After much contemplation and testing over the past 2 weeks, as well as some deep conversations with friends and my husband I am contemplating what REALLY makes me say “I love my life”? I had planned to go 30 days abstaining from alcohol as well as other “big” changes for the month of January, but when it comes down to it, I am so close to LOVING my life… I think I just need to tweak it, not suffer through a month, hoping it will, in some way, change who I am.
The things that make me happy are quite simple:
- Spending time with my family
- spending time alone
- exercising daily
- eating whole, nutritious food
- a glass of wine or 4
- a clean, clutter-free home
- spending time with friends
What has become apparent is that the problem in my life was that I did not have balance. I was spending too much time with friends and that time often included drinking way more that 1 to 4 wines. Then, the following day, I would feel hung over and would not work out, would not clean my home, would not spend time with my family, would not eat nutritious foods. I have realized that my problem is that I was putting too much emphasis on my friends and not enough on me and what I NEED to feel happy and satisfied.
I think life is such a wonderful gift and that we should maximize our time here doing things that truly make us happy.
My new goal for this month is to focus on the things that I listed above. No more late nights with friends and no more excessive drinking. More time with my husband, kids and mom… more time cooking, exercising, and preparing for my life events in an organized way. NO MORE mornings with a hangover. PERIOD!!
If I can successfully make this change (and it is a BIG one for me), I think my life will blossom.
What tops your list to make a life you LOVE?