Sunday, February 9, 2014

2014 - A Big Year

Well I can admit (without hesitation) to myself that I failed on blogging last year... AT ALL!!  

.....Tsk Tsk....

I truly had every intention of blogging but it fell to the waist side.  Now I can make up all the excuses in the world about how I was busy doing this or doing that but that is all they will be: EXCUSES.

I'm getting married this summer!! As of today we are 188 days away until the big day!!  So far so good, we got everything booked, now we just got to worry about what the groom and wedding party are going to wear, and finalize the centerpieces for the reception.  The save the dates have been mailed and now I need to make the invitations, bouquets, and boutonnieres.  I think we are in a decent state for where we need to be.  I am positive the day will come together as I hope!

In my last post I determined a few resolutions which I have improved on.  Not every one of these resolutions have been accomplished but I can hold my head up high with the progress I have made:
  1. Get more sleep - I have made a more conscience effort of monitoring my sleep and how it affects me.  Early bedtimes are a must in our household and I feel better in the morning for it.
  2. Stop over thinking - Since acknowledging this problem I have become better at controlling my thoughts.  I no longer find my brain jumping to conclusions or making up the worst our of situations.  All in all I am in a happier state of mind.
  3. Stop procrastinating - This will always be an issue with me.  However the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging there is one.  I find I do have less stress and anxiety than a year ago, maybe that means I have been procrastinating less.
  4. Be more active - I am getting married in August.  I have been going to the gym.  I have been surrounding myself with positive reinforcements and trying to keep in mind that going to gym is more important than staying at home after a day of work.  This is a hard feat but the key to staying with it is through motivation which I surround myself with.  Also my better half helps keep me accountable.
  5. Stop taking on more distractions - Obivously since I haven't be blogged in over  year something has been distracting me... We'll just say that this resolution still needs work. 
  6. Practice solitude more often - I am more self reflective and find I can focus my energies and feelings more so than a year ago.  I have made progression on this front.  As far as practicing complete solitude, I still am working on meditation without my mind wondering.  I figure once I get more of solitude it will help out with #2 (above).
  7. Learn to drive - I can drive!!! I'm not licensed yet but I can definitely drive! I have completed driver's training however ever since the snow hit I have been hesitant to get more practice in.  Once spring hits and the ice has disappears I will be pursuing my full license.
  8. Be mindful - I have made progress on this one.  I know for a fact I have.  I know my energies affect others and draw similar like energies back to me in return.  Don't get me wrong I slip up and let one bad thing ruin my day but this doesn't happen as much as it use to.
     "Look past your thoughts, so you may 
    drink the pure nectar of this moment.”   
  9. Take better care of myself - This is the always the ultimate goal.  As I stated before I want to feel happier, feel healthier and be enlightened. I know I'm almost there.
  10. Cook and eat at home more oftern - Honestly, I can't say whether or not this has improved.  I guess it has but I'm sure we'll always resort to eating out instead of cooking.  The real issue here is if we are eating healthier, and I feel as though we have.  We have cut out bacon and cook with chicken bacon which is a great improvement carb-wise.  We haven't bought a loaf of bread in over a year, if we do need bread we use my nifty bread machine!  We eat avocados on the regular which are so so YUMMY!!  When we do eat outside of home I make a conscience decision not to fill my body with crap.
There's an update for you.  I will be sure to do so more often, especially with the wedding coming up!

Peace & Love, my Friends! 

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