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Awake

Oh, here I am.

Awake.

Anyone who knows projects management will know the time/cost/quality relationship of projects. Short on time? It will either cost a fortune or quality will suffer. Got a tight budget? Your quality will suffer unless you’ve got heaps of time. This is project management 101, to get something done successfully you gotta assess how you’ll manage time, money and quality.

I’ve realised this totally relates to life. When I work too much (time poor) , quality in my life suffers and I stress. My spending goes through the roof to compensate because I’m seeking expensive ‘quick’ joy (i.e. shopping, drinks, convenience). Of course these joys are external, and therefore not my own. Without a clear intent and design for this project (life), we don’t control the time/quality/cost of our life. We fall into our societal plan – can you guess what that looks like? Hint: Money trumps time everytime and quality is not balanced because it’s 100% externally provided.

Build a zoo enclosure for a human and what would be in there? I very much doubt a desk, an asinine deadline and a 10 hour days under false lighting. I very much doubt shopping malls, debt, jumbo lattes and jewellery.

If I stepped back and imagine building my perfect habitat to meet my real needs as an adult female human being, it would probably be something like this:
– a large community where I can love and experience joy
– an open space where I can breath fresh air and see the open sky
– a responsibility (job) to provide for those I love, to work physically, to feel satisfied with what I achieve and reap the benefits of the work I do
– a place clear of clutter and distraction. Clear of ‘stuff’. All things of value would be made by my community (music, art, gardens, stories)

After 3 months lost back in my ‘old tracks’, I’ve awoken and seen where overworking, overthinking and over consuming has gotten me. The old tracks are deep, but they can be relaid. It’s a new day!

A new chance to live on purpose. With purpose. For a purpose.

Angie

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Life is Just One Big Party!

Most people I know will agree with me that certain places give off vibes.

Walk into an upbeat, happy party and it’s infectious. Walk into a couple arguing and it’s downright depressing.

You know what I mean right?

I believe that within ourselves we also create a vibe. In the past my internal vibe was one of tension, hate and judgement. I didn’t like me, and I was not having a good time. If my internal vibe were a party, it would be LAME.

But if the party (life) is happening regardless, what point is there in having a shit party? Like, if I’m going to be partying it up for another 70 years, I’m going to want one happy, exciting and enjoyable party. Otherwise, that’s gonna be a long 70 years. If I’m having a good party, others are going to want to share it with me! But if my party is a drag, it’s going to get worse when no one wants to join in.

Your life is a party. Make it a kickass one that everyone wants to be at!

Angie xo

p.s. Are we friends on Facebook yet? We should be! http://www.facebook.com/wellnessmission

The Ridiculousness of Self Help Stigma

Tell most people you are going to the gym to get fit and you get heaps of praise.
Tell most people you are trying to eat clean whole food and you get heaps of encouragement. Hell, you can tell most people you are doing pretty unhealthy things like crazy soup diets and obsessive amounts of running, and people are still usually accepting, encouraging and asking 101 questions about your plan to see if it could work for them too!ebcecfc41c4791c5b6afd2924a142a9a

But why is it when the topic of self-help & personal development comes into the conversation, people get weirded out? Continue reading

Blog Share on ‘real jobs’ and wellness in the 9-5 world

Do you ever notice when you focus on something, you start seeing signs of it everywhere?

I recently decided that I needed to start planning the next phase of my career, which is definitely a step away from a corporate office and a step towards my own passionate adventure in wellness. This has been the catalyst for my blogging, my study to get my Personal Training certification, and my insane http://www.bookdepsitory.com spending lately (so many health, fitness and business books to read up on!) Continue reading

Discovering Wellness and a Reason to Blog

This is it folks, the first post. I’m excited and nervous all at once! I have wanted to write a blog for a long time but wasn’t sure what type of topic would be a sustainable, lifelong interest that would keep my creative juices flowing… until now. That interest I’m talking about is wellness, which according to the World Health Organisation is “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

I like that definition, and I wish I had understood it long ago. See, wellness is by all accounts very new to me. Let me explain. Continue reading