March

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To my surprise it is already March. What happened to January and February? It is hard to believe that today is the 64th day of 2013. What has happened so far with your goals? And what has happened with my three major goals: work – relationship – health? Lets start with my health. I exercise every day, I eat three healthy meals a day and I no longer cut corners with my sleep. It is easy, it is fun and I am totally committed to change bad habits into healthy habits.

Relationships: here I have two goals. Falling in love and improving existing relationships. Falling in love is of course a process that involves one more person, and not something I can control. My goal is to be open-minded.  To say yes more often than I say no, and I’m happy to report that the yes side is leading. A good relationship needs a lot of love. When you travel a lot like I do, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your relationships. Or it used to be, nowadays there is no longer any excuse to be absent when Internet reaches most parts of the world. 2013 I have made time in my calendar for private emails once a week, Facebook a couple times a week, and postcard once a month. I also use Skype as often as possible due to different time zones.

Work: I am still working too many hours, but not as much as before and my goal is to work only Monday to Friday. I have problems reaching the targets I have set, and I am surprised. After all I am a goals specialist, and all I can say at the moment: it is an interesting experience for me not reaching my goals. I give myself this week to analyse what is not working, and why it is not working. What has happened so far with your goals? // Marianne

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20 responses to “March

  1. May I offer a very remote possibility?! 🙂 could it be that, WORK, having been like your only child for some time NOW has to share your full attention with your two new priorities: health and relationships and well, maybe there’s some resistance some where inside you, a place that questions the importance of the new goals… Please correct me, you are the expert on this topic, though it’s really refreshing for the expert to talk about the difficulties in practicing what you teach… Let’s see what the week uncovers 🙂 big hug Marianne, Alexandra

    • Alexandra, your analysis is very good and it almost sounds like something I could say to a client, :). I am failing because I took on a job that I shouldn’t have taken. It has taken me awhile to admit that, and a lot of hours and energy goes to that job every week. It feels good to be able to admit my mistake, I will of course still do a good job. I always do. Getting healthy and being an even better friend is not something that interferes with my job, :). Thanks for your friendship! Hug Marianne

  2. An interesting thing about goals (mine, anyway): so often it seems like the route to fulfilling my goals is different than I anticipated– but I would never get there at all without making the goal, setting that intention, in the first place. I think I’m learning to let go of my preconceived notions of HOW it will happen.

    • Lindy, this is a very common problem that you have, and you are doing the exactly the right thing. Letting go of your preconceived notions of how it will happen – congratulation!

  3. After all I am a goals specialist, and all I can say at the moment: it is an interesting experience for me not reaching my goals.”
    this amused me, and i was also impressed with your honesty. by doing so you remind all of us that sometimes things don’t go the way we planned.

    i have a goal of 2014 for my next show, and i’m painting and working on the house and writing and working on a more perm. visa.

    • Lisa, I’ve never understood why people are so afraid to be honest about their failures. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean that you’re going to fail twice. I am learning a lot from this experience, and in the end it will be good both for me and for the goal itself. You’ve lovely goals set for yourself, :). Sorry that I am a bit absent at the moment but my Internet connection is really bad right now.

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  5. A great reminder to keep on top of our goals and not to let our goals get on top of us!
    And just to let you know you have been nominated for an award in my post ‘A sixfold Thankyou!’ http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/2013/03/07/a-sixfold-thank-you/ I do appreciate that some bloggers prefer not to accept and I will not be at all offended if this is you, but it does give me the chance to link to your great blog 🙂

    • Carolyn, thank you so much for the nomination! Of course I accept, and I do it with a big smile, :). I am grateful that you have thought about my blog, thank you!

  6. This is marvelously inspiring too, you know: it’s very useful to a person like me to see the real-life progress and efforts of a seasoned life coach who is willing to share struggles as well as successes so I sense more fully the possibilities for a real and ordinary person. And you, not ordinary at all, are doing wonderful things with your life! Inspiring, as I say. 🙂 xoxo

    • Kathryn, thank so much for your positive feedback! I don’t mind sharing my failures, or talking about mistakes I do wether it’s in my professional life or private life. Life is about learning, and it’s always important to identify what is not working and what is working and then make a strategy. Ps, I love your blog!

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