100 things 2016 completed and uncompleted items

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At the end of December 2015 I bought 2016 Create your shining year in life 2016 workbook by Leonie Dawson. I was very excited to reflect and plan in the lead up to Christmas, as I felt it detached me from all the Christmas craziness I used to feel. I also got started on my vision boards early and gave the layout of them a new look.

I connected with others that also bought Leonie Dawson’s book and even hosted a few online masterminds where learning about bullet journaling and the miracle morning changed my whole year for the better! As I used those tools, I gradually stopped using the diary and now have come to realise one point focus is a lot more beneficial and something I need to instil with my goals and daily tasks than the list of 100 things I made in the workbook.

The Leonie Dawson workbooks are a brilliant buy, they served me at a time where I needed something fun, fresh and practical to get me back on track. There are other planners out there that look interesting¬†and Your best year 2017 reviewed here is my favourite so far and there’s The passion planner too, which comes in pretty colours!

The section I continued to follow throughout the year until recently as a one point focus is important, was the 100 things to do in 2016. A big list of silly, joyful, big, small, creative goals. I only wrote 72 and have completed 26.

Here is my list for inspiration to others and links to posts and videos:

Completed throughout year:

  1. Pass my driving test
  2. Buy a car, insurance
  3. Go to Kundalini Yoga festival
  4. Finish Drawing 1 module
  5. Colour madalas
  6. Go to life drawing classes
  7. Go to yoga classes often
  8. Connect with people more
  9. Shine my light
  10. Chris Zydel online course painting with fire
  11. Run a monthly mastermind group
  12. Save money aside for date nights/days out
  13. Find and try out recipes I love to make
  14. Watch Erin Brockovich
  15. Eat more fresh foods
  16. Make my own gf df desserts
  17. Say I love you to myself often
  18. Say yes more
  19. Get a spiritual name
  20. Be mountain bothies and climb Snowdon
  21. Go to Outsider Art exhibiton/Gallery
  22. Visit Norfolk beaches and see seals
  23. Buy, read, use Raw Vision magazines
  24. Develop writing style
  25. Short yoga teacher training
  26. Brighton ghost walkTo completed in the last 3 months of 2016
  27. Watch Ghandi film
  28. Draw mandalas
  29. Go to a Gong bath
  30. Go to Abstract Expressionism exhibition
  31. Have all websites up to date and live
  32. Go on a day out together
  33. Buy my own turbanOther things I didn’t complete (some not of interest anymore)
  34. Go sight seeing in Prague
  35. Learn to oil paint
  36. Make a yoga workbook
  37. Free painting workshop
  38. Make a spiritual workbook
  39. Make 12 free paintings
  40. Make and eat Kimchi
  41. Buy my own set of tarrot cards and learn to use them
  42. Put money in a kickstarter
  43. Try out protein powder in smoothies
  44. Spa day
  45. Complete, publish, share poetry book
  46. Do more youtube videos
  47. Learn numerology
  48. Kundalini clubbing night
  49. See puffins
  50. Northern lights Norway
  51. Go to a conference/event someone I am fan of
  52. Do a creative everyday for a month
  53. Go to a gong bath
  54. Drive a segway
  55. Ice climbing
  56. Giant zip wire
  57. Climb a huge tree
  58. Walk with an alpaca
  59. 4×4 off road adventure
  60. Powerboat southampton
  61. My own pair of irregular shoes
  62. Visit Kew gardens
  63. Dive deep into expressive art, teach it
  64. Attend a Unity church
  65. Pay off car
  66. Watch a play on stage
  67. Short break Berlin
  68. Have a holiday somewhere hot
  69. Go to a book club

Vision boards looking back at 2015 – forward to 2016

I spent the first few days of January filling out My Shining Year Workbook and I bought the business e version, both by Leonie Dawson.

I’ll show my visions for 2016 but first I’ll share my board from last year, this vision board has been on my bathroom wall all year. The middle part I got the idea from the chapter ‘How whole is your whole life?’ in Susan Jeffers book Feel the fear and do it anyway. At the time it affirmed all areas of my life and was a useful reminder throughout the year. Especially the words “I’ll handle it” and “Get into the flow of life”.

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As you can see from the pink circles I did and got a few of the things I’d planned and wanted. We went sea Kayaking in Brighton, saw a film in an open air cinema, got a Gopro video camera, and I got the ikea unit in the picture, it now makes up my creative space!

The sayings ‘Make happiness a habit’ and ‘Your vibe attracts your tribe’ also had an impact on 2015 as I have found more happiness, even just in my attitude there is a difference. I’ve also connected with people who have similar values/interests.

The thing I notice so much about this vision board now is how much it’s focused on things and experiences, sure it’s saying what I want, but what about what I want to feel?

My 2016 vision boards are all about feelings!

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These boards may seem a bit spacious and the reason for that is I stuck a lot of words and images into my workbook! There is nothing better than making something mine then collaging.

The bigger vision board is in my bathroom again, now I’m no feng shui guru but my previous board was above a bin, this one is on the door where I can still see it everyday but it is pleasantly put up away from anything else.

My visions are about moving towards and working on what feels right and right now that is in the direction of Yoga, painting, writing and spirituality. For Brave Creators to thrive in creativity and abundance! Also to have date days/nights and to go on holidays and explore!

“Those who don’t jump will never fly” – Audrey Hepburn

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My smaller board is on my pin board by my computer, I took down my Nov-Dec full moon board and there was a blank space so I filled it.

The visions and messages are more of the same, I wasn’t as interested in pictures than previous years, this time it was all about words! The image of people together as friends symbolises connection and is taken from the book All I did was listen by Rachel Awes.

“I am letting in kindness and people who help me bloom”- Rachel Awes

I’ve taken out a bunch of the pages from her book and put them around the place as reminders for my wonderful creative journey and year ahead.

Here’s to a great new year whoever you are and whatever journey you find yourself on, keep going, reach!