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My first 30 days experiment

I haven't wrote anything for a while on this blog, but time has come to write again. I was very busy in this time and this blog, which is my soul blog and the one that I Love writing for, had to suffer the most. In the past I started a category about being grateful and I wanted to post daily for 30 days a thing that I was grateful for. I didn't get past day 10 as I remember, but this doesn't mean that I won't do it, just that I won't do it right now. Now, I want to do something different that requires a lot of commitment from my part. I though that by posting my thoughts here and share it with you, this will give even more reasons to do it.

But what am I talking about? I want to change the way my life is going, because I know that I can have a much better life and I want t learn to celebrate my life as I love it and feel grateful for living. There are some things in my life that are not going as I want them to and I want to do something about this. I want to change because I know now that life isn't happening to me, life is because of me.

Everything that is happening to me (excepting some events that I can not control) is happening as an effect of some decisions I made somewhere in the past. I believe this to be true for me as it is for anyone else. I do not believe that we are just carried away by life, here and there, although some people use this as an excuse to just not do anything with their own life. I believe that I am in control of my own actions and thoughts and that everyone has the same control over their own lives.

Can you picture a child, an innocent human being that is laughing with all his soul? Can you hear him/her laugh? I can hear him/her as well. Wouldn't it be great if we would all laugh like that all our lives. I want to do that. I'm not going to let the child in me die. It will never die. In the past I wasn't as open as I would want and I still have a long way ahead of me, but I love the journey far more than the destination. I am going to enjoy the journey to the better me. I realized how much more I can do with my life and how much more I can help other people change their own lives, but as the old saying goes "Before trying to change the world you must be able to change yourself".

So, I must be able to change myself first before I can help anyone else and I wanted to post the things I will go through here on this blog, because, maybe you will find this helpful someway and even if I can help you in an indirect way, I'm very happy. I hope we will meet some day or that I can help you in a more direct way. I hope that you and I can laugh like children once more...

I've decided that in order to change my life, I must first know exactly were I stand today, so I am going to go through an interesting experiment, something that I have never done before. I am going to keep a public journal of my own life for 30 days. I am going to do this as I believe that 30 days are going to give me all the data I need to know were I am and what I have to do to get from here to were I want to be.

Before starting this experiment, I thought that I would make a list of almost all of the things (it could be that I forgot something, but if I remember anything I will add it) that I want to improve and were I think I am today so that I have something to compare with the results after the 30 days will end. These numbers are all estimated ones, numbers that I think represent my current situation but I may get some surprises in these 30 days, who knows? Some of the things that I am going to write here are very personal, but I want to share them with you because I want to really change and like I said, I want to help other as well, and maybe someone will find something here that will help. I would be very happy if that would happen. So, here it goes:

1. Sleep - 10 hours

One of the things I want to change is the number of hours that I sleep. I currently sleep on average about 10 hours, which is much more than I want. I want to get back some hours by sleeping less because I feel that I can sleep much less and still be very rested if not even more rested.

2. Walks - once at 2 days

For a while now, I feel that I have been isolating myself from others, and I spend much time in front of the computer. I want to get out more, meet new people and take better care of my health. Here, I mainly want to go out more, take a walk daily and not live my life in front of the PC. I think that I am currently going out once at 2 days. Will see what I find out after the 30 days.

3. Staying in front of the computer - 10 hours daily

This is way too much for me, and I want to reduce this as know that anyone shouldn't stay at the computer more than 4 hours daily! Staying more than that means a lot of problems regarding one's health.

4. Shower - once per week

I know people that shower twice a day, and still I only do it once a week, on average. I do not take that much care of myself, but the important thing is that I want to make a chance in this and want to take care of myself.

5. Wash my head - once per week

Although this is part of the shower, I want to put this in a separate category of it's own because I may have to deal with some serious boldness in the future if I do not take real good care of my hair now. My father is bold right now, and I will be the same, if I do not take some measures. I'm not saying that boldness is a bad thing, but I love my hair and I want it right there on my head, not down on the floor.

6. Reading personal development books - 10 pages at 4 days

This is way too little for me. In the past I would read 20 pages per day, but that was then and this is now. Things will change for the better. I guarantee it, because I will make them change.

7. Listening to personal development audios or watching videos - 30 minutes at 6 days

This is again very low and has to be improved. Listening to people that live a wonderful life, gives me motivation and energy to try to find my own road to greatness. I know that everyone has one, a road to greatness. It's just that some people make a wrong turn somewhere across the road and never get back on the right trail. This is why there are so many unhappy people in the world, this is why we go to crappy jobs even though we hate them and we would love to do something else. We all have at least one thing that we can become exceptional in if we would try, but we just don't try and live crappy lives. What a shame!

8. Workout - 30 minutes at 4 days

I have to workout more because I'm starting to feel weak and anemic. In the past, when I would go to the gym and also workout at home, I would feel great. Now, I feel weak and illnesses seem to be more powerful then me, where in the past I would even get a cold. Now, I have a cold that has been my "good" friends for the past 3 weeks!

9. Running - once in 6 months!

This is awful! 6 months? I like to run, but I've been very lazy in this department and things have got to change. I want to run at least once a week. The feeling of taking that fresh air in and running faster and faster is unbelievable and irreplaceable and I want to experience it more often.

10. Working - 2 hours per day

I work from home and right now I am only working about 2 hours per day. This means that I will achieve my goals later rather than sooner. This is why I want to both increase the amount and quality of the work I do.

11. Calling friends and relatives - rarely

I have a sort of a "calling" problem. I either forget to call the important people in my life or just are to lazy to do it. It's a shame really, because i love them all, but I must also show them that I love them. If I'm the only one that knows that, well then, it's not that fun. Everyone loves to get a phone call from their friend or from their nephew and an "I love you!" is always welcomed and cherished. I must really improve in this department.

12. Trips outside town - one each 4 months

This is another area that I do not like were I am. One trip outside my town in 4 months! It's huge! I love t travel and see new places and this is why this 4 months things has got to go. A trip every month sounds more up my alley!

13. Eating fruits - 1 daily

This could sound pretty silly for some people, but it's very important for me. I want to eat at least 5 fruits daily so that I can improve and keep my health and live longer. Eating 5 fruits a day may not be a big deal for you, but for me, well, I haven't yet done it. Now yet...

14. Brushing my teeth - once per day

I want to brush my teeth after each meal. By the way did you know that if you brush your teeth right after a meal you are actually a bad thing to your teeth? Just read
this post about brushing your teeth

15. Social life - what social life?

In this area I am probably at the bottom of the pit or very near to it. I rarely go out with friends because most of them do not live in my town anymore because of their work. I do not go out to make new friends because of my laziness and ... I don't know, it's something that is holding me down. I want to get involved in some volunteering work in the near future and help others and also meet new people. This is one area that is very important to me, but as it looks right now, you wouldn't have guessed it was.

16. My real passion - ...

My passion has had to suffer in the past, because I listened to what others said I should do and because I didn't have more courage. My real passion, the thing that makes me jump out of bed in the morning, that makes me stay up all night, is... writing. I love to write! It's the most wonderful thing I could ever do! I could do it without taking a break!

I would love to become a known writer and help people throw my books and I know I can do it, it's just up to me. This area is one that I haven't dedicated a lot of time, but I will make time for it from now. I think I have a little talent in writing, but I would love to hear from you after you read "The Prayer" one of my little stories and tell me if you think it's good or not so good. Any feedback, either positive or not so positive is very appreciated!

These are the most important things that I want to bring a change to. I will keep you posted and if you have something to say, or some advice maybe, just write a comment bellow and I thank you for it!

Thank you for reading this!

I embrace you,
Razvan Dobre

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