In the last blog I talked about finding purpose. Now it is time to put your thought into action. Goal setting!
If you write down your goals you will be more likely to search out answers and move toward your goals more effectively.
It is like the "to do" list of your life.
Your mind is working all the time, processing everything you hear and see and desire.
Here is my most recent example...I now have a STORE on my website. I was becoming frustrated with amazon although they have been wonderful in the past. I thought...how else can I sell "The LOOK Book?" and wrote it down! Up popped the idea and now it is available on my website! I highly recommend WEEBLY to anyone who is running a business, selling a product or has something to share. Weebly.com is user friendly complete with a STORE option, BLOG post and more. You can start out with a free website version to check it out and move to the upgraded version as needed.
Finding purpose AFTER your children grow up and leave home. Sometimes they return or never leave either way they do not need or want your constant attention. We are living longer and experiencing more but how do we find a new purpose equal to our children. You will never find one equal or as amazing as raising children:) However, it is your chance to find something new to make you want to get up every morning and hit the ground running, keeping you energized and excited about the day. “The LOOK Book” has done this for me!
Start by thinking...“If I could do anything what would I do to fill my day, week, year?” “ What makes me feel useful?” “What excites me?”
Remember “ME”. Not someone else but YOU. What do YOU enjoy?
Not sure where to start? Begin today! When YOU are reading, watching TV or searching the internet what topics interest YOU? When you are talking with your family and friends what do YOU like to talk about?
Second... How do YOU want your day, week, year to LOOK? Do YOU like to be busy every minute? Do YOU like to have quiet time, time to exercise, time to visit with family and friends?
Now it is time to search, reflect, talk and try new things!
YOU have your whole life ahead ENJOY!!
I received this wonderful email in the summer of 2013 after printing the third book for Nantucket. I heard from the “best grandma” this past summer.
Her grandsons were again on the island and completing ‘The LOOK Book’. I was debating on publishing a fifth book for Nantucket??? She begged and pleaded for a fifth book making my decision easy! Picturing the three of them as seen here, engaged in ‘The LOOK Book’ warms my heart. The people are the reason I enjoy creating ‘The LOOK Book’.
Finding joy in what you do makes life sweeter!!!
- these kids really love The Look Book, it's been the highlight of their visit for 2 summers now AND it's elevated me to status of "best grandma" which is happy for me too!”
I am a self published author and creator of 'The LOOK Book' a series of scavenger hunts in book format. I am a Mom of three children and divide my time between Acton MA and the island of Nantucket.
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