Here we are on the second day of May 2020. With everything going on in the world, it’s so easy to forget the things that come with beginnings. I love beginnings, even the ones that aren’t so great. The thing is though, even if you start off rough, you still get a chance to see it out to the end.
May is the start of new things for me. I’m working on new business, getting in shape, reading and meditating more often, and keeping a calendar starting this month. There was something I remember reading a while ago that said it takes 30 days to form a habit. So this month, I am committing to forming new habits.
With the help of my support system, I have an amazing friend that has got me on a workout plan. Another friend that has agreed to help me learn how to draw properly so that I can indulge in more art (which I found a great love for last month). I have someone helping me organize and time manage everything I have planned. I even have a mentor helping me find what route to take so I can get my book published.
I’m genuinely so excited about starting new things, and picking up old things that never got finished. The month of May is really the start of the rest of my life. That’s how I’ve titled this month. Between my previous post, “Ever Been in a Rut”, and this one, I’ve really dedicated myself to taking baby steps and being proud of my little accomplishments. I’ve started making my bed everyday, I wash the dishes every night before I go to sleep, and I go outside either for a walk or run at least once everyday as the weather permits. If you know me, you know that all these little things are HUGE for me.
I’ve really made it a point to allow myself to be proud of such little acts. It really is a great way to push through my days. Just being able to walk in my room and my bed is made and there’s no dishes in my kitchen sink, really big for me. I think this is a great way to build confidence in my other endeavors. Just being content with getting out of my bed on my hard days is truly rewarding for me as my confidence has always lacked in my ability to perform in the areas I wish to excel. I always feel so far behind the curve, but this new routine I’ve gotten into has definitely gotten me on a great track.
I have plans, not just for May, but far beyond it. This is the start to something new, May 2 is day 2 of the rest of my life. What will you do with this fresh start?