I understand that I just wrote a blog on what has changed in me mentally since turning 30, but I wanted to give an update on some things that I have changed, or realized. I would like to keep doing these, just so I can track myself how I change over time.
Sometimes trying to be funny can be misinterpreted. I’m not a huge person on worrying about people’s feelings, but I want to try more with the people closer to me. There are times when I say things that I think are funny but others think they are just mean. It has made me realize I need to think before I speak. Obviously, not just for times that I want to tell a joke, but at other points as well. I have noticed that there are people who take a moment before responding to others, and I think that is something that I want to start doing. I don’t care if people think I am not confident in my response, I would rather say something that is better for the situation than what is on my mind.
Another thing that I have noticed is my body is more sensitive to things than they used to be. I can tell my stomach isn’t happy when I eat out too much. My joints feel stiff if I didn’t drink enough water the previous day. My skin gets really dry if I use certain types of soap. The list goes on and on of things that I just can’t handle doing anymore. Because of this, Shaun and I are trying more natural methods for some things around our house. This week, we are testing out a homemade laundry detergent and drinking well water instead of our city water. We are trying to slowly ease into, so it isn’t too much switching all at once. I am curious to see though how much of a difference it will make.
Our minds are powerful things. For the last month, I have been telling myself that I am not a procrastinator. Honestly, it is kind of helping. I don’t feel so overwhelmed by all of the tasks I have to get done. It reminds me that I do have time to do all of the things I need to do. Where before I would start panicking about everything that need to be done and that I am going to procrastinate which comes true in the end. So, slight improvements have been made and I hope by reaffirming myself then I will only get better.
Those are the major things that I have noticed the past month. It is interesting to look at how things can change in such a short amount of time. But with each of these little adjustments, it can make a huge difference in the end.
Keep pushing yourself
From Your Life Tutor