I’m going to make 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over the next 12 days.
I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try. Join me!
Day 1: Personal Development
✔ Raised weights on days I’ve had Pump class. Starting to regain form, too.
Day 2: Health & Fitness
My Day 2 Fresh Start was to give up Smith’s Cheese & Onion Chips – at least for September.
✔ Seven days chip-sober – this is a record for me! Surely I’ve earned some kind of token by now?
Day 3: Career & Business
My Day 3 Fresh Start was to refresh my website’s home page.
✔ Trying out a new home page. (Feedback very welcome – please leave a comment!)
Day 4: Fun & Recreation
My Day 4 Fresh Start was to listen to more fun music – rather than only podcasts and audiobooks.
✔ Loved my all-music Friday and plan to make it a weekly treat.
Day 5: Technology & Social Media
Day 6: Home
My Day 6 Fresh Start was to decide which of the two printers in my home office were better for my needs, and to remove the other.
✔ This was a hard decision because one printer has better function, the other better form. In this case I’m prepared to keep the less pretty one *bites knuckle* in order to have the feature benefits.
It feels great to get that decision made and my home office cleared. 🙂
Day 7: Personal Presentation
My Day 7 Fresh Start was to focus on my posture – holding my shoulders back, core muscles in, and chin up.
✔✖ I’ve been doing this intermittently, but it’s hard to stay aware. From tomorrow I’m going to wear a ring that’s a little irritating as a reminder – every time I adjust the ring, I’ll be reminded to straighten my posture.
Day 8: Happiness
Today my fresh start is from category 2 (see below): To give up something.
I’m going to give up watching movies that are ‘poignant’, ‘tragic’ or ‘heart-wrenching’. In the past I’ve chosen movies for the caliber of the writing, direction or performances, but no more! If it’s going to make me miserable, I’m going to pass. (I made this decision years ago about novels, and have felt much happier for it.)
Tomorrow I make my ninth fresh start – in the Money & Finance life area. See you then!
What About You?
Think of your own Happiness goals and plans.
if you want some inspiration, you might find some here:
- 5 People Who Aren’t Responsible For Your Happiness
- 11 Great Reasons To Be Happy
- Get Organized Mission #7: Be Happy!
- How to be Happier: A Scientifically Proven Strategy that Costs Nada
In what area could you:
- Start something new – or try something you haven’t done, eaten, read, or experienced before
- Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
- Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
- Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
I hope you’ll choose something and join me!