Happy New Year everyone!

Last year I didn’t write down resolutions, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do in 2014. I am not big into setting resolutions as I don’t tend to stick to them or they are too wishy-washy for my liking.

I read yesterday on Alexx Stuart’s blog her 5 minute New Year’s Eve project, and I thought I can do that! So here it is.

1. Something that I really mastered this year, big or small, that I feel really happy about.

I have mastered changing my habits with food, though still have a way to go. I have learnt to make real food from scratch like baking a loaf of bread, and making it yourself is way more satisfying and delicious than if I bought it from a shop. There is nothing better than fresh bread baked that morning, yum!

2. Someone I met who makes me feel awesome, that I want to consciously invest in building the friendship.

I met three amazing ladies at Awaken the Change Within Retreat in November; Cyndi O’Meara, Kim Morrison and Carren Smith. I felt awesome and so inspired with how they live their lives, how their mindset on wellness is infectious and their collective message on living the best life that we can is empowering. I hope to cultivate the friendships in 2015, especially with Kim as I embark on her Twenty8 Health & Lifestyle Educator (HLE) Programme in February.

3. Something I know that if I commit to doing better at, will bring me a lot of happiness this coming year.

Working on bettering my self-care. I want to commit more to my daily rituals like body boosting, taking time out for myself, doing things I enjoy, using my Twenty8 essential oils as part of my daily routine and learning to love my self through better nutrition and lifestyle.

4. Something I want to make more time for this coming year.

I want to make more time for gratitude in 2015. I want to start writing down things that I am grateful on a daily basis, so that it helps me appreciate the little things in life, things that put smile on my face.

5. Something that frustrated me on more than one occasion that I need to master / learn to deal with better.

My perfectionist tendencies frustrate the bejeezus out of me (not to mention my family). I need to let go of such high expectations of my self, that it is ok to make a mistake or to not get it completely right the first time I do things. Relax!

6. Something I need to let go of altogether that isn’t a ‘must do’, or that someone else an put their hands up for, as I dislike it, begrudge it, and if I’m to be honest, just don’t want to make time for it.

Not letting go is what I need to let go of. I need to let go of the clutter, that it is ok to throw some things away, I do not need multiples of the one thing ‘just in case’ and I do not need to keep everything as a memory token. I also need to let go of control; trying to control every last detail of a situation creates more stress and anxiety, which is not worth it any more.

7. And lastly, what’s my favourite way to do good in the world? A great thing to learn, because doing good and helping, basically helps us live a life of goosebumps and feel super useful and appreciated.

To lead by example. I love to be able to help others by showing them another way to look at things or a different way of doing things. I tend to think outside of the square and love to learn new information and want to share what I know. I love to help others by creating ripples of change, not a tsunami crashing over their heads. That is one of the reasons for starting my blog Sarah Short Circuit, to help other mothers who have gone through what I have see that there is another way on the path to healing and health.

So lets enjoy 2015, it’s going to be fantastic!

Wish I had done

(via Changing Habits)