I Don’t Want To Do This Anymore

The title says it all folks.

 

 

 

Just kidding! I’m gonna keep doing my blog and my resolution, but oh my goodness I’m over it. I’m a creature that thrives on patterns and predictability. I thought having one goal each week wouldn’t be too stressful. But it is.

I’ve mostly been feeling this over the summer, but I don’t know if it’s because I’m out of the more predictable school life or because it’s been about seven months of doing this.

I’m hoping that once I get back to school and have my patterns back, my goals will become easier. I know “easy” wasn’t my intention, but I’m not having fun with this anymore. So I need easy and chill.

Anyway, I didn’t do too hot last week with my goal. I started out the week on vacation, so I was moving a bunch then between swimming and kayaking, but I dramatically halted when I returned home. I watched way too much tv and didn’t get up as much except for when I worked at the store. I think I let myself off since I worked three longer shift in a row at the end of the week.

This week is already starting out rough. I hate stretching. I would rather curl up in a ball and roll around than stretch for flexibility.

But I will keep on trying!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

This week: Do stretches for 10 minutes each day. Work on that flexibility, girl!

Next week: Shower every day. Don’t worry about your hair, but wash your stinky pits girl!

 

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I Almost Forgot…

So I almost forgot to make a blog post this week…

My bad!

I was on my one and only summer vacation and didn’t get back in time Monday to write, and jumped right back into working Tuesday. But I remembered now!

So, I kept up my food journal until I left for vacation. I wasn’t a fan of it. While it sometimes did make me think about why I ate the things I ate, I didn’t write it down before or while I was eating the food, so it didn’t necessarily make me change any eating patterns. And to be perfectly honest, carrying around a little notebook with what I ate sounds depressing.

So I won’t be making that into a habit. And I am more than happy with my decision.

This week, I’ve been trying to be on my feet more and not sit around as much. That wasn’t much of a problem until I got back from vacation. At the lake, I was swimming, kayaking, walking around, and just generally up and about. If I wasn’t up, it was for sleeping, eating, quality time with my family, or pooping, so I’d say I did well haha!

Yesterday was more of a setback since I was babysitting sleepy grumpy kids, and I was exhausted from my vacation activities. But today, I got up and around with my family, and later I’ll be hitting the trail to really get some exercise in.

Here’s to the rest of the week!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

This week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

Next week: Do stretches for 10 minutes each day. Work on that flexibility, girl!

#Introvert4Lyfe

I may not have reached out to seven people, but I did reach out to four!

That’s pretty good in my book, especially since I have no problem with not reaching out to anyone… #Introvert4Lyfe

Anyway, it was really nice catching up with a few friends I haven’t spoken to in a while. As much as I enjoy being alone and having my physical and mental space, I know how much better I feel after venting and letting my friends vent. This was a nice, controlled way to do that!

I really hope me reaching out may have helped my friends, too. I’ve had so many days where God is challenging me to let Him in, and a friend’s text is His way of doing that.

So, despite still loving my time alone, I had a nice time chatting with friends =)

 

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.

This week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

Next week: Stand or walk around as much as possible instead of sitting doing nothing.

What Goal? I Don’t Remember Any Goal…

I’m not going to lie to you.

I barely tried to complete this goal.

On Monday, I tried watching a couple of documentaries in my free-time, but everything I found for free simply didn’t appeal as much as the drama of Grey’s Anatomy.

I know that sounds really lame, and I agree. I’m not going to make any excuses either. I decided I didn’t want to complete this goal, so I didn’t.

I’m kind of okay with it, though. While I didn’t necessarily get anything out of my tv watching time other than some mindless couch-sitting, I felt relaxed after the stressful week I was having.

I think this goal will linger, though.

I enjoy learning things for fun, and I’ve seen a lot of documentaries I have enjoyed. I know I’ll continue curating a watchlist and one day I’ll actually get through some of it.

Thanks for reading, friends! And don’t forget to read next week when I fill you in on how my socializing goes this week.

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Only watch documentaries or Ted Talks if you feel the need to watch anything at all.

This week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.

Next week: Keep a food journal. Just do it. Maybe it will help you?

I Really Need a Mute Button

I’m not kidding when I say I need a mute button.

I didn’t realize until someone recently pointed out that I have a problem of interrupting people. Sometimes it’s because I think I know how they’ll finish their sentence so I rush to do it for them. Other times it’s because I’m in a rush to get my ideas out.

No matter what the reason is, though, it’s not okay.

So, despite not being nearly perfect at all with this goal – which was expected – I’m really pleased to count this as a success. I’m a lot more conscious of other people’s words and taking the time to really listen.

I even had a few moments where I was able to stop myself before interrupting! Especially at work, where all I want (and need) to do is get as much information out as fast as I can before the customer dismisses me.

Here’s hoping this sticks with me, and now on to another week of taking a step back!

This upcoming week I’ll only be watching documentaries or Ted Talks. My hope is that I’ll get out of the groove of watching shows and movies just to watch them, and instead be mindful of what I’m putting into my head.

If you have any recommendations for documentaries available on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or any Ted Talks, please leave it in the comments below!

See you next week, everyone!

 

If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:

Last week: Try not to interrupt people. Resist the urge you annoying youngest child. You can do it – or at least suffer internally trying.

This week: Only watch documentaries or Ted Talks if you feel the need to watch anything at all.

Next week: Text or call one person each day to catch up and ask how you can pray for them. You should probably start with your grandparents.