I’m entering a new stage of my life right now. I’m 27 and I feel middle aged and bored already most days. Crippling depression is teaming up with extensive amounts of boredom and lack of motivation to do anything. I am surrounded by wonderful and supportive people but my problem is me. So I made the decision to do something about it.
I’ve never been one to let someone control my life for me. I can take criticism but I usually am bothered by the fact that I failed to do something perfectly. I can give advice but I don’t normally like to follow it unless it follows my game plan for life.
My first step was creating a weekly meal plan for myself to follow. I find myself spending too much money at the grocery store for random trips with no idea what I want to eat. Packing a lunch for work, eating a real breakfast are all things I hope to work into my routine.
Next came a somewhat structured workout plan for myself. Nothing too exciting for me to start with, going for daily walks and trying to reach 10,000+ steps on my Fitbit. I need to start actually using my gym membership and taking advantage of the tools I have at my disposal. I was going to see a personal trainer everyday for about 6 months. twice a week last summer. I managed to be healthy, feel good, and feel happy. Then I stopped taking care of myself and going to the gym and then I slipped down into a hole and I’m finally climbing out.
Lastly, just trying to break my routine of coming home and having a beer or 5 and watching Netflix until bedtime. Don’t get me wrong, I truly did enjoy doing that but I didn’t realize until just recently that has been slowly eating away at me. My motivations went down, I didn’t paint anymore. I wasn’t baking on Sundays anymore. I kept going to bed earlier and earlier and becoming less social. I neglected to see my friends and family when I had the opportunities. Now, I’m just aiming to a goal of having a morning before going to work. Wake up early, go for a walk/run, take a shower, eat breakfast, prepare a lunch.Making a lunch is something I haven’t done in a long time and I’m looking forward to all the fresh ideas I can come up with. No more rolling out of bed and throwing scrubs on and going to work half asleep.
This change can’t be anything but better than what I have been doing. It’s a step in the right direction and I truly look forward to the progress I make. I won’t bombard my blog with updates but occasionally I will post progress. I anticipate I will post mostly about some art projects, gardening, and cooking, as I am truly passionate about those things.
Cheers to your day as well as to mine