Yesterday I contemplated esoteric, profound long-term goals for 2013. Today, I crave practical resolutions and better nutrition. Note to self – include substitutions.
1) I will not verbally, out loud or internally, put myself down anymore. Ex: “I’m so fat.” “I’m so stupid.” “Geez, what an idiot, I am.”
I am scared I am starting to believe myself and these insults have not worked for me. I release them.
I avow I am human and will substitute more appropriate, compassionate and positive thoughts. To myself I can say, “look at that – how I shut my mouth during the whole thing and didn’t say anything unkind or regretful!” or “Hmm. I am growing and learning” and “ I exercised, hooray! And I ate healthy today! I am a success!”
2) I will bring re-usable bags INTO the store with me. I sometimes put them in the car, go back and retrieve them while I am on line at checkout because I always forget to bring them in, but lately, I haven’t even taken them in the car with me at all. I know it’s a small gesture but one I can do. I will keep a cooler insulated type tote and two cloth sacks at all times in my automobile, as well as an umbrella.
3) I will not miss an appointment with self again, putting myself on the bottom of the list or back burner. If I don’t take care of me, no one will. Not to mention how time and again this practice eats away at the trust, confidence and belief I have in myself. I have often placed others needs, appointments or time constraints before my own. My new discipline will be to make my meditation, exercise and writing time a priority. No excuses. Then, I can pencil everything else in on my schedule.
I do not know if these ring a bell for you too, perhaps you have totally different useful things you have forgotten but what would like to reinstate into your life. It’s healthy for me to write what I want to remember down. I believe three is a decent number for changes, improvements and fresh starts. It’s not an overwhelming number. It’s not too little either. Good Luck and I would love to see you post your three pragmatic resolutions as well. Sharing them with the world makes you accountable.