Apr 10, 2012
Another month, another intention! I'm participating in 12 Changes for 2012, and so far so good this year.
January was a smashing success - I wanted to make more time to read and I read nine books in one month. In February I wanted to go to bed at a decent time - but I didn't do so well. In March I wanted to push myself with writing.
I think I pretty much rocked it.
I wrote posts that made me feel vulnerable and awesome at the same time - about walking tight ropes, things that change my life, and fears for my future. I also had ideas brewing in my head on my way to and from work. I gave up talking on my cell phone in the car during Lent and as much as it was torture it also helped my creative juices flow. (It really was bad at times though - even harder than the Lent I gave up nail polish!)
At first I wasn't sure what my intention for April should be, until I realized what it needed to be. April is my month to focus on being healthy. This could mean a lot of things but I want to get specific with it, so I can truly hold myself accountable.
1. Call my doctor about getting blood taken. I haven't had any labs done since my original diagnosis and I'm a little worried my blood work won't be negative again which could indicate the need for medicine. I should clarify I have no logical reason to believe anything will be different, I'm just nervous, so I've been putting it off but I need to call and get the appointment scheduled.
2. See the dentist. I have an appointment later today to get a few cavities filled. I hate going to the dentist. HATE. My dentist is wonderful and the staff is nice but still, it's the one thing that can work me into a panic attack. My adrenaline gets pumping and I metabolize the anethesia faster so I have to be numbed multiple times throughout any procedure, and my stomach is in knots the whole time. (I swear this isn't just me - it has to do with my hair color!)
I think I'll have to go back at least one more time and then for a cleaning. My goal is to get a second appointment on my schedule - I've been putting it off and I just need to do it. Are you sensing a theme yet? (Fair warning, I will probably be tweeting lots of whiny things later this afternoon!)
3. I've been inspired by Stephany's sugar-free challenge, and I'm setting one for myself. I'm going to try my hardest this month to eat things without any added sugar. For instance, strawberries have natural sugar in them - I will eat those, but I wouldn't add anything else to them. Applesauce has natural sugar in it - but I'm going to make sure to get the kind that doesn't have any extra sugar added. I'll do this in moderation - there may be times I can't really observe this, but I think this will help me feel better, and actually I think it will help with my first two goals.
Whew! I'm ambitious in April! But I'm hoping since I wrote this out and put it online it will help keep me accountable!
Do you procrastinate with things you don't want to do? Have you made any goals or intentions for yourself this year? How are you doing with them?