The Hardest Step Is Step 1

I’m proud of myself. Really really proud of myself.

That is something I have NOT been able to say in a really long time. For the longest time I would plan all these things I would want to accomplish. I would get excited about what my life would be like if I were able to do all these great things.

Then I would get off the couch. That’s where it would end.

Yeah. I have never been one to follow through on great ideas. Until recently.

Lately I have been so much more productive and I have been enjoying life so much more. I get up in the morning, take care of my kiddos, get the house picked up, find something I want to clean and clean it,  go for a walk with my hubby (normally about 2 miles), spend some quality time with my children, etc etc etc.

I’m living life more and I’m loving it. I feel like I have so much more energy……and happiness.

But you know what I have learned with all this? It’s not EASY. At least not to get started. It’s really hard to muster up the energy and motivation to finally get up off your rear end and just DO something when you are so used to doing NOTHING. But it is SO worth it!

I used to be perfectly okay in my little “bubble of comfort” sitting on the couch, watching my kids play, only getting up when the kids needed something. But that is not LIFE.

I know this sounds so corny and some of you are probably rolling your eyes at this. But that’s okay. This post may not be meant for you. It may not be meant for anyone other than me. It just feels so good to be able to sit down at night and feel like I have accomplished something.

I played with my kids, I cleaned the house, I went to work for a few hours, I ran 3 miles, and now I’m posting on my blog. I know it doesn’t sound like much to some people, but it’s enough to make me feel good. To make me feel accomplished. To make me feel like this day was not a complete waste.

But it took awhile to make myself get up and just do it. I don’t know exactly what made it finally click, but it did, and I’m sure glad it did. Maybe this post is what makes it post for someone else.

It’s great to have dreams and to have desires for your life. It’s even better when you act on them. It may seem really difficult and you may feel like you just weren’t meant to do anything great. That is the furthest thing from the truth. The world is anxiously waiting for us all to fulfill our potential. You just have to  start with Step 1: Get Up.

The hardest step