In the struggle to get what I want out of life, I have recently decided to try this crazy idea of making changes. With the mindset a little goes a long way, I have been slowly changing my eating habits, phone addiction, and writing more. Realizing that my life isn’t going to change unless I actually change it (crazy concept, huh?), I really want to make an effort. As I stated in my last post, I finally have new goals and dreams to chase and I intend to reach them.
I have been making better choices when it comes to what I eat. Instead of stopping and grabbing a burger and fries or some fried chicken on the way home, I am cooking. I used to tell myself that I didn’t have the time. Well, oddly enough, if I plan out what I am going to make and prep it in the morning before I leave for work, I DO have time. Go figure? So, now it’s been about three weeks, and my “fat” jeans are feeling less tight, and I have more energy. Also, adding an extra 15 minutes a day to the pup walk time helps to make my clothes fit more comfortably.
Another small change I have started to make is to put my phone DOWN. I will be the first to tell you that I am a full fledged iPhone addict. I reach for it every two-four minutes. I went to a concert a couple weeks ago and found myself on my phone more than I was paying attention to the concert. I was too focused on getting the perfect picture or a great video to post on Instagram. I knew then that it was time to put it down. So, at work I keep my phone in a drawer, and allow myself 3-4 glances a day. If I am going out to eat with a friend, I leave it home or in the car, and when I am at home I try to keep it out of arms reach. What I have noticed is, I have more time. I am not getting sucked into Facebook, games, Twitter discussions, ect. I am playing with my dog more. Instead of sitting on the couch with my phone in my hand, throwing her ball, I am actually on the ground with her playing tug of war.
Also, I have been writing more. I know it may not seem like it since this is my first post in three weeks, however, I bought a journal, and have been writing little things, a paragraph here, a poem there, a lyric here. It has been helping me to rejuvenate my creative juices and getting my mind back to where it needs to be, on writing.
More changes are on the horizon. Little by little, I will reach my goals. Brick by brick I will build the life that I want to live.