today is the first day of changes for me ... I am going to find ways to change lots of things around me and with me to make life more enjoyable and make us happy again.
Change #1 was getting my hair done. I can not tell you when the last time I went to a salon and got my hair done. I have neglected me for a long time and I need to change that. One of my 2009 goals is to work on being a better me. This is a start.
Change #2 is to start watching what I eat closer and drinking more water instead of coffee and diet cokes. I was looking in the mirror at my face (my very round face I might add) while my hair was up in those pretty little rollers and I couldn't help but see how much weight I have gained and how my face has changed. I almost have a double chin and that is sad. Another goal for 2009 is to reduce my intake and lose more weight. I want to work on losing 10% of my weight by summer and keeping with it and lose whatever I can to feel good again. I weigh a bit over 170 and stand 5'4". I need to start keeping a food journal and hold myself accountable for what goes into my mouth. I have got to start fitting in exercise into my life again. I am not happy with how big I am or how outta shape I am. I plan to do daily walks again and use that ab roller and exercise ball daily. I need to get my kids involved and let them know I need their help to motivate me to do this.
Change #3 is to clear more of the clutter from my house and enjoy the extra space and the happiness less stuff will give us. I got up this morning and started in my bedroom. I made great progress. I want to work on small areas at a time and sort through the stacks, piles and boxes I have been avoiding due to emotional ties. It is time to let it go and move on. If it is something the kids will want later on I will store it in a box at the top of my closet if not I will either sell it in my next sale, donate it to whomever wants it or toss it. I have found that clutter makes you feel stressed and I have enough of that in my life. So my reducing my clutter I will help reduce my stress too. Two good things in one!
Change #4 is to spend some time doing what I really want to do. If it is quilting or watching a movie or taking a walk or whatever. I need to do something I want to do daily to make me happy. Life shouldn't be full of just have toos - we need to throw some want toos in our lives and be happier cause of it. What will it matter if I leave the clothes unfolded and go for a walk instead. They will still be there when I get back or there the next morning for me to fold when I start my day.
Change #5 is to try and remain calm! To learn to deal with daily situations differently. Not make everything into a drama scene. To count to ten more often instead of losing my cool with my kiddos. To learn to deal with the hormones of a teenager and not raise my voice at her when she is driving me insane. To learn not to raise my voice when my little guy is having a bad morning and takes it out on me. To learn to walk away and deal with it later when I am calmer. To not let things get to me that I have no control over. To not make something outta nothing. I tend to over-analyze things. (I get it from my mother I think.) To stop looking at the worse and look for the good in every day.
sorry for the non-quilting post and enough of all this ... I am going to go sew for awhile on those sashing strips and then I am going to run some errands.
until next time ..