Dean Rivers (dean_r) wrote,
Dean Rivers
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Last day to get it written...

I planned, month by month, to try to do things to enjoy my life a little more. It's a quite nice life I'm living, but there's always room for improvement. I know we all have ups and downs, but I enjoy the idea of trying to improve my life bit by bit. Also, monthly resolutions, as it were, allow me to take things a step at a time, there should hopefully be no drastic "I WILL STOP THIS" actions.

What I planned for January was to acquire things I fancied for Christmas, that I didn't get. On the whole this was achieved - only thing I didn't bother with was a chip to play imported PS2 games. I've not really missed out too much with this. I'll keep it in mind for later in the year if things come out in the US that will never reach these shores, though.

Next month... I want to look after myself more - physically and mentally. I mean, if I have high blood pressure I should try to do things to relieve stress. I should also improve my diet. I have guidelines I can aim for:

More reading - I'm going to order books from Amazon: this, that and one of these for now. Having new things to pick up and read when I fancy will stop me from wasting time online waiting for people to talk to, like I seem to do too often.
Update: Also got this to put the price over £25 and get free P&P.
Sleep pattern sorting - in bed before 2, giving myself the chance to read till I feel asleep, awake for 10:30.
Healthier eating and drinking - fizzy drinks are out, milk and orange juice are in. Healthier options regarding fatty or sugary goods. Eating the proper three meals a day if possible (the odd timing of work causes problems with this, though...)
Looking after my body better - I've got an inhaler that should aid in improving my breathing slightly (my doctor said due to asthma from a younger age and being around smokers I've always had weaker lungs than the average human) and I've got vitamin tablets to compensate for the lack of my eating complete meals. I also want to try to do more exercise, even if it's just a small amount more.
A post (private or otherwise) about myself every so often - a period of time for self-reflection, essentially. Just to see how self-aware I'm really being.

As a result of these additions to my lifestyle, I may try to limit my net access to get them done. Some of my stresses have come from trying to cheer everyone online up when I see them down - worrying of others before myself. I can't make everyone happy all of the time, and I should take that hint and at least make sure I'm content with my life for as much as possible of it. Then, when things spring up, I can actually help the people when I can really help, rather than struggle with everything that comes my way.

I'll keep on using livejournal and checking websites and emails, but I may cut off using chat programs completely during this time, or I may try to limit myself for certain times in the day. I'll see what I think seems best as the month progresses.
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