2020. I’m changing things up, I thought about things that could assist me in not only being a better person but will help me in the future. As I contemplated on what I could do, it dawned on me that I should be finding ways to improve. You know that saying “there’s always room to improve” gave me a focus on prioritizing what I really want to work on. So here are 5 habits I want to develop to make me better.
To better describe how these habits will help me, I’ve classified them in categories.
1. I want better my relaxation habits and spend more time meditating. I’ve decided that I will spend 24 hours off of social media each week. Not posting anything, not scrolling through my timelines, not being bothered to return messages for 1 day of the week. It will be a good time for me to clear my head from everything and just breathe. For 1 day of the week, it will be solely dedicated to just my needs and not being in touch with the distractions of the online world.
2. I’ve been lacking in meeting my spiritual needs for the last year, so I’m going to make myself get into that habit of getting at least 15 minutes of a spiritual feeding in. Whether it’s listening or reading my scriptures. Just assuring that I make time to get some spiritual growth. In High school, I had seminary every morning of the school week, and just that 45 mins of studying my scriptures made a huge difference. On the days I missed seminary I didn’t feel as full. Sometimes having that spiritual connection not only helps me strengthen my relationship with God, but it’s help with the clarity of life. Being able to be spiritually fed outside of attending church also helps my testimony to grow. Which leads me to my next habit I’d like have more fully developed.
3. Faith. It’s only five letters but it packs a big punch. I want to have more faith and spend less time worrying. I spent a large portion of last year worrying about everything little thing that it sucked me into a really bad spot triggering depression episodes. This year instead of worrying about all the things that could go wrong, I’m going to focus on all the things that can go right. I’m going to really on the faith that my Heavenly Father knows my needs and when I work hand in hand with Him, I will overcome any obstacles in my way. I think accepting that I can not control a lot of aspects in life is a good place to start. Sometimes having faith can be a major factor in situations. In all honesty, it just makes me feel better that I have some type of assurance that will get me through the hard times.
4. Being more adventurous. As a homebody, I am comfortable just staying in or staying within my little box. But how can I experience life if I’m not actively trying to live it? This year whether it’s trips or trying something new, I will take more time to do things I normally wouldn’t do. Stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring the world and all it has to offer. I’m really looking forward to the many different types of experiences I can get into with building that habit of taking chances. I’ve always heard that there’s a reward in taking risks but also this is where the best lessons in life come from. How else do you gain experience if you’re accustomed to playing it safe? The answer is; you don’t, you get complacent and stagnant. This year, I’m going find my own adventure,
5. Stop waiting. I am the prime example of waiting for the “right time” to do something. Although, chances are there is never a “right time”. I want to develop the habit of not waiting but just doing. I don’t want to live in the shadows of waiting for something that might not ever happen. I want to fill my life with decisions that I made happen that will help produce my future and add value to it. Living life as a sitting duck will not get me far, but choosing to being proactive will. We can all choose to stop waiting for things that won’t happen unless we make them happen. Taking advantage of the moment to create opportunities and achieve goals. Today is that day.
I sincerely hope today’s blog has inspired you to think over some habit you might want to develop or improve this year. The journey to becoming a better YOU never stops! Happy Tuesday folks!