Since the start of this fine year, I have been forcing myself to do that which must be done.
- Should a letter need to be mailed, I get up and I do it the day of. No waiting till the mailbox is “on my way” to somewhere else, no putting it off for days at a time like I normally would do.
- Should I need to call about my internet bill I do it as soon as possible. No putting it off for a few weeks until itâ€™s absolute dire that I do so.
- I made all important doctorâ€™s appointments that Iâ€™ve been meaning to schedule for ages.
- I put my clothes away as soon as theyâ€™re done drying instead of letting them set on my couch for ages.
- Doing small tasks in the moment to save a lot of time in the end.
These may seem like really rudimentary practices which an adult should be employing on the reg., but for me itâ€™s been a real feat.
This brings me to my next point.
What is normal or common for most doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s common or normal for others.
I usually struggle calling about appointments, especially when itâ€™s in German. Phone calls trigger my anxiety to the max.; mix in the fact the conversation is in German and bam! youâ€™ve got the perfect storm of insecurity.
So those phone calls to challenge a bill or set up a doctorâ€™s appoint are a big deal for me, and thatâ€™s ok.
Next on my list of things to conquer (or try to conquer) in 2016 includes not comparing myself to others. Because if thereâ€™s anything that will eat you alive, itâ€™s comparison.
Instead Iâ€™ll keep my head down, focus on my own achievements, no matter the size.
And iâ€™ll try to leave my Netflix nest more on the weekend.
But aside from that, I think 2016 is ours for the taking, folks.