In an effort to be more organized and grateful in my life, I spend a bit of time every couple of months doing a little family/business & life round up that includes what I learned; what goals I’ve accomplished and the ways I am succeeding in creating my ideal life!
What last month look like for us…
Since the seasons have been changing, November is now genuine Autumn! With both kids in school and me working from home, my new goals are to get the heck out of the house! I am trying to remember that exercise, outdoor time-off and social time actually equates to higher productivity!
+ I went to Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium – sans kids! Yes, that’s right. An adult friend and I spent about an hour strolling through the aquarium on a weekday, marvelling in the dimly lit, peaceful spaces. Honestly, I think I simply drowned out the noise and activity of all the school children. What a wonderful, therapeutic way to spend a morning.
+ Went to Niagara Falls for one night and wow, the hotel whirlpool and sauna made that long drive worth it! I am now hunting for a gym in the city with an awesome pool, sauna and hot tub.
+ Gorgeous November weather allowed us to spend more comfortable time outdoors, taking hikes in the valley near our home and riding our kick scooters at the beach.
+ I finished teaching an 8-week Online Entrepreneur session for youth. I love leading these classes and potentially being a decent mentor for youth so I’m always looking for ways to improve the classes. One thing I try to do is incorporate mindfulness group lessons each week that I feel really helps the teens open up and learn to respect each other.
+ Reading: Read some really super, thought-provoking books this month including: A Course in Miracles Made Easy by Alan Cohen and Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy by Pam Grout. I highly recommend both books but must state that not everyone can accept most of these concepts (I have a few friends in mind). Things/information/people mostly appear in our lives when we’re ready to receive them, and grasping the concepts of ‘A Course in Miracles’ is basically where I’ve evolved to at this point. However, I encourage everyone to give both of these books a read and open up to new possibilities!
Having said all that, I think I am going to take a break from all this reading for a bit and instead work on taking “action” over the next few months!