australia, I was on the Whitehaven beach, one of the uninhabited islands of the Whitsundays. When I dusted my towel off the almost white sand, something terracotta coloured showed through the sand. On clearing the sand, I found a book called 'The Four Agreements' by Don Miguel Ruiz. To me, this was definitely some sort of sign!! (For what, I haven't quite yet figured out, suffice to say I have learned some valuable lessons about basic human nature, and the timing seemed ever so perfect at that stage of my life.)
This book has been very inspiring and portrays a code of conduct that encompasses the following:

1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don't take anything personally
3. Don't make assumptions
4. Always do your best

As basic and natural as this list may sound, it's amazing how it can make a simple and fulfilling difference to your life. Try it!

Be strong and brave to embrace the adventures that lie ahead for you and make 2011 work for you in a positive way.


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