Is it a job or a new location or even perhaps a better or new relationship that you seek? Maybe even something different you want to try or do. Most of us get settled in our routines, stuck in the rut so to say. It is hard or maybe even uncomfortable to try to change our lives or even to re-create ourselves. But really what is worse; staying in the same old routine or trying something different? If we stay in the same routine, relationship, job, what have you, I promise you nothing will ever change.
Change is scary but can also be exciting. It is a matter of writing a list as to what you want to create or re-create. Do not overhwelm yourself, take one thing at a time. My goal was to start taking dance lessons. I have two left feet and feel funny dancing in front of family. So, I decided to start looking locally for dance studios and see who is willing to teach me how to elegantly glide across a dance floor and not trip myself or others. I promise to update everyone as I go. In seeking something new that I always wanted to try it certainly gave me a lot of food for thought. I could meet new friends, learn to dance and the best of all; have fun! This may sound silly to some but if you have ever seen the Seinfeld episode where Elaine dances as others stare horrified you will now understand what I mean. Also, why not?
Here are some tips on how to Re-Create your life or maybe add a little spark. Enjoy!
Make it a point to read a good book. Books are great in the fact that they take us out of our environment to far away places. We can also use it as a discussion topic if we so feel.
Paint a room. Paint has a great effect on the feel of our dwelling. Colors can make us feel sad or upbeat.
Take a walk daily. It’s always good to excercise and fresh air never hurt anyone. If you even do it for 5 minutes you are doing something POSITIVE for you.
Call an old or new friend just to catch up. Funny how time goes by and we lose track.
Start writing down little thoughts that may pop in your head about what direction you may wish to go in. Don’t worry if it sounds silly, it’s for you and no one else.
If you are unhappy in your current relationship try to mediate a specific time where you and your partner can converse calmly about what each of you can do to help make it better. If you are in a situation where there is no happy ending in sight and you have tried all you can do think about how you would benefit from being apart or ending things amicably. I realize that is easier said than done but I will tell you that living in a relationship that is always making you unhappy will make you feel ill. I will discuss that in another blog. I do understand these things.
Volunteer your time! Got an hour? Take a small amount of time to volunteer your time. It is helpful, needed, can be fun and it makes you feel really good. Animal shelters, hospice, places of worship, whatever strikes your fancy. In volunteering I learned how good it felt. I met nice people and it also gave me other ideas of how I wanted to re-create my life.
Spice up your resume’. So you want a new job? I know it can be challenging these days but go ahead and correct anything on your resume’ that may need a white out session. Get creative and then start e mailing, faxing and sending away to any place your care to work for. Keep pushing ahead with this. It will come.
Try positive affirmations daily. Even if you try just one everyday you will begin to believe it after a while. Start with this: “Today is going to be a wonderful day, all I will be doing is smiling because no matter what I am happy & blessed”. Maybe it may sound a tad bit lame but try it or chose your own.
These are just a few things that I wanted to share with all of you. It is such a pleasure to be able to reach so many people. I also want to thank everyone for the wonderful e mails that I have been getting. I am blessed too. I will be blogging more so stay tuned. Have a great day!