Monday, 13 October 2008

A change would do you good

Lately i have found myself feeling a bit dull, anxious, bleugh and generally unenthusiastic...So i decided i really need to make a few changes - They say a change is as good as a holiday. So i plan to see if thats true.

Here are some changes I want to make (I do like making lists, dont I?):

1. Less junk food, sugar and fatty foods - this means alot more green food and alot more water. It wont be easy, but my body will thank me for it later :)
2. Do more outdoor activies - I must start doing more stuff outdoors. Even if its just taking a walk or sitting on the beach once a week.
3. Lose some of the "winter wobble" - When its winter most of us tend to comfort eat and eat to keep warm (or at least thats what we say). I think i picked up just a tiny bit over the chilly season, but best to get rid of it before it gets out of hand.
4. Be more spontaneous - I have become an over organiser. If its unplanned and comes at me at the last minute it makes me nervous. I need to begin to embrace the spontaneous and just get dressed and go sometimes :)
5. Clear all the house clutter - oh yes, its time for a big clean. I will conquer the chaos (and I'll probably find a few missing items while i am at it)
6. Enjoy harmony - Ive always been a bit of conflict junkie (though i didnt like to admit to it). I grew up in a house where people didnt back down too easily and engaging in conflict wasnt seen as a weakness. As i have gotten older, and moved away from "conflict zones" (some which i created), I find that all I want now is more harmony. I want to learn to speak without anger and try end any arguement before it really starts.
7. Stop sweating the small stuff- I think it seems so easy to say but not so easy to do. IF its something little and not actually a crisis its best to just remain calm and let it go. Like if a guy cuts you off in traffic, just breathe and smile. Its just traffic. Its nothing important.
8. Give space and get space - I love spending lots of time with The Boyf, but i need to give him a bit more space and take a little more space for myself.
9. Connect more - with God, my good friends and my family - not just a "howdy" every now and then, but a long conversation with meaning and often.
10. Be more lovable - (sounds cheesy I know) Sometimes i dont think I make myself very lovable. Maybe its sometimes a silly thought telling me i am unworthy of it or just because i can be stupidly stubborn. I believe that in order to love and be loved you need to take down your "walls". Noone will love you if they cant really see you - and you cant really love them if you keep them at a distance ;)
11. Be more disciplined - Actually stick to my new diet plan (number 1) and be disciplined enough to save some money every month instead of just spending it all.

11 comments:

  1. me, too. I"m with you on the number 1- and the winter wobble. I got your ba k!

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  2. I'm with you on most of those changes, except for the conflict one. I'm the opposite, always backing away from conflict, I hate it, but then I end up not saying how I feel. As you can tell, I'm trying not to be such a conflict-phobe now. I'm putting my foot down.

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  3. Good list...Im all for a sober November.

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  4. I keep thinking I should make a list to encourage myself from being too lazy but I am too lazy to make a list!

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  5. Ha ha, I love your list-making as I am a compulsive list-maker. I make lists FOR EVERYTHING. And I love that you plan to be more spontaneous - that's something I would do, along with planning to be more fun!
    Also try to remember to be easy on yourself - that's one hell of a list, I wish I could do all those things!

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  6. At first I was like "but winter's about to start!" but then I realized, oh yeah, you're in the southern hemisphere. Duh. lol.

    Great list of goals. Especially the sweating the small stuff. So not worth the fuss.

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  7. I'm a sweatin the small stuff guy....I don't know why....but it's going to kill me. Great List!

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  8. sounds like new years resolutions. ;p but i reckon its always a good idea to make better life choices. all the best - may they become as easy as habits!

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  9. A change would do me good!
    Who wouldn't it do good.

    I need to keep up with my reading assignments and study every night instead of right before a test (LIKE TODAY!)

    Good luck to us all!

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  10. Good thing you didn't do this at the end of december, it could have been mistaken for a new year's resolution....which are usually doomed to fail......he he:)

    Good luck hun!!! Stick to it, it'll be worth it in the end!

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  11. Good for you! Nothing like a list to clearly formulate your goals and help you stick to them. Go for it girl!

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