Do the work

Change is not going to happen until I change what I do.

These words have been floating around in my head for the past couple of days.
With so many things on the never-ending ‘to-do’ list, sometimes you can feel defeated and frustrated when you get to the end of the day and you are nowhere near where you want to be.
Maybe just as you are getting ready for bed, you remember that one important thing you wanted to do but didn’t get around to, or didn’t prioritise while being distracted by the gazillion things you think you should be doing instead.
Then there is the time-suck vortex that is social media, where ‘just five minutes’ turns into much more than that (or is that just me?!)
No amount of wishing is going to get the job done.
As well as working towards bringing more creativity into my life, I’m also focused on simplifying my days and becoming more organised.
That means decluttering the house, finding a home for all our homeless belongings, meal planning, compiling a home organisation folder, tweaking the everyday simple routines that improve the flow of the house and so on and so forth.
In the end I believe they go hand-in-hand anyway.
When everything else is pumping along like a well-oiled machine, you can more easily identify the pockets of time that can be spent on fun stuff.
But I’ve been procrastinating, neglecting the problem and hoping it would just go away.
See the fairy with the wand?
No?
Me either 🙁
Why oh why is it that even though we know for a fact that doing these things will make our lives infinitely better, we resist and resist.
We put things off.
Is it fear? An unwillingness to get out of our comfort zone (or just move in general Face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye)?
In my case the answers are yes and yes.
To move forward I’ve been busy reminding myself of some important lessons that I sometimes wish weren’t true.
  • No one is going to come and save you – except for you.
  • No one else is going to do the work so you can reach your goals – except for you.
  • No one is going to give you permission to look after yourself – except for you.

It’s time to take my own advice.

I’m committing myself to making my days more intentional and doing one thing each day that will bring me one step closer to realising my goals.

The first step will be to identify what goals are important to me and then breaking them down into smaller, more do-able steps.
I’m off to write some lists!!

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