Yesterday was the official beginning to what might be a harder journey than I thought, but I am ready for the challenge. I think it might be the most important one of my life.
Day 1: Sunday, April 14th
Began beautifully; a morning walk to Starbucks for a little reading and blogging, hence my entry from yesterday. I stayed there for a few hours and really enjoyed reading, sipping on my iced black coffee and enjoyed the sunny walk back to the place I house sat for last weekend. I realized how much I loved living in a walkable area of Houston…hmm. My tummy was hurting from my bad decision that prompted my challenge the night before, so the walk did me good!
Not having TV in my life was kind of difficult, because I always have it on; I don’t like the quiet, so I will turn it on, but it eventually pulls me in, and I waste at least an hour or two watching TV that I really don’t care about anyway. But my ROKU on my television also has my Pandora account on it…love my ROKU. So, I played music, which was pleasant, and started getting myself in order…
I purged…and purged.
I didn’t realize how much stuff I had that I didn’t use; I wish I would have done this BEFORE I had to move into one room and a bathroom again, but it wasn’t time for it, and I realize that now. I got rid of so much old jewelry and accessories, shoes, clothes…yikes.
I went to church for the second week in a row; even though I felt like crap, I knew I had to go…I would just stay home and lay around, so I went, and it was awesome. I was so full of serenity, that I only ate half the portion I gave myself at dinner; I was full.
I started to organize too, and I came to a ridiculous realization as I picked up 6 bottles of nail polish remover. How much money am I wasting by buying duplicates? Why am I buying so many duplicates?
This isn’t just nail polish remover, but tons of toiletries, clothes and make up…what the hell? Thanks for my crazy memory, I am able to pinpoint much of the over spending. I always buy new things because I didn’t give myself enough time to plan my days accordingly. I am not as organized as I thought. I need to give myself more time to plan out my days, and then I realized, I am always running out the door because I tend to sleep later than I should; I’m just scrambling for time all over the place because I am not managing the time I am given. Then I remembered…
THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
My niece gave me this book last Easter; I devoured it, and ended up attempting to do my own, but failed miserably. But not this time. I am going to start with one tiny principle: Go to bed earlier than you’re used to. So, I went to be at 10:00pm, instead of staying up mindlessly in front of the TV munching on something. I read for a 30 minutes and fell asleep.
I was full of peace, so I didn’t need to fill myself with anything else.
Day 2: Monday, April 15th
I woke up, refreshed at 5:00am…yep that’s what I said. According to my Sleep Cycle App, I got 73% sleep quality. For the past two weeks, it’s been below 50%. Normally, I would wake up a lot later for my 6:15 session, but I wanted to make sure I had all my ducks in a row. I packed up my bag, made a light breakfast and was out the door…good stuff; I didn’t even need coffee!
My session was great, I have wonderful clients! Call for The Magic School Bus (a touring show for Elementary Schools I’ve been doing for a long time) wasn’t until 12:15pm, so I did some errands…all for my Yaris! Oil Change, while reading and finally getting in my Starbucks Blonde Roast (My favorite!).
I love my car! It’s such a necessity and I spend so much time in it; and you can tell. My upholstery was stained, it was dusty and cluttered. I cleaned, dusted, tossed junk, organized, vacuumed…
…and it was beautiful! I felt like me again; clean organized me!! I ate the other half of my dinner from last night and an apple; I was ready to go. I didn’t speed and got to call in plenty of time never feeling rushed or pissy. I even worked out (12 Minutes Classic Bodyrock.tv) waiting to go to places for the show…it was bliss to have my energy back.
Now, I am getting ready to meet a new client, I was able to update several circuits for future sessions, emailed clients their measurement updates…you know…doing my job! I ate half the portion of my meal. I was so full of satisfaction with getting stuff done. I was so happy that I was being a functioning adult again who likes her job(s)!
I haven’t even touched the Television remote today…