Is it time to take stock of your life?

Taking stock of your life

Do you stop and just take stock of your life from time to time?

Do you regularly ask yourself, ‘Where am I going?’ or ‘What do I want from life?’

Most of the time it is during the New Year holidays when people look to make resolutions or changes in their life.  However, I’ve been thinking about it and decided that every 3 months is a good time to reflect on your life and your goals.  That is 4 times a year for you to check in on how your year is progressing and to see if you need to make any ‘tweaks’ or improvements.

Last year I wrote a post 17 things on my ‘to do’ list in 2017 so when I visited Denyse Whelan’s blog and saw the prompt for the week was ‘Taking Stock’, I thought it was a good time to see if I could tick anything off my list.  I was pleasantly surprised.

So far I have managed to tick off 6 already!  These include:-

  • I’ve booked a holiday to Spain & Italy in October
  • I’ve arranged to visit a cousin, in Adelaide in May – I haven’t seen her in 40 years!
  • I’ve entered two fun runs so far
  • My health and wellness plan is on track.
  • I’ve booked a yoga retreat for April
  • My husband and I spent a few days of quality time at the Gold Coast (our other home) and attended a Wellness day.

By taking stock and really stepping back to evaluate what is happening in your life, you can make any changes before things become to big to handle.  You can pull yourself back on track.

Having your goals listed or using a vision board to see what you want to achieve, makes it easy to refer to and actually measure your progress.

Do you need to take stock of your life?

It is never too late.

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46 thoughts on “Is it time to take stock of your life?

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I surprised myself when I sat down and looked at my list Kirsty. It really spurs you on when you see yourself ticking things off the list. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It has been too long between holidays for us but now that my MIL is settled into aged care we have more freedom to get back to our passion for travelling. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by. xx

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  1. Jo Tracey

    Yeah, that’s seriously awesome progress. You’re absolutely right though, chunking things down into 12 weeks (or thereabouts) somehow makes it that tad more achievable.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I think you get spurred on Jo when you start ticking things off. Every 12 weeks is when our PT ‘tests’ our progress I think it is a good timeline to give you enough time to do things in between coping with life.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh a week away in April sounds perfect Sanchie so make sure you book those flights! Glad I could inspire you and have a fabulous week. xx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I think if you can see you are achieving even small things, Jennifer, it spurs you on to do more. Have a fabulous week! x

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  2. Bren Pace

    I love your energy, Sue. Yes! I agree we must take stock in our lives. If not, we’ll rot away, no? Make goals and accomplish them! Love your idea of a vision board too. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    B

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Bren! I like vision boards because when you feel flat you can just look at it and feel inspired again. Thanks for stopping by and have fabulous week. xx

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  3. Kat @anaussieinsf

    I NEVER ask myself those questions (I think it’s part of my “head in the sand” syndrome). On Saturday a guy at the bank asked me what my plans were as far as staying in the US or moving back to Australia and I just stared at him blankly. I had no answer.
    So in comparison, you’re absolutely killing this year. I love that you’ve already entered two fun runs! I’ve entered two for this year as well and I’m a little worried about them.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I did surprise myself Kat but sometimes I wish I could be like you and not really have any plans. I’m sure you will be fine in the fun runs – after all they are for fun so don’t stress too much. Have a fabulous week in the US

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  4. Valerie

    Love what you have planned for yourself for the year Sue! Spain is on my list (visiting later this month) too 🙂 I agree though, it is good to take stock, not only at the beginning of the year but periodically throughout the year and as per your quote ‘life is not static, you can always make changes’! x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh how lovely Valerie going to Spain so soon. We haven’t had a holiday for 3 years but now that my MIL is in aged care we will have more freedom to indulge our passion for travel. Bon Voyage and have a wonderful trip. xx

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  5. Denyse Whelan Blogs

    Interesting to look back isn’t it? I am no longer goal oriented. It was my life as a principal, and my constant quest personally seemed to be trying to find a ‘better me’. That does not bode well for a highly competitive (with herself and others person) so I now look for being mindful, taking care of my emotional health, being outside every day and learning to accept what I can control and what I cannot.
    I am pleased though that what you are doing is working for you. Each of us needs to have something that works for them.
    I appreciate your support and wisdom over on my blog too. Thank you.
    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 9/52. Next Week: Must Watch TV.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      That is so true Denyse – everyone is different so we need to work out what works best for each of us. Although you don’t want to set ‘goals’ per se you can take stock of whether you are being mindful etc so that if you go off track you can get right back on. Thank you for the link up and have a lovely day.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Joanne! You have been pretty positive on Facebook lately I’m loving your posts! Have a great week!

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  6. Rosemond

    Sue, thank you! I needed this kick in the butt reminder. I’ve set my goals for 2017 but now I need to get them happening and scheduled. You continue to inspire me! Sharing!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I’m so pleased my post could help you Rosemond. Sometimes life gets on top of us and we just can’t face exercise or goals. Getting started is the hardest part but I’m sure you will do it. Remember, you have the power!xx

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  7. Grammy Dee

    Good luck on your to-do list for this year. You’re off to a great start! Thank you Sue for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Grammy Dee I was actually surprised I had done as much as I had in such a short time. Thanks for the opportunity to link up with you at #WednesdayAIM

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  8. Jan Wild

    You are inspirational Sue. I am feeling a bit stuck at the moment but when I look at how far I have come I realise I am making gains (more in some areas than others, but that’s life!)

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh thank you Jan. We all have how down times but just ride it through and don’t be hard on yourself. I have a post out next week about how beating ourselves up if we fall off track can be so counter productive to our health and well being. Have a great week!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I find it really helpful Jean just to take a quick look at life and whether I’m happy with the way it is going or not. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. x

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  9. Michele

    I love your plans and progress so far this year. Spain and Italy sound fantastic! I do take stock regularly, I work in 12 week sprints, which is a good place to stop and rethink as I plan for the next sprint.

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  10. Charlotte

    I love this and it is so true! I find that if I don’t at least sit down fairly often and look at what I have achieved and where I am headed I end up feeling very off track!

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