Time, energy & money.
These are three things that everybody seems to be short of these days. I know I certainly am, and it’s affecting my day to day life more and more – time to make a change. Time to force myself to change bad habits, motivate myself and sort my life out.
Right now there are a million things I could… Should be doing. But I just want to have a nap instead!
Welcome to life in the modern, Western world… Work for nearly all your time, then spend what little time you’re not at work recovering from it! It really leaves little time or energy for other things such as socialising, exercising, travelling… Building your blog.
Maybe it’s just an excuse, and the real issue is laziness?
I know I do like my lazy time! After a long, hard day at work there is nothing I want to do except eat unhealthy food in front of the TV for an hour or two and then go to bed. Is this a waste of time, or something that is required to keep me sane? A bit of both I think!
I blame life now I’m back in Sydney – working too much in a stressful job, leaving me so physically and mentally exhausted that I just can’t be bothered doing anything else. Of course this leads to an unhealthy spiral. A spiral that I’ve tried to break out of recently, but somehow I manage to fall off the wagon each time.
As much as I want to quit my job, leave Sydney and go travelling again (and convince myself this would be the answer to all my problems), it’s simply not a viable option. Yet.
Since option 1 isn’t currently an option, I recently decided to seek advice to help me to improve my physical and mental health. So, after some Google searches to see what options there were, I decided to make an appointment to see Jennifer Ward – Naturopath.
She’s great! She’s given me some great advice, tools and motivation to make healthy changes to my life.
It was working, I was feeling more happy, healthy and energetic – I’d even lost a few kilos…
But this week, I’ve managed to undo all the good work I’ve recently put in. One or two bad days, and off the wagon I go – goodbye exercise and vegetables… hello pizza, wine and cake! argh
As of tomorrow, I plan to be back on the wagon! Looking after myself, forcing myself out of bad habits. I know from previous experience that this will help me feel healthier, more energy, more confident and lead me to become more productive!
My short term goals:
- Eat healthy again – no cheating!
- Exercise – go the the gym before work, and increase incidental exercise.
- Increase my positive socialising – get back in contact with friends I’ve not seen in weeks. Include physical activity when socialising – rock climbing, hiking etc with friends.
- Use my spare time to work on my blog/website/online business.
I know that if I can do this for a month it will become habit, because it has in the past. I’ll feel so much healthier, more energetic and happy. It’s breaking the cycle that is difficult. I’ve got my next appointment with Jennifer in 2 weeks – let’s have some good news for her!
Writing this post will (hopefully) help to motivate me – making a public commitment rather than a private one. It also has the added benefit of adding to my blog – two birds with one stone! There is a lot more work to be done, I have some big ideas for the future – stay tuned!
Help keep me motivated! Comment, ask me how I’m doing, share your own stories. I’d love to hear about them.
I’m starting to feel better already 🙂