Hello friends! A lot has happened to me since the last time I posted.
Since starting a job and constantly being out of the house, I haven't had much time to be by myself. And usually I'm begging people to see me and to accompany me when I grab dinner or ice cream. But for the past week, I've been feeling a little differently towards my time alone.
This past week has consisted of many, many days off work. And although I actually do like my job, I've been really enjoying days off, days to just embrace my time with friends, with my family, and with myself. I'd say I'm a pretty dependent person. Sometimes I struggle to be alone. But after an amazing weekend with my boyfriend, I finally found a natural spurt of productivity and motivation, one that I haven't felt in a really long time.
First off, being at home by myself made me realize how much I have to do. My closet is packed, my room is a bit cluttered (from all the school stuff that I have yet to throw out), I've been gaining a bit of unwanted weight, I haven't been blogging, I haven't finished prepping for college--I feel like I haven't done anything. So yesterday I started clearing the clothes that no longer fit and that I will no longer wear out of my closet. I figured I'd start by de-cluttering my room so I can truly enjoy those nights that I have alone.
When I was younger, I was kind of a hoarder. I was always emotionally attached to everything. I loved everything. And it's even still so hard to let go of certain things. I can always manage to find some sort of significance in everything. But yesterday I tried to give no mercy to these items. As hard as it was, I wanted to focus on what I really need in my life--a clean slate.
Another change I'm making in my life is that I want to make healthier choices--I need to eat less (because I am constantly snacking) and run more. About two Summers ago I used to run every single morning. And it made me feel the best that I had in years, especially with my anxiety. It also allowed me to lose weight, giving me more confidence than I had in years (being heavy isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm getting too wide for my clothes and I want to prove to myself that I can lose that weight again).
Besides running, I've decided to incorporate more water into my day. I've been taking more baths to relax after a long day, and I've been drinking more water, too. Not only will it keep me hydrated, but it'll help my skin stay hydrated as well--which is something I truly need. I'll be writing a post about my bath products soon, so if you're interested in hearing more about that, stay tuned.
So besides cleaning out my closet and making healthier choices, I want to help you folks! If any of you are interested in joining me on my journey to a healthier lifestyle, follow me on social media and we can chat about it. Let's encourage each other to be the best that we can be. For daily updates, feel free to add me on Snapchat (@LydiaBofydia)! I'd love to hear how you folks make your days a little bit healthier and a little bit brighter.
Thank you all so much for reading! Reach out to me any time on social media if you have any advice or want advice. I'd love to help out in any way I can!