I’ve been feeling lazy, less intelligent than usual, and slightly more aggravated at everything in general. My hair is frizzy and breaking. I have dark spots on my face. I’m forgetting things more often. I need massive amounts of added fiber in my diet. I have no savings. I’m not as confident as I’d like to be. My son skips breakfast on school days. I love the television. I don’t reach out to friends nearly as much as I should. My son and boyfriend are clashing a lot lately. And I find myself escaping in Shameless marathons and pints of ice cream, in rooms by myself.
I’m craving something. Im craving change or adventure. I want travel, I want a back yard, I want California. I want ease, I want sun and water, I want a porch to drink my coffee on. Yes, this is a list of selfish things that I want. Yes, many people want these things, but I guarantee as soon as I got there I would still feel like me.
I think the best we can do is create freedom, and ease in the life around us. The life we are living. When I find myself wishing for other things, and places, and feelings I know that it’s time to readjust. I am getting stagnant and need to change it up. Some of that has to do with new routines and some of it, takes more work on my part. Yes I still want those things but I daydream a little less when the world around me is fulfilling me. I crave learning. I crave improvement. I crave spiritual growth. I crave full potential.
Some daily helpers toward fulfillment:
1. My Kuerig is my best friend, it literally lures me out of bed.
2. Exercise.. I can’t stress this enough. Exercise equals normal behavior and mood for me.
3. Taking days off- VERY important. Do whatever it is that you would like. Lay around, read, draw, go to a movie, do yoga, watch Shameless…
4. Reach out more. Friends are invigorating. They give you new perspective and experiences.
5. Stay off Facebook for days in a row.
6. Save money every paycheck. Even if it’s $50.00
7. Make egg muffins. (Best breakfast in the world and you can put a million things in them and you get your protein and veggies in a reheatable, travel friendly muffin) Here’s the recipe:
8. Go to bed earlier. (I am still working on this one. I SUCK at this)
9. Lay off the sugar. (I am a genuine sugar addict and it only does damage to our bodies.) I know this as I carelessly ingest creamy bites of Ben and Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream in a delightful stupor.
It does NOTHING good for us.
10. Give yourself a damn break. Don’t be your worst enemy. There’s enough jerks out there to do that for you.
11. Don’t forget to pray.
I copied down some links to articles that I found inspiring and helpful. I think applying some of these to our everyday would naturally bring us more fulfillment.