The Times They Are a-Changin’

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, it’s time to stop the insanity!

In my last post I talked about the changes Steve and I have made in our eating. We like the results so much we’re sticking with it – with a few modifications. The success of the past month has me thinking of other areas in my life that need changing. I’m not going to do anything drastic, and I certainly don’t want to hurt anyone, but changes must be made for my own sanity!

Steve will be the first person to tell you that I hate change. Hate it, but I’m going to make a real effort to do it! I’m starting off with my own happiness. It’s true we make our own happiness and people can be happy in times of great sorrow. Rather than let the outside dictate my mood, I’m going to work on the inside. No, I will not be successful all of the time (matter of fact, I expect to fail more than I succeed in the beginning), but I’m going to try. Yesterday I ended my day by reflecting on the things in my life I’m grateful for.

Step two: if it’s broke, then fix it! Clothing that’s been clogging my closet for years is getting tossed. Relationships that drown me are being put aside. People who drag me down no longer get my energy. In other words, I’m going to fret less. I’m a worrier by nature, but I’m going to make a very large effort to scale back on my worrying. Honestly, it gets me nowhere.

Step three: expect failure. My triple-A personality wants me to be perfect all of the time, but the fact is that no one is perfect. Ever. I will strive for being and doing the best I can.

Final step: realize that everything I said in this post will probably change. My best efforts may fall flat, but at least I’m going to try. So…who’s with me? Let’s make today a better day than yesterday!

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