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At the start of My New Year

Friday, January 02, 2015

Here we go folks. Forget the resolutions. We know what we need to do, so let's just do it.

Mini steps.
I did good avoiding gluten, until New Year's eve, when I inadvertently had a few crackers with my shrimp. I didn't think about it until later.

I am watching it.
Now to cut out the chocolate. I will appease that one with strictly hot cocoa, until I can lessen that one.

And I intend on cutting the caffeine of coffee as much as possible. I chose herb tea at break today, but then had a mocha at another break. Still, it is cutting back.

I am practicing daily gratefulness, appreciating my blessings with a huge sigh of relief, and looking forward to future adventures. I am grateful I am working, full time, and doing ok. I am getting less sleepy after work. Maybe it was just that I really caught up on sleep over the holidays.

I want to get back to daily exercise besides walking. I have only gotten as far as a few extra stretches every day, that I haven't done in a very long time. Hey, it's a beginning.

Also: goals - writing. I am working on my book(s) - I wrote twenty minutes today during my break and lunch, editing/proofing at my job (and loving my daily work so much, it is a blessing), and aiming to increase my creative activities. These things will improve my happiness and joy, which will improve my health. I am also continuing to aim for better sleep, and definitely better eating. journaling - for allergies, food, symptoms, and have kept track of my supper every day all week in a paper journal, not online at this time.=. Breakfast is a no brainer - always oatmeal, banana, coffee, with cream and sugar.

Not resolutions, because I know what I have to do.
Clean slate.
Like a fresh piece of paper.
Or newly fallen snow.
Or the beach when the waves have washed all the gull prints away.
Fresh.
New.
Now.
That is the key.
Now.
Live in the NOW.
NOW!
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  • SCOOTER4263
    Excellent blog. And yes, we do know what we have to do - we just have to do it. I think the most important part is making room for creative activities - without time to play, my brain just seems to overload and then nothing is any fun and nothing gets accomplished.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy, creative new year! emoticon
    1656 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon Can tell that you are a write by how you write your blogs. Here is to a successful, happy and healthy New Year.
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    1656 days ago
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