Sunday, September 12, 2010

What I learnt this week...

Welcome to a new little segment on my blog, where I reflect on the week thats been, the week ahead, what I have done and what I have learnt. This new little segment is inspired by the lovely Tez from Perspective who does Reflections on Sunday.

This week I challenged myself physically; I walked up a mountain (832m) and survived, I felt so accomplished when I got to the top. I also started doing Power Yoga on Thursday nights, I kind of forgot how hard Yoga is but I am determined to stick with it, plus I just bought a pretty new pink mat so its only fair it gets used. I am surprised at how often I was thinking in my head "there is no way I can do that pose" but once I actually tried I wasnt as terrible as I first anticipated. Still not good but not terrible.

 I learnt to never ignore my gut feeling. I was offered a job earlier this week but I just didnt feel that it was for me. I stressed myself out over it and tried to convince myself to take the job even though it wasnt what I wanted. I ended up saying no, and feel relived and havent regretted my decision. Taking the job would have reduced my anxiety in relation to not having a job next year but I wouldn't have been happy doing it.

 Time with good friends is invaluable. Sitting around chatting, drinking tea and sharing delicious cheesecake. I am a big believer in life's simple moments being the most important.

I am feeling overwhelmed and constantly "busy". I feel like I dont have time to do me things - blogging, writing and reading. I think my "to do list" is gettting so out of control I spend my time thinking about how much I have to do, instead of just getting in and doing it. I am not sure how to fix this just yet.... 

How was your week? What did you learn from life's little adventures?


  1. Love this! Good on you on all counts, Megan. These are all such inspiring and important things to learn and accomplish at any time. I totally agree about time with friends = food for the soul.

    I've learned this week, that hearing is not necessarily listening.

    Stay your lovely self!

  2. Wonderful post Megan. I like reading about reflections. It's also great that you are physically challenging yourself. I know that it will reward you.

    As for your to do list. I'm in the same boat so I'm not too good with advice. Although Jason and I are trying to just achieve one thing each day. Hopefully that will help.

  3. So refreshing to hear such a brave and important reflection on the job hunt! Good for you Megan!

    Wishing a terrific week ahead!

  4. this is a great contemplative new segment, i like it very much.

    maybe it would help to have a look at your to-do list and determine whether things are red-flag urgent or which can wait. then make a new list for your high priority items and your low priority items... and group them together by type of task. this might help you get through them and feel like you've made some progress!

    my week in review is mostly school related, since i'm back in college again.

    oh, and that photo of Mt. Ainslie is so nostalgic for me!

  5. I love this new segment - reflection is so important!

    I think it's fantastic that you are sticking with yoga, because I agree - it's HARD! Good for you!

    I learned that it's ok to go to bed at 8:00 pm, that sometimes, a simple smile and a "hello" can do wonders for the soul, and to never take for granted our loved ones.

  6. I am having the same 'To Do' list dilemma as you. Every day it seems to get longer and longer and I sit there thinking, "Oh no!" I think the best thing to do is prioritise the list and then pick something to do from the top. Once it's done, start the next thing. Although, that's easier said than done!

    Congratulations on your mountain climb!

    x Jasmine

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  7. I find that always having a self reflection on yourself is so good, because at least you can go through things some people may just miss out on. Do anything that makes you happy love, yoga may be hard but it's definitely so good for your body so do it! ;)

    all in end, just do things that you feel good about, listen to your heart ♥

  8. great new weekly post meg!

    i learned that sometimes not doing anything is ok too. i get what you mean about feeling busy and not having time for yourself. this whole weekend i didn't do anything productive and it was amazing!

  9. I love this post, Megan. Great idea to reflect back on your week and look forward to the week ahead!

    My advice: make sure your to-do list includes Megan time. Schedule in the things that make you happy and let a few less important things slide once in a while...

  10. Great post. I really like the idea.

    I haven't ever regretted listening to that internal voice/gut feeling. Now, the times I haven't listened--yes, those have caused some regrets.


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