Whenever I feel like things in my life are more chaotic than calm, I say I need a life makeover. I am sure a therapist would say it’s a need for self-improvement.
Either way, I wake up and have no gas in the car, no milk for the kids, no idea where my keys are and no sense of how I will ever get through the day’s to-do lists – mostly because I have no idea where I put it.
Well, ever since I finished my year of doing Works of Mercy I have felt as if I needed a blog makeover.
I have thought a lot about whether I want to keep Mercy Me! going and, if so, what I want it to be.
Towards that effort, I have rewritten my About Me page so many different times I was starting to feel like Sybil battling multiple personality disorder.
But makeovers are far different than mental illness, although sometimes they do make you feel a little crazy.
Whether you are trying to change your look or your outlook, makeovers really aren’t about becoming someone else. They are about refocusing on who you are and reevaluating your life to make sure who you are and how you are living are in alignment.
I know that’s not how the makeup gal at Sephora would explain a makeover. But despite her efforts, finding the perfect shade of lipstick is often the result of trial and error and the help of a really honest friend.
I think the same is true with self-improvement: whether you want to makeover your family, your spiritual life, your career or, in my case, this blog. We evolve, and giving ourselves a makeover is just part of being mindful about the way we want to live and the things that need to change to make that happen.
For the direction of the blog, please check out the makeover of my new About Me page http://mercymatters.net/about-lara/ and if you have not already signed up to receive the blog via email, please do so.
From what I understand, Facebook has changed its algorithm to make it harder to see posts from businesses or blog sites. While I have no idea what an algorithm is, it sounds like it could be related to Ebola or worse, algebra. Either way, signing up for email is really the only way to ensure you will receive posts.
I hope you will also take some time to reflect on your own life toward your own self-improvement. What do you like about it? What needs to change to make you like it more? What is no longer serving you that you could let go of? Do the people you cherish know how you feel?
It’s never to late to live the life you want, until it is. So consider giving yourself a makeover.
Or if all that feels too overwhelming, just go buy yourself a new lipstick … and smile.