Today is the first day of my attempt to implement Slynnro's directives by shopping in my own closet before shopping elsewhere. (We are in a recession, after all).
Behold, Day One:
Let me know what you think! Constructive criticism is welcome; hateful comments are punishable by my hormonal tears. And raging emails.
And now, I'm using this very timely Slynnro-imposed wardrobe change (woo! change!) as a jumping off point for some self-imposed life changes, a life makeover perhaps. After having thrown myself a major pity party that lasted for about 2 weeks I decided that if I really am craving change, there is no way it's going to happen unless I start making some changes. How can I expect change in my life if I'm never doing anything about changing it? (I realize I'm using the word change, or a variation of it, a little excessively. Apologies.)
So. Here's my plan so far (in addition to Slynnro's makeover) for my life makeover:
1. On Sunday, I'm going to church. I know some of you aren't big church-goers, but I used to be and honestly I remember how it felt to start off the week on the right foot (for me). I haven't been finding joy in many (if any) aspects of my life lately, and honestly, this is the best place I can think of to start.
2. Start getting to work early. And if not early, at least on time for the love of all things good and right in the world. I am so much more productive in the mornings! Afternoons are miserable! So WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH have I been getting to work so late that I have to stay until 6:00 just to get my hours for the day??? Why???
3. Exercise regime! Endorphins? Hello? Enough said.
4. Healthy eating! No way am I saying that I'm going to crash diet and turn into some health food nut, because, really - that's not me. I like cheeseburgers. A lot. But maybe let's limit that intake, Dots. Pump the breaks. So I'm going to actually try to adhere to a balanced diet! Vegetables! The wonders!
These are the only steps I have so far. Any other suggestions? What have you found has helped you get out of a slump, frump, rut, etc.? (Other than traveling to another country, because frankly, I can't afford that. Related: Ashley? I am truly awed by your bravery to pick up and go. I can't wait to read about all that you have seen, heard and learned about yourself.)