Hi friends! How many times have we made the same resolution, only to end up with the same outcome? Even though we wanted (and were hoping for) a different ending? For me, it happens all the time. ALL. THE. TIME! It’s crazy! Insane even. Albert Einstein defined insanity as:
Just FYI, there isn’t a recipe with this post, just random Wednesday ramblings. I think I’ve shared with you that I am an avid reader. Last year, I went a bit crazy (insane, perhaps?) with “self-help” books. There is a PILE of them on my desk. They sit and look at me and I stare back thinking, “Yep, I’m going to implement everything I read in those books! I’m going to make huge, grand and glorious, sweeping changes in my life and be a better person! I’m going to think differently! I’m going to say Yes to everything! I’m going to believe in the magic, be a badass, live life wild and be adventurous with no regrets, ask for help when I need it and be present in every single moment… starting, tomorrow.” *sigh*
The books are gathering dust. I feel stressed out and we’re only a few days in to the new year. All those ideas, lists, plans and different ways of becoming whom I am seeking is exhausting. Why do we do this to ourselves? Isn’t there an easier way? Something simple, found in the heart of who we really are, and not in who society wants us to be? That’s what I want.
I’m not saying self help books don’t work. They do. I have taken important points away from all of them. I get several daily inspirational Emails, that I love. I am often inspired by things I find on the internet too.
Here’s an example of what I’m trying to do this year: Personal Growth – 13 Things to give up in order to be successful! The first few sentences are terrifying: ”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous
Holy Crap! That is epic Christmas Carol, haunt your dreams, scary. I want to be that person NOW! Not meet her on my deathbed. My 50th birthday is approximately 400+ days away. I don’t want to turn 50 with regrets or a life I’m not head-over-heels in-love with having.
So, I’m learning to let go of things. I’m trying to be more present and in the moment. I’m going to go back to losing weight, for no other reason that I need to do it to be healthy. AND I’m starting it all on a Wednesday. You know, because I’m doing things differently! You don’t always need to start over on a Monday, right? Right!
What are some things you’re looking at changing this year? I’d love to hear about it!
Until next time, my friends! Be brave, be bold, take risks, dream big and never forget to live life deliciously! I love you!