What if you could rebuild everything?
Thursday, June 03, 2021
I've had this thought in my head for a while. I keep wanting to just toss everything and start anew. I know, this isn't uncommon, especially with CoVid keeping people from the gym, socialization, and all that. But, think about it...
If you could change your past, your mentality, your environment, etc. to help you focus on reaching whatever state you want to reach, what would it take?
Would you need to quit your job, move to another place, start your own studio, and live with your cat, while generating bookoo bucks in passive income? Would a smaller change suffice?
What if you genuinely followed what the hoarder shows and dramatic weight loss shows do and you just threw away all your food, bought new, fresh food, cleaned up your entire house, maybe repaint, and started a new dialog with your friends, family, and doctors (likely including a therapist)?
Lately, I've been wanting to do that. My future wife (fiance)'s goals align well with what I want to do, and her cabinets are a lot more empty than mine. Plus, I think my current household has too many people.
Let's swap to the reverse. What would you keep?
Do you have a nice bike, a gym that you enjoy going it, friends that support you? Do you keep apples, bananas, and cherries on hand? Have you found a fantastic dance class you enjoy, or a VR game that gets you lost for a while (some of those games are REALLY exhausting)? Can you build off that, making it the core of your "new" life?
Of course, doing it once is easy, but don't forget to keep your life changed. It's hard to undo habits, like using a large plate and eating everything off it, that you've been doing your whole life (especially if others in your life are still following your old habits).
So, draw up your "new" life. You can't change everything. It's somewhat unrealistic to simply quite your job and move, but maybe you can toss the sixteen varieties of crackers and chips you have, or place a fruit bowl on the counter (with fruit you actually enjoy). Maybe all you can do it set up a mantra to play as you fall asleep or put a sign on your door with a motivational quote. Whatever it is, I hope you can learn to rebuild. We're all in a time of transition, and I hope yours is positive.
Have a great day, and a brilliant life!