Hello from a rainy day here on the rock -
I'm going to be upfront with you - I have not lost the kind of weight we all want to lose - the kind that shows up on the scale and in the way our clothing fits but I am feeling lighter these days. And it all has to do with a simple change that any of you can do and it doesn't cost a dime.
Let's have a hands up here to see who employs a to-do list in their everyday routine? Thought so!
Many us use the humble (or not so humble in some of my co-workers cases - they make up very elaborate computer generated to-do lists!) as a way of keeping on track.
Mine for today would have read something like this:
_think about something for supper
But I have decided that I am going to change my way of thinking - from now on any list I make is going to be "my done" list:
What did I do today:
I went to work, I drank my water, I ate a healthy lunch, I walked both me and the dogs, I did two loads of laundry, I am in the process of cooking a healthy supper, I did a quick run to the grocery store, I gave away all of the leftover Halloween candy, I only had one piece of bubble gum, I cleaned the upstairs bathroom, I took some me time and read a magazine, I called my mom, I wrote a couple of e-mails about a dog our group is trying to rehome, I laughed at a crow flying off which a huge bag of chips in its mouth
, I washed and dried dishes (our dishwasher is broke), I made a doctor's appointment, I bought a lemon pie and delivered it to out vet clinic (as a thank you for all that they do), I apologized to John for being a moody cow when I woke up this morning, I .........................
See the difference? The first list made me feel guilty if I missed something while the second list made me feel like I actually accomplished something and did lighten the load of guilt I think we all carry on our shoulders.
Try it for yourself - I am actually going to keep a pretty little notebook nearby and call it my daily accomplishments to keep me motivated. Be sure to let me know if it makes you feel like a small load has been lifted off your shoulders and pass it along if it does. Replace that feeling of "I should have done" to "look what I accomplished"