Recently I have been thinking about how short and precious life is and how we should spend it being happy and doing the things we love. So, I am putting it out there for all to see Project Gemma has begun!
I have decided to focus on me! Which means focusing on the things I enjoy doing that make me happy. Also, focussing on being healthy (in both mind and body), looking after myself, writing a list of life goals and the small steps I can take to reach them.
I recently saw a TED Talk by Sarah Knight, the author of The Magic of Not Giving a F***, very amusing and also very true (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwRzjFQa_Og). We’re always doing things we don’t want to because we are so bothered about what others think. Why? Why should we? I do think there must be a balance of you being happy and not upsetting people purposely just because you don’t want to do something! So, this part of the Gemma Project is a work in progress to find that right balance.
In terms of my health I am making a promise to myself that I will stop eating food that is bad for me, less caffeine, more water, more fruit and veg and generally eating well. I am not going to stop enjoying food and will be indulging in a nice meal out now and then but generally I don’t want to be putting rubbish into my body.
One thing I find difficult is exercise I HATE the gym! There I said it. Also, it can be so expensive when you can work out for free especially now it’s the summer. I am going to aim to do three runs a week, with some strength training. I have downloaded the 7 Minute Workout App, which I am going to do each day as well as my lovely shake weight. We’ll see how this goes!
In terms of my passions and things I enjoy, this blog is one of them it’s made me realise how much I enjoy writing, so I might start that book I have been promising myself I am going to write. I love spending time with my family and friends, spending time outdoors, reading, visiting new places, meeting new people and attending events. These are my passions that I am going to spend my time doing.
As I said at the beginning of this blog life is so short and I want to be able to look back on my life and say (in the words of Frank Sinatra) “I did it my way”.