I have been thinking about changes that will enhance my life, my health, and my financial health for some time. I have not done anything substantial yet, which finally came to a point that the entire lack of implementation of changes started to make me unhappy with myself.
I do not need to be unhappy about myself.
The main problem of mine is that even though I know what can work, I have the confidence that they will work (I have done similar changes before), I just have a substantial need of pampering myself. The need to relax; the need to take a break from everything; the need to feel good; the need to not constrain myself. The more I pamper myself, the longer the issues remain unresolved, the heavier they accumulate as an emotional baggage.
In other words, pampering myself = inaction = bothering myself more over the long run.
I do not need these.
From this morning on I invited myself to several challenges:
challenge 1: take the bus (not the cab) – get up at 8.15am to catch the bus.
challenge 2: eat better and healthy – cut out the carbs and consume more veggies
challenge 3: walk an extra 30 min at the weekends
challenge 4: do not buy books for two months
challenge 5: cut out the bagel breakfast- one bagel/breakfast
challenge 6: do grocery shopping as required and buy small amounts – many stuff perished in my fridge so far – what a sad waste.
challenge 7: start listening to music and relaxing 20 min a day.
challenge 8: drink at least one cup of tea a day
challenge 9: get up in the morning and smile to yourself and hum a song
challenge 10: look outside the window at the office three times a day – enjoy the view and relax
challenge 12: increase the contribution made to the RRSP account
challenge 13: during the day remember to smile
challenge 14: lose 15 pounds in two months – record weight and food consumed every day
challenge 15: stick to the plans – I have done these before and I can do it again