Thursday, 8 July 2010

Letter to my Body (The letter that kicked off Operation Organise)

Dear Body,

I am sorry that I don't treat you well enough. I stuff you with junk food that is really not good and that you don't even recognise as food. I don't get as much as exercise as I know I should. The amazing gym just down the street barely knows of my existence. Also, I barely sleep. Fours a night is not acceptable by any standards, especially considering how much I make you do during the day. To top everything off I stress you out to no end with needless worries and unflagging anxiety brought on by my disorganised state. It isn't right. I promise all this will change.


One night, after realizing and being appalled at the vicious cycle of stress I found myself in, I sat down, wrote this letter to my body, and made a decision that set me on this new path to a life of purpose. I've always had goals and aims and pretty ambitious ones too, but for quite a while I'd felt stuck. I realized then that the reason I wasn't moving forward in my goals was because I lacked an organized system to support them. I like think of it in this way: My goals and dreams are castles built in the sky; without a sturdy support and foundation to back them up they will fall apart. It's sort of like my joy actually; without the foundation that is my faith in God, it would fall to the floor, and I would be swallowed by despair.

With all that is on my plate I need to organize. I really feel that I've come as far as possible without structure. Now it feels like every time I try to juggle everything, something falls by the wayside. I try to pick up the fallen item and something else falls. After high school, I wanted nothing to do with structure because I felt like it was a crutch being used to hinder my creativity but now I feel like it's the support I need to give me back the freedom needed to create. I'm aware it's a huge undertaking, trying to organize and instill structure to something as big as one's life, but in the long run I imagine it would surely be for the best. As I conquer each step I will let you know how I did it and what I've learnt from the process. I really hope I'll be able to help anyone who's looking for more structure in their lives as well.

Love you all and Stay inspired,

P.S. So let me know what you think. Have you ever felt this way? What did you do? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.

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jen@ricochet said...

This is my life! If I didn't program every little thing into my phone I wouldn't make it anywhere! I might have to give it a go as well.

You go girl!

meg said...

Its good that you took the notion to do something about the problem..sometimes, it might be a little too late. Of course, at the moment I had no idea I'd have so much sudden problems with my left eye. Its more of an allergy, but I do wonder how much stress might be involved too. Thanks so much for the note.

Zmaga said...

I understand how you feel. It seems like I have so many plans, but that is all they remain: plans. No actions, no organizing, just goals I would like to accomplish. I'm trying to help myself by writing more definitive goals in, for example, I would write "learn to play X song on the guitar" instead of "learn to play the guitar". It kinda works.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have felt this way in the past myself, and realized that the only way to turn things around was to set a bit of time each day where I worried only about me - meaning that I spoiled myself for one to two hours a day doing something I enjoyed, typically reading. You have to have balance in your life - me time is one of the most important things to keep you from going insane! :P

Kate said...

What a beautiful blog! I really think you would enjoy some of these women's dresses as well!

Shakespeare said...

I am the Goddess of this!

I am also glad you are working on it, for stress is the ultimate way to get sick and be unhappy. I keep a list book now, and at the end of the day I write all my stuff in it (things I have to remember to do tomorrow, etc.)--I was up late worrying night after night.

A multitalented person like you will always be stretched out a bit, but make sure you make time for what you ADORE doing. Don't lose yourself in all the obligations, and take care of yourself first, before you take care of everything else. Give yourself at least an hour a day--whether to eat a healthy meal, exercise, go for a walk, write, or just sit and watch the sunset.

Take care of yourself, and keep us informed!

Jeff King said...

You inspire me to look at myself, I hope I can fed my soul and be the person I want to be.
Best of luck and I hope you find the person you’re looking for.

Audrey Allure said...

I think it's all about time management :) Make sure you have time for yourself, and plan out a to-do list :)

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