Tomorrow morning when I wake up from my sleep, I will be starting a new chapter in my life. Whenever I think like this, I think about how vague such a statement can be and how naive people are when they such a thing. However, after the events of the past month, I have done a lot to not only improve my physical health, but my mental health as well. It’s been a long time coming since I fell into a state of depression last April, but I have to admit it’s been a long time if ever that I have felt as positive as I do right now.
Despite us living in an age of turmoil and a constant state of fear due to the political climate in America and the looming threat of a resurgence or continued spread of COVID-19, I am finding solace in the fact that I think I have finally figured out the things that make me happy and how to actually live my life. In January I will be turning 31 years old. Once I really thought about that, it finally stuck into my head like that song you hear at the super market that never really leaves your mind. It’s been in my head for the past week or so.
While I won’t go into details as to what life events caused this change, it was a series of events that threatened my very ability to continue on living and could’ve potentially had lethal ramifications had I not taken the steps that I did. Something like that you don’t just laugh off; I have to adapt and change my lifestyle in order to continue living, and that is something I am very eager to do. No longer am I going to accept feeling defeated just because of some shortcomings that have happened over the past few years. It’s time to start moving forward and to start setting myself up for personal growth and happiness, as vague as that sounds.
What does this mean for the future? I am going to post a lot more on here about some of the thoughts in my head, some of the projects that I am working on at a personal level, and achievements in my life that I feel are interesting to share. For example, one of my major goals is to be able to cook more of my meals rather than relying on ready made meals from the grocery or fast food. It’ll be healthier, cheaper, and it’ll allow for me to feel pride in what I am doing.
Here are some of the major changes I have made in my life:
- Quitting Alcohol
- Setting 3-Month Personal Goals
- Cooking 33% of My Meals
- Reading or Writing Once a Day
- Disconnect From Technology For One Hour
I believe these five things alone will give me a bit more confidence and help me get back on track towards a better career path and will really help me enjoy those moments that I get to play games and relax. The end goal is to make each moment in my daily life just a bit more meaningful and to allow for myself to be able to eventually spend time on developing the hobbies that I find to be the most compelling.