I’m like the energizer bunny – constantly in motion until my batteries run out (it’s slightly tiresome for the people around me)! But I’m not typically a very efficient bunny – I spend an unfortunate amount of time on things that counteract my happiness. In my free time, like the rest of America, I shop online, catch up on Facebook news (what? things don’t actually happen in cyber world, they happen in real life), and scan the dating website I’m on. None of these actions help me get fit, reduce my credit card debt, or uplift my mood; they actually do the exact opposite – they subtly weigh me down and make me irrationally moody. It’s kind of like my mood is the swinging weight on a pendulum clock. It took me a while to figure that out. To be honest, it took me until today to figure that out. But, it’s strikingly clear that I am in a much better mood when I spend my energizer energy on achieving goals, big or small, and am like a loose cannon of emotional instability when I wander without direction. The assistant track coach at Wake Forest said it best. “We never knew who was going to show up – the jubilant spunky Allie or the deflated and antagonizing version” he admitted once.
So, I made an April resolution to be a temple of health. To become emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy. And I made a star chart that is now posted on the refrigerator! That’s right, I created a canvas to fill with my golden accomplishments! And it’s working! Because every time I open the fridge I’m reminded of my goals – big and small. Aint nobody got time for tricks when they’re morphing into Wonder Woman (seriously love her).
PS – 2 weeks ago I finally unsubscribed to all the junk mail we all get. Life changing. Can’t express how much of an impact those e-mails unknowingly made. I used to make an online shopping bag every single day. Haven’t made one since those e-mails stopped!