Tuesday, 19 August 2014

I'll start next week

I'll start next week

I think that this could be my mantra. A mantra I am actively fighting. Almost everyday

I'll start a new exercise routine next week
I'll make more of an effort with my appearance, starting next week.
I'll start getting up half an hour earlier next
I'll start looking into a new qualification next week.

It's like I hold Mondays as this beacon of light, a piece of hope that I will most certainly start a new routine on Monday.

I still do this and it's annoying, its lazy and needs to stop. This kind of thinking leads to absolutely nothing. Then, weeks turn into months and before you know it, you have nothing to show for your time.

From now on, I'm going to try and think about things in this way:

What can I do today?
What I can do to move me forward?
What small change can I make?
Take one day at a time.

Sometimes I get caught up in the enormity of how long change can take or what it may mean. Looking to far into the future is unproductive, you cannot guess the future all you can do is take today and make it better.

Eat a good breakfast
Wear a little concealer
Read a good book
Smile at a stranger
Do some squats
Look into what will get you to where you want to be.

Do little tasks today, not next week.
Think about today, not next week,
You can't control what will happen next week, hell, you cannot completely control what will happen today but you are living today, today is what matters. Today, leads to tomorrow and tomorrow, tomorrow is your future.

Start Today.


  1. If you have read this already then feel free to ignore it, but this post by Leo Babauta on his Zen Habits blog really helped me with the thought process behind changing my habits: http://zenhabits.net/normal/

    I found it useful (his whole blog really), maybe someone else can too.

    1. Hi Danielle, Thank you sharing! I follow Zen habits but have missed this post. It's totally relevant and really helpful. I hope that is what i was trying to get across in my post.

      Thanks again xx