5 Lessons I’ve Learned In 2019

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you celebrated the start of the new year and the start of a new decade 🙂

My husband is sick so we didn’t celebrate much but we did grab some yummy take out with wine and enjoyed each other’s company and celebrate the new year at home.

I wanted to publish this at the start of the new year because I wanted to go through what I’ve learned in 2019 before I go after the things I want to accomplish in 2020. It’s like a small review of the year 🙂

Setting the right goals

Now I know this sounds weird, as I’ve always was a person of goals and to-dos and I review my goals every day, week, month and year. So why this is even in this list you might ask? Well, it’s because this year and more so in the last quarter of the year, life slapped me in the face and made me learned once and for all, lol. The universe (or God, whatever you believe in) tends to show us what we need to learn and sometimes if we don’t pay much attention it shows us more harshly.

This last quarter I’ve learned to put my priorities first but also set smart goals and not just goals but I’ve set the right objectives and tasks that go along with my big goal (vision). Something so small, but I never broke down my goals to such small bites, I always thought that my small tasks would be enough but they weren’t, for me at least.

I am explaining this in great detail, in my upcoming episode of Writer’s Life Club Podcast, on Jan 6th (Due to a small delay, I’ve pushed the episode to Jan, 8th – Sorry), so be sure to listen to it if you want to learn more about setting the right goals for your success.

Letting go

I have a hard time letting go, especially of the people I love if they are friends or family, letting go is very hard for me. These past two months I was struggling with this a lot, as again the universe didn’t like it that I didn’t learn from the first time, I needed to let go but this year when the moment came and I was confronted with the same bad attitude and the same struggle. This year I could breathe through this and slowly I am letting go of the things and the people in my life that are no longer good for me.
I still love them and will love them forever, but I guess that our journey is coming to the end, and even though I am sad that this even happened I am now ready to let those things and people go and be free from the guilt of holding on so tightly on things I no longer need.

See my needs

This goes well with my first point, but this is also something I’ve learned how important is to put my needs and my wants on the list as well next to all my other important to do. Like having a well-cooked meal and not just takeouts, meditating to calm me down when life is too overwhelming and all the things that my body needs and my soul.
This was a very hard lesson for me to learn but I am slowly getting better at it, so I guess it’s a working progress. Basically do more self-care and enjoy the quiet time more.

Learning from my failures

Failure is not the enemy as I thought of it all these years, failure is a way for us to get better, stronger and smarter. Failure the universe’s way to make us confront our fears and push through them, like a racking ball. With the understanding failure that it isn’t an enemy but a friend is a great lesson, I’ve learned in 2019. I learned to see my daily wins but also to see what I didn’t do and do even just a bit better tomorrow, or the next day.
I can try and do a bit better, in baby steps and try to work more in smaller sprints, or on smaller tasks.
I can always do a bit better than the day before and this brings me to the last lesson I’ve learned in 2019 and that is having the right tools and this goes well with setting the right goals.

Having the right tools

I love planners, notebooks, bullet journals, apps, and everything that can help me schedule my time and see my goals. Over the years I tried too many tools, some helped more, some helped less, but none of them helped me as much as this one did so far, and that is a program/app/site called Notion. I am not using it for very long, only a few months but I am loving it so far. I learned that with the right tools I can do things better and faster, I can organize my life better, even when my life goes crazy, and most importantly I can see my goals, my objectives all the time and that helps a lot when I plan my day and I am reminded daily of my big goals, and my monthly and weekly tasks take I set to work towards that bigger goal.


If you want you can try Notion for yourself and for your own needs. Build great habits, daily smart goals, and powerful tasks… And it’s free 😉

The right tool can give you a great start on your projects and tasks and can give you the push you need to not give up on your goals, as most people do after a while. Find the tool that works best for you and using it daily, by reminding yourself about your big goals and why you do them and how you will achieve them. If you would like to see my Notion setup and how I see my goals daily, I can do a video on it or show you here in pics ❤

That is it for 2019 and I am so excited for this year. I know that 2020 will be amazing, hard as always, lol, but I know that I am learning so much, which will help me do more and achieve my goals.

What did you learn in 2019? What is your #1 goal for 2020

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

Galit

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Happy New Year (a small update)

Happy New Year everyone from the Coffee n’ Notes family and I hope you are all having a wonderful day and a great start to 2019 ❤

If you follow me on Instagram then you know already but if you don’t (go follow now :D) My mom is in the hospital and this time they think that her cancer might be back and we might know more tomorrow (we hope). The entire November and December my mom was in and out of the hospital so I think after this we will know what is truly going on and what we should do next.

Today is my mom’s birthday, so wish her luck. I am sure it will make her day ❤

Anyways, I don’t want to take a break from the blog, but I also can’t post 3 posts a week, as I tried to do until now. So… I will post only once a week 😀 I want to hear from you and I would love for your feedback on what would you love to see more from me 😀

Happy New Year To You All

Hello, everyone and happy 2018

I wish you lots of joy, good health, and love and may all your goals and dreams will come true this year.

Go and celebrate the new year and the new opportunities, leave the bad things in 2017 and know that this is a new start and you can do this. You can accomplish everything 😀

Don’t forget… The Rule of 3.

Plan your year, months and days well.

Work hard on your goals and dreams, because without hard work your dreams won’t work.

Be kind to yourself and to others.

Happy New Year 2018

 As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Happy New Year

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Hello everybody, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend ❤

We have less than 3 hours of 2016 (here at Coffee n’ Notes) and I am more than happy to say goodbye to this year and start fresh 😀 I’ve learned a lot from this year and from being constantly busy, lol. I’ve learned what I really want to accomplish in life and how, but more importantly for the first time ever, I’ve made a very detailed action plan for each goal and I hope it will help.

Happy New Year to you all  ❤

I wish you all an amazing, productive and fun year. May you feel healthy, strong and inspired all year long.

Thank you so much for being part of my community, for all your likes, comments, shares and follows. I love you all so much ❤

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Weekly Round Up

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I woke up today with a strong feeling that something is going to happen, then my mom called me. She’s been told that she needs to move away from the home she is in, in two weeks. So now we enter into crazy weeks of finding a new home for her.

This changes a lot of things for me and my plans change again. I will not bring myself to the amount of stress I was before. Now I know better and sadly I need to compromise a lot. I can’t bring myself to be so stressed again and I can’t-do it all.

My New plan for January (at least):

I will blog once a week (no more than twice).

I will be there for my mom as much as I can 😀

Hubby and Home are important to me, a lot. I want to do more ❤

I am taking a break from writing my novels and reading for Heena (TRB) the book reviews (I’m not sure I will have time to read at all).

Friday Musing

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Inspirations come in many forms and one of those forms is notebooks. Lot and lots of notebooks 😉

Happy New Year

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I wish you all a happy and amazing new year ❤

Goodbye 2015

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Saying goodbye to 2015 is very easy for me and I have learned so much these past few months, more than ever before.

2015 In Review

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WordPress 2015 in review 😀 Thank you so much, everyone ❤ You all made this year a lot better for me 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year to everyone ❤

I hope you all having fun in your celebrations, with your family and friends 🙂

May the new year bring you…

courage, strength, fulfilment, success, health and happiness ❤

Don’t be shy and share your favorite post, social media, or your blog and let’s celebrate the New Year 😀 ❤

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Happy New Year & Thank you so much for reading ❤

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Goodbye 2015: Reflections and Goals

Goodbye2015It’s only a few hours before the New Year arrives and it seems as if the world stops and waits for it to come, lol.

This post will be long (sorry for that), so grab yourself something yummy, a fluffy blanket and relax as you read through this post 🙂

Reflection On 2015

For me, 2015 went by in a flash, I could barely calm myself down and enjoy a month, and the second month jumped in front of me. Soon enough it’s the end of the year. Looking back at 2015, I recognized some of my wrongs and some of the things I did well.

January-April

These 4 months were a good start of the year. I did struggle a bit with my writing but I managed to write a lot. I was very focused on my goals and I had minimum distractions.

This blog was still relatively new and I learned so much through blogging and through the wonderful people here.

I feel like a broken record saying this, but you guys are more than amazing to me (really). You have an amazing power to lift my spirit and these gifts I always take with me in my everyday life.

May-June

These 2 months were extremely good. I was on the right track and I knew what I want from my writing, home, and blog. I managed to do a lot of work and it made me feel productive and efficient.

July-November

Well, life got a lot more complicated, fast.

My mom had chosen to get out of her house and go to a Home. It was a hard transition for us all and tons more work, lol 😀 To tell you the truth, I felt more than overwhelmed and stressed.

I tried to do so much in a short period of time and it was just a matter of time until I will hit that wall. Summer is hard for me, anyways and I wasn’t used being so active at summer time.

I am very happy though that I have the opportunity to help my mom and be there for her, mostly because I get to know my mom as she is now and as I am now (both adults), but I did need to learn to take care of myself better.

In these 5 months, I did learn a lot about my writing and how I can write fast and everywhere 😉 It’s true that this is not always my best writing (I can always edit later), but as long as I’m writing, everything is okay 🙂

The editing part is hard for me, I have yet learned how to do it if I’m not at home, sitting by my desk with headphones on (with white noise playing).

December

Wow, what a month this is. I am sick for almost the entire month, lol. Did nothing but sleep most of the time.

2015 Goals

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Saying goodbye to 2015, is a lot easier than other years, lol.

Even though I’ve learned so much this year, it’s still has been a very hectic and stressful year. I could easily say that this year was a bit too much for me and I wouldn’t mind if next year would be a little bit less busy (or crazy) 😉

Here is my Goodbye 2014, if you want to travel a year back (just click on the picture) 😀

2014

Writing

My Goals (or plans) for 2015 were: Finish Immortal Earth, Book #1 (The Earth Legacy Series) and even finish editing it as well.

I did finish writing the first draft, but I didn’t start editing it.

Research

I bought a few books about editing, writing and about the business behind the writer/author. Took lots of notes, listened to some awesome podcasts and even watched a few great YouTube videos. Did tons of research so I will know my craft better 😉

Planning & Time Management

I was always good with planning but I was less good with the whole time management thing, lol. Luckily I’ve learned a lot (and still learning) about time management and how to plan things better.

I am so lucky to have such wonderful bloggers who helped me with their posts about this subject and watch some great YouTubers who helped me plan my months and days better and be more efficient and utilize better the tools I have (my planner, the old pen and paper, my phone and even if I want, my tablet) 😀

Blogging

Wow, this one was hard and tons of fun 😀

I tried to blog 3 times a week, some weeks I blogged more but most of the time I blogged three or less. I have enjoyed experimenting with some features and types of posts and I hope that I will be doing much better next year.

Reading

“Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.”
Terry Pratchett

I happy to say that this year, I’ve read more than I planned to read. I wish I could have read more but there were weeks I couldn’t read at all.

I miss books so much and it’s true that I can continue on reading on my tablet or phone, but I miss the touch and smell of a new book.

Health and Fitness

Sadly, here I haven’t succeeded at all. I did try my best to eat healthier but as the stress built up, I went back to my old bad habits 😦 I need to learn to handle this better. I think I did well with my goal to stay positive and think positive. I do try to go by this rule every day 😀

Wow, we reach the end 😀 If you made it until the end, you are amazing ❤ If you didn’t, you are still amazing 😉

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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