Tuesday, 31 December 2013

To 2014....And Beyond!

Perhaps 2014 will be my year for self-development?  Well, it can't be the year of spend, spend, spend as I need to start saving big time.  A move to my Brixham home and probable lifestyle change to a period of self employment  is on the cards in 2015. That's going to need a few pennies. So it's time to look ahead. Self-enlightenment seems a cheap, alternative way to spend time instead of retail therapy!

A Facebook post introduced me to the work of Don Miguel Ruiz and I've ordered his book The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom)  from the library.  It's normally kept at Dartmoor Prison, a place where self help text could come in a bit useful. Those four agreements are:

  1. Be Impeccable With Your Word.
  2. Don't Take Anything Personally
  3. Don't Make Assumptions
  4. Always Do Your Best.

All good stuff which is expanded upon in the orignal post that I read here.  It definitely looked like it needed exploring further as an antidote to shopping.

Anyway have a good New Year's eve to everyone out there who will be seeing 2014 in.  It's unlikely that I'll do so.  An evening of packing lies ahead of me!


  1. My spouse is a fan of the 4 Agreements - I really should read the book. Happy New Year!

  2. And to you anexactinglife. Blessings!