What if you made a pact with yourself to make an attempt..just an attempt to try something new every week? Making a fun game out of it is how I proceed: ie. Each month, I pick a letter from the alphabet, for example, it’s March (National Nutrition Month) and I chose the letter N. Each week, I pick a new challenge I want to accomplish or at least attempt: this week was NURTURE. Nurturing my body, mind & soul. Sound a bit pansy wansy? Sorry. I needed to work on this area. Nurturing my body from a food perspective is easier for me than my mind & soul. My comfort zone is over scheduling myself until pure exhaustion leaves me like an overcooked wilted noodle. Thus I have made a pact to nurture myself. This week, at least, hoping it will stick. Change is always a challenge. It is also exciting and rewarding. So far, I have taken a walk around a lovely park embracing the Cherry Blossoms in bloom, attempted meditation and made an appointment for a massage. All nurturing activities. Next week, I will choose another N word. Any suggestions? Once a week, pick something to focus on changing. If that seems daunting, how about once a month?
52 changes a year or 12 changes a year? Either one is rewarding & note worthy. Excavate what changes you’d like to make. Embrace and express by doing. Please share your experiences.
P.S. I just challenged myself this morning. We received a bag of oranges from a friends tree and while I usually mix Organic berries or apples into my Greek Yogurt for breakfast, I decided to”walk my talk” and try mixing an orange into my yogurt. I must admit, it did NOT sound appetizing, but I was pleasantly surprised..quite tasty!