We have a chance to make numerous choices every, single day. There comes a point though, when maybe our auto-pilot life becomes comfortable. Boring, stagnant, and comfortable. We realize beneath it all something is lacking. Our joy has been squelched due to the day-to-day demands that we dictate to ourselves. We measure our worth based on checking off the to-do-list and then beating ourselves up when we simply can’t accomplish it all.
That’s a rut. It’s a tough one to admit to, and a stickler to dig out of.
That’s where I was just a few short months ago. I started running – not walking – in the opposite direction.
It was time to take a risk: I have to change and take some risks, here.
This realization and admittance that I am in fact, not Super Woman was a little hard to come to grips with, but there was truth beneath the surface.
I don’t want to be Super Woman.
I don’t want to be living in chaos. I don’t want to feel overwhelmed and full of anxiety. I want peace and joy.
The contrast between the two are pretty drastic.
That means I have to open my mind and try different solutions to my struggle.
Day by day, my slow changes are really easing my anxiety and happiness is finally creeping in. I do things a little differently now by:
- Getting rid of excess and clutter for clarity and less wasted time on organizing and picking up.
- Removing social media from my life so I can focus on myself and what’s important.
- Thinking positively by meditating and appreciating what I have and where I’m going.
- Letting go of other people’s behavior and my past.
- Changing daily chores: I hang clothes to dry, use less dishes and hand-wash when done, put things back where they belong, and let it go when I want to do something else.
- Eating well helps me feel energized and lose excess pounds.
- Paying off debt by getting my finances in order and stop useless spending.
- Daily Yoga helps my body stretch and tone as well as a great way to integrate balance in my life.
- Being conscious of my beauty routine where less is definitely more.
- Creating a capsule wardrobe so my style is consistent and less stressful when getting ready and wasting money filling the gaps for sake of fashion.
These 10 changes have taken time. I began slowly and deliberately and have really tried to understand myself and my past along the way. It’s been my saving grace in the stickabilty to a major life change like this one.
Knowing you need to make a change and then taking the plunge can be scary. But there is nothing to fear. You can always go back to the way things were before. I mean, what’s there to lose?