August Goals

I didn’t achieve as many of my July goals as I would have liked but I did manage to tick off a few and with the start of August here I now have a whole new chance to achieve a few more goals

Gretchen Rubin in her book The Happiness Project dedicated August to Eternity:  contemplating the heavens with the following ideas:

  • Read memoirs of catastrophe
  • Keep a gratitude notebook
  • Imitate a spiritual master

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy suggests the following joyful simplicities for August to help bring more harmony to your everyday life:

  • Rediscover the books you loved as a child.
  • Consider starting or joining a book club.
  • Start your search for a choice second-hand book shop.
  • Experience heaven on earth with an assortment of sacred sounds that soothe.
  • Get Julia Cameron’s book The Artists Way & start her 12 week course.
  • Treat yourself to a deluxe box of Crayola crayons to use to create a poster.

Trinny & Susannah in their book The Survival Guide: A Woman’s Secret Weapon For Getting Through The Year say that August is the time to think about getting more time out of your day by doing some of the following:

  • Reloading your music player with new tunes.
  • Getting your highlights done.
  • Going through your summer wardrobe & writing a list of what’s missing.
  • Treating yourself to a great pair of shoes.
  • Putting in place regular routines that will help you get out the door in 10 minutes.
  • Learning some quick beauty fixes
  • Making travel time work for me

Kim Carruthers in her book Less is More: How to De-clutter Your Life she says August is the perfect time to:

  • Donate the winter clothes you didn’t wear.
  • Continue planning for the Christmas holidays.

Rhonda Hetzel in her book The Simple Home: A Month-by-month Guide To Self-Reliance, Productivity and Contentment says that August is the time for domestic crafts, sewing and household linens.

Julia Cameron in her book The Artists Way: A Course In Discovering And Recovering Your Creative Self is more than an amazing book, its a practical step by step instruction manual in tapping into your creativity. It is very involved and I want to give myself the best chance of success so I am going to rejig her twelve week course into a 12 month course and suggest that maybe you do the same.  In order to do this week one will become:

August: Recovering A Sense of Safety

  • Morning Pages
  • Artist date: Five & Dime
  • Time Travel: three old enemies
  • Time travel: monster hall of fame horror story
  • Letter to the editor
  • Time travel: three old champions
  • Time travel: Thank you letter
  • Imaginary Lives
  • Affirmations & blurts
  • Artists date: 20 minute walk
  • Check in



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