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.