How to create a year of …

Establishing a personal “Year Of” is one way of finding new possibilities, thinking about them and enjoying the benefits they can bring. It works by focusing attention and encouraging continued focus over the full 12 months. The benefits then flow through to subsequent years.

In contrast, New Year resolutions often lead to …

Walk Number 25 – Mt Majura’s Casuarina Track

Mt Majura is one of the tallest mountains in Canberra, and I’ve yet to reach the top. We call it a mountain but it is only 888 metres, apparently.

The plan this morning was to wander the lower slopes, as I’ve often done in the past. But in the light of recent writings on …

Walk Number 48 – Yerrabi Pond

. The aim is to see some new sights, take some more photos, and most importantly get some more exercise.  The pain in my foot is subsiding, gradually, with the occasional spike from time to time. The aim of this year was to get more out of my exercise, but it’s been a disappointing effort. Continue reading “Walk Number 48 – Yerrabi Pond”

Pain, worry and motivation

The glistening surface on the car roof only triggered confusion. It wasn’t until I reached the end of the driveway that I realised it was raining. That ended that attempt at a walk.

I had forced myself to this point. Not physically. The feet don’t hurt that much. No, I had to mentally convince myself, remind myself repeatedly, that I enjoy going for a walk.

Given how much I enjoy nature, why am I not desperate to get out there at every opportunity?

Blazing a creative trail out of decline

The radio announcer mentioned Spring. It’s the only explanation for my sudden rush around the house, pulling covers off cushions and shoving them into soapy water. That, and the fact that the sun’s out.

My Year of Sweat Squared hasn’t played out as planned. Last year’s Year of Sweat was a success, but I thought I could …