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Welcome to day nineteen ya'll! I can't believe I'm nineteen days in. I honestly can't believe I actually made it this far and haven't quit yet. I'm pretty proud of myself. I hope you guys are proud of yourselves too! And even if you're just following along to mock me, I'm happy you are. Thanks for the views. The quote of the day: "The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." - Robert Cormier
DAY NINETEEN: What can I do right now to offer myself support?
Right now, I am sitting at home looking up bible passages to read at my grandmother's funeral and trying to find time to clean my dad and mom's house so they can stress a little less. I try to do all I can to support others. Currently, I have no idea what I could do to support myself. I did just sign up for a website to walk dogs in my free time, to offer myself some extra financial support. However, I don't really think that's what this question is asking for. I guess I could kind of work on my own motivational support. I'm not the best at getting up and getting things done for myself.
Don't get me wrong, my friends and family are super supportive and constantly encourage me. I definitely don't have a lack of support; emotional and otherwise. My dad has been my number one support system for as long as I can remember. I may not be the best at motivating myself. I'm great at motivating others and others are great at motivating me. My daughter's a pretty good level of support too. I know that sounds crazy, being that she's two, but when she runs up to me and hugs me after a long day at daycare or she looks at me and says "love you, mommy." It's honestly the best support I've ever received. It makes me feel like I can do anything and like I should be doing everything I can to support her, which means motivating myself.
Anyway, supporting myself is a different story. Like I said, motivating myself isn't my strong point. I'm honestly surprised I'm still writing this. I suppose I could make more time for myself. Be it to just write or study; just making more time for myself would be a great support. I do make time for myself, kind of. I take the time to write every day. Usually only about an hour though. Most of my day is spent working and then playing with my daughter, making her dinner, giving her a bath. I usually only take time for myself after she's asleep. However, I could make more time. I could write or study more while she's eating supper. Or I could bring my laptop into the bathroom while she's taking a bath. Ninety percent of her bathtime is just her playing with the mass amounts of bubbles I put in her bath anyway.
I suppose I really should take more time for myself. Seriously, my schedule doesn't leave a lot of time for me. I should also probably take more time to socialize. My social schedule isn't the most... social. I go out with my friends, without my daughter, about once a month. I really should make more time for socialization. I miss my friends and it has been openly expressed to me how much they miss me. So that is what I'll do. I will make more time for myself and more time to socialize.
My thoughts: Excellent question for self-discovery. I thought this was an outstanding question and a beautiful way to look at what really needs to be worked on in my personal life. It gives you a realistic outlook on what should be done to motivate yourself a little more and keep yourself healthy; mind, body, and spirit.