Joyful September

Sorry in advance if this first part is a bit of rambling - basically I am looking to turn around some negative patterns this month and you can see how I want to do that in the bullet points somewhere below…

Alright, I have been going a bit crazy lately.  I have been feeling very trapped in my own life, which leads to a lot of pity parties and wasted time by being lazy.  I don’t enjoy this at all, and it’s been highlighted by this recent weekend where I watched hours just slip away and I didn’t get to the gym or get chores done at all.

Thus, I’m going to use September to turn things around.  My goal is to be more joyful in my everyday life.  Obviously that does not mean that it’s all going to be sunshine and rainbows and kitten kisses all the time.  I will still get sad, lonely, angry, whatever.  What it does mean is that I’m going to work on finding happiness and enjoyment in everyday tasks rather than feeling like I have to do all these things.  Too often I feel like I have to do the chores, like I’m stuck with too much work, etc.  Obviously I don’t have a ton of control over what the universe throws at me, but I can control my attitude towards it all.

Enough rambling.  How do I plan to make this happen?

  • I am going to get my apartment clean and keep it clean, and rather than getting upset with how much I have to do I will focus on how much I enjoy having a well organized home.
  • I am going to start doing yoga again every day.  Obviously I’ll still be doing my handstands, but I want to feel proactive about my fitness and enjoy my time working out.
  • I am giving up sweets/treats.  That means cookies, cakes, ice cream, candy, etc.  I want to feel less awful about the cycle of poor eating I’ve gotten into and focus on how good I feel when I eat well.
  • I am going to focus on sticking to my budget, rather than lamenting about how poor I am.

I’ll try to update about this every few days, but we shall see how it goes.  :-)