We have made it through the first whole week of 2013 and I think it is going well so far. As we rang in the New Year, I also decided to embark on my “Happiness Project” adventure (sounds exciting, doesn’t it?). I am going to write a weekly update to show-off my progress and I think there will be a ton of progress to show off in the future at least compared to this first week.
My mission for January is to “Boost Energy”
- Go to sleep earlier
- Exercise better
- Toss, restore organize (messy bed = messy head)
- Stress Less
- Act More Energetic
The main reason why I anticipate lots of progress from this first week is because I pretty much did the opposite of ALL That. I work until 9 pm sometimes later and it has been a recurring pattern where I am still up and energetic at late hours so I stay up late, but it throws off my schedule for the next day. I didn’t exercise because I was exhausted and drained so it was hard to act more energetic. In fact I even cried my eyes out one night. I think it was the first time I have done that. My saving grace was going back to work and coaching swim team like it has been for a while now. My swimmers never fail to bring a smile to my face and they inspire me everyday.
Let’s see if I can start turning things around this week. I have to admit that in my past I have had “perfectionist tendencies” so I added a new rule for myself which is :
DROP MY “ALL OR NOTHING MENTALITY”
All this set aside I had some fabulous moments this week. Coaching was wonderful, but I could tell that I was fading towards the end of my shift on a few nights. I went to the book store and ordered a graphic novel that my friend Bryant recommended and it is supposed to arrive any day now. I also found an intriguing book on “Holistic Cat Care” by Celeste Yarnall, PH.D and I might give the holistic lifestyle a try for my kitten Damon (another topic for me to write about).
I found out that a close friend of mine might move to New York for a job. I am happy for him, but the feeling is bittersweet since we were close. A lot of my friends have been moving far away lately…My conclusion is that my friends and I are at a stage in our lives where we are branching out and spreading our wings. Flying through this Big Bad World… Really it is no reason to be sad and what I love about true friends is that no matter how long it has been since you have last seen each other; you can Always pick up right where you left off and share stories of your Grand adventures!
Today was refreshing…I spent almost the entire day alone. I got a massage at Radiance (I’m trying to find a stellar massage therapist in Oly since my dear Sandie Anderson moved to FL). Went on a long walk and browsed through the shops and boutiques and found a few treasures!
Shop at Yolli Shoes and support your local business!: http://www.yelp.com/biz/yolli-shoes-olympia
I also went into Lily’s “What to Where” Boutique where I got to talk with Lilly herself and found some jewelry.
I absolutely Love the art on their store calendar! See Below…
I also decided to reenact my ritual of taking myself out on the occasional date. It has been awhile since I have done it and I finally made it to a restaurant where I have always wanted to go and I tried a new dish and didn’t even order any alcoholic beverages. As I was sitting down at the table I took out my travel journal (another ritual started last spring after my break-up) and wrote down some ways in which I can boost my energy this week. I guess you could call them goals!
Ways I Will Boost My Energy This Week:
- Get 6 hours of sleep 10:45 to 11:30 bedtime.
- Go to the gym 4x’s this week (thanks to Bryant’s workout challenge… Bring it!)
- De-clutter Daily.
- Juice (suggested by Blake and once I do it I will include my fav. juice recipes.)
- Log my food.
- Pray and have FAITH.
There you have it! We shall see how it goes!!! How is the New year treating you so far?!?! Have a FANTASTIC week and thanks for stopping by!!!
Peace, Joy, and Love,
P.S. I ended my evening at church and I am convinced that singing is my favorite form of prayer!