I haven’t written in a while.
A long while.

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, or that I haven’t done anything in the past year, or gone anywhere, it’s more like I’ve felt stuck.

Stuck in life.
Stuck mentally.
Stuck physically.
Just plain old stuck.

But I don’t like it. I don’t want it. I hate it.
So how do I get unstuck?

I’m starting with this.
Writing.
I’m making a list of simple goals and putting this out into the world so hopefully, I feel a little bit accountable to I actually do some of it.

1. Move more.
I need to dust off and start wearing my Fit Bit again. I need to track my steps so I can see what I’m accomplishing, but also what I’m not. I’ve gotten into the bad habit of sitting. Sitting all day at work, sitting when I get home, sitting all the live-long day. I need to get out and get moving. Even just a little bit more. You’d probably think that summer would’ve been a better time to get out, but I am NOT a hot weather person, and sweating all over the place is not my idea of fun. But I love the Fall! I love the cooler temperatures and love even beach walking when it’s cool out, so this is the perfect time to motivate myself to enjoy the season I love.

2. Write.
I miss this. I miss writing, exploring my thoughts, being creative with words, talking about subjects that are close to me and feeling less alone in the world simply by sharing myself in this way. I am going to try and write something, anything at least once a week to start.

3. Organization.
I am a clutter-freak, I’ll admit it. I am not organized when it comes to my home, my stuff, my clothes, my space. This is slightly humorous because if you look at the folders on my computer at home or at work, I am super, borderline-OCD organized. Everything is slotted into perfectly labelled folders with dates or specific names. Folders within folders and everything logical and easy to find. I am electronically organized but not out here in the real world. I need to work on that. I am going to spend some time this week to slowly clean up and at least make piles of like items so I can find a place for them. I am going to try and put things away after I use them, spend those extra few moments instead of just leaving it out for the clutter to grow. As Yoda once said, “Do or do not, there is no try.” I’m going to do it.

4. Positive Mindset.
I’m not talking about “mindfulness” the new fad term for meditation, no. I am talking about being in the mindset that looks at the positive, the possible, the future, instead of always tearing myself down or looking at the bleak or bad. I am really good at not even trying because I already feel like a failure. I hate this. I hate feeling like nothing will or can ever change because I am already predicting a bad or sad or wrong outcome. I’m not a mind reader! I’m not a fortune teller! I do not know what happens next. I can assume or guess or presume because of past outcomes, but that does not make it true THIS time. I’m going to start thinking that all things are possible!

Phewph!
I think that’s plenty of good goals for now and a LOT for me to get started on.

Thanks for reading!

I’d love to hear from you on your goals for this season and if you have ever struggled with any of these areas.

Let’s encourage one another!!

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