I have kind of a big birthday coming up a little over a week, and as I count down the days, I’m making a promise to myself to use this birthday as an excuse to start fresh in some areas of life.
Whether it’s the pile of clothes I haven’t tried on yet in the corner of the bedroom or the stack of mail on my desk that I need to go through, I am vowing to get rid of the clutter in my life. I keep reading about how minimalism can make a huge difference in relieving stress, and I am 100% ready to let go of things that we just don’t need. I may have to call on a couple of friends to come over and help me part with things, but I keep trying to remind myself that if we move in the near future, I would much rather do a clean out now than then.
BE MORE PRESENT
I have a really hard time sitting still (seriously, I can’t even sit still to watch TV most of the time), so I am going to make a conscious effort to be more present in everything that I do. That means putting the phone away when I’m at brunch with friends and actually watching a movie so I can remember what happened in it.
I have a serious addiction to baked goods, which I don’t think is ever going to 100% go away, but I really could make a better effort to eat better and take better care of myself. I’ll get into a really good routine of going to the gym, but then once I stop, I stop for months at a time (Fact: Last night after jogging a short distance, I checked the last time I had run, and it was almost exactly 2 months ago. So bad.)
And here’s your permission to call me out if you see me doing otherwise!