I want to announce the winners for last week’s giveaway at the end of this blog post, but for now…just look at what I found on my bush walk this week. Beautiful!
January was a busy month for me — lots of change, big resolutions, a return to healthy eating after the holidays, a re-commitment to moving my body more. I’m trying to learn to switch from chocolate and coffee to a walk or some meditation when I’m stressed.
Honestly, that’s hard for me.
It’s made me wonder — how are your resolutions going for you? Do you set any? Do you have some goals for 2019?
It’s true, isn’t it?
We expect so much from January and so much from ourselves. But we have time: another eleven months to find our way and do the things we want to do in 2019.
Austin also shared his art and the words are beautiful:
Deep breath: we have more time. February is here and we can start again.
Make a simple list. Jot down the things you want to achieve this year. Remind yourself that you have eleven months and today is the best day to start. Remember a gentler truth: you’ll accomplish so much more when you treat yourself with love. (Coffee? Chocolate? Or a bush walk? Try to make a good choice if you can, a choice that supports your own well being.) I heard some advice once and I think it’s true: when you feel awful, treat yourself how you’d treat a tired, overwhelmed toddler….with rest, good food, love.
So today, I’m sending you a fresh start and cheering you on from Down Under, where the bush walks are spectacular, even in the city parks.
Love Catherine x
Winners of last week’s giveaway!
The lucky winners are…
Leslie B. from Canada, I’m posting you Love Lie Repeat! Congrats!
And Sharon O. from America, I’m posting you my favourite (emerald) ring. Thanks to everyone who entered. (Rafflecopter chose random winners).
You can watch me open my box of books here — Penguin sent me my author copies and the books are SO PRETTY. If you want to order, visit your local Aussie bookshop or order here for free delivery overseas. 30 days until release date!