2023. Another year. Another beginning. Another chance to change and do better. Okay, so actually every day is another chance to change and do better but there is something about the start of a new year that makes wanting to make better choices more refreshing, more exciting. As I enter this new year the one word that is going to be a part of my change for a healthier life for myself, is the word ‘no’. But more specifically not inviting the guilt that often times accompanies with saying ‘no’. I am learning to let myself say no to things I don’t want to do or places that I don’t want to go, without the guilt. I’m learning to let certain people know that I am not always available for them. That there are certain things that they can do for themselves or learn to do for themselves, instead always relying on me to do it for them. I want to set better boundaries and start making my feelings more of a priority. And that’s more than okay.
Tag: Life Changes
As part of my journey to be happy, I’ve decided to clean up my Facebook friends list. I didn’t have too many people on there to begin with as I only use it to keep in touch with family and friends, many of those friends simply being people I went to middle and high school with. But I started to take notice in people who rarely or never engaged in my posts. So I thought “Well why do I continue to take interest in their posts and showing support in their works or life?” I’m not keeping tabs nor am I expecting equal reciprocal interest but it would be nice if those individuals had checked out my posts at least once. I’ve removed them off my friends list because it wasn’t serving me well emotionally. I do continue follow and support their business pages on FB and other social media platforms but as far as a relationship on a personal level, I’m moving forward.
I’m writing this post as an accountability for my new journey to a better me. The first week went well. I feel empowered and optimistic. Yes, I did make quite a few changes to my original plan but really that’s what it’s about. Finding what works for me. I wanted to find a schedule, that challenges but not overwhelms me. I wasn’t going to force myself to read or study if my mind was focused on something else and I had no interest in doing so. So instead of studying five days a week, I knocked it down to two days where I plan to work on one chapter for two weeks.
I did my morning walk every day until Saturday morning. That morning I thought “I want to take a little break.” So I skipped it and also decided to do walk just during the week starting the second week. I‘m still doing my strength training and yoga in the afternoon every day though.
I’ve also started journaling and it has helped with my emotional and mental well being. I forgot how therapeutic it is to write things down instead of just bottling it up inside. And I don’t have a plan on what I’m going to write. I just write whatever I feel like putting on paper.
I’m still playing around with how I want to use my planner specifically the weekly spreads. I’m thinking about using not only as preplanning but to also record things I do/work on throughout the day. Although it’s only been a week, I really do feel great both physically and mentally, and I’m very optimistic and excited for the future.