Thursday, 23 August 2012

It begins....

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go ~ Bob Proctor.

And so it begins....

The first day of my new positive outlook. A positive outlook taken in baby steps.
And the first thing I did the morning?... Deleted my profile.
After all don't you have to love yourself first?

I tried to explain it to my friend today over lunch, but she didn't really understand it. Never mind, this is a personal journey anyway :)

So the rules...

Well the book is in 11 Chapters, so I am taking one thing from each chapter to keep it interesting and I plan to post about how I am finding each task. There are some things I can't do like the chapter on Parenting because I have no children...but I thought I would still post them for those who do and maybe you could let me know how it goes? 

Some of the suggestions are small ones like "Eat less salt" and others are bigger that will take longer to complete, so I plan to post about each suggestion until I feel I have completed it and then move onto the next....Who knows how long this may take?! Hopefully I will enjoy each task enough to keep it in my life as part of the new improved me :)

So what did I do today I hear you cry? Well number one of course....

I am a self confessed lazy bum. So instead of just joining the gym and sitting on the exercise bike pretending to work up a sweat. I have gone one step further....I have joined British Military Fitness! I need a big army guy shouting at me! Also maybe I will make some new friends alone the way?? Now all I have to do is arrange a day to go....*Baby steps* :)

What am I letting myself in for?? :)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Be The Change...

I woke up this morning with this thought in my mind "be the change you want to see" it was funny really, I was not sure where I had heard it but as a lover of a good quote I googled it.....

"Be the change you want to see in the world" ~ Gandhi.

It amused me. After all the thinking I have been doing lately about being a better version on myself.... I was pleased the quote was by Gandhi so I read on until I found this one...

"You may never know what results from your actions, but if you do nothing there will be no results."

There has been a book lying round my house for a couple of years now. Inside the cover it says "What is the point, you may ask, in messing things up by trying to do something different? The point is you are "trying" we are not promising you will lose 10lb in a week, become irressistible to the opposite sex, or suddenly be fabulously rich overnight. Instead we offer ideas that will make your life a bit more fun, make you a bit more successful and a bit happier.....All you have to do is be stimulated enough to try them out."

So in my personal journey to be "better" starting tomorrow I have decided I am going to do everything that is suggested in the book, and see where it takes me....For the record there are 365 things in the book! Is that one for every day? Hmm....I think I need to decide on the rules I suppose :)

Fancy coming alone with me?.....

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Being Better....

Some people in life inspire you to be better than you were the day before you met them. I met that person this weekend and she doesn't even know it. This person is constantly striving to make small improvements to herself, to be a better version of herself and a better Christian.

I am not a Christian. Yet I want to be better.

The thing is how do you motivate yourself to be that change?

I have travelled the world, I have been successful in my chosen career and I am generous with others. Yet I am unfulfilled.

How does an ordinary girl find fulfilment in herself and become as her friend is, an inspiration to others?

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Well it seems I haven't posted anything for quite a while, this was not an intentional thing I have just been busy....... I have bought a house and moved in, I have settled in nicely. I was worried I would be lonely living alone but I actually quite like it...well expect for when my boiler exploded, my burglar alarm went off at 4am and when I had an infestation of moths that were eating through my carpet....but it all better now!

The real reason I was prompted to blog today was actually something a close friend of mine is doing.
She is currently living below the poverty line on only £1 per day to raise awareness of extreme poverty. I admire that so much and it completely hit me from left field. I don't know why but lately I have become much more concerned with world affairs, local politics, recycling and charity work. Suddenly I want to be one of thos people who cares and I am only more motivated by the stories of those who have truly made a difference......has anyone seen movies like Milk, Gandhi and Invinctus? Go an rent them....Now.

Is it my age? Or is there something missing in my life? I was never interested in things like this a few years ago... Recently though I find the more interesting and intriguing people are the ones who care about something ...Anything....One of my friends is passionate about fair trade and lives her life to high moral values and this only makes her more endearing to me. The thing is although I admire these equalities in others I have never done anything for charity. Saying that I feel I want to make a difference myself.....The only thing is I don't know what.....Does anyone have any idea where to start?..

Saturday, 4 February 2012

To date or not to date?....

Honestly I was a little jealous of my friend when she went on a second date with a guy she met on a night out.

I wasn't jealous about how nervous she was, how she complained about having butterflies in her stomach, how she was shaking and needed me to get her a drink to calm her down.
I wasn't jealous when she made me drive three times round the block while she plucked up the courage to get out the car, all the time listening to me reassure her about how amazing she is... but I was jealous when I watched from my car as he smiled at her as she walked towards him....

I was thinking maybe I should give internet dating a try again? The thing is I'm not all that bothered about it, part of me can't be doing with all the hassle and I don't actually expect to meet anyone I like... so would I be wasting my time and money or do I have nothing to lose?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...