Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Welcome to the Trying to Change My Life Blog
My intent is to make this is a quick post to show you the picture below. But as we all know, sometimes we don't follow our intentions because once we get started on something it's too easy to keep going. I almost always have the same experience when I clean my house. I'll start cleaning the bathroom and an hour later I'm in the kitchen scrubbing the sink.
I found the picture below on Instagram and it really made me think about how I need to change my life. I've talked about creating a different life since this blog was launched because that's the reason I started this blog. My thoughts are that if I talk openly and honestly about my drug addiction and my problems, I'll have a better chance of succeeding.
When I talk about changing my life, I'm taking about creating real change that will last the rest of my time on earth. I've changed in the past but somehow I always find myself exactly where I was before making any changes or I'm worse off. For example, the last time I turned my life around I was doing very well, then all of a sudden, I was homeless again sleeping on the sidewalk and eating food out of garbage cans.
This Time Around I'm Going to Begin Changing from the Inside Out
In fact, I've already started by creating healthy relationships with my service providers. The strange thing I've noticed over the last few months is that if you continually accept people as they are, you will eventually begin to accept yourself.
Yet another image of mine from beautiful Iceland. Some volcanic cone shapes in Landmannalaugar shot straight from above from a helicopter. This region is mind bogglingly gorgeous and brimful with different geological elements. Truly worth a visit! #iceland #landmannalaugar #mattiasklum #nikon #landscape #fineart #geology @mattiasklumofficial @natgeo @ricoramiro2 @natgeocreative @nikonprofessional @bigworldsmallplanet @thephotosociety
A photo posted by Mattias Klum (@mattiasklumofficial) on
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Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Changing My Life Slowly by Engaging in Different Activities
Today is Sunday, July 19th and I'm at home having a little fun with a kaleidoscope camera app. I just created an Android background that looks pretty good. You can view and download the pic below.
To download the background click or long-press the image then right click and choose save image. You can do whatever you wish with the content. I do this because I want to change my life so I am trying different activities and hobbies to occupy my time.
Changing My Life by Creating Android Backgrounds
I started creating Android backgrounds two months ago mainly as a hobby and to remain busy during the week. It's a lot of fun and the activity is helping me change my life the right way.
If you have an Android phone you're more than welcome to download and use it. I created the image while trying to do something else with the Kaleidoscope picture app and I liked it so much I'm sharing it.
Not long ago my hobby was playing chess, but my interest in the game has been declining for the last couple years. At the very least creating Android backgrounds keeps me out of trouble which is a big life change for me.
Friday, July 17, 2015
It's Friday night and I am home alone. About a year ago I'd be on the streets earning money to support a $200-$300 a day drug habit. I don't know if it's because I'm 50 years old or because I was homeless for so long, but I do not go outside the house now unless it's something important. I've become a hermit!
I think it's because I feel safe at home. I feel in control at all times and I don't have to worry about someone else. The best part is I can work on improving my writing skills, my knowledge of search engine optimization and content creation and marketing.
I actually enjoy being alone at this point in my life so it doesn't bother me as much as it should. Besides, I'm alone by design because it'll allow me to change my life completely. I'll be going into rehab in the near future so change is coming and I can't run from it any longer.
Why Do I Need to Go to Rehab to Change My Life?
For the past 28 years my life has been a constant mix of drugs, sex and rock-n-roll. I dated models, porn stars and prostitutes. I've always had a woman in my life even if she was just a friend and I almost always found a way to secure money for drugs because that was my number one priority. Everything else came in second place if it came at all.
I hope the time I spend in rehab will really help me change my life so I can achieve some goals and live a comfortable life.
The text below was written by Lauren Mackler. It's a good motivational article so you'll get good ideas on how to improve your life.
Living Fearlessly by Lauren Mackler
Imagine what your life would be like if you could move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors, and fully become the person you were born to be. What if you could “live boldly”—reclaim your magnificence, liberate your authentic self, and activate your potential to create the personal and professional life you desire?
When we’re born, each of us is a whole human being with unique potential. We have innate personality traits, certain strengths and abilities, and a healthy and intact self-esteem.
We have no inhibitions, so we have the ability to feel, and to express our feelings in a spontaneous and natural way. Then our life conditioning begins.
The family, environment, circumstances, and experiences we grow up with play an enormous role in determining whether our innate wholeness remains intact, or whether our authentic self becomes buried beneath patterns of insecurity, unworthiness, anger, avoidance, people-pleasing, fear, or other self-defeating patterns.Keep reading Living Fearlessly
Sunday, July 5, 2015
When the app is launched, the user is immediately prompted to identify goals, tasks, habits and core values in different areas of life. The user is also prompted to answer thought provoking questions such as, 'who am I?'
Can an App Really Help You Change Your Life?I've already spent more than an a week with the Life Strategies app and I've made a lot of progress. I think this app can actually help me change my life as long as I stick with it.
One of the biggest obstacles I face every day is whether or not to consume drugs. I am an addict so I am trying every trick in the book to change my life.
So far I have tried several goal tracking apps, several task management apps as well as a few project management applications. I've tried web apps and downloadable apps and the only application that's excited me this much is the Life Strategies app.
If you're like me, you need all the help you can get to change your life, try this app. Please make sure to come back here and let us know how it has helped you.
Link to the Life Strategies app: