I was speaking with a friend of mine and be both came to the same conclusion. We both needed a change in our lives. We seem to be at the same station, around the same age and agree about most things. I suggested to her to get a notebook, one with 5 dividers. Mark each one with an area of the her life that she wanted to change. I have already started mine. In each section, write down goals, what you want to accomplish and a plan to accomplish these goals. I suggested that if she wanted to she could set time limits, but for me setting time limits feels like stumbling blocks, It feels like I am setting myself up to fail before I get started. That is a lot of pressure to put on yourself.
Because we both work full-time jobs, I suggested Fridays would be the day to access the notebook and what progress you’ve made. Any adjustments will be made at that time. I find I have more time to spare when it is close to weekend and I do not have to get up early for work. I also suggest once a month revise, retool and restructure any thing that might be working or not. We seem to live up to a change when it’s on paper.
My areas are physical, emotional, employment, social, health, and spiritual. There might be more areas I need to work on, but these areas are my main concern. With her permission I will let you know what areas she is working on. It is good that we are doing this together. We are there to cheer each other on, and a quick pick up when one of us stumbles or falls. It is good to have friends.
I have already started on my spiritual side. I get up early and read my bible daily. I pray before I go to sleep and when I wake up. Feels good. With that, day one comes to a close.