Protect Your Health

Let me start this off by saying that I’m not using this post to tell you how to be healthy and I’m not giving any tips on how to lose weight. If that is what you are looking for, you won’t find it here. What I am talking about it is what I’m doing to make sure that I take care of myself first.

2020 has been a difficult year, nobody can deny that. With this difficult year, a lot of us have had to really get grounded in what we believe is important. For me, one thing has been my overall health. I started the year off not drinking and being impatient to get back to working out hard to get back to a specific weight. I was kind of working on my mental and emotional health, but not giving the effort I really wanted to. I wanted to start my new job off right and I did.

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I Need A New Year

2020 has been one hell of a year. Thankfully we only have a little over three months left. 2021 will bring so much that is better than this year. Life can finally get back to normal and we can put this shit show of a year behind us.

Um, no. That is not how it works.

I have heard so many variations of those three sentences over the past few weeks. So many people think that the new year will bring big change and our world will somehow just come out of this pandemic. People are assuming that 2021 will bring back life as we knew it before 2020.

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but that isn’t true. That is not what 2021 will do for us. In fact, no matter what year it is, we don’t need a new year to bring about change in our life.

If you want change in your life, I mean, really truly want change, then you don’t need a new year. You don’t need a new year, a new month, or a new week. You simply need a new moment. Every single moment we breathe air on this earth is a new moment to enact change in our life.

Are you in a bad mood? Take this moment, this very moment, and make the decision that you will take a breath and change your mood. Maybe you need two breaths and two moments, but you absolutely can change your mood.

Do you want to learn something new? What are you doing right this moment? Reading this blog? Well get off whatever service you are on and go learn that thing you want to learn! If you are here because you are looking to learn tips on how to change your life, then you are in the right place. But if you want to learn to paint, or work on your car, or build that table, or learn a new language, you can make the decision in this very moment to change what you are doing and go learn that new thing.

Do you want to spend more time with your spouse, your kids, or anybody in particular? Go fucking do it!!

Seriously. I’m tired of letting life pass me by because I am not taking charge of every moment that I am living. I have been spending entirely WAY too much time watching TV every night with my husband instead of getting shit done that gets me closer to my goals. I don’t need a new year to finally start working towards those goals. I need this moment. This very moment that I’m sitting here and typing out this post. I turned off the TV and got busy writing. I found my topic that I felt passionate about and here you are reading it.

I don’t need a new year. You don’t need a new year. We get what feels like a million new moments every single day and it is our choice as to what we do with each one of those new moments. It doesn’t take much to change, it is actually really easy, but it does take change. Nothing will change if nothing changes. Nothing from this year to next year will change if you, yes you, don’t put forth the effort to enact change.

Stop waiting for a new year. Stop waiting for a new month or a new week. You keep letting new moments pass you by. Take the next moment, yes the very next moment, and get serious about the change you want in your life. Nobody can do it for you. This is all on you.

Last Three Months

Now that we are in October, we are in the last three months of the year. Not only that, though, we are in the last three months of the decade. Let that set in a minute.

We are in the last three months of this decade.

When I heard this fact stated, I felt like my mind had been blown. I hadn’t even thought of it that way. I just knew that I wanted 2020 to be better than any year I’ve had recently.

Why is it important or even something worth highlighting that we are in the last three months? For those of us who have goals and who are working on change in our lives, it signals a fresh start in coming. So many of us think about history in decades. The 1930s had The Great Depression, World War II ended in the 1940s, the 1960s were about the hippies (and more war), and the 1990s were about the internet and big hair.

Those were big things for the United States, but what about personally? For me, the 1980s were when I was born, the 1990s were my early years defining my love for reading and being outside, the 2000s were a fucking disaster, and the 2010s have been a roller coaster as well.

I can’t go back and change anything in my history. But I can start from now and make a brand new ending. I can course correct and change how I start off the next decade. I can go into 2020 with a different mindset, different goals, and different habits that will set me up for success.

I am excited that I have been made aware that we are in the last three months of the decade. I am working hard on goals that I want to achieve in the next few years and I know that these three months can and will determine the course of the next decade. Yes, I can course correct again, but why not now? Why not start down the road that will get me closer to achieving my big hairy audacious goals?

Why not?

Welcome to the last three months of the 2010s. Now is the time to set goals and intentions for your 2020s.

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