To live with intention. To be proactive rather than reactive.
I'm not a natural planner, more of a "wing and a prayer" type, so my last few months of attempting to plan, be proactive and get organized have been a series of hits and misses. Made some routine checklists, but have only been slightly effective at implementing them. (Mostly a miss.) Tracking what I eat and how much I exercise, every day! (Hit! Yay!) Writing a budget, coming close to sticking to it. (Mostly a hit!) Keeping my kitchen, bathroom and living room de-cluttered, well, the bathroom is clean. (Half and half.) Finishing my to-do list for promotion at work, every day! (Another hit, Whoop!)
Even though I've made some good progress, I find it so easy to get derailed and disheartened by the things I haven't yet succeeded at. Thankfully, I have some amazing people in my life to keep me moving and motivated! My best friend recently relayed a story to me from a blog she had read. The woman in the blog talked about how she didn't like who she was, (prior to a weight-loss), and that now she knows who she is and likes herself. Both my best friend and I are on a quest to be healthier people. Losing weight is a nice side-effect, but we both just want long, healthy and happy lives.
I like who I am, and even if I stayed at this weight, this level of organization, unable to quite stick to a budget or keep my house clean, I will still love myself. My goal to be more proactive, organized and healthy isn't going to be measured solely in quantifiable ways, but in the added enjoyment I find from having an extra hour from my planning to spend with my daughter, or an extra $20 for a trip to the zoo, the extra energy I have to play outside with my family from eating healthy and exercising.