Righting the ship and getting back on course

All the good habits I had at the beginning of the year have gone by the wayside as I’ve gotten way off course in life. As the year has dragged on, it’s been harder to maintain the life schedule l had at the beginning of the year. I sleep way more than I used to and still always feel tired and worn down.

As this crazy year comes to a close, I’m hoping to use the start of the new year to get back on course. Like many others, I gained “the COVID 19” and want to get back to focusing on my physical health. I know my mental health has suffered this year. Getting back to things that make me happy and have a positive effect on my emotional state will be important.

I know some “experts” are saying not to make any resolutions. The funny thing is I haven’t made resolutions for years because I would never keep them. I feel like this is one year that I need to try to set goals or resolutions to help me get back on track with a life that is still very much stuck in a pandemic.

My family bought a treadmill online, which will arrive next week and will help with physical health. I plan to return to writing more blog posts to help process all the current craziness of life. I will be looking over the online learning courses I bought last year and schedule time in my calendar to complete them. I will continue to declutter and <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://<a href='https://www.bonanza.com/booths/MyYardSale24?fref=rNpqJUa4'>Check out my booth, MyYardSale24post collectible toys online for sale. I want to set a general cleaning schedule to avoid spending my weekends catching up on cleaning. I will not feel guilty about relaxing with a good book, playing a fun video game, coloring, or writing to recharge.

This past year has pulled my ship way off course and made it list. As the new year starts, it’s time to right the ship and get back on course.

It’s also time to leave behind the pains and frustrations of 2020 and burn the ships.

Thankful for the small things

With all the hardships, stress, and uncertainty caused by the current pandemic, it’s nice to find small things to be thankful for. Whether we may be stuck at home or be hanging by a thread as we head to another essential work day, where others are depending on us, all around us are small miracles. We shouldn’t let those escape our notice, for it’s those little miracles that keep us going through all the hard times.

Small things I’m thankful for:

The forced quiet time at home that’s given me time to catch up on reading and reconnect with my creative side.

The Saturday board games with the family and my daughter’s boyfriend, where we’re all having fun and enjoying each other’s company.

The world may be stressful, but think of the small things you’re thankful for right now and let that bring a smile to your face.

I’d love to hear in the comments what small things you’re thankful for.