Ms. Travelingboots Corner: My Top Three List to Cultivate this Year

For those who have been following Yellowtravelingboots (hurray), you should know by now that I like coffee a lot (and I mean a LOT), I am a an obsessive fan of anything yellow, and I have a huge liking for desserts. The list could go on and we can spend an entire day with me passionately sharing stories about those likes.

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Hang on, did I just say “passion and likes”? Yes, you’ve read it right. Up until this point in my life, I have never made decisions without passionately embracing it. So why am I telling you this?

Well, I feel like it is now high time for me to cultivate additional passions. This time, I intend to invest on value adding ones. 

I have started my top three and I am bravely sharing these to you to remind me always of my commitment.

 

1. Yes – to Fitness!

For the nth time in my life, I have been intending to be fit. Take note: “intent”. Hence, it has remained passive and a distant dream up until now. The thing is, it is very hard for me to be fit when I am not even passionate about starting a fitness routine. Exercising and dieting feel like a struggle – it is very real and now that I am writing this, I am fidgeting at the thought of how am I gonna do it.

As a start I will hold unto the intention of me just doing the mechanical aspect – loosing weight. It is very basic for now since I am still building the habit. 

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How about going back to this weight? Or should it be MORE??

The Challenge: Fulfill this by July 1st.

 

2. Put that Plan into Action

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I just realized that keeping an organizer gives a sense of order to my day. I feel fulfilled every time I tick my “to dos”. And as I have mentioned earlier, I can only do or have something I am passionate or like very much. Hence, I am only using Moleskin daily organizer. I couldn’t be any happier using this for four years straight now.

But wait, do you know that I am an extremely “P” person? If you are familiar with MBTI, this is a personality test that aims to understand different preferences in people. Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P) are terms used in MBTI to determine our preference in organizing our environment.  J people tend to be very organized, planners, and decisive while like me commonly has a spontaneous, flexible, and open personality.

You should have guessed by now that although I write a lot on my planner, it is very rare for me to tick everything on my list on the specific deadline I set.

So, my commitment is to put those plans into action and to see MORE awesome tangible results. 

 

3. Read More

Looking back, I regretted sleeping a LOT during weekends and watching more tv series rather than nurturing my mind with great books. When we started the blog and I had to start writing, I was confronted with a great need to expand my vocabulary and my knowledge on different genre. So this year, I am definitely reading at least one book every two weeks.

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Yes, we can do this! I wish that the quote below can also influence you to make that decision to start building your own list. 

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What passions have you been putting off  that you want to cultivate this year? I would love to hear it and get inspiration from you.

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