Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring - First Day of Change

Today is the First Day of Spring! It's great, although today is not as warm as it has been earlier this week. Perhaps that will change as the day progresses....

So - although I've been saying for some time that I need to start working out, I've decided that I REALLY do. I really do need to do a lot of things. And what better time to start than on the first day of Spring. The first day of changes in the weather. The first day of a new season. The first day of a new phase in life.

I need to start working on myself physically. I need to work out and get myself into better shape. Then perhaps I will be able to breathe much more easily, be more flexible, be more happy with the way I look and actually appreciate my body instead of being INCREDIBLY self conscious about it ALL of the time.

I also need to start working on my bad quirks...
I need to be more trusting; just believe someone when they say something - they have no reason to lie, and if it turns out that they lied, then just roll with it and learn from it.
I need to be more uplifting - to myself and to others.
I need to be less jealous of others.
I need to be more motivated.
I need to be more organized.
I need to get things done - those goals that I have yet to start this year (blanket, scrapbooks, etc).
I need to be less judgemental of myself - look at the good qualities I have (even if they are few) and appreciate them.
I need to be more well-rounded - learn different things that I've never learned before and get more in-depth knowledge of the things I do know.
I need to be more daring and adventurous - there are SO MANY things I've wanted to try and do, but just haven't yet. I need to quit being chicken and do them. What could possibly happen??
I need to travel more.
I need to experience new things.
I need to start cooking healthier - scratch that... I need to START cooking.
I need to express how I feel to others without being afraid of awkwardness.
I need to be more open with situations that may seem strange.
I need to get out of my comfort zone.
I need to have change and variety.
I need to start planning for the future (where do I want to be this time next year, 2 years, 5 years??).
I need to start saving money.

There are so many things I need to work on. And oh - these are just the beginnings. I know I can do them all. It will take effort and it will take time, but I'm hoping that I can really do all of these things by the end of the year. Wish me luck . . .


ReL said...

You can't say you need to be less judgemental of yourself and look at your good qualities and then add in there that you have so few! That is rediculous and counter productive!

Ader Family said...

we all have so many thing we want to lets "do it now".

Alice Wills Gold said...

I will just say this...I totally get you, that is why I like you so much.

And, although I occasionaly screw up your family birth order, I think I can nail it on the head when I say, "You can narrow your list down immensely if you will just tell yourself one thing....quit being a middle child."