February 1, 2013 by Vicki
It’s time for a reality check and a more realistic Action Plan. I had completely unrealistic expectations of what I could accomplish while attempting to move. I allowed these unrealistic expectations to weigh me down until I struggled against depression. I have recreated my Action Plan to reflect a more realistic and me-oriented plan.
I need to be honest about myself to myself. I need to determine what my NEEDS are and ensure that those NEEDS are provided. One of those NEEDS is to take time for myself where I do what I want for me.
2. Be Honest
I also need to be honest with other people about my NEEDS and BOUNDARIES. I tend to get into trouble when I stop being honest with other people in order to “play nice.” I would rather be brutally honest than simmer with resentment.
3. Be Healthy
Right now, this means being aware of my own stress levels and finding ways to lower stress. I will worry about my weight after I have moved and settled.
4. Be Creative
My creativity helps to lower my stress. I love writing and NEED to be able to express myself. I do not, however, have either the time or coping mechanisms available to start a new project. Not to mention, I will have packed everything away.
5. Your Attitude is Gratitude
I have to focus on the positive instead of worrying all of the time. I can’t do anything about either the FUTURE or the PAST, all I can effect the PRESENT. The PRESENT is a gift that I should appreciate, not a chore to be gotten through.
6. Let Go of the Past
I can’t go back to the PAST. I have to live in the PRESENT. Those that I miss would want me to continue living my life instead of grieving their loss.
7. Be Ready to Move by February 21, 2013
Twenty days and counting. Anyone know where I can get more boxes?
1. Take Time for Myself
Whether it be an hour or an evening, I need to take time out and enjoy myself.
2. Write 500 Words Per Day
My new plan for writing both my blogs and my novel is to write 510 words a day instead of rushing to complete a blog post on the due date. I can write 500 words a day and still have plenty of time to pack, clean, and organize as well as live my LIFE.
3. Keep a Daily Journal
A journal helps me to both be honest with myself and with others. It also helps with lowering my stress. I can write out my problems in my journal and find the solution without stressing myself or anyone else. I can also find things to be grateful for that I might now acknowledge otherwise.
4. Pack a Little Bit Each Day
If I pack every day then everything will be ready when it is time to move. I will not need to stress myself out trying to pack everything on the last day or week before.