Sunday, October 21, 2012
I'm slowly getting into the habit of doing things to improve myself mentally. It's something that I have talked about doing for awhile now, but have been prevented from doing so by a couple of things. One was a job that I had that had crazy, inconsistent hours and lots of stress. The other, I must admit, was me. I just didn't give myself the push I needed.
I am back doing things at church. This is helping me spiritually and socially. There's a lot a great people at my church and I enjoy spending time with them.
I am dealing head on with a couple problems that I have. I'm researching and asking lots of questions. I am really thinking about what it is that I want and I am sticking to my guns. This is a major step for me. I've always been someone who has stepped back away from things that caused stress and discord. I'm learning how to deal with stress in a more healthy way. The researching and soul searching have been major breakthroughs. I've got a way to go yet in this area, but I am taking it one step at a time and gaining confidence with each day.
I have found one place that I have started volunteering at. I've only been there one day, but I think it went rather smoothly. It didn't even bother me that I found out that the person working with me and showing me the ropes was my ex-husband's wife. I just jumped right in and started working. I'm not sure how comfortable I would have been with that a few years ago.
There are still a few areas that I need to work on. I had set some goals for myself and haven't been striving for some of them. There are things that I want to learn and get better at. Gotta push myself a little harder on these.
At least I feel that I am taking baby steps in the right direction. By the end of the year, I hope to look back and see how far I have come. I want to end the year on a high note and make next year an even better year than this year.