Well, I will start off this post by giving you an update on what I am doing and how I am doing. My current “project” on this blog is to focus on the details of life and ask myself how I can make each of these details a little better. Instead of just focusing on the big areas of improvement – finances, career, health etc., I will also focus on the small things in life that are often overlooked but add or subtract from our overall happiness level significantly. My first project involved cleaning the area next to my bed and keeping it clean. So far I have been successful at doing that. My other project involved updating the pictures on my desk at work with more recent photos – i.e. replacing the 6-month old photo of my son with a more recent photo that resembles what he looks like now at 2 and a half. On Sunday afternoon last week I stopped by the local CVS, went on Facebook to pick out some recent photos and picked them up the next morning. It turns out the photos of my daughter were fairly recent and still representative of what she currently looks like, so I left those alone for now. But the one photo of my crawling newborn was replaced by two really cute photos taken recently. I can say with all honesty that my life and overall happiness level has been enhanced by the completion of these two very small projects.
So, what is my next one? Cleaning my car! I always enjoy getting into a clean car. My overall life feels more organized when my vehicle is clean and kept up. But it rarely is. So, that is what I am going to do. Now, the project isn’t cleaning my car. I already do that, albeit somewhat infrequently. No, the project is keeping it clean. That will be tricky. How am I going to do that? I’ll have to give that some thought. In the meantime, I will take the first step and clean her up!!