I’ve been a bit slow in writing the next set of these posts, but don’t worry they’re on the way! Today I want to talk a bit of a weird technique I use to help stop me faffing and make sure I get at least some of my goals achieved. I like to think I’m ambitious, which is great, but I’m also quite indecisive which means I end up with lots of different grand plans. Plans to open an online shop, plans to improve my blog, plans to start doing more crafts… I have lots of plans.
We’ve all got dreams and goals and the only way to achieve them is to work hard and put in the effort. If I’m completely honest, this blog has taken up so much more of my free time than I think I could ever have imagined beforehand but I don’t regret it. If I didn’t love it I’d have quit a long time ago and 1 year on I’m feeling pretty happy about the progression I’ve made and how I have managed to streamline my content creation (to a certain extent). I guess I just want to say how proud I am of this blog and can’t wait to see where the future takes it.
I’ve been wanting to write a post about faffing for a while now, as it is the namesake of my blog but I’ve struggled with condensing everything I have to say into one post. So, I decided instead that I would create a little miniseries of blog posts all about my favourite pastime!
One of my absolute favourite Christmas presents this year was The Happiness Planner. I’ve wanted one of these for sooo long, so I was super excited when I opened it. The goal of The Happiness Planner is to make you really focus on what makes you happy so you can ensure you’re always working towards it. Each day you fill in one page which is split into sections such as ‘Today I’m Excited About’ and ‘Good Things About Today’ which are great for both reflection and making sure you stay on track. What I’ve really loved about this is that even on bad days I’ve always managed to find something to be positive about and that’d kind of the whole point. It’s about focussing on the positives and working to change the negatives.
A little bit of a late hello, but a hello nonetheless. This post was originally scheduled for last weekend but when I sat down to write it I ran into some problems, namely that I didn’t actually know what I wanted to achieve this year! Over the last few months I’ve felt increasingly proud of how my blog is starting to grow, but equally disappointed in myself that I couldn’t keep it up over Christmas down to some bad planning and the dreaded winter cold. It’s showed my how much my little blog means to me and this year my main aims are to just keep improving and also create a realistic plan so I don’t end up flapping about last minute. I’m so excited for everything 2017 has to bring so I’ve laid out a few bullet points of things I want to focus on…
I didn’t manage to get my Sunday post up today so I thought I’d do a quick GET TO KNOW ME instead!
Bit of random post today! I just felt really inspired to write about this book The Art of Thinking Clearly. I had a cosy afternoon in the other day and when looking for something to read, came across this favourite from my bookshelf. As someone who is criminally indecisive, this book has really helped me try and focus my mind and hopefully make better/more informed decisions.
The book is broken down into small snippets of advice, usually about 3-5 pages long. The one that particularly spoke to me was Why You Should Forget The Past (Sunk Cost Fallacy).
This is an excerpt from it:
The sunk cost fallacy is most dangerous when we have invested a lot of time, money, energy or love in something. The investment becomes a reason to carry on, even if we are dealing with a lost cause. The more we invest, the greater the sunk costs are, and the greater the urge to continue becomes.