I’m thinking……

……..about how this blog has been thoroughly neglected and how I can rectify that. There are so many things going on in my head lately that I should use this blog to explore those. I just end up spending my ‘spare’ time on other things, like writing, mainly. Even my frickin Art therapy diploma is all about writing at the moment! I was given some gorgeous art journals for christmas and they would be perfect for starting my creative journey and exploring ideas in a visual way, but again, I haven’t got time.

I wish I could give up work but yes, like that’s going to happen.

How do other people cope with all this frustration?

Am I really that crap at time management? Am I trying to do too much?

Here’s what I want to do, just an indulgent brainstorm and not in any particular order based on preference:

  • art journaling relating to my diploma
  • develop my oracle cards into a complete pack and sell them
  • keep up to date with my Counselling journal
  • take photos everyday and make a blog journal of them instead of just having them on my phone.
  • get to do some URBEX
  • explore the city where I live
  • get pregnant
  • buy a house/flat
  • decorate current flat and buy more interior stuff that looks like it matches
  • The Silent Angels novel
  • develop Lee’s story on my Abandoned blogsite and add other features
  • write more articles for Birds Become Fishes website (www.birdsbecomefishes.co.uk)
  • sort out my facebook page for Birds Become Fishes (www.facebook.com/BirdsBecomeFishes)
  • sort out my online shop on Etsy. It has literally got nothing for sale in it. (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BirdsBecomeFishes)
  • do some exercise like jogging
  • actually begin the yoga dvd I bought
  • find out what foods I am allergic to
  • make a ‘dream board’ to attract all these things and get it all out there into our marvelous universe
  • find out how to get a job in Canada (the ultimate dream)
  • stop making lists because that will mean I am actually achieving some of these things on it!

HELP?!

Anyone? Please? Any advice or words of wisdom as of how to begin going about achieving?

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Everything-You-Want-in-Life:

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Life-Plan

http://www.smartselfdevelopmentplan.com/not-enough-time-in-the-day

http://www.smartselfdevelopmentplan.com/how-to-avoid-feeling-overwhelmed-1

I’ve done it here, haven’t I? Given myself too many articles to read which will make me feel overwhelmed with stuff that I have to do to find more time to do everything else!

Oh crap.

Maybe this will help:

Step 1: Happy mood
  • If you happen to read the paper in the morning, postpone your update of the news to the evening, it is often very negative anyway and can have a bad influence on the day.  Being updated once per day on the Snowden Chase should be enough, don’t you think?
  • Listen to some good music instead to get you ready for some action!
  • If you have the liberty, change your environment from where you work! This will charge your inspiration! Go to the bookstore or library, or a coffee shop. Go to the location that works best for you.

Step 2: Daily goals

  • Review your personal goals and deadline for the next weeks. In which direction are you heading? Do you have to present your project to an audience in two weeks time? Then get to the preparation.
  • Write down 4-5 things that you would like to accomplish today. Actions like: finish a presentation, reserve the room, schedule a phone call for an interview etc.
  • Use the tool you prefer for this, whether it is a traditional notepad, or an app. Whatever is best for you, but just stick to one tool! If you like to use an app for this, I have been using Asana, it is works very well for this.

    Step 3: Avoid distractions

    • Put your smartphone out of sight (and on silence).
    • Clean up your desk, if you have non-relevant papers lying around.
    • If you have to work on the computer, only open the windows that you have to work on, not more.
    • To turn off online distractions, make use of Self Control (Mac) or Freedom (PC) to lock distracting sites while you want to get things done (I have not used these personally, but they were recommended to me, maybe you give them a try and let me know!).
    • Postpone your emails to later, be productive first (I admit, this is not so easy to do at first, but once you get past the pain point, it is worthwhile!).

     

    Step 4: Organize your day

    • Dedicate specific time slots  to your productive time, for breaks (!), your email time, your phone call etc. Try to get a daily routine in, that should help you. For instance, schedule all your important phone calls for the early afternoon, so you can work on the most important things in the morning.
    • If your calendar is externally-steered through meetings etc., try to limit the number of meetings to those, which you really need to attend. Learn to say no! Decline those for which they have not sent you an agenda!

     

    Step 5: Focus to Get it Done

    Focus on the first thing first. When you are done, you can focus on the next one. One thing at a time.

    Step 6: Regain Focus

    It happens to all of us. We get distracted nonetheless, and that is fine, if it does not happen too often. Regain focus by asking yourself this simple question: “If you had a heart attack and had to work two hours per day, what would you do?” (Tim Ferris).

    Step 7: Review & Relax

    • Review what you have accomplished today! Probably more than a lot of people would have accomplished in three days!
    • Acknowledge it and be proud!
    • Have a relaxing evening!

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They are finished! The first 5 cards in the Elemental Angel Oracle Pack

Orders being taken as we speak. Thanks for looking!

Ready for orders; the 5 Major Arcana Cards from the ‘Elemental Angel Inspiration Cards’ collection.
These cards have been designed and produced at home totally by my hand. I painted the original images on A4 board in mixed media including acrylics, watercolours, glitter paint and collage.
I then scanned and printed the images to make the cards.
The cards are available in two sizes; 7.5×10.5cm and 9.5x14cm.
A PDF file or Word file will be sent with your order giving you an introduction to the cards and suggestions of how they may be used.
Prices:
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Standard (9.5×14cm) $15.00/£9.80
+ postage and packing ( depending on destination).
Please message me or email me (serenajane72@yahoo.co.uk) for ordering and payment details

Bright Blessings!

Into the afterlife......

My Aunt has asked me to post this on my blog. I think these cards are amazing and they don’t need me to go on about them, they speak for themselves! I’ve got my own set already! Really awesome….

Here’s what she has written in the promotion details:

Ready for orders; the 5 Major Arcana Cards from the ‘Elemental Angel Inspiration Cards’ collection.

These cards have been designed and produced at home totally by my hand. I painted the original images on A4 board in mixed media including acrylics, watercolours, glitter paint and collage.
I then scanned and printed the images to make the cards.
The cards are available in two sizes; 7.5×10.5cm and9.5x14cm.
A PDF file or Word file will be sent with your order giving you an introduction to the cards and suggestions of how they may be used.
Prices:
Small (7.5×10.5cm) $10.00/£6.50
Standard (9.5×14cm) $15.00/£9.80
+ postage…

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A bit of a slow week but absence makes the heart grow fonder!

I hate it when I’m not very productive. It’s not that I haven’t got plenty to do or that I’m not inspired. It has been a combination of having a strange head cold coupled with hay fever, spending time with Fiance, and just generally waiting around for a phone call about a job. It has been like sitting on a bridge half way across. No man’s land.

I suppose it’s not always a bad thing to do nothing. It makes the activities you love more exciting and you see them with new eyes when you finally do get down to them again. Sometimes I have too much to do that I don’t do anything. Overload!

After all: ”The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~Bertrand Russell

This is what I have started. It’s the Fire Element Card for the Major Arcana.

This is the last one of the five, having done Air, Water, Earth and Spirit. I’m not sure if I posted the finished Spirit card, so here it is:

I think the cards are looking really good together. I made this image up so that I could make sure they looked like they belonged together. Packs of cards should hold some unity. With these it’s the intricate borders and the angel wings.

Finally, here’s my reading material. Interesting wouldn’t you say? I’m keen to bring some ancient symbols into my jewellery pieces.

So, until next time, stay light, stay bright and don’t feel bad about doing nothing!

Blessings & Light

~s~

and from my familiar:

How did I make that Angel Affirmation Healing Wallet Card?

Here’s how!

Enjoy! And don’t laugh at me too much 🙂

Would be great to see some results of cards made by folks…please post a link to a photo if you make one

Blessings and Light

xx ~S~ xx

By the way…I will blog soon, like something profound. And meaningful. That everyone will just HAVE to comment on.

(Haha. Yeh ok. )

Angel Raphael affirmation

Have a safe weekend everyone!

This is my newly completed Angel Raphael Healing Card that is the size of a business card. I’ll be keeping in my wallet so I can remember to call on Raphael whenever I need to.

Blessings everyone!

(If you would like to buy a card like this, please contact me)

~xx S xx~

Soar above your sorrows………..

I hope you enjoy my little affirmation card. Sending out healing vibes to everyone.

Blessings and Light,

S

~xxx~

Thoughts on Revenge

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi.

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t do revenge.

I believe life has a constant force. The force you exert on others is the force that will go back to you. Sometimes it may not be back directly but it will always find its way.

This was written by a lady on http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2011/01/07/on-forgiving/.

I believe this, even though I haven’t got any particular examples to site here. It makes perfect sense.

What if someone stole from someone. The person who had his/her thing stolen would be very angry, naturally so. But, would the right thing to do be to go and break into their house and steal something of theirs? No! Why?

1. That makes that innocent person now a thief as well as the original thief. What has changed? Nothing. It has made matters worse because now there are two criminals instead of one.

2. What does the innocent person gain? They might feel better, hahahahaaarrrrrr I’ve got my money back, BUT what does that money represent? Is it REALLY their money? Will they really feel better about themselves when the initial rush of the act has worn off?

3. If the original thief finds out who it was, won’t they want to get revenge on the revenge? When will it end? In someone getting arrested, hurt, killed?

Surely it’s best to get to the bare root of the scenario. WHY did they take the money? Maybe they are starving, maybe they needed it for medicine…who steals money for fun? There has to be a serious reason. The only way to prevent these things from happening is to get to the root cause and try and find a solution. If it’s not rcognised, it will continue……it’s much like taking aspirins for headaches…isn’t it better to find out WHY you’ve got a headache and get it fixed, than to just DISGUISE the problem?

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma GandhiThe Story of My Experiments With Truth

Actions brought on by anger and bitterness will never solve any problem or conflict. If revenge is the only solution then people will just do worse and worse things to each other and all understanding and communication will be lost. The only way we can stop people from doing things we don’t like is to tell them why we don’t like it and if they continue, we will not share our lives with them.

”How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
– Wayne Dyer

The best way to treat someone who has done you wrong is to be kind…..not overly so, just enough for them to see that you are not going to let them ruin your day/week/life and that you are evolved enough to understand that actions have consequences. If this makes them wonder, then good. If it doesn’t then it’s not your problem. They are not evolved enough to realise this. They will reap what they sow in time and maybe learn from it. Your job is to get on with your life and make sure YOUR karma is good!