You know how every kid has some age in their head where you’re an adult? Or old? Some people focus on 18, or 21, or 30. I always thought 25 was that age. I guess I knew that my mom was 25 when I was born, and to me it made sense that when you’re a mom you’re an adult. Or old. Whatever.
Well, today I’m 25.
Last year I made a list of things that I wanted for myself for the year. They were more goals than things, but they were big, sweeping, lifestyle things. And a lot of them actually happened. I feel way more confident this year than I did last year. I think there is value to setting intentions, so that’s what I want to do again this year.
Work less, read more. Guys, I really miss reading. A lot. And right now I just work too much for it to happen. I’m not totally sure where I went wrong with scheduling, and I know that this won’t last forever, but I need to get some systems in place so that I can manage life better.
Be present. For a long time I’ve resisted this whole “OMG I’m addicted to social media” thing because I genuinely feel that many have it worse than I do. But I think I want to move towards keeping my phone away from my bed before I fall asleep, and in general just keep it away at night. Related to the last one, I’ve let my boundaries slip over the last few months in a way that isn’t sustainable. I need to fix that. I’ve also turned into a bad listener for the first time in my life because I’m always thinking about work. I need to work on that.
Work on accepting my body as is. I’ve made a lot of strides in this, but I want to totally eradicate the idea that skinnier is inherently better. I didn’t used to believe that, and somewhere during college I kind of developed this unhealthy outlook. Working out is great and all that, but I want to want to do it because of how it makes me feel and not for how it makes me look.
Follow through. Lately I feel like the queen of putting things off. It stems from feeling overwhelmed, but I’m tired of being a procrastinator. I’ve been one my whole life, but it was only recently that I realized it was a trait that I disliked about myself. I think if I work on it it can get better.
Today I’m going to be doing some work and taking some fun breaks here and there, including going for a run, and who knows what else! Brian just left to get me a donut, so it’s already shaping up to be a good day.