Well, now back to normal! After all my waffling about the Eurovision Song Contest last week, I can now return to my random ramblings about me, and my take on things in my life.
I’m on holiday from work this week, and rather than do my usual ‘nothings’, I’m planning on spring cleaning my flat. I mean my upper-level apartment. Well, that is when I get round to it! I’ve decided not to start it today (well, it is a Bank Holiday) and opted to do nothing instead.
I’ve just looked out of the window to see what the weather is doing, and it doesn’t look too bad – bright but cloudy, so it’s fine. It would still be fine if it was raining though – we can’t do anything about the weather apart from moan – it’s too hot; it’s too cold; it’s too wet; it’s too windy. Well, I’ve decided I’m going to use the phrase ‘it just is!’ no matter what the weather is doing from now on, and just enjoy it. That way, with the Law of Attraction, I’ll be bringing more things to myself to enjoy and less to ‘moan’ about.
Yes. Spring cleaning. My plan is to do each room in turn, quickly. As quickly as I possibly can. I’ve only got five rooms, so it shouldn’t take that long really. I can see myself sitting back when it is all done, congratulating myself on a job well done. That’s my intention. All I need to do is actually make a start. I’ll make a start tomorrow.
I have a tendency to put things off, which can be a problem. I really need to do some exercise to make my body fitter and get more ‘in shape’ so my clothes fit better, and I feel better. I like to go swimming, and when I actually do go, I work really hard and really tone up my body in a very short time. Swimming works wonders for me, but I have to get round to going. Once I have started, there is no stopping me – I go every day and push myself to beat yesterday’s number of lengths swam in the pool – the last time I went, I got up to one hundred lengths in 30 minutes. I don’t know whether that is good or not, but it is good for me. And the weight literally drops off me. I know all of this. I know swimming is good for me. I enjoy swimming. I just never manage to get around to going.
I really need to put my intentions into action. I do at times (I’d intended to start this blog months ago, but only got around to starting it this month) but need to act more often. Like with the weather, I intend to enjoy whatever I do – but I can only do that if I actually do it! Thinking about, or writing about, spring cleaning or going swimming isn’t actually getting it done… the idea’s there, I know that I can do it, I just need to put my ideas into action and reap the benefits from them.
It’s all about taking the first step.
A quote by Martin Luther King, Jr, is mentioned in The Secret regarding this:
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
I have faith in my abilities to do what I want to do. I just have to start.