Monday, July 12, 2010

Maybe You CAN Always Get What You Want...

Day in and day out, our schedules are jam packed with appointments, meetings and other tedious things to do. From work to picking up that perscription from CVS, it's hard to get the chance to simply be (let alone breathe). While these monotonous daily tasks are automatically made your priorities, what ever happened to things you want? And no I'm not talking about that $200 dress you just have to have; that you can go and splurge on any day. I'm talking about the bigger picture, things that don't necessarily involve money. A life list of sorts all about YOU.

This really got me thinking about what I want in life. Sure, a new wardrobe and smaller thighs would be nice, but those aren't things I realllllyyyy want. When I thought a little deeper about it, I was able to come up with quite the list.

For one, I'd love to set aside more time for personal R&R. It's not that I don't get enough down time. Right now I'm laying on a couch in PJs. However, that's not R&R for me. I'd like to take 10 to 30 minutes each day to simply close my eyes, relax and breathe. No computer. No cell phone. No assignments. Just me alone with my thoughts. I think we could all use a little more private time each day; you'd be amazed by what just a few minutes can do.

On the complete opposite end, I'm going to make it a point to do more activities in Boston. I live in this beautiful, culture-filled, buzzing city and I definitely don't savor that to its full potential. After a long day of work and sweaty session at the gym, it's so tempting to just plop on the couch, throw on some PJs and call it a night. However, I realized I'm missing out on some great things to do in the city-jazz clubs, dancing, trendy cafes, book clubs, concerts, comedy shows, art shows, fairs, etc. The list goes on and on.This week I'm going to make it a point to try a few new things, whether it be going to a new coffee shop or attending a poetry reading (and hopefully going on a few dates in the meantime). Life is way too short to stay in every night. Check's "Things to Do" section for some fabulous idea to try out yourself!

Lastly, I'd like to focus more on my writing. After all, it is my utmost passion and something that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It may sound silly, but after writing an article or posting on my blog, I feel extremely confident and accomplished. Hence, I'd like to write more throuhgout the day even if it's just a little note here and there. I think we all need to remember to never let go of our passions. Into photography but haven't brushed up on your camera skills in God knows how long? Go ahead and pick up right where you left'll be surprised at how natural it comes (and how good it feels).

Remember: if you want something (and I mean realllly want something), and you believe it in you can definitely do it. That is a fact.

What are some things you'd like to work on in life? Share yours below. . .


Lisa said...

First off, I want to thank you for getting me thinking about what I really love, and or really want to do! I would love to do this, what you are doing, but for an older target group. The 50 plus demographic is the largest in society, and often get overlooked or under appreciated. So maybe we're not Healthy Chicks, per se, but more, Health Hens! Thank you my sweetie for getting me thinking, and hopefully working towards something that I can love doing!!

Rachel said...

Lisa! Love the Healthy Hens idea...and yes making goals and aspirations for ourselves is something we can all do, whether we're 16 or 90. It's never to late for ambition to strike!