If you have joked with me about how awesome I am, it might seem surprising to hear that I don’t like to too my own horn but, truthfully, I don’t. But I don’t truly talk about or even recognize some of my strengths and sometimes that’s a shame.
Lately, I’ve been working to effect positive changes within myself and I’ve got a little bit of pride about the progress I’ve been making.
One thing I’ve been working on is time management. I’ve been paying more attention to the clock so I get things done in a timely manner and don’t wind up spending hours playing a game or chatting. I feel like I have more time in the day, sometimes.
This has also helped me be a better communicator. I used to takes weeks or months to respond to emails but I am much more on top of things.
Another ‘side effect’ to this is me being able to accomplish more things on a more reasonable schedule – whether it’s blogging, reviewing or taking care of the house. This definitely makes writing for DemandStudios work better than it would have with my previous schedule. Working at all is definitely a change, too, compared to the past 2 years or so. It’s both confidence boosting and stressful.
I’ve also been working on changing the way I think about a lot of things–like the challenges life gives me. I’ve been learning to be happy despite them, not waiting for them to pass. Additionally, I’ve made a commitment to let things slide, to try to look at the bigger picture. These two things have led to me having less anxiety than I previous had; although, I can understand if it’s hard to see that in these stressful times.
All of these things have contributed to me sleeping better. I get the best sleep when I’m not overtired (because I lost track of time) and less anxious. I’ve managed to break some of my really bad sleeping habits. I just wish the cats would work with me more on this one.
So, I’ve noticed a of progress. I’ll come out of this a better problem, for sure. A better friend and family member and significant other. But progress does not equal perfection and I still have a ways to go.