I am almost 22 years old. I didn’t do anything impressive so far, but I believe in baby steps. Last year I made a list with 21 things to do before I’m 22. I’ll be 22 in exactly a month and I won’t have time to do everything that’s on the list. But that’s ok, because it’s just a list with silly things. I love lists, but now I am tired of them. I feel like I spend more time making them than actually doing the stuff I write down on the list. So I decided to stop making lists and start doing the things that I’d put on a list (obviously I won’t give up grocery lists because I forget things, but you know what I mean).
I started reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I had the book for a while but I didn’t trust it or even cared about it until I started reading it. I like that she uses lists, you know… the book has 12 parts for each month of the year, and each month has a small list with things to do and so on. I like the idea of trying to change yourself in a year without really changing yourself, you know? Without starting from zero, it’s more about being a better you. And I am going to do that. I did try in the past to do similar things but failed every time. I might fail this time too, who knows… Baby steps?
Rubin makes January the month of Energy. I won’t wait until January to start and I plan to use her book as a guide and, of course, the internet. Also… I like energy. As a strong believer in Feng Shui – well, not really, I did love it in middle school – I know how important energy is. And I have a huge lack of it being the lazy cat I am. You know what they say, right? Fake it till you make it!
Following Rubin’s plan for the month of January I’ll improve my sleeping habits, I’ll exercise better and organize my house and life – she has more for the Energy chapter but baby steps. I will also update this blog with my progress and I’ll award myself invisible medals like “Yea, I removed my makeup before sleep” or “I went to sleep early today!” (funny things, I am not sleeping right now because I want to write this blog post).