In this installment of my continuing adventures, let us look at what I am (or at least recently have been) doing to create some change in those areas of my life that “aren’t quite working for me.”
I will warn you now… some of my attempts may be a bit unorthodox and not for the faint of heart. I subscribe to the “shoot-high-because-the-fallout-is-still-pretty-good” mindset. I am also all about trying to figure out 2-fers (or even 3 or 4-fers, if possible) whenever I can… so some of what I’m up to attempts to address a couple of these things at a time. (And yes, the multi-tasking does occasionally create fantastic lightshows as the “plan” goes down in flames…)
So here goes:
- Lose 10-15 lbs.
Tim Ferris’s 4-Hour Body (several of the suggestions}
- Run a faster mile
Running & swimming more often / Playing Health Month
- Fight the good fight against aging
All of these things are related in my estimation
- Less stress
Meditate at least a couple of times a week (More later)
- Have more fun!
The Big One: Registered for Aerial Acrobat Camp
- Get the house organized
This one includes the acquisition of serious power tools
- Do several upkeep/updates to the house
Several amusing attempts at streamlined “systems”
- A relationship or even an occasional date
Recently reactivated my online dating profile (which in addition to the intended change, if history is any indication, will probably also provide me with more than enough fodder and amusing adventures in human relationships.)
- Better financial footing
Automatic saving account not connected to anything else. (In fact, I recently realized I have not idea how to access those funds if I needed to… probably a good thing at the moment!)
Several on-going attempts to automate my bill paying (where possible) and streamline the budgeting process (More on this later as well)
Ok, this is indeed a semi-vague list… but we have to start somewhere. If you notice, like most things, much of this list tends to fall in either the “finance” or “romance” categories… (and yes, “health” but let’s face it… finding the overlap with these two major chunks is not tough.) So the plan is to focus on each area in a semi-organized rotation with the goal of keeping all the plates spinning. Let’s see what happens.
What do you think of these ideas? Have any experience dealing with these kinds of things yourself? I’d love to hear about it!