Sunday, January 21, 2018

Not Perfect

I'm eating too much. I'm trying to cut out sugar and processed food. I'm not doing a perfect job of it.

My house is mostly picked up, but my kitchen floor hasn't been scrubbed in a while. I cleaned most of my bathroom, but somehow forgot the mirror.

I want to watch less TV than I do. At the very least, I want to not have another screen on while the TV is on. Stretching would be fine. Doing a mindless job like folding laundry would be fine. Just sitting and paying attention to only the TV would be fine, but that's not what I do.

I want to move and stretch more. Or maybe not more, but be more organized in what I do so that I can build on it better.

I want to be a better friend, and a better daughter. I fail. Often.

I want to be positive, but I still complain.

I'm okay with this. I'm not going to stop trying, but I can only do so much. When it comes to food, I do need to cut back a little, but my current focus is cutting the sugar and processed food. While I am not perfect there, I am making really good progress. I'm giving myself a pass on worrying about how much I'm eating at the moment. If I'm hungry, I start making worse decisions about the sugar and processed stuff, so I decided to worry about one thing at a time.

I was wondering why I'm not a better housekeeper, and while there are times that I could watch less TV, most of the time if housework doesn't happen, it's because it took too long to cook food. I can live with that. If my house is messy because I was cutting up vegetables again, it's fine.

I do want to move more and move better, but good movement is so that I can enjoy living. It needs to work for me rather than only being another task.

I am finding many ways to be more positive, to complain less, to be a better person. It takes time, and that's okay.

I have decided that I need to pursue progress, not perfection. Progress is possible, but perfection isn't. The most interesting thing to me is how obvious it is currently that I can't pursue everything, because one thing has a direct impact on the other areas of my life, so I have to choose what is more important right now.