Monday, December 16, 2019

Little habits go a long way.

A lot of people have been commenting on how different I've been lately. The resting bitch face has been replaced by a constant genuine smile. The impatience has been replaced by understanding and a helping hand. The anger has been replaced by pure happiness. And the constant feeling of annoyance has been replaced by contentment.

I honestly don't know what it is (kidding - I know exactly what it is :p), but it's like a heavy load has been lifted off of my shoulders. I've made little habits that have apparently gone a long way in terms of my general overall demeanor, and people have been noticing.

Flex ko lang new phone ko. Char.

I wake up everyday (when I'm not groggy on meds) at 6AM, carry my puppy to my daughter's room and wake her up gently and with a smile on my face, no matter how tired I may be from work (or Netflix-binging) the night before. I do my errands when I realize I have errands instead of procrastinating until the last minute. I drink more water than I do coffee. I quit smoking.

I practice breathing exercises when my mom is cranky so I don't add onto the negative vibes in the house. I reach out to workmates when I feel like they need some help. I make it a point to spend more time with my friends instead of locking myself up at home, even if it's just to go out to work together in a coffee shop. And I always ask people how they are at random times because I genuinely want them to know that I care and that I'm here.

Glasses or no glasses?

I also make sure I get enough me time, be it in the form of getting my nails done, getting the perfect bikini wax, or putting on a facial mask before bed. I also make it a point to allot time in my schedule to put away my phone to read or play a bad-ass video game for a few hours just because those are the little things that truly make my geeky self happy.

Check out my beautiful new necklace that reminds me so much of Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'. It was a gift, but you can check them out at @talabykyla on Instagram for more pretty accessories.

Most people automatically assume that I'm "blooming" because I'm in love. And while I have gone on a couple of dates recently (if you can call it that... I don't really 'date', so it's awkward for me to say that), I wouldn't attribute the changes in myself to him specifically.

I basically just made my New Year's resolutions early, consciously making the decision to make changes in my life in order to feel at peace and to improve as a human being. After all, with so many shitty people out there, why add to the negativity, amirite? So from today forward, let it be known that I am the new and improved Angel - Angel 2.0, if you will - with a brighter Instagram feed, an active TikTok account (follow me: @lilmisswonderwoman :p), and a better outlook on life.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2020?

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