The Plan “2013”

As I mentioned in my “about me” I am working at my bigger picture this year.  I feel like I have “floated” for too long.  It’s time to get serious about this thing we call life.  So I decided the only way I could do this is to break everything down into goals, I began these as new years resolutions as we all do, but I hope to put a bit more of a seriousness to them this time.

Like everyone I think I can do a little work on myself – although I have lost a lot of weight over the last few years and I am probably at an ideal place now but I would like to tone and eat better.  My problem is that I don’t tend to stick to exercise regimes and I will go hard at it for a few weeks then get really slack.  So one of my goals is to sustain a healthier diet and stick to some strength training exercises.

I have had a major lifestyle change recently when I started a new job, I now work full time whereas in the past my work hours have always varied.  So now my plan is to get into a good over-all routine, for home that means getting the house organised which was the reason for the posts on decluttering and organising by rooms.  I plan to do those things I listed over the next few months.

I figure that in order to get myself into some kind of order I need to get my surroundings organised.  I can’t be calm when I have so much chaos around me, I have trouble just writing when the desk is a mess and I can’t move my mouse far enough to cross the computer screen.

I am also saving for my own home, this is the hardest challenge for me.  Don’t get me wrong, when I want something bad enough I can motivate myself, but I have found that this is a “longer-term” goal, which makes it hard at times when I feel like I’ve done without for so long.  But, I think in order to maintain this goal this year I will have to treat myself occasionally, and keep my eye on the prize.

The plan is to make some smaller changes, I think making a lifestyle change has to be like starting a new diet.  Take it in small steps!  I have made a few small changes already, but there is more work to be done.  I am thinking of making a “dream board”, where I can put a picture or word of the things I want and put it in a visible place to remind me of my goals when motivation is down.

My final plan is to re-activate my social life – I have had so much trouble maintaining friendships lately.  In saying that I haven’t lost any friends, but I certainly don’t put in as much effort as I should, and that is something I would really like to change and visit my family more.  I often blame my new job for lacking in this department, but I need to start making more time.

I hope to use this blog to make me accountable, and if I can create a space for motivation, either here or by linking to my facebook page I would love to help keep others motivated in times of need too.  It’s something so simple, that we can all help each other with when life gets in the way.

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About myhousewifelifeblog

I am a nurse by trade, and a traditional "de facto" housewife by nature. Constantly seeking a more organised existence. I like to cook, sew and play my keyboard. I try to keep my house organised but I've not yet mastered this, and I am endeavouring to reach my image of ultimate organisation at home. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'll give it a go.
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