Where’s the bin?

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fuelled by procrastination”
Christina Scalise

It’s Saturday morning. I don’t get many Saturday mornings like this. Waking up at 9am with absolutely nowhere to go and nothing to do till the evening. I like it.

I had plans to go to IKEA with my boyfriend this morning. My room is in desperate need of a revamp but the gloomy London morning told me ‘stay in bed and relax’. So I did. I’ve never been to IKEA. I wanted to go when I’m in that “I’m here for one thing and one thing only” mood. You know what I mean? That organised type of mood.

So I gave myself time to think.

How can I put this new found free time to use?

Write a post obviously but what else?

I decided to declutter my room. Maybe that’s why I’m struggling to write my posts. I feel disorganised. Much like my room, I have a lot going on in my head. Finding the time to think about it is rare for me. So I don’t think, I just do. Work, eat, hide it in the corner, sleep. I just do it.

But I’m learning to take a step back. Reflect. Writing for The Lyd Blog is helping. To write a post you have to think. Be present in your actions. Be mindful of what is happening. Why it’s happening.

I’m rambling I know but that’s what this blog is for. Well, not just rambling but every now and then you need to spill the content of your bag and rummage through the clutter to find what you’re looking for.

I better get started with this room.

What do you do on your free Saturday mornings?

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Love always,
Lyds x

What’s the Goal Here?

“Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.”
Brian Tracy

It’s Friday morning. Those late nights spent in the office this week have payed off. My workload is light and I have no meetings till later this afternoon. So why not write a post.

At the start of 2016 I set goals for myself. Get a degree related job, a car, a serious relationship, learn to cook and start a blog; just to name a few. But I kept them in my head.

So I thought, why not write them down instead?

Not because I think my goals are unique but simply because its good to write your goals down. And its even better to share it with people who can hold you accountable.

Big or small, a goal is a reflection of your desire in life.

Pursuing goals of any size can be disheartening and lonely. Knowing someone else has been there can do wonders. In comes The Lyd Blog.

I’m 24 years old, preparing to make life changing decisions. I’m too young to know it all yet too old not to know anything. From climbing the career ladder and maintaining a serious relationship to getting a mortgage and starting a family. The list goes on.

These are goals I want to achieve before I’m 30 but is there time?

Is it more important to achieve your goals in a specific time or to a specific quality?

Can you do both?

Its easy to say what you learned after making a decision but what about what you experience during those decisions? Those are often not documented. And that’s what I want to do. Set my goals and document the decisions that I make to reach them.

What are some of your goals in your twenties?

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Love always,
Lyds x

How’s it Going?

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time

Thomas Merton

Fifth post and I still don’t know quite what I’m doing on the blogosphere. I want to use this space to find myself but its the how bit that I’m struggling with. What part of my life do I share and what bits do I keep to myself?

In 24 hours – 8 being spent sleeping, so much happens. From work to family and everything in between, when do you find the time to write it all down?

What about when your mind wanders in the middle of a meeting at work? It goes somewhere so fascinating or worrying you forget where you are. How do you share that? Do you share that? How do you blog about life as it happens? Maybe I’m going about this all wrong. Or maybe I’m not.

Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”
Warren Buffett

I promised myself I’d be consistent. Write at least 3 posts a week but so far I’ve failed. Working 9am to 6pm, sometimes till 8pm; really takes a lot of your time. By the time I get home, talk to my family and friends, it’s time for bed time. When did my life become such a routine?

Maybe I should take it day by day. Write what happens every 24 hours. Life might not seem so boring. I never said my life was interesting. It’s just my life and I want to share. For my sake more than anyone else.

So on October 6th 2016 i vow to make daily posts on whats happening. In my life, in my mind, in my world. Three hundred words at a time.

If you have any tips, suggestions, questions or comments please feel free to share.

Love always,
Lyds x