I’ve been in a lull lately, and I’m ready to get out of it. I’m sick of just existing. Essentially, I want to get more out of life; I want to do more and be more. So, I’m taking control of my life. Well, I’m going to attempt to anyway.
In terms of being in a lull, it makes sense. I’ve moved out, finished a job, started uni, gotten another job, and I’ve also gotten sick (not Covid, I’ve been tested). A lot has happened over the past month, and my body has been adjusting. I’ve been adjusting.
The plan is simple.
The plan is to take control of my life.
My taking control of my life plan
I plan on creating and hopefully sticking to some routines
The idea is that by creating a couple of routines and hopefully sticking to them, I will become more productive. This way I can do more and get more done, which is exactly what I want to do. This will also hopefully give me time to rest, and do nothing as well.
I’d like to organise my life and give it a little more structure.
Practice gratitude more often
I honestly don’t think I express gratitude as often as I should. Obviously, I’m wanting to change that and see how expressing gratitude changes my life.
Seek help when it’s needed
I’m someone who no matter what tries to go at it alone, when sometimes I really do need help. And I do this across all aspects of my life. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it.
Okay, so… My eating is all over the place. I’m not eating the healthiest and am probably not eating enough either. I want to get in the habit of meal prepping. This way, I know I have good food to eat (and it will also save me money too).
Make uni a priority
This one is an obvious one. I want to excel as best as I can this semester, and well, for the rest of my degree. I know I can do better, but I procrastinate and put things off which ends up limiting my performance. And I want to get more involved with uni in general. I’m already president of my uni’s radio club, but I also plan on joining the swimming club too because I love swimming.
This applies to uni, work, and here. Writing more means I can write more blog posts and become a little more consistent than my once a month blog posts (oops). It also means I can explore and build up a portfolio of news articles, whether I write them for work or for my uni’s online journalism publication. And obviously, I have to write for uni assignments too.
Reading is important, and it’s something I want to do more of. It’s as simple as that. I have a lot of books on my to read list. Although, the book I’m reading now is a hard one to read.
Focus on my health
This one is a huge part of this plan. I want to feel good on the inside and out. I think I’m already in a pretty good position, because I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with my body. The self-hatred isn’t there anymore. Which is great. It’s taken so many years to get here, but I’m so happy to enjoy moving with the body I have. Although, I would love to get stronger, faster, and more agile.
Obviously, health doesn’t just mean physical health, and I plan on implementing small actions into my routines (which I will create soon) to help improve my mental and emotional health too.
Oh, and before I forget, I also plan on drawing something every day. I really want to get back into creating art and have so many sketchbooks I need to use and fill.
I mean, there are probably more things I could add to this list, but I’m sure you’re all sick of me setting out my goals on a regular basis. For example, my previous post is literally 7 goals I set for March. If you’re interested, I have achieved a few of those but a few have been left untouched.
Anyway, I haven’t been feeling like myself which is why I am taking control of my life.
I want to apologise for this blog becoming more of a rambling blog, but at the moment living as sustainably as possible isn’t being eco-friendly. It’s about finding myself, while implementing sustainable habits across all aspects of my life. I’m still trying to live a low-waste life, but I’m more than likely going to be writing posts about how I start living the life I want. This will still include sustainability content, but it will be more lifestyle based for now.