Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making 2012 a Great Year…

I promised myself that this year, 2012 I would make more time for the things that bring me joy and pleasure. This past year was very crazy, very draining on me & time just flew by too fast. Quite frankly, a blur. I have noticed that I am having a hard time remembering things. My memory is going, could be my age, yes, but I think it is that too much stuff, too much stress & not enough of doing things that are good for me. SO I decided that I needed to make some changes in my life in order to de-stress me, I decided it was time to write more and find more time to do the things I love. I wanted to make more time for reading, running and my crafts. I did find some time to get to the store and buy some fabric. I was very excited about picking out fabric. I did download some books that have been on my list to read, but I have yet to begin to read them. Every night since the last day I ran, December 26th, I lay out my clothes for the gym, but the alarm goes off & I shut it off. I have tried leaving running quotes on my phone, reminders on my phone, motivational blogs are in my reader, I even put new songs on my I-pod, all things to motivate & excite me, I have all good intentions & yet, I still have not gotten to the gym. So, today I decided, I will write about my intentions, I will blog about them, I will make a calendar of my intentions, as well as a calendar of my workouts, Something that I will look at & will hold me more accountable, a schedule that I will need to fit in my life. I need to "schedule" in the things I like otherwise other silly things will get in the way & I will not get to the things I truly love to do! Here it goes, I've written it down…..I hope this works!
Hugs,


5 comments:

Reidun Schreiner said...

You can do it! I even write down what I plan to do at the gym. This way I always feel like my time there was productive. Also, I don't end up lumbering around the machines waiting for one to call my name, which never seems to happen. Good luck!

Mrs. L said...

Did it work? I keep saying I will go back to exercising 'next week'. Let me know if you have found the key.

Christy Rush-Levine said...

When you are ready, you will jump in. Sometimes it helps to marinate in the idea of the goodness of something for awhile!

Carol said...

Always such a balancing act-- the things we love to do, want to do, need to do, should do. Every year I tell myself I am going to do better…

Pettit said...

Thanks everyone, I did get back to the gym 4x's in the past two weeks & LOVE all your advice, so I wrote down my goals for each week for the gym & I dropped off my sewing machine to be serviced. I am NOW ready for the next snowfall should it come, I will be able to sew while it snows or if that fails to come, February vacation I will sew. So far, it is a step in the forward direction!