Most of us want to contribute to a better world, but sometimes it's hard. "What should I do? When will I find the time after work and family? Will my efforts really make a difference?" Yes there are so many opportunities to make a difference now that it's hard to decide what to dedicate your time to! So before you do any of that, here are 10 ways you can make a difference today - starting purely with how you live your life! That's right! We are rocking it Gandhi-style - be the change you want to see in the world!
Being in the kitchen and trying out new recipes is one of my favourite things to do...especially when it results in deliciously healthy foods to savour!
I'm not a real sweets expert in the kitchen - I usually feel terrible for the amount of sugar and dairy that a lot of sweets take to make. But this recipe is not only simple to make but there is nothing bad added! I bought dates to make some delicious truffle. When I got home, I found out that my darling husband had cleared the pantry of any type of nuts! So I had to find a recipe that didn't use nuts - but I'm looking forward to experimenting with almonds when I restock!
I'm excited to start a new habi, as I've really enjoyed getting back into journalling last month. Check out last month's challenge here and how I achieved it here. They say that you can build up your self discipline through small and consistent actions and I definitely feel my self discipline growing.
So many possible challenges for this month, I had some great suggestions for the revolutionary challenge for May come in via my Facebook page such as reconnecting with someone on my Facebook face to face every week, giving up plastic for the month or trying something new every day. I have marked these for the next couple of months so I can properly prepare for them!
Since watching Susan Cain's video on the Power of Introverts, I've been thinking further about her call for more quiet, contemplative time for deep thought. She spoke about how natural it was for introverts to go out into the wilderness, be by themselves and just think. And the lack of further encouragement for everyone to have this time away to think.
Ok - so here's a new component to the blog!
Want some inspiring resources to peruse this weekend? In my researching and networking online, I always come across some great resources that I want to share.
You'll notice my theme for this month has been happiness and it's relationship with money and growth. Here's my resource round up for April.
Over the past couple of weeks I had been observing the use of social media around me. Firstly, my husband Shane complained about me checking my facebook in the car when he was driving. Then I noticed people glued to their phones in their work breaks checking their facebook. Then, in conversation the other day, my sister admitted that she checked her facebook before she even got out of bed in the morning. Yes, life has changed forever because of social media.
Last weekend I went to the Perth Sun Fair, focusing on community and environmental sustainability. I went to listen to two of my friends who were presenting there. Jane Genovese is a PhD student, researching how to boost happiness in your life and Susan Broughton recently left her job as a Financial Planner to start her own business teaching woman how to manage their finances in a holistic way.
Challenge yourself one habit at a time. This month’s habit is ‘Journalling’.
Since the start of last year I’ve been journaling quite a bit. It’s helped me focus, stay optimistic and always look for the good in my life. I’ve been quite good at keeping up this habit…that was, since last month. Last month has been busy, but it’s no excuse. So I would like to recommit to this month during the month of April and journal every single day.
I'm back after a month's break from the blog. For awhile I was feeling a little guility for not blogging, but I realised it was important for me to focus on a few other endeavours. What were those you ask?! Let me tell you about the exciting projects that have been happening in my life!