Resolve 2013: The Wrap Up – Work Less And Play More
Cathryn, Cassiel, Jenna, Linda, Paty, Jessa, Maggie, and Jamie have done a wonderful job of helping me with handy hints on how to reduce stress – find and follow my bliss. Thank you ladies for letting me be a part of The Resolution Tour. And thanks to Jessie Smith for dreaming it up.
Now it’s my turn to tell you what I think about finding and following your bliss – don’t groan <grin>. After, I’ll tell you what I’ve learned on The Tour.
I always thought bliss was something outside myself. Something to be found, as though it once was mine and I’d lost it. I’ve been searching for bliss all my life. First I cut off my hair. It hung to my waist. I was thirteen. Okay, that was an act of rebellion, but it was also the kick-start of my journey. I married young. Started my family at twenty. Yes, making a family is a search for bliss though we often get chaos instead. I went to college, studied many philosophies, pursued creative outlets, and here’s what I’ve discovered:
Bliss comes from within. It MIGHT be it’s our heart. And instead of searching the world for it, all we really have to do is give it a front row seat. What warms our hearts, warms our lives…at least that’s what this search has taught me so far. Just a thought to consider.
So, what have I learned from my friends and fellow authors?
>Only put three things on my to-do list at a time.
>Life is an experiment, don’t take it so seriously.
>Spring clean one room at a time to unclutter my house. Take the same careful time to unclutter my life.
>Live every day as if I’m on vacation.
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking this resolution journey with us. Onward now into 2013! But first, share what you’ve learned.
You can find me at Goodreads, my website, Facebook, Twitter and See Jane Publish. Sign up for my newsletter and have a chance to win a gift card to Amazon or BN. And don’t forget to support your local authors by becoming a “fan” on Goodreads.
THE RESOLUTION TOUR – January 1 – 9, 2013
Maggie Jaimeson – Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade – Get Organized
Paty Jager – Volunteerism
Linda Mercury – Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke – Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight – No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade – Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Susan Lute – Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Jamie Brazil – Shrink My Closet
Posted on January 9, 2013, in Auth: Special Guest and tagged 2013, bliss, clutter, Dragon's Thief, finding bliss, life is an experiement, play more, reduce stress, Resolve 2013, See Jane Publish, simplify, Susan Lute, The Resolution Tour, to-do list, vacation, work less, wrap up. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.