Looking back to the time where this “journey” actually begun, maybe 6 moths ago, I am beginning to see some improvements. I’m not anywhere even close to being where I want to be, but I can’t say that things have not changed in my life. I feel that whenever I place more focus on where I want to be, is when I see the biggest impacts in change. Seems kinda obvious now that I read it, but definitely easier said than done.
I have become much smarter about my spending habits, partially because I am finally serious about getting out of debt. I no longer have urges to make unnecessary purchases. I have learned to have more self control with those urges (at least when it comes to spending).
Some days are easier than others. Some days I am extremely motivated, and I get these surge of ideas of all the things I want to do with my life. Other days I feel lazy, I become disorganized and I feel like I am wasting my life away. I don’t really know yet what makes one day different from the other. All I know, is that the days vary in motivation.
I have read tons and tons of articles on self improvement. And one of the key things I have read is that you have to keep your goals in mind. Keep reminders of where you want to be in your life and that will help your focus intensify. This is a list I usually keep in my phone. Recently, I lost my phone (temporarily) and I figured it is not the best place to have it for the long run. So, I have decided to write them here:
- Get rid of all my debt
- Work in what I love doing
- Develop an exercise routine
- Explore my interests
- Have more time for my hobbies
- Read more
- Life a simpler, more optimized life
This is my definition of success. I want to live a life where everyday I get closer and closer to reaching these goals. My biggest problem at the time, is self discipline. Which, unfortunately, no matter how much I read about it, nothing is going to change unless I do it myself. Some days I am better it than others, but everyday I am trying. I will continue trying until I persevere.