Now that one quarter of the year has gone by, I am feeling the urge to reflect and regroup. To reevaluate the goals and plans I made for this year to see if they still feel authentic. I am still happy with the word I chose to guide me this year : Action. I am less happy with how I am implementing it in my life in some areas.
I have definitely made strides: I am working out more, and eating better. I switched my clothes around this weekend, and found that some items that I couldn't wear last summer now fit again (and I am grateful that I held on to them despite the usual decluttering tenet of getting rid of things that no longer fit). I not only got my shop on Etsy running again, but I opened a second one. I am slowly working on getting and staying clutter free.
But I still struggle with some basic things that I know will have a positive impact on my life. The hardest one for me is waking up early. I have never been a morning person. I am pretty sure I will never be. But why is it so hard for me to just get out of bed and get going in the morning? Waking up earlier will mean more time to work on my goals. It's a total no-brainer, right? It seems like such a simple thing, so why can't I do it?
I am drinking more water, but I know it's not enough. I read somewhere that you should drink half your weight in ounces in water. That is, if you weigh 110 pounds, you should be drinking 55 ounces of water a day. I think I maybe drink 16 to 24 ounces on a good day. I am considering setting up an alarm to remind me to drink more. But knowing me, I'd just shut it off and keep on doing what I am doing at the time!
In the next few weeks I hope to rearrange some stuff so that my main computer is in my craft room and not in the living room. I am hoping that this will mean me spending more time in the room where I actually create, thus leading to me getting up from my desk and doing more, instead of just pinnning, and repinning and repinning...... anyone else suffer from that disease?
Overall though, I am happy with all that I have done in the last three months. I am especially happy that we have an early Spring (knocking on wood), because we have been able to get the garden going, and Kieran and I are spending lots of time playing outside, which can only be a good thing!
But if you have any tips on the getting out of bed thing, and the drinking water thing, tell me about them in the comments! Maybe with a little help I can beat this thing! Or if you struggle like me, tell me anyway so we can have a pity party.....I mean support each other! Plus I'd love to hear how your One Little Word is working for you so far. So, let's talk!