We are living in weird times aren’t we? Most of us have grown up in an era when life felt relatively stable and our sense of self and purpose was clearly defined by personal history, values and gentle ambition for ourselves and our family. But now so very much of that certainty has been derailed: pandemics, will come, horrific wars still happen, food and utility prices are rising again horribly and life for so many seems to have gone skewwhiff.
And in the midst of it all WE are still the same. We still have the same desires, needs and wants. We still have homes to nurture and families to nourish. We still have ambition for betterment, a calm, lovely space in which to live and a desire to feel strong, to create resilience, and a deep sense of wellbeing.
But heck there’s so much noise isn’t there? Where once we could sit in comfortable silence with our own thoughts, creating a beautiful, simple map of what we needed, now those thoughts are constantly interrupted by “news”, and notifications. We can have in the phones we carry everywhere, access to every magazine, film and book in the world. At the click of a button. When we have a question about how we feel we can google a billion ideas and come away none the wiser, if not worse off because heavens there is so much conflicting information, so much of it destined to be little more than snake oil we buy to fill the holes in our soul.
None of us immune these days. All of us aware both of our privilege AND the deep disadvantages of modern day life. But in spite of it all I truly believe that we KNOW what we need to do for ourselves and what we need is not more information but clarification of those deeply personal goals and commitment to staying true to them so that we can learn to keep them alive even life in all its attention seeking glory seeks to derail us.
Welcome then to Goal-Setting For Homemakers – a rather glib title for what is deep, lovely work. Work I hope you will enjoy as you go through twenty-eight days of exploration and clarification of what you want and you need in a framework created to support home, body, mind and soul the BrocanteHome way.
Focusing on creating the habits that will sustain the goals you set for yourself, by the end of the course you will have a framework of your own for the consistent and committed betterment in four key areas:
Authentic Habits: (HEART)
The things we do for ourselves: the dreams, the courses we take, the plans we make, the books we read, the places we go and the work and community we seek.
Domestic Habits: (HOME)
All the little somethings that help us to create a home that runs smoothly and rarely feels overwhelming: the daily routines, the minimalisation of clutter, the sense of sanctuary and the management of family life.
Wellbeing Habits: (BODY)
The ways in which we look after our physical and mental health: the food we eat, the way we move, our relationship with Mother Nature, sleep, rest, meditation and dietary supplements.
Self-Care Habits: (SOUL)
And finally the things we don’t HAVE to do, but benefit so very much from enjoying: skincare and beauty therapies, films and box-sets of our own choosing, crafts and creative pursuits, cinema, theatre, walks and visits to places that stimulate our imagination.
All the things that combined together add up to a meaningful life, no matter how old we are, or to what degree we believe the odds are stacked against us.
Ready to get clear on what YOU need?
Ok, all are welcome to join Goal Setting for Homemakers, with one important caveat: it will only make a difference if you commit to actually doing the tasks suggested and creating the habits that will support YOUR goals. While the course is 28 days long, it is absolutely fine to take it one step at at a time, and only do what you feel you can do in any given moment, allowing each habit or idea to bed in before you move on to the next one, so there is no time pressure as I am aware that we are all so very busy and cannot always commit to a strict timetable of somebody else’s making!
The course starts opens on April 25th and costs $49.00, and if you are quick you can grab an early bird 25% discount if you buy it today with the code GOAL25.
I will see you on April 25th!
PS: All those who have already bought Goal Setting for Homemakers will see it in their course library – the course will start on Monday 25th April.