The long term is going to be hard. But I am hoping my short terms break things up.

As you know, I have long and short-term goals. If you are not aware of them, you can read them here: My Vision Board and Gratitude Wall.

My long term, which I am not likely to do in 2 years and more likely it will be done in 3 years, I struggle with, because I do not want to be living where I am for the next 3 years. But I remind myself, it’s not worth moving somewhere else to rent privately, when it can be put to my long-term goal. I will only move if I get a council place. But as I have mentioned before, that’s about the same chance as winning the lottery.
It also means I won’t be having a cat while living where I am.

When I am inside my flat, I try to ignore what is outside:

  • The neighbour opposite leaving their tied up (stinking at times) rubbish outside their door, rather than taking it to the main bin straight away.
  • The same neighbours at times noisy. (They effect two of my other neighbours more than me, with me luckily not living above or bow them. But I have heard them at times, when they shout outside, instead of talk.)
  • Seeing my first rat outside. (There is supposedly more than that.)
  • Overflowing bins shared by my block of flats and the flats next door. These are also abused, because certain people put things in they shouldn’t. Filling the bins up with their own junk, as if it’s just their bin, when we all have to use it, but no room because of one person filling practically a very large bin.
  • The stairwell in my block has rules, but those rules may as well be took down, because they are just broken and no one can do a dam thing about it, as I have recently learn when complaining about neighbour leaving rubbish opposite. So whats the point those rules being up?
  • The litter strewn in the garden.
  • Not getting involved with upstairs neighbour about neighbour downstairs and vice versa, because I am sick of when they bitch about the same thing about one another. They stand need, because they are as bad as one another. Both have trouble when it comes to alcohol. But I don’t think upstairs will talk about downstairs, after telling him straight he’s just as bad. After all, remember that time when I blogged here that he was pointing a gun at past neighbours that lived their opposite? He was under the influence.

My short-term goals this year:

  • are lots more day trips out and about, whether near, or far. I hope these and anything else make my year go by easier.
  • To keep looking at my visionboard, to help keep me focused on my difficult days.
  • Having some lunches out by myself, or with friends.
  • To vent if needed on my blog.
  • To blog in general on my blog.
  • Watching dvd’s.
  • Walks out.
  • Doing self-care things at home, like pampering my feet for example.
  • To see if I can one day sit and do one of my crafts. (Or more.)

So that’s my rant and reminders. 😊

 

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Blog post re-share: Goal Getter: How to create & use a vision board — Living.Pretty.Happy

As you know from my blog post here, My Vision Board and Gratitude Wall, I have created my own. It’s helping me to keep focused. Even on difficult days.

Here’s a post below from Alex, at Living Pretty Happy, on Vision Boards. See her post, by clicking on the link below for more.

 

Vision boards, dream boards, call-them-what-you-will boards, are perhaps one of the best tools to get you ultra-focused on your goals. Once you understand your purpose & truly know what you want, I personally see vision boards as the next logical step in helping you achieve all that you aspire to. So what is a vision…

via Goal Getter: How to create & use a vision board — Living.Pretty.Happy

Blog post re-share: Always look on the Bright Side — Peacock Poetry

A blog post re-share as a reminder for myself and for anyone else.

I have talked about hope in past posts. I always had hope somewhere in me, regardless what life had thrown. Last year was a tough year and I practically had nearly lost all hope. But that last bit of hope I had in me is building itself back up and I hold onto that hope again.

When my Dad was really ill, my lovely Auntie Glen, ever the optimist reassured us “where there is life, there is hope”. Hope is such an an anchor in this life and can be a source of huge strength when everything around us appears to be crumbling. Hope is a choice that we can make […]

via Always look on the Bright Side — Peacock Poetry

My Vision Board and Gratitude Wall

I still use my organiser as I shared in this post, Organiser and journal combined. But for 2020, I have created a Vision Board and Gratitude Wall, by buying a large whiteboard and getting things on there. Half the board is my Vision Board and the other half my Gratitude Wall.

My whiteboard which has my vision board and Gratitude on it

This will hang on my bedroom door, so I will see it morning and night, as well as any other time I am in my room. I have also added either a quote, or affirmation on my board since taking a photo of this.

The Vision Board has long term and short term goals.
The short term being my day trips I would like to go on that are near, or far, so I have something to look forward to this year.
The long term which I am basing on over the course of the next 2 to 3 years, is saving as much as I can. At the end of the 2 or 3 years, I want to see if I have saved the amount I would like to save to possibly help towards buying a house. Realistically though, it may be 3 years I more likely do it in. So if that’s the case, then another year extra I will aim for. But if I don’t manage to do this, or I choose not to continue down this route by that time, then I will look at moving privately in a 2 bed house.
Until then, I look at the houses online for sale and any that interest me, I walk to that street literally to view from the outside, so I see if my impressions change and also see if the area itself I would be happy to live in.
I have also looked at what is going for rent as well and done the same.
But if I am lucky to get a council flat in this time, that I bid on, then I will obviously take it.
The Gratitude Wall I expect to fill up, as the year progresses. I have already added further since I took a photo of this.

I hope by creating this board, that it helps to keep me motivated each day, feel a little hope and serve as a reminder of some things I plan to do, that I will be looking forward to, when things get difficult.

I hope to do this each year.

Do you use a vision board, or a gratitude board like this, or something similar?

Do you have any goals for this year?

 

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What are the things you have enjoyed recently?

I hope you will all join in with this and share something nice and positive from your life.
As the title of the post says, what are the things you have enjoyed recently?
For me, it’s been laughing with my work colleagues, having lunch with a friend, watching my hamster Daz and watching dvd’s.

Over to you. 😊

 

© Elizabeth Fisher and My Wellbeing and Learning Journey.

Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to My Wellbeing and Learning Journey with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. But Guest Posts that feature on my blog are not allowed at all to be duplicated.

Blog post re-share: To Hell With them — The Written Addiction

A brilliant inspiring post. Do take a read.

Moving away from the old programs, I agree, there are times when we look around, we look at ourselves, we look at our attempts to change, and then we shake our head because we think, “Why bother? It’s not working anyway.”Then we sabotage ourselves without even noticing. We create our own self-fulfilled prophecy. We fail […]

via To Hell With them — The Written Addiction

Blog post re-share: Break Free From The Stimulation Nation — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

I have talked about in the past how I don’t use apps in my phone’s for anything, other than games, which I play maybe an hour, but not every night. As for emails and blogging, which is my main use, I log into them using my browser. I log in this in way because I am choosing when to check, but also I am on only a certain amount of internet each month. But even if I was to be lucky and have a contract with unlimited internet, I would still do it this way, just like when one time I had home internet, I will check when I am ready and not be bombarded with notifications alerting me to every alert I receive. I like my quiet time, but I know people, or have seen how people cannot resist after every notification to look.

This blog post re-share asks when was the last time you sat alone in the quiet without anything, or anyone to distract you, including not holding your mobile phone and tips how to reduce stimulation and enjoy silence.

Do take a read.

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “I believe people are afraid to be still because we’re used to being stimulated.” ~Michael W. Smith When was the last time you sat alone in silence without anything or anyone to distract you? For many of us, it is difficult to be alone without something to entertain […]

via Break Free From The Stimulation Nation — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

Blog post re-share: From In The Classroom: Written for The Bullied Kid

As someone who has experienced the effects of bullying and coming across this post, I share in case there is a reader who is experiencing bullying right now. I hope you find these words comforting. I wish I had read something like this when I was younger.

The Written Addiction

I know right now that everything seems crucial.
Your friends, popularity, the kids in class, the things you do, the music you like, the jokes you tell, even the clothes you wear are things that revolve around a crowd.
Not everyone is the same, which is a good thing. But even when we are different, truth is we all just want to get along.


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Blog post re-share: Morning has broken — Peacock Poetry

A great post. Do take a read and get inspired.

Every morning is really a fresh, new beginning to live life according to your values. In the last couple of months I have developed a ritual of doing a short meditation before getting out of bed followed by setting myself an intention for the day ahead. This habit is really helping me to feel grateful […]

via Morning has broken — Peacock Poetry