Wondering what this year will bring to your door? Wondering which paths to embark on and which to pass?
Based on a series of posts I did last year on my to-do, to continue doing, to stop doing, not to do, to-done, and to’odle lists, this year I thought I’d ask which particular paths a bunch of my best pals are bent on (or not) following.
(See below for a quick summary of each and a link to download a template to create your own.)
This is the second in a series of posts – today’s is on to-continue doing. (Click here for a look at the first, the to-do lists of the folks below.) Yep – you don’t always have to start from scratch. You can continue with things that are working for you (and pat yourself on the back for already doing some things that work well for you).
I hope you find inspiration for creating your own continuing path for the year.
To Continue Doing – or things that work & I want to continue doing
From Dyana Valentine, who helps self-starters self-finish and whose Perfect Pitch process is nigh on perfect –
I would LOVE to continue taking classes related to physical movement and/or performance. It seems that every time I get out there (took an improv class last year) or “in here” (my body), good things just happen.
From Danielle LaPorte, lifestyle diva, style maven, Fire Starter & WhiteHot Truth mama –
Batching my time (aka work hard/play hard scheduling.) Basing my business plans on how I want to actually feel. Drawing with my kid (which is when some of the best insights surface).
From Melodie Biringer Queen of all we Crave & Mistress of Women’s business development –
My house improvements so I enjoy my home environment for the first time in 17 years. I want to continue to go for 3 walks a week around my neighborhood with my husband, friends and new acquaintances. This gives me so much fuel!
From Kerri Carlson – the Wonder Woman behind the inspirational Every Woman annual conference –
Exercising daily. Spending focused time with my kids.
From Oz Sokoh, U.K. Shell Geo-scientist by day and foodie blogger by night –
Making ‘own’ time for my family.
From Melanda Schmid, UN Habitat consultant in Kenya, non-violent communications fiend & lover of earrings –
My ongoing quest to stretch more deeply into being my own authentic self while at the same time to stretch more widely in my capacity to connect with others.
And in case you think I know not men, this in from Pat Jarvis – dedicated to Paralympic sport, Order of Canada recipient, his perigrination & peripatetic lifestyle is dedicated to making the world a better place (& is brought to you by the letter ‘p’) –
Active lifestyle combined with a far from perfect but quite decent eating habits. Lots of exercise with lots of veges like good ol’ broccoli; fresh fruit and salads balances off the glass of red wine or dark chocolate, or even both.
From Sam Crespi, writer, ever curious, purposeful wanderer –
Practice abundance by giving thanks for each piece of ‘gold’ that appears in my daily life – laughter, a hug, the palette of greens surrounding my house; the river that runs along the edge of the meadow, an email from my daughter, the alchemy of cooking and sharing a meal with friends.
Being alive! Meditating. Some days, I sit in silence or chant mantras that hold the energy of countless prayers of others who’ve gone before me. With meditation I’m more alert, more serene, and freer to tap into my creativity.
From Michelle Royle (that’s her, upper left, swimming with dolphins) one of the best trainers I know, whose integrity can’t be topped, a deep thinker, traveler & dry humourist –
Exercising. Staying Curious. Choosing how I spend my time and with whom, with intention. Keep drinking wine. Saying Yes – even if it looks impossible – but it speaks to my heart.
From Johanne Gallagher, the wickedly funny, charming Irish Diva living, working & playing in Norway –
Visualizing, scripting, being appreciative of myself and others, applying the principles of law of attraction.
Continued self-care in order to serve. That’s what I hear.
And you? What’s on your to-continue doing list?
Watch for upcoming segments from these same folks and/or already covered posts:
- things I want to start doing, being or having this month
To continue doing
- these work, so I should continue doing these
To stop doing
- I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore
To not do
- I know I want to stay away from these
- yep, that’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these. This one is left off most lists I know of and yet it’s critical to take time to reflect on what we’ve done not just on what’s left to do.
- what to do when I need to float, let my mind wander, and relax
To download your own template to use as you wish simply click here: Rock.Paper.Scissors To Do template
Stay tuned for the next compilation – the to-stop doing lists.