Small Changes – An Inspired Blog

Inspired by The Naked Mum’s blog hop post, I am writing about the changes I will be making to my life this week. I have had to think about how to write about this, and that reminded me of the enormity of some of the changes I actually need to make, and want to make, to my life. But to make those big changes happen, there needs to be lots of smaller changes that need to be made first, to my life, to improve it, to make it a happier and more fulfilled life and one in which I have more control. Then the bigger changes will fall into place more easily. Although, I say that more with hope than conviction.

Rather than outlining my entire ambitions in a dialogue, I am going to make a list of 5 small changes that I will be making this week. And then who knows, maybe this will become a regular contribution! I really need to break my goals down into achievable steps, so thank you to The Naked Mum for reminding me to be realistic and to write it down!

This week, I will be working on improving my emotional health, feeling positive and better about myself:

Goal 1. finish the Disability Living Allowance form that I have been trying to complete for weeks. If I am lucky enough to be entitled to a little financial support, the amount of difference this will make to our lives is huge, especially if I stay off sick from work as my company sick pay (which I am so lucky to have) reduces to half pay in a few weeks.

Goal 2. start my reverse crunches properly, so that I can start to improve my core muscles and get over this last relapse properly. I need to be more motivated to exercise right now. 

Goal 3. To say something lovely to EVERY PERSON I have a conversation with each day for the whole week, whether I know them or not. I have been doing this already and it makes me feel really good about myself for some reason, as people smile and that makes me smile. I don’t smile enough so this needs to change.

Goal 4: Do something kind for a stranger. I have been fortunate to have a lot of strangers do some amazing things for me. Pay back time. I need to be kinder.

Goal 5. Get dressed every day. I have been slack and not got dressed every day if I don’t need to go out. This is not good for my mental wellbeing and I have even started to think of reasons to not go out, so I can stay in my jimjams. It hurts to get up and about, but I feel better for doing it.

I will report back on how I have done at the end of the week!