Let’s be really really realistic here. I will not achieve every single goal that I want in 365 days. But I have until May 12, 2019, to change some shit in my life fundamentally. I will not take credit for this idea. I was inspired by Dottie Jame a YouTuber with this video she posted a while back, and I saw a while back as well. (Check the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlhtued3OEw) But today is when I want to officially start my journey.
I will sound harsh in this post, but I don’t want you to think that I hate myself or that there isn’t love in the relationship I have with myself. It is exactly that love that is pushing me to change who I am rapidly becoming the person I actually want to be.
I suck: I seriously am bad in some of the most important things in my life
- My eating habits
- My fitness
- My sleep rhythm
- I tell myself I will do xyz but I don’t do them for more than 2 days.
- I pity myself
- I blame everything and everyone else in my life, except myself.
- I am not organized
- I don’t actually try and I’m lazy
I’m in a vicious cycle and it is all my own fault
I am good at: It isn’t all bad.
- When I have to do something I commit to it
- I am there for my friends
- Even if it takes a while I admit when I am wrong
- Once I get past a certain point I no longer sugarcoat things
- I am passionate even if my other life choices have dimmed the light
- I realize I have to change
What are my goals for the next 365 days?
Really I have just one goal. Get my energy back. I have been energetic when I have been younger (and I’m 22 now, so it wasn’t that long ago). I would be headstrong and I wouldn’t let anything stand in the way. But at somepoint, I started to listen to other people’s opinions and voices and they became my voice. And I am not blaming anyone, because I have let other people’s approval dictate who I should or shouldn’t be.
In order to get my energy back I have certain things I must do:
- Change my diet
- Start exercising by doing what I actually enjoy doing
- Having a routine and folloing through with it.
Now I am fully aware that I will not change all of that right away and there are days that I will fall off my path.
Regarding my diet, I swear that I will never be able to only eat healthy food. Not because I wouldn’t be capable. But because I just don’t want that kind of limitation for my life. If I go out with my friends and I want that burger, Imma eat that burger. On average I want my diet to be mostly healthy.
Exercising will also be a challenge because it has been so long since I have done it properly. I am not going to promise 6 times a week gym sesh. Its good if I will make it to the gym two times a week. Because I don’t like the gyms that much (mostly because I have no clue what I am doing) Forming a daily routine that I will actually stick to is going to be a killer for sure.
I am sure we have all heard of how habits are formed. Good or bad. How the brain’s neurons literally form pathways so that those habits are easier for us to access. This means that in order for me to change those habits I have to fight against the brain’s natural inclination on doing what is the easiest for us. So eating fries because making a salad is slower or laying in bed instead of going for a walk/ gym session. Rather watch netflix instead of actually working on the projects you have and so on.
Oh boy is this going to be one crazy journey for me! And it will be a hard one too. Wish me luck and you are welcome to join me on this journey as well. If you will leave a comment telling what your goal(s) for the next 365 days will be.