What do you do when your get up and go, has got up and went??
I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired these days.
Working two jobs is taking a serious toll on my morale.
The never-ending search for a full-time job is starting to feel a lot like repetitively banging my head against a brick wall.
And the icing on my bitter cupcake is my less than stellar love life and the poor romantic decisions I feel compelled to repeat.
Rather than mope around and wallow in my “poor me” moment, I’ve decided to grab life by the balls and show that bitch I can be happy AND successful and ain’t nobody gonna stop me!
The only problem is, I’m not quite sure what’s going to lift me out of the black hole of doldrums I find myself in.
So I’ve started my own “Happiness Project”.
For those of you not familiar, check out Gretchen Rubin’s best seller here.
Small changes are the most effective.
Since I’ve had enough failure lately, I feel no need to set myself up for more.
I’ll be making 3 changes to my life.
#1) Meditate regularly
I’ve sporadically attempted meditating in the past to little or no effect.
Since meditating can be transformational if practiced regularly, I’ve decided to start a daily practice.
Meditating at the same time of day is said to be best.
So I’ll be setting aside 20 minutes each morning to get my “om” on.
Feel like starting your own practice? Check out some helpful hints here.
#2) Feng Shui – My Way
When I feel uninspired I tend to rearrange my living space.
If your space feels constricted, so do you, and clutter is the devil.
I’ve spent the majority of my recent downtime ridding my home of clutter.
I started with my bedroom, then moved on to the bathroom, kitchen and finally the living room.
Anything that was a duplicate, no longer useful, almost empty, or that I could not find a home for – got tossed.
Or to be completely honest, put in the basement. Out of sight out of mind, right?
I then dusted, vacuumed, cleaned and scrubbed anything and everything.
It felt exhausting and awesome!
#3) Say No
My free time is little to non-existent.
I always feel like I’m missing out on something.
I can remember exactly when I last saw each and every one of my friends, only because it happens so rarely these days.
All of the above usually leads me to say “Yes!” to any and all invitations that happen to fall on my days off.
Which just leads me to resenting the plans I’ve made, when all I really want to do is put on some sweats and curl up in bed with a book.
From now on, unless it’s something I really, really, really want to do, I will be saying NO. Sorry guys.
So that’s the game plan.
Wish me luck kids!
Have any of your tried your own “Happiness Project”?
Any helpful hints??