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Meet Free Monday #10

24th February: A Day at HQ
Hello Monday! A new week, new list and a new opportunity to give it all we've got! I had a really lovely weekend, nothing major happened - it was just truly enjoyable. On Friday we invited over some friends for home made burgers, it was lovely to use a few pretty things in my kitchen collection. On Saturday I took care of errands which included some beauty shopping and gift buying. In the evening I joined friends for dinner at Remos - their zucchini fries are one of my favourites. Yesterday, Daniel and I headed out to Makro which might sound terribly boring to some, but I just love browsing through all their useful things and shopping for handy home goodies. I found some see-through zippy pouches which will be ideal for travel, stationery and storage. There is enjoyment in seeking domestic bliss and being grateful for luxuries.

The Working Week in Review / Last Week:
During the past week I worked on not procrastinating and getting down to business. Actively focusing on this has definitely helped with my progress in all areas. I had a few goals which included some additional weekend work, but I decided against it in order to regroup and relax a bit. 

The Working Week:
I am out the office for most of this week - from Wednesday to Friday so I will need to do some catching up in the afternoons. I will also be launching the new Creative Business Workshop dates for Durban this week.

Things I'm excited about this week:
The Design Indaba Simulcast! My initial plan was to head to Cape Town for the event and expo, but I'm not ready to jet off again or pack a case. The next best thing is of course the simulcast. I look forward to jotting down ideas and inspiration and I do plan on doing a round-up post to share with you.

What will challenge me this week?
Getting through my workload in a balanced way due to the lack of office hours.

Personal Thoughts:
I am personally feeling a great deal better about a range of things that I initially viewed as challenges. I am continuing my yoga and invested in my own (pink) mat. I have also added a new element to my weekly planning in the form of a short goal list that is different to my to dos. This focuses on health and motivation. It also includes my purpose and intent for the week ahead. It's a great way to get focused and into the right mindset. I typed it out and sized it so that it fits in my planner - that way when I stray I can reread my positive thoughts. Last week, I also managed to do some home rearranging and decorating which I found made me quite happy. It has really helped to have a clear idea of the projects I want to undertake. I feel that my ideas are nicely grouped and ready for action.

I hope your week is wonderful and productive!

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*See other Meet Free Monday posts here.
This week's photo features:
Calendar: Sent to me by Roxy from City Girl Searching.
Cath Kidston eraser
Eiffel Tower Sticker: Gift from a penpal.
Bunny Paperclip: Typo / Pink and Black Paperclip: Gift from a penpal.
Floral Notebook: Gift from a penpal.
Plus two letters I need to reply to.

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