Simon’s Takeover Part II – Explore Yourself

Hi Loves! Today is my “Friday” if you will…..the last working day before the holiday begins. That means tomorrow Lennon will be out scrambling around with the rest of the last minute shoppers grabbing whatever she can find to wrap or throw in a gift bag. I hate shopping this time of year but I’m lame and have been avoiding it for too long. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas to me this year for some odd reason. Can’t understand why really but it just seems like it crept in and whispered “Hey Bitch, you have four days to get your shit together, clock starts now, run bitch, run!!!!” Ok, now onto Simon’s Takeover. Last week he had a very unique story which got quite the attention. Today, he brings up some things that I really relate to. It’s way all too familiar. I think some of you will agree. Please check out Simon’s blog as he is exceptional. Not only is a fantastic writer but an incredible friend. Planet Simon

Explore Yourself:
The title of this sounds a bit dodgy. Like the kind of body search one might carry out when you think you’ve got a disease but what I have to say isn’t as weird but maybe more exciting.
Lennon and I have been friends for ages and we’ve started taking over each others blogs from time to time because we’re good like that.
What I thought this second post should be, is to reach down deep and explore all of us. If you know me….then you know I’m into space and exploration far away but perhaps the bigger adventure is much closer. Let’s see if this resonates:
Get up.
Get breakfast, coffee etc.
Go to work.
Get lunch.
Keep working.
Go home.
Sit on our ass and watch TV.
Go to bed.
Repeat.
With the occasional gems of getting laid and getting paid, a short holiday…. that’s more or less IT. Stop if I’m wrong.
Thing is, surely there’s more to life than this. Working for a corrupt system that takes from those that work.
How do you break the cycle?
Well the secret is….I dunno. I don’t. I wish I fucking did because I spend ages thinking about this and it’s a hard one. Trying to get that grip to get going and exist by and for yourself.
I need to explore my inner self and find out what makes me tick. What is it I need to do in the time I have left. Because it’s not paying bills and shit. I’m sure I’m not the only one, I’m sure others of you need to explore that bit of you that’s going to unlock life so that we learn to live life before we kick the bucket.
If anyone has any ideas… Let me know!
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Resolutions & Procrastination

Honestly, the only New Year’s resolution that I completed was in August of 2007. Yes, it took me eight months to see it through. But, I accomplished my goal of being smoke free. I had smoked cigarettes for three years. It took me eight months to get it through my thick skull to decide to just do it. I can be quite the procrastinator at times. Once I made up my mind to quit I quit “cold turkey”.

I often wonder why we think we need to make New Year’s resolutions. Why can’t we just decide to make a change in May or any other month? Let’s face it, in most cases when we try to make these resolutions at the first of the year, 90% of us forget about that resolution or lose focus by Feb. Why is that? This is why I don’t set resolutions at the first of the year any more. I actually hate the word resolutions.

If we need a change or want to set goals for ourselves why not do it that day? Why can’t we control our mindset and make things happen? Why do we give up so quickly or think we cannot do it?

If I can quit smoking without any help I can do pretty much anything. WE are much stronger than we think we are. If we set our goals and plan accordingly we can do the impossible.

When I turned 40 I said I would run a 5K marathon before I turned 41. You can imagine how shocked I was a few weeks later when I started training for it. I began the couch to 5k app on my phone and three months later I not only ran a 5K but it also included climbing walls, crawling through muddy trenches under electric fencing and running up A LOT of hills. I cried afterwards because I was so fucking happy it was over with. Ha! Of course, the tears were also happy tears of accomplishment.

There’s something about setting goals for ourselves and attaining them. I’m not just talking about the 5K, quitting smoking, or losing weight. Maybe it’s paying off that credit card, buying a house, or finishing your education. It could possibly be a relationship that isn’t quite where it needs to be or you’re just not happy. Is it time to weigh out those pro’s and con’s and cut the cord and move on?  It doesn’t have to be 1/1/16 – it can be whenever you get your mind wrapped around it.

Change can happen any time, any where, at any moment. Don’t be afraid of setting goals for yourself and making your dreams come true. Where the fuck would we be without goals? If we had no goals then we would not have any dreams. Don’t you like having dreams? I sure do. We have to put the plans in place to make our dreams come true.

So, whether you’re setting resolutions for yourself for New Years Day or not, whatever you’re dreaming of….start planning and taking those baby steps because you’re so fucking worth it.

XOXO