First of all, I apologize for not being here as much as I usually am. I decided to take a few weeks to get my head straight and take some pressure off of myself. I’m hoping to catch you up on everything from the last two weeks, but for now-I’m concentrating on a little positive thinking.
You know those things in life that you’re super proud of yourself for doing, but then you tell someone about it and then they look at you like “that’s something everything else in the world can do.” and then you feel really sad?
Well I’m here to tell you that I’M PROUD OF YOU! GOOD JOB!
Because that’s what we all need to hear!
Here are a few things I’m proud of myself for lately. Feel free to give me praise, even though I probably don’t deserve it.
Sewing small holes:
I’ve learned that I will probably never be a seamstress. I will probably also never be able to make my own clothes or sew curtains. This makes me sad, but it’s something I’ve learned to accept about myself.
I even have my very own sewing machine, that I have never been able to figure out how to use. I WILL do this one day, but for now, I’m just proud of myself for learning to get the thread through the needle. For the last year, I’ve kept a pile of clothes that I want to keep but that have small holes or missing buttons.
I’ve finally learned how to fix those! Sure, they will probably not stay fixed, but it’s good enough for me. Because now, I know how to fix them again! YAY!
Wiping up coffee from the counter:
My boyfriend thinks this one is a given, but for some reason, it’s been really hard for me to do. It’s not that I LIKE coffee dribbles on the counter, I just don’t always notice them.
I think I’ve finally formed a habit of checking for them every time I pour myself coffee.
For this, I’m patting myself on the back.
Eating all the vegetables:
It took me a long time to get here. Until I was 28 years old, the only vegetable I would eat was corn on the cob and baked potatoes. I’m not even sure either of those count as vegetables.
Over the last few years, I’ve slowly been adding more and more vegetables into my life, AND I LOVE THEM! The only one I haven’t tried yet is beets, and I’m not sure I ever will.
That’s ok, because I now eat brussel sprouts, broccoli, and green beans like a mofo.
Not taking a nap during my lunch break:
I still fail at this one from time to time, but I’ve gotten A LOT better at not using my lunch break as a snooze break.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve gotten better at getting myself into bed at a decent hour. Now instead of napping, I try my best to take walks and meditate. The crazy thing is after these activities, I feel even more refreshed than I would after sleeping for a few hours.
I’ve successfully kept myself from shopping for the last month. I’ve mentioned before that I pretty much only shop at thrift stores, so I haven’t saved a huge amount of money, but I realized that I just don’t have room for more clothes.
I organized my closet and realized I have a lot of clothes that I like, but I rarely wear. It feels good to use some self restraint.
It drives my boyfriend crazy that I have had a difficult time with this one. He hates wasting food, and I can’t blame him. I’m not fond of it myself.
I’ve finally gotten better at eating what we have, rather than making daily trips to the grocery store.
What little things are you proud of yourself for lately? I’ll give you a virtual hug, even if no one else will!