It’s the first week in November. Can you believe it! Whether you are a glass half full or empty, you can say that I am either getting late to making resolutions or I am getting a head start. I like to think I am getting a head start. It’s never too late, or early to start something. Especially if you are working towards something. A little while ago I was talking about working on being ok with who you are at this moment in time, while also working to better yourself. I figured why wait until the first of the year, I should be starting to better myself now. So here are the 5 things I want to do more of.
Do More: Believe In Myself
I have a very hard time believing that I do well at something. Especially something I want to recognized for. I don’t believe in myself and I don’t know if that is coming from the part of me that always wants to be perfect. For some reason, I can’t see it. It would be so amazing to know just how badass I am, but I can’t believe it. Someone told me once that maybe my standards are too high. If I am thinking that I need to be all the way up here to “make it” when I don’t get quite that high I look at it as a failure. When in reality I did something great, just not at my own standards. Does that make sense?
Do More: Stop Being Lazy
It is very easy for me to get into the habit of being lazy. Some days….ok most days, all of the adult responsibilities get the better of me. When that happens I almost shut down. I get tired too easily and just throw my hands up and say that I’m not going to deal with it. It can be anything from picking up and cleaning the house, to sitting down and writing out a post (I almost talked myself out of writing this one tonight).
When I get home from my day job I have dinner to get ready, make sure the two-year-old sits on the potty before she messes in her pull up, entertain the two-year-old, clean up from dinner, bath time, bedtime. After all of that, all I want to do is sit on the couch and watch something good on tv. About a month ago I got hired to work part-time with Stitch Fix. So now there are a couple of days during the week where I have to put in 2-3 hours of work after I put the toddler to bed. I know that if I want to do well at my “side hustle” I am going to have to put in the work. I’m going to have to push past the tiredness and do it. My dreams aren’t just going to fall in my lap.
Do More: Planning
I am very much a visual person. So I really need to get back into my planning. Even if I am just planning out my week, having it written down on paper will really help me stay on track, not be so lazy and get things done. Not only is planning something to help me continue working towards my goals, but it also helps me release some of my creativity and be crafty. I love designing my planner and turning the week into a theme. Give me another excuse to hit up the craft store, please!
Do More: Skin Care Routine
Ok, so let’s face it. I’m in my mid 30’s and my skin can only go downhill from here. In fact, it already has. Over the last couple of months, I have had more breakouts than when I was a teenager. Back then I would have maybe one lone pimple during “Auntie Flow”. Now there are about 6 or 7 ass holes on my face. I do have some products in my bathroom I use. Here comes the laziness again though. At night, when I’m tired, the last thing I want to do is spend another, what feels like 15 or 20 minutes, in the bathroom putting all these creams on. Sometimes I don’t even take my makeup off before bed.
I’ll get into the habit of using my creams for a couple of days. Then one night it will be 11:00 before I can get to bed and skip the whole thing. Another issue I have is that I don’t even know if the products work. Granted, I have to consistently use them to know this, but I think once I get my hands on the HiMirror Mini I will be more likely to try different skin care products because I will be able to see if they do work.
Do More: Shopping My Closet
This last week, out of the blue, I pulled out a cardigan I snagged up at the last Nordstrom sale and put together 5 complete outfits using that cardigan. Constantly being on social media and following all of these other amazing bloggers have made me in the need to always want new things. The reality is that a lot of the styles from last season are still on trend this year. While yes, there are some things I would love to add to my wardrobe (corduroy skirt, overalls, more vintage inspired pieces) I already have so many amazing pieces to chose from. It came really easy for me to make the outfits and actually spent more time trying to get the pictures right to post on my Instagram.
I am sure that there are more things I could do to work on myself, but these are the top 5 things I want to do more of. Is there anything that you would like to start doing more of?