Just for Today:
I seek to see myself as I truly am. I will listen to what others say about me, and see myself through their eyes.
“When someone points out a shortcoming, our first reaction may be defensive….[But] if we truly want to be free, we will take a good look at input from fellow addicts.” Basic Text, p.36
Hello and God Bless You.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and Santa stuffed your stockings with everything that you asked for. As for me I spent my Christmas contemplating the New Year ahead and what changes I would like to incorporate into my life in 2012. I have sometime to think about this and there are a few things that I would definitely like to change next year. Here is a short list of short term goals for the New Year
1. QUIT SMOKING CIGARETTES
2. EAT AND LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
3. APPLY FOR NEW EMPLOYMENT
This is a list of short term goals to start working on. There are plenty of changes I would like to make but one thing I know about me from past experience is that I take on too many projects and before you know it I quit all of them. So going in with this knowledge I decided to try a different approach. I am going to start off small first and foremost is my health. I have been smoking cigarettes for as long as I have been using and it is time to drop this nasty disgusting habit. I have quit before so I know I can do it. I started back smoking after hanging out one night at a bar with friends drinking and before I knew it I was lighting up a cig..SMH Relapsed just like that. LOL. Anyway its way overdue so I am preparing myself mentally to quit. I have set my date for my birthday Jan 20, 2012 but I plan of quitting before that date.
This one is going to be a bit more difficult because for one thing I love junk food. I eat out everyday. I have a standing reservation at any Mcdonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, pizza shop, burger joint, greasy spoon. Thats all I know because the addict in me always takes the easy way out. I don’t do much cooking because they cook it for me..SMH Terrible ain’t it. I am going to have to do some studying on this subject, I can honestly admit that I know nothing about eating healthy other than it is time for me to start. I am not getting any younger and health issues from high blood pressure to diabetes runs in my family. I will make an appointment to see a doctor and get some facts and help on this. Plus I am open to suggestions from you guys too. I definitely need help on eating healthy.
I am also going to start working out again. I know that once I stop smoking weight gain is going to come along so I am going to have to stay in shape. On this subject I do not need any assistance because I used to go to the gym faithfully 3 times a week and I occasionally do push ups, pull ups, sit ups and curls and things with the fellas at work. Yes we get it in…But I am learning to be open so I will take suggestions on exercise too..After all I am learning that I do not know everything like I once thought I did..
Yes I am in need of a new job. Please do not get me wrong, I am grateful to be working but I have potential and this job that I have now first doesn’t pay much, I do not use any of the skills that I have to complete my job, it is not something that I am looking to retire from. I am not satisfied where I am. I feel I would be better off somewhere that I can utilize my skill set and feel some kind of accomplishment at the end of the day. Until that happens I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability but in the meantime in between time and will be searching for the upgrade.
In the year 2012 I plan on turning over a new leaf. People, places and things that are not helping me to reach my potential and further myself are going to be eliminated from my life. As I have heard so many times there are certain people who are meant to be in your life and then there those that are only there for a season. (something like that) but you get what I am trying to say. I cannot afford to keep being around people who are not helping me to reach my goals and move forward. I have had enough of being held back. Time to turn the page on that chapter of my life.
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Peace and Blessings.