Thrilling me!

23/12/2014

Skidding in there right before Christmas and the end of the year is my final Thrilling Me post for 2014! Enjoy, and please share your thoughts in the comments below – I always love hearing from you.

Digital Detox Kit

The delightful Naomi Goodlet is running the perfect holiday program for you at the moment – the Digital Detox Kit is a fully guided e-course on weening yourself off your unhealthy screen habits. I did this course a few weeks ago. To be honest, I didn’t think I had any kind of unhealthy habit going on with my digital wanderings, until I did an important preliminary exercise of the course – noting down my screen habits. I noted when I felt the need to check in (whether it was email, phone messages, or social media), and it was FAR more than what I was actually conscious of doing. Much much more. Pretty scary. So much so that I started planning my digital detox straight away.

DDK

The course is loaded with heaps of tips and tricks on how to do both partial and full detoxes, so you’re not left feeling like it’ll be an impossible task. It’s not. I felt fully guided and supported during my several hour long, and full day detoxes. It definitely does take awhile to ween off the little dopamine hits we get when we get a notification, or some kind of contact over social media. That’s what’s friggin’ addictive. I noticed I use digital distractions to take my mind off things I may not want to face in the moment. For you, it may be different.

I’m an affiliate for the program because it helped me tremendously. Click through here to find out more and see if it calls to you!

Astella Designs – Resin Art

As part of what appears to be a never ending ‘deck out my home’ quest, I’d been hanging out to find a fantastic, colourful and relatively weather proof piece of art to hang on my front balcony. I’m a huge fan of resin art, and particularly love the free form/abstract nature of it. I came across Bec from Astella Designs on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her creations.

ResinArt

It turns out Bec also does custom pieces, and could do one for me in any of the colours I wanted, to suit my space. Mega squeeee! Happily for me, she’s also on the Gold Coast, so picking my piece up was a breeze (although she does also ship her pieces all over the place). My beautiful little piece, called ‘Circus Lights’ is now sitting pretty above my dining table, and it fills me with glee every time I glance at it. If you want a piece, head on over to Bec’s lovely website.

Create Your Shining Year Workbook

Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Shining Year workbook is the perfect tool to reflect on and release 2014 and welcome in 2015. I’ve used it before, and let me tell you – it’s pretty magical. I don’t know if it’s the fairy dust Leonie sprinkles on everything she does or just the fact that you’re more likely to achieve the things you write down – but this workbook has a way of helping you manifest desires in ways that are mind boggling.

Leonie Workbook

I’ve just finished the reflection and releasing part of the workbook and let me tell you, it feels freakin’ fantastic to have your own personal closing ceremony for the year. I am so gosh darn in to the importance of ritual and markers that help us anchor in to and acknowledge the passing of time, or the moving through from one phase to the next. For me, it cultivates attention and reverence for what I’ve achieved as well as appreciating what didn’t feel so good this year  (which can also be completely loved and accepted, too).

I can’t wait to dive in to the 2015 dreaming and scheming part of the workbook, when holidays begin!

Passion Planner

I discovered this little beauty in the latest issue of Raspberry Magazine, which has a full page dedicated to diaries for 2015. There’s not a lot of things I’m completely obsessed about, but finding the right diary for me is definitely one of them. Enter the Passion Planner. I am insistent on a few things for my diaries – they MUST BE: week at a glance, have room for scribbling notes, and have some kind of spirited aspects to them. The passion planner has this in spades, and more. Room for goal setting, scribbling both personal and work related to-dos, space and prompts for gratitude notes… lots. I tried to order one online, but the delivery times are now in to February (they are UBER popular).

Passion Planner

The BEST news, however, is that you can get the entire Passion Planner diary PDF on file. This is done via an honour system – all that’s asked is that you share the Passion Planner webpage on social media. I’ve since done this and then had all glorious 196 pages printed to A5 size and spiral bound at Officeworks. Cheap as chips! I’ve also laced a ribbon through the binder as a place marker, and have my very own beautiful copy. No waiting and totally easy peasy, my friends. It also works seamlessly well with the reflections, goals and desires you come up with using your own processes (Leonie’s workbook above, Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map, etc).

How about you, dearest? What’s thrilling you? Does anything I’ve mentioned sing to you at all? Would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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