#55 – Dare I say..Racing to my 40’s??!!

#55 – Dare I say..Racing to my 40’s??!!

34352004654_a4969e49be_oSo here I am, almost a month away from being 39 years old and it has occurred to me over the past few days….Man my 30’s suuuuucked!!!  This is no poor me, but it’s a fact.  For the year I have left of being in my 30’s, I will be preparing for my 40’s.  I am determined to reinvent myself for this new decade….after all, I hear 40’s are the new 25!

I’m losing weight, keeping those close to me even closer, stressing over things that “matter”.  I can’t lose sleep over what something Trump may have said that day.  Speaking of sleep…I will sleep better.  I need to be present and really take a look at myself in the mirror and analyze it.  No more taking a glance, wincing, and stepping away.  This is serious.  My kids are only getting older and a whole new set of “stages” will be occurring.  I need to be at my best….for myself and for my kids.  I want holidays to feel special again.  It’s a shame that at the sweet innocent ages that my kids are now, they have the grinchiest mother out there.  It’s just not the same and I will change that.

I’m making this sound easy aren’t I?!  I am even convincing myself!!  But in all seriousness, all of this won’t happen at the stroke of midnight of me turning 40.  I know it’s going to take work, but I want to enjoy this work.  I want a life I don’t need a vacation from.  “But everyone has issues and no one’s life is perfect”, you say!  This is true and I don’t disagree with you, but it will all be how I handle things going forward.  No more “why does this shit always happen to me” attitude.  It will now be “okay, this is how I’m going to handle this”.  My aim is not to be perfect…my aim is to enjoy my life and all the craziness it entails.

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Kristen

# 39 – #BetterPersonChallenge May 25

# 39 – #BetterPersonChallenge May 25

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Before you go to Sleep, Think of the Best Thing that Day for 5 Minutes. 

Instead of worrying about all the things that went wrong today or everything you need to do tomorrow, clear your mind and think about what was the best thing that happened today.

  • We got out of the house with no meltdowns.
  • I got a good parking spot at work
  • My child made me a beautiful picture at school today
  • I got a hug for no reason from my child
  • I lost a pound
  • I had a good laugh with a friend today
  • Nobody spilled anything at dinner
  • I had a really great conversation with my son/daughter/wife/husband
  • I had enough points for a free coffee

These are just a few example of things that could be major or they can be as minor as you want.  Did it make you happy, did you smile…..think positive before going to bed.  Try to wipe the stress away by thinking of all the good things that may have happened today.

See if it makes a difference in how you wake up the next morning.

#BetterPersonChallenge

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Kristen