Each week, I read a wide variety of blog posts and articles across the internet. I wander here and wander there and before I know it I’ve spent an eternity avoiding all the work that I should have been doing by reading other people’s writing. I share my favorites here with you each week in the Weekly Wanderings link round-up.
This week – with the new year rapidly approaching – most of the links will be related to helping you get 2016 off to a good start. I hope you enjoy what I’ve found for you in this week’s link round-up!
- What I Learned This Year – Your Courageous Life. There is some great stuff here. It’s not a how-to but rather a way to shift how you think about things that ultimately comes back to the question of how do you want to spend your time? I have long had this nagging feeling that I’m not spending my time in the ways that best serve my goals. When I say “long” I mean it’s been a couple of years that I’ve felt this way. I’ve got too much to do to not make a change in 2016. If you subscribe to Your Courageous Life, you can get a copy of the Courageous Life planner to help you make sense of 2016. I recommend it.
- Pick Your Word for 2016 – Quinn Creative. A great post from Quinn about choosing a word for 2016. I have chosen a word for the last several years, and this year’s has worked out beautifully. I just chose my word for 2016, and it feels right. I like the thought of it. If you make it to Quinn’s site before the 31st, you can enter her giveaway!
- I’m Tired – Choosing AME. There is a great deal of wisdom here…even as I’m giving you link after link about planning your best year for 2016, the thing is that we can get overwhelmed and so frustrated by feeling like we can’t do all the wonderful things we think we need to do. So there’s a lovely bit of beautify involved in being able to stop and say, “I’m going to let this go.”
- Let it Be – David duChemin. This is another great reminder post about what our year can be if we let it…that it doesn’t have to be a race towards things that we want without enjoying the life we have right in front of us.
- How Big Goals Supercharge Entrepreneurial Motivation – Timothy Skyes for Entrepreneur. This is kinda the opposite end of the previous two links, but equally valid I think. There is that meme that goes around that says if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. Well. I have big scary goals for 2016, and I won’t lie, I’m a bit overwhelmed and I have no idea how to accomplish all of them. But. I’m excited about them.
- 52 Fun Things – Try a New One Each Week! – Elephant Journal. I like to mix things up and I get stuck in a rut quite frequently (I’m just not that creative). This is a great list. I particularly like 11, 26, 37, 38, & 52.
- Unraveling 2016 – Susannah Conway. I know I’ve shared this before, but I love it so much that I’m going to share it with you again…and encourage you to download it and work through it. It’s good stuff.
- The Busy Boycott Challenge – Be More With Less. I know I struggle with filling my schedule with way too much. I know that I can never accomplish it all so I’m not sure why I do it…other than I think that I should. I’m hoping to keep on track as I said above…I have big dreams for this next year. I can’ fill my life with busy-ness and realize those dreams.
- The Desire Map Gift Bundle – Danielle LaPorte. I have done the Desire Map and love it…which reminds me that I need to go ahead and spend a little bit of time this week going back over my CDFs and determining whether the ones I’ve chosen for myself are still true or if they need to change…but I really am excited about doing the Fire Starter Sessions. Did I mention that this bundle is FREE?! It’s FREE so go get it!
- Your 2016 Manifesto – Kat McNally. This prompt was a part of Kat’s Reverb series. It’s a great way to get yourself grounded for 2016. (I’ll be publishing mine soon on the blog!)
- How to Make 2016 the Best Year of Your Life – Michael Baisden. I don’t particularly like lists like these, but this one speaks to me and aligns with thoughts I already have about what I want my new year to look and feel like. I particularly like 5, 6, 7, & 9.
- Are You Setting Up 2016 to Make it Awesome – Freedom with Sue. The huge take-away from this post is creating a “Things I Don’t Have to Do” list. Why have I never thought about this? Revolutionary.
There is so much out there about setting goals and making plans for a new year that it is ridiculous. A quick google search yields more links than I can think about. I hope that you are finding something that resonates with you and that you can use to help you create the year that you are dreaming of.
In the meantime – happy new year to you! I hope it’s a great one!