Monday, 29 September 2014

So... Some Things Have Got To Change!

I have finally read Melissa's post 100 Days Until 2015, and it pretty much sums up my entire mediocre life at the moment (except maybe the chocolate and wine - I am doing okay on the eating front)

I have also been the Accountability Partner for a friend of mine, and she has blown my socks off! Just checked up on her again tonight, and she is seriously following through on the stuff we talked about - I am so proud of her (you know who you are), so between her and Melissa, I have decided I just need to get off my butt and DO SOMETHING!

I have no idea what yet - hahaha, I just know that mediocre is no longer acceptable; and something has to change! I read this quote tonight as well:

The Three essential steps to success are 1) Do Something, 2) Do Something TODAY, and 3) Do Something EVERY DAY!

If you want to know your future, look to your daily routine. You don't determine your future, you determine your habits and your habits determine your future. The secret to success lies in doing the right things day after day. If you do that, you will eventually succeed.

Runner, author and cardiologist George Sheehan puts it this way; 'There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down - until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.' If you want to achieve your dreams, you can't be one of those people...

The Word For Today -  excerpts from September 15th and 16th.

That tired one pretty much sums up my excuse about everything; we have had so much trouble getting 'lil M to sleep through the night, that I am perpetually tired; so really I should learn how to just move through it and get on with my day anyway! We have just had 5 nights in a row of blissful sleep from him (of course, I didn't sleep well myself for various other reasons half of this time *sigh*); but he and his sister have both got colds again, so we are gearing ourselves up for a couple of LONG nights ahead!

I have been thinking about the whole self-confidence thing that I wrote about all the way back here, and wondering where to even start. But it kind of came a little clearer the other day - I am a 'glass half empty' kinda girl, and maybe that is not actually helping! I focus on the negative and let my mind wonder... so I think I need a 'Gratitude Journal'! Two journals in fact, or at least the ability to write up two lists anyway. The first list - 5 Things I am Grateful for Today; and the second list - 2 Things I liked About Me Today! Of course, these two things will increase to five as time goes on, but I decided to start a little smaller, and work my way up!

So - I have a very neglected journal sitting up beside my bed, and I thought I will pop in there and start making those lists no matter how tired I am  EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT!  Then once a week, I will pop in here and post my lists...  between that and Menu Planning Monday (ooops - is it Monday again already?!?), I will be writing up two posts a week; which is a good start at reigniting my blog!

I also have a ton more decluttering, and a whole lot of stuff to list on Trade Me... that doesn't even begin to go into the packing for our move, exercise, going even harder on job hunting, reading up on the latest theories and practise in the ECCE field, looking into nutrition - courses and papers, getting organised for Christmas early this year, buying little baby gifts for at least 3 babies born this year, catching up with some friends before we move, getting a haircut and some new clothes for interviews (I seriously hate clothes shopping, so have been putting this off forever), getting the menu planning going properly again, sorting my favourite recipes out, getting a master shopping list sorted for hubby for next year, finishing my GF Snack Recipe Book for people I have promised it to.

Urghh - these are just off the top of my head, this is not even thinking hard! I think I am just going to crawl back under my rock, and pretend I never saw or wrote this.

And this is why mediocre must go.

Who is with me?

Anyone want to join me for the Gratitude Lists?


2 comments :

Maxine D said...

You go girl - you know I am your greatest cheerleader - I have been 'doing' a three a day gratitude diary for years - makes me think some days! But it is worth it.
Love and blessings
M

Aynsley said...

I've got a list of 100 one hour jobs to do before Christmas - some things appear many times such as sewing and reading my book for book club but others are one off's (cleaning out specific drawers, sorting out kids clothes, weeding the vege garden). I think a one hour task everyday is achieve able - either as a one hour chunk or several chunks throughout the day. Jump in boots and all - it's the only way to go as taking the first step is often the hardest!