So I decided to do the post I was going to do for New Years but was derailed.
Spring Cleaning: You're supposed to do spring cleaning in the spring right? But why wait till spring? Plus why would I want to stay inside during the spring and clean, especially during baseball season! So I call spring cleaning: New Year Clean UP.
It goes quite nicely with New Year's Resolutions because while you're thinking of what you want to do better or differently, clearing out things you want to rid your closets or house of helps you realize what you need to rid your life of.
We allow or bring people or things into our lives that are not healthy or good for us emotionally. We don't mean to, it just happens. Yah I know you can't rid your life of family for those who are quietly thinking of that family member who rubs you wrong. And if you're not the Boss you can't fire your lazy ass coworker. So what to do...what to do?
First, the healthy stuff:
I've been slowly making changes this past year so this one is not so hard for me, with the exception of drinking my dark beer. (I bought some Michelob Ultra Amber) I'm learning that eating healthy can taste good. It CAN!
Next is Exercise, the 8 letter word that should be a 4 letter word: You've heard the phrase: you snooze you lose. Well if you don't use your muscles, you'll lose them...well they'll just go flabby. You don't have to join a gym to exercise...just get some tennis shoes on and go walk. You don't have to powerwalk...just WALK. Add some light weights or exercise bands and you can keep your upper body strength in shape for years to come.
NOW for the real Clean UP
Getting rid of those people or things in your life that you know are holding you back. You know what they are and who they are. Limit your time around them. Stay away from those negative people. I think that's what I was doing when I moved to Austin. I was in this relationship that wasn't horrible, it just wasn't good for me and my true happiness. In fact, I had settled for mediocre. And that my friend is something No One should do. At my old job in my hometown, one of my coworkers realized that I was settling and one day as I was preparing to move to Austin and talking about leaving and my ex...he said to me "XXXX(calling me by my last name), Never Settle, in life or in love" I sat there KNOWING what he meant...and wanting to live that...I smiled and said "I won't". Upon getting settled into my new cubicle in Austin, I wrote on a Post-it "Never Settle" and stuck it to my computer. It remains there today.
So today...as I cleaned house I cleaned the house of Tex...again. Cleansing is good for the soul they say. It also helps you to smell better.