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Lifestyle changes are tough

Monday, July 18, 2011

In order for a change to be most beneficial it has to be on the level of a lifestyle change. It seems that anything can throw the process into a tailspin. I am helping my daughters through some life changes of their own. My lifestyle change in my eating habits was definitely affected. It is our tradition to get together at my house and cook all of the family favorites when one of us is going through a crisis.

Well, I cooked so much food on Sunday it was utterly ridiculous. But, no one wanted to eat. So that means that this tradition has to change. So what did we do? We went to my daughters' house and redecorated. We expended some energy and as the house was rearranged, emotions were affected for the better. So the new "normal" for my family will be to go to where our loved one is, and help them feel better by cleaning, redirecting, making small positive changes in their environment.

That's one of the most healthy and emotionally satisfying changes I have come across in a while. It also helped to consider key scriptural texts like Ps. 73: 25,26, Isaiah 43:10 and other like these. They were a tremendous help.

I'm glad we're making this change. It's one for the better.
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  • BEEBEE1936
    Great idea! I know when I get down, depressed. My house work doesn't get done. And when your house is a mess it makes you more depressed. So that would be a great "pick me upper". Hummm, I wonder if I could get my family to do that?

    BTW: I love reading your blogs.

    2431 days ago
  • WENNI1972
    Wonderful!! What a nice new family tradition to help get your loved ones out of a slump. Very productive!
    2436 days ago
    What a wonderful idea! It's good to find alternatives to traditions that might hinder our progress in improving our health. :) This is a really fun idea! I'm going to find a way to add it in to what my family does to support one another!!!
    2437 days ago
    That is a really great idea! Way to turn a crisis around into a more rewarding experience. Remember if you did a lot of physical activity in all of that moving to count it as exercise with Sparks.
    2437 days ago
    Bravo! Lifestyle changes are hard but once put into motion the benefits are enormous. Congrats to you and your DDs for making the positive changes.
    2439 days ago
    Great idea!
    2439 days ago
    Way to go!
    2440 days ago
    Lovely idea. Something similar to what my DD and I recently discussed doing to support one another. emoticon
    2440 days ago
    That's one lesson I have to learn... I do not have to comfort myself with food when I get upset about something. I will find another comfort!

    good for you!
    2440 days ago
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