Tonight I rearranged my room. I had a feeling inside telling me I should; that changing up my scenery a bit would help me in some way.
When I think about it, there are several ways that changing things up is helpful, whether it be a room arrangement, or anything. Here's a list of just some of those things:
Rearranging my room was a challenge, but a fun and easy one. I imagined in my mind the ideal set up with what I had to work with. When I put the ideas into action, it turned out different than I imagined, but it was even better! Certain aspects didn't work, so I had to come up with alternatives. For example, my book case didn't fit over by my closet, which forced me to rethink the new location of my desk.
I wonder what other fun and easy challenges I can come up with that will help keep my life feeling fresh and interesting. With something as simple as this, I can only imagine what trying new activities, such as joining social groups of shared interest would do.
I love making New Years resolutions. At least, not until more recent years. I used to scoff at the idea. I saw how other people would set goals to lose 10 pounds by April, or say thank you more often (that was one of my own!) and then inevitably fail within a matter of weeks. I thought, "what's so special about the new year anyway?" Well, I have an answer to that question now.
Everything in life is cyclical, and the new year is the start of a new cycle. We will go through ups and downs, physical changes, and changes in how we view ourselves and the world. It will happen. And at the start of the new year, we can use this time frame as a way to make plans to make our lives better. That's special.
Even though I accept and love myself as I am, I am always striving to be better. I think we all should, and we all do! Here are some of my own ideas for new years resolutions:
Make your list too. Even if you fail, it doesn't matter. What matters is that you try. Because that means you care about your life and your health. And by caring about your own life and health, you are caring about the lives of others. Give to yourself and you give to others...it's true!
Friendly Warrior is a Personal Development Blog abundant with wisdom and honesty — Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with the intent of inspiring others to improve their quality of life.
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