Day 12 of Project 2015

First day this year where we sat down and spent an intense amount of time doing work on the computers. We mean actual WORK not just browsing the internet or playing games etc.

It was a little unusual us both set up at the dining table across from each other plugging away; mouse clicking, tapping at the keyboard – having the occasional conversation.

Hey – we could get use to this. Working from home with each… now to find jobs that will allow us to do that?

But we digress and should now mention that we practised a bit of what we learnt yesterday. We didn’t let “annoyance” creep into our day. We discussed a few things openly but then we just brought it back…. to letting it go! And we did.

Summary of January 12

Newbies

We read over at The Chelle Seeker about using the “other” hand to do everyday tasks to help strengthen neural connections in the brain and also increase the activity of the less dominant side. 

Today we brushed our teeth using the other hand. What a weird sensation. But we shall persevere with this one as it is healthy for the brain 🙂 

Brighter/Different Perspective?

David is still on holidays and Le is yet to find full-time work. Yet we didn’t mind working on our day off. It was something different that we haven’t done before and we weren’t complaining or whinging about it.

Are we slowly seeing our shift in attitude kicking in? Hopefully, we need to just hit 21 days, right? And then it becomes habit 🙂

Day 1 of Project 2015

Happy New Year!!

Cannot believe we are at the start of another year – that means we are at the start of our “project”/”experiment” at looking at life from a brighter perspective.

This morning, as we sat at breakfast reflecting on 2014 and what lies ahead for us, we thought, there is so much more than just thinking about things from a brighter perspective – sometimes it’s looking at things from a different perspective.

So what is in store for us in the coming days, months and year ahead?

A lot of reflecting on our every day, on the little things, on the things that don’t look profound or memorable, on the things we may prefer to forget or on the things that let us down.

Our challenge for the year ahead to turn things around and see it all in a positive light or simply from a different angle. This fresh outlook can’t do any harm but if it can do some good – well, then that’s just darn brilliant.

Along with seeing things differently, we are setting ourselves some goals to try and “slow down” time. We want to see if it’s possible because we recently read that if we did different things all the time, our perception of time changes. So let’s see if that is also true. As part of this challenge, every day of the year, we are also going to try something new or do something differently. Out with routine and in with variety.

And this blog endeavours to capture how this year-long challenge/project/experiment/mindset goes. This time next year, we want to be writing how we had a year that lasted longer than 365 days (luckily it’s not a leap year) and that we really had more highs than lows. We want 2015 to be a year where nothing is going to get us down…. NOTHING!

Wish us luck and join us for the ride.

Here we are at Day 1! And what can we share….

Today to mark the beginning of something fantastic this year, we chose to sit down and write down some goals for 2015. Then we decided to spend it doing things that we wanted our year to be filled with… we played games, we ate good food, we laughed, we read, we exercised.

Summary for January 1

What new thing did we try? (We’ll call them “newbies” for future posts)

We made and tasted Strawberries and Cream Iced Tea. This was a Christmas gift from some very dear friends of ours. What a refreshing and delicious drink for a hot day like today. 

And for the brighter perspective?

On our evening walk today, we came across this: 

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We felt this was so very symbolic of how we are going to change the way we see things. Instead of being down, we are going to pick ourselves right up again. 

And that is exactly what we did, we walked on over and fixed it as best we could. Making those bins stand upright again…. 

Off to a good start, may the positivity surround us for the next 364 days 🙂