Do not get me wrong I am totally happy and blessed in so may ways. But I feel the need to invest a little in taking stock with my life and becoming a little more focused and in control with my feelings and thoughts. I have heard so much about Gretchen Rubin's book 'The Happiness Project' and I purchased this one last year from Kikki K along with The Happiness Journal to read and document my happiness project which fell to the wayside. So I have decided to apply myself and document here on my blog as well as the journal. I have just started reading the book again. The first month is to boost energy by -
going to sleep earlier - this I already do. Most of the time I aim to be in bed by 10:30 at the latest and I have to say I sleep quite well although I do wake at least once per night which at times can take me a little bit to get back to slumber. I am an early riser, even on weekends, occasionally and very rare I may sleep until 8am on the weekend.
Do you go to bed at the same time each night and try to get the recommended 7-8 hours sleep?
exercising better - I am trying to accommodate more exercise into my daily routine (although I can be lazy). so this is something I will be working on over the next few weeks. I will try riding my bike a few times a week and walking to the bus stop with my eldest in the mornings. I love that in this Gretchen describes the time when her father said she could redecorate her room, if she started getting out the door to exercise, for even a few minutes. The trick was to get her out the door and to start something.
'My father, himself a dedicated runner, never told me how far I had to run or how fast; he didn't even keep track of whether I went for twenty minutes. All he asked was that I put on my running shoes nad shut the door behind me. My father's deal got me to commit to a routine and once I started running, I found that I did not mind exercising, I just did not like sports.'
To do - purchase a pedometer so I can keep track of my steps and try to incorporate at least 10.000 a day. Any recommendations please let me know.
Next up is to - Hmm!!! lets see how I will go with these.
toss, restore and organise
tackling a nagging task
acting more energetic