Day 4 and I Have Not Quit.

I am still jumping out of bed and feeling great. I never thought this was possible, looking forward to getting out of bed? I used to be the “Urg I am not a morning person.” Before the kids are up, I have my day planned and 3 things on my post-it note to complete today.

I have some crappy thing to deal with today, and I had put it off for a while. But as I am taking control of my life, this crappy thing has to be dealt with today. Not dealing with it and burying my head in the sand has led me to worry. Worry has led me to be miserable and helped my ageing process along. I do not require help in that department.

As I am writing this, I am looking back on my day planner from 7th March, and I can’t believe how many things I did that day.

First things first.

  • I plan my day.
  • I decide on 3 things to complete on a post-it note.
  • I watch a mindset reset video on visualisation.
  • A 50-day confidence challenge. Today’s is to dance. Easy, I love dancing. I do it everywhere and anywhere to the horror of my children. I have been caught many times dancing in the streets.
Dancing
dancing

As I dance to Firestarter, I catch my reflection in the window. Now I can’t stop laughing. The shadow image looks like a crazy lady. Well, it is not ballet music I am dancing too. I was out of breath when I finished dancing. Hang on, don’t think I only danced to one tune and was breathless. I danced for 10 minutes, and then I was breathless.

 

I am grateful for this mindset video today because I never thought I was getting the knack of visualising correctly. After watching the video I practice visualising, and it felt great. Yay! I understand it now. I had the emotions to match the visuals.

Mel Robbins makes it very clear and easy to understand.

5,4,3,2,1 I make the call. The call I had been putting off. Even as the phone is in my hand and I am speaking to the person on the other side, I am delighted with myself and surprised.

Using the 5,4,3,2,1 did not give me time to overthink the problem and talk myself out of it again. My usual response would have been to promise my ego that I will do it tomorrow. Tomorrow never came. Only now 5,4,3,2,1 tomorrow is NOW.

I was surprised at how well the call went. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, it was easy. And now I don’t have that crappy thing playing on my mind, and I feel free.

I go to the library to print off some documents for the new job I shall be starting. I take the documents into the office personally. In doing so, I meet managers who want to get me started in work right away. That is good news as my children like to eat. By taking action, I have brought good things to be faster.

I sand and oil a wooden bowl that has been in the cupboard for ages. The bowl is now sitting nicely on the table I finished last week. I am proud of myself for completing tasks I said I would. It is the best feeling for me. I am feeling accomplished.

Friends.

Friends-laughing
Friends laughing

In all the things I had to do today I take time to visit a friend. I wanted to make more time for the friends I have. Because I am a social person and I do enjoy meeting up with people.

We all put friendships off because we are all too busy. But I suggest you make time for the right friends. Make the time to visit them or go and do something with them. It is far better to hear them laughing than liking their post on Facebook.

And if you have friends like mine, you can have a laugh while teasing each other. At the same time, the friend makes me necklaces and lunch. What a score!

If you make time for a friend, try this.

  • Do not speak about negative things.
  • Don’t bitch about people or situations. That will drain your energy.

For instance, my friend and I spoke about the things we used to get up to, breaking into derelict buildings. As you do. How lovely her home was now she had added her artistic touches. Her crazy dogs in raincoats with hoods on. Which I find hilarious and she finds cute. We laughed a lot, and it was good.

After 4 days of sticking with the 5,4,3,2,1 and mindset reset videos, I am still leaping out of bed full of energy, and I am dealing with stuff I had put off. Best of all I feel fulfilled and happy. I have interesting things to talk about when the family arrive home. 

That’s my purpose. To be happy and fulfilled!

Put the music on loud and have a dance!

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