Ruts are lame.
However, perhaps worst than the rut is the fact that I could tell you FIVE THINGS right now that would change the way I feel about my life. It is time to snap the fuck out of it. (She says looking into a mirror.)
See, I called my bestie last night as she was wrestling with some possible life decisions, and she said she was making lists of things she would like to do more of and things she would like to do less of. She did it while coloring in her planner with colorful markers and singing (I am assuming) at the top of her lungs to Disney music. She’s figuring things out WITH DISNEY MUSIC. She is totally going to be just fine.
It’s so basic we FORGET it’s not that complicated.
Want your life to be different? How? Write it down. What do you want more of? What are the things you would spend your days doing if you could? THEN, what are you doing that is bullshit? What is wasting your time and energy? What are you doing every day that is giving you NO JOY?
Do more of what makes you happy. Do less of what makes you miserable.
Figure out what those things are. Start doing them. Schedule them in. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR HAPPINESS.
Here’s what I have so far:
- Connecting with friends. Dinners, champagne dates, skype nights? My calender is about to get a whole lot happier.
- Running. (Why is this ALWAYS the easiest mood booster and the one we skip?)
- Eating good food
- Extended mornings of coffee and dancing around my apartment
- Television watching
- Eating crap
- Saying yes to things that fill up my calender with stress
What could you do more of and less of RIGHT NOW that would change your life?