How to change / improve your boring life.
It was pictures like this that made me realise that I need to manage my life better.
Life not going the way you want it to? Is it boring? Want to find out how to manage your life better? Want to improve your lifestyle? So do I.
I think many of us have the feeling from time to time that life just isn't going the way we expected it to. I know that this feeling can often come around the mid life point.
I guess it's just a natural place for us to stop, take a step back and think about what we've achieved and what we set out to achieve.
I can't be the only person in the world to think that my life has somehow fallen short of expectations, can I?
I started out so full of hope for the future but as the future became the present I seem to have fallen out of step with my early hopes and promise.
I woke up this morning looked in the mirror and saw my mother looking back at me. When did I get to be so fat, so tired and so damn old? When did my life turn into one long round of looking after everyone but myself?
I came to the conclusion that I need to learn how to change my life now! I sat down and made a list of the top five things that I really hate about my life to see what I can do to change them.
FIVE THINGS THAT REALLY NEED TO CHANGE.
1)Work. I hate my job. It’s boring, soul destroying, and pointless. Okay, that could be said about quite a few jobs and I guess many people reading this would say the same things about what they do to bring home a bit of cash. I work for minimum wage for people who do nothing but take advantage of the people they employ, on Saturday they told another member of staff that they don’t need her anymore. They said it was because of downsizing but we all know it’s because she had to take three weeks off last month to care for her sick father. She’s worked for them for years, is a really nice person and she needs the money, she doesn’t deserve to be treated like this. Do I want to work for people like that? No. So today I am going to give them a weeks notice and change my life.
2) Myself. I hate that I’ve let myself go. I got fat. I got sloppy. I look like a slob. I am starting a diet today, I AM going to stick to it. I am going to go through my wardrobe and throw away anything that is so old Noah’s wife probably had something similar in her wardrobe. I am going to try on my clothes and ask my daughters for their honest opinion about just how I look in them. I trust them, I don’t trust my husband, God bless him but I think he still sees me as the girl he married. He deserves a wife who isn’t too worn down and tired to even bother about the way she looks anymore. I am going to start changing this aspect of my life today. I am going to get a haircut and start wearing a bit of makeup again. It’s been years since I really bothered to do that.
I am going to spend more time enjoying the simple things in life - like a beautiful sunset.
3)Time. I never seem to get any time just for myself to do the things I like to do. I joined this site three weeks ago and have loved producing my hubs but I’ve had to do five minutes here, ten minutes there. I am going to set aside one hour a day just for myself from now on. I am going to change my life and maybe even make some money to replace my lost wages.
4) Family. I don’t spend enough time with my family, I can’t remember the last time we all sat down to eat together, to enjoy the simple pleasure of sharing a meal and catching up with each others news. From now on I am going to make Friday night family dinner night. I am going to cook a nice meal and we are all going to get together.
5)Stress. I am just about the most stressed person I know. I get worked up about anything and everything. I am going to change this aspect of my life too. As my youngest daughter is always telling me I need to chill. I am going to get things in perspective and not let the little annoying things in life bother me. The big things are bad enough. I am going to count to ten and take a few deep breaths whenever I feel myself getting all tense and see if I can lower my blood pressure a little.
Most important thing of all I AM going to change my life today.
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A quick update.
Well, here we are in November 2012 and I have changed my life for the better.
I gave up work to concentrate on my writing, I currently have two published novels on Amazon with two more nearing completion. I know that my books will never make me a millionaire but they have finally managed to replace the wage I gave up two years ago.
I have lost nearly two stone in weight, it took time and a whole lot of effort but I have managed to lose it and keep it off - so far. I feel so much better and can now buy clothes that fit well and make me feel good.
Working for myself means that I have more free time, I can write anywhere so I have much more freedom now than I ever did before.
I spend a lot of my new found free time with my family, which is wonderful.
I do think that my new life is less stressful than my old one. I still have deadlines to meet but they are my own.
In conclusion I can honestly say that it is possible to change your life for the better. I just wish I had done it years ago. If I can do it anyone can, change your boring life now it is never too late.