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Is it time to take stock of your life?

February 27, 2017
Taking 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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  • Reply Deborah February 27, 2017 at 10:46

    Wow Sue, you’re having a great year. ALREADY!

    I’m very much doing the ‘taking stock’ thing at the moment and making some big changes.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 27, 2017 at 11:55

      Oh that sounds exciting Deb! Best of luck!

  • Reply Kirsty @ My Home Truths February 27, 2017 at 12:32

    Awesome progress so far! I’ll take stock of my goals at the end of March but a quick check on my progress shows that I’m getting there too. Hooray for progress!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:54

      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!

  • Reply inthegoodbooksblog February 27, 2017 at 15:27

    Wow, I so need a holiday! Good on you for booking one in and making it happen!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:54

      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

  • Reply Jo Tracey February 27, 2017 at 17:51

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:55

      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.

  • Reply Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life February 27, 2017 at 20:34

    Wow that’s a lot you’ve accomplished in the first two months of the year! I seem to have gone on autopilot mode again and seriously need to take stock soon. You’ve reminded me I need to book flights for a week away in April!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:53

      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

  • Reply Jennifer February 27, 2017 at 22:28

    Good reminder to appreciate what you’ve done already instead of constantly focusing on what needs to be done.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:52

      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

  • Reply Bren Pace February 28, 2017 at 03:00

    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!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:51

      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

  • Reply Kat @anaussieinsf February 28, 2017 at 04:52

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:59

      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

  • Reply Valerie February 28, 2017 at 06:56

    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

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 13:15

      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

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs February 28, 2017 at 09:56

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 13:14

      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.

  • Reply Beth (GrannyBeth3) February 28, 2017 at 10:27

    The countdown clock has begun… it’s time to make sure we fulfil our dreams.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:48

      Exactly Beth no time to waste but lots of life to live! Have a fabulous week. x

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson February 28, 2017 at 19:49

    Well done Sue and love this article! Love your positivity!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:47

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

  • Reply Rosemond March 1, 2017 at 04:37

    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!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2017 at 11:46

      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

  • Reply Grammy Dee March 1, 2017 at 22:50

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:54

      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

  • Reply Jan Wild March 2, 2017 at 12:58

    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!)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 2, 2017 at 13:49

      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!

  • Reply Jean | DelightfulRepast.com March 3, 2017 at 10:45

    Sue, what a great idea. I think I need to take stock, or take an inventory, and see how far off track I am!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 3, 2017 at 15:58

      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

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle March 3, 2017 at 21:17

    You are doing great on your list, you must feel like you have so much more time and freedom. It is a good habit to take stock, look back and see the progress and look forward to what is next.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 4, 2017 at 08:54

      Yes Kathleen, I was surprised that I had made such a good start. It really motivates me to keep working through the list.

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues March 4, 2017 at 01:48

    I cannot wait to hear about your yoga retreat, Sue! Lots of great things coming up for you. Enjoy them all!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 4, 2017 at 08:55

      Yes, I’m really looking forward to it Debbie. I’ve been doing more yoga at home lately and feel so much better for it. xx

  • Reply Michele March 5, 2017 at 04:39

    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.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 6, 2017 at 11:28

      Yes I’m really looking forward to our trip. We haven’t had a holiday for about 3 years so this will be good for both of us.

  • Reply Charlotte March 6, 2017 at 04:30

    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!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 6, 2017 at 11:29

      We sound very alike Charlotte! Have a fabulous week xx

  • Reply Julie S Pit Stop Crew March 6, 2017 at 09:09

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Blogger’s Pit Stop Its important to take stock of one’s life regularly! I call it Self Audit!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 6, 2017 at 11:29

      thanks for hosting Julie, I always enjoy linking up.

  • Reply gigi March 6, 2017 at 20:28

    You are amazing Sue!!! I’m on track for a couple of my 2017 “want to do”s. What a relief!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 8, 2017 at 20:11

      Oh thank you Gigi! Good to hear you are on track and I always enjoy receiving your weekly email. Take care and have a beautiful day xx

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