Whenever I blog about something, I feel more accountable to do it...is that weird? Either way, these are some things in my life that I'm really striving to work on. Don't take these things the wrong way; my life isn't going down the tubes or anything, I just feel like I need to focus a little bit more!
Some of my guy friends started a thing called "Mensday Wednesday" where they hang out & do a little bible study/bro time thing. They came up with #CleanUpYourLifeWeek (leave it to a bunch of hipsters to hashtag anything & everything), and I wanted in on it. And in case you're not sure what a hipster is...see below ;)
Well since I can't go to "Mensday Wednesday" I decided to post my list on my blog...where better to do it, right?
As most of you know, I'm a pretty health conscious person. But I have an issue with snacking. I skimp on meals and that leaves me grabbing little things here & there. And the little things are usually things that my body is better off without. So my goal is to eat lots of fresh fruits & veggies, lots of lean protein and to eat mostly natural stuff. I want to cut out most of the processed foods that I eat. I think this will help me feel better & look better...and who doesn't want that?!
Go to bed earlier & wake up earlier.
I'm a night owl. Plain and simple. I thrive & shine between the hours of 6 P.M. and 2 A.M. The only thing that I can think to do to fix this is to retrain my body. I used to wake up at 5:30 every morning for high school so I know that it's possible for me to wake up before 8:00 A.M. without feeling like death. So no more staying up until 3 in the morning lurking the Internet and trying to conquer my to-do list. OKAY? Okay. So if you see me tweeting after midnight (excluding on the weekend)...CALL ME OUT :)
Stop making so many impulse purchases.
Oh Lordy. This is a biggie. I don't shop too, too often but when I do it's like a "go big or go home" kind of thing. It's really not okay. From now on, if there is something that I want (not need) then my rule is going to be to wait 24 hours. If I still really feel the desire to get it then I'll consider it. If the cons outweigh the pros...I WON'T give in and buy it. DONE & DONE.
Make a schedule and stick to it.
I am convinced that my brain never shuts off. EVER. My mind is always congested with to-do list upon to-do list and I cannot rest until they are taken care of. That being said, I'm never all there - my mind is usually in 15 different places at once. So I want to create a schedule and stick to it. That way I can focus my time and energy on one thing at a time. No more putting stuff off to answer "just one more email." Time to get it together and use my time wisely...priorities, people!
Like I said before, nothing bad has happened...I just feel the need to revamp my lifestyle a little bit, you know? And let me just say, typing out this list really helped me. In fact I think it's safe to say:
If you want to get in on #CleanUpYourLifeWeek....tweet me with the hashtag, and I'll check out your post!