It's the beginning of a new year and I don't make new year resolutions but I do began to evaluate for the upcoming year. I make mental goals and ask myself questions....
1) How is my health? Am I exercising enough? Have I been consisted?
2) How are my eating habits? Am I getting enough sleep? Do I drink enough water?
3) Am I happy with my wardrobe?
4) Where am I with my faith? 5) Do I need to change my career goals?
6) How is my daughter doing? Does she have what she needs? Do I pay attention to her enough? Is she afraid to tell me things?
And honestly I can go on and on. Here is the thing. I am constantly evaluating. Not just at the beginning of the year but on a monthly basis. I am constantly asking myself questions.
But honestly doing this keeps me honest with myself. I recently went on a "purging spree". I got rid of a lot of clothes in my closet that just weren't fitting well. I starting saying to myself, " Are you really going to wear that. Let's just be honest here". With me having that conversation with myself I was able to let go of some of the pieces that needed to go. I will donate most of it to Goodwill, some will go to Poshmark and I did take a few pieces to my seamstress Mrs. Sunny. There were 3 dresses that I just LOVED but the top part was too loose. So I asked her to turned those pieces into skirts. I pick them up later this week. Fingers crossed!
I also began to talk with myself about "bogus shopping"! It's a quote that I came up with when I began to purge some of the clothes, shoes and purses that I kept. Some of the items that I purchased were apart of bogus shopping. I purchased it because it was on sale, or I felt like I "needed" to buy something because I hadn't made a purchase in a while (maybe like a week), just stupid spending. That could have been a lot of money that I could have saved. Even today I was at HomeGoods looking at all of the Christmas ornaments on sale. I began to say to myself, don't start "bogus shopping"! Buy only what you love, and I did. I am very happy with my purchases.
Then last week I did a "home purge". There were a lot of things taking up space in closets, pantries, and cabinets. It was a lot of home decor that I didn't need. So I bagged all of it up and will donate it this week. I now have a lot more room in my cabinets. I only want items that I use. I will also began an "office purge" this week. I need to get rid of items in my office too.
I have also been thinking about making appointments and seeing specialists this year. I have made an appointment with my doctor to review my cholesterol, and other levels. I am also having issues with my legs. I had my daughter take a photo of the back of my leg and I have a few varicose veins. Oh no! So I made an appointment about that. I heard that natural witch hazel could help with those. So I purchased a bottle and I have been seeing results! Fingers crossed!
I have also made this a year to have my first professional facial. I have never had one, shocking I know. So that is on my list too! I look forward to making some changes and to see where some of my new decisions will take me. I hope that this inspires you too!
(photos via Mrs. Shockley & Pinterest)