Monday, January 11, 2010


One of my new year resolution for the past few years has been to get organised. I really wanted the power that comes from having a schedule. Being able to plan each day would absolutely allow me to get things done. It is said that if you write the things down, well you obviously would not forget and that would get you going (something about being more committed to your plan...). Ignoring the part about religiously following it, there was always another problem that I encountered. Buying a planner. I know that it sounds absolutely ridiculous but I have not managed to find any planner that suits whatever I had in mind.

Most planner would have monthly schedule chart, then dated areas to jot down tasks/appointments and some blank pages for notes. Alternatively, I have also purchased a single line planner with no guidance whatsoever. I somehow alway end up being somehow dissatisfied with my whichever planner that I buy. I would probably use it for a while then....the planner does a vanishing act.

This might prompt many to remind me that..."the rest of the world uses this type of planner"!!!
However, this time around...I decided to create my own planner. It really was an exciting experience. I could absolutely incorporate all that is me and have the free hand to do all I want. I now have a section that deals with my daily plans, my finance and my weight progress. Before,I never really could fit in everything I want in an off-the-shelf planner. Moreover, I also managed to put in my favorite quotations and all.

I am really....really happy with my effort. It really paid off cause I am now excited in leading a life that has a direction. It's a good start...I'd say!!!

below is a page from my planner:

Happier in 2010

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

1. Be your own BFF (best friend forever). Enjoy your own company. Embrace everything about you! Without a doubt, it's the most important step towards being a happy person.

2. Smile, giggle, snicker, or chuckle! Smiling releases serotonin in the brain, which instantaneously gives your mood a lift.

3. Dream big in every area of life. Set your life in motion and manifest your heart's desire.

4. Shut the doors and the windows tight! And then put on your favorite song and sing out loud. Let it rip!

5. Cook a healthy, delicious meal. Serve it up pretty and savor the flavor, one bite at a time.

6. Expect a miracle. Believe that something wonderful will happen for you today. The universe is waiting to shower happy blessings on you.

7. Meditate, pray and chant. Research shows that people who are spiritual tend to be happier and healthier than those who are not.

8. Pull up your best pair of warm socks. Wiggle your toes and enjoy a cozy kind of bliss.

9. Sleep baby sleep. Seven or eight hours each night should increase your energy and decrease your moodiness.

10. Count your blessings daily. Gratitude, the emotion of thankfulness, is one of the key ingredients for living a happy life. Make gratitude a habit and happiness will be yours.

11. Wake up early! Start the day off on a happy foot, with a happy thought. The morning hours are full of spiritual energy and prana (life force).

12. Let the sun shine in. 20 minutes of sunlight per day improves mood and wards of Seasonal Affection Disorder (SAD)..

14. Say "Good Job!" Give yourself permission to pat yourself on the back. Recognize your accomplishments and positive qualities.

15. Happiness is contagious! Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values, your goals and dreams

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