7) Seven things you’d like to work on/improve about yourself
This is a tough one to put out to the internet!
1. Saying no. I overcommit myself, and generally make myself miserable, because I have a really hard time saying no to people. Either because i WANT to do something, but don’t really have the time/energy for it, or because I absolutely DON’T want to do something, but feel guilty saying no. Example: Oh, you want me to take your shift tomorrow? Well, I’m already working 5 long days this week, and I had hoped to get my laundry done, my dog bathed, groceries bought, have dinner with a friend, and get a good night sleep, but I guess there’s not really any GOOD reason why I can’t…..
2. Being more positive. I tend to get into this negative mindset, where everything is terrible and I let every single little thing get to me. It’s not fun for me or for those around me. I’d like to get better about taking a step away, taking a breath and turning it around.
3. Being more organized. There was a day, not too long ago, that I was soooo organized. Everything went into the planner, and what was in the planner HAPPENED. From work to workouts to social calls to cooking and cleaning and errands. I want to get back to this. And not just the planner. The spaces too. I have the best condo. Like, ever. Not only do I have an amazing sunroom/home yoga studio, but I have a huuuuuge (by Toronto standards) pantry. That I’ve let turn into a “I’ll throw it in here and deal with it later” room. And I have a shelf full of movies that I will genuinely never watch again. And a big box of shoes that I haven’t worn in a year. The physical clutter creates mental clutter for me, and it has to go.
4. Recommitting to my yoga practice. I mentioned this in my goals for September SBC post, and so far I’ve had a solid hour-plus practice 5 of 8 days. Not too shabby.
5. Eating better. Most people I know think I’m like the Queen of Healthy Eating. I think this USED to be the case, but nowadays I’ve definitely fallen out of some good habits. Too much sugar and caffeine, not enough fresh vegetables.
6. Time management. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with being more organized, but I feel like I always think I can do more than I actually acn with the chunks of time that I have, and it makes me late for things. Like a lot. I think perpetual lateness is a terrible quality to have and definitely something I’d like to kick.
7. Detaching from the phone. I check Instagram wayyyy too many times every day. Same goes for feedly (<– love this reader) and email. I’d like to start leaving it at home sometimes, like when I take Kaylee for a walk. At night I bring it with me for safety reasons, but during broad daylight? Nothing is so pressing that it can’t wait an hour. Don’t know how I’ll capture all the random selfies though….