BECK - WEEK 2 - DAY 8
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I've taken more than 7 days on Beck, Week 1 because it's really resonating with me and I'm enjoying it. This books has magic fingers that sneak into my brain, give it a massage, exercise it's muscles, and wakes it up.
There has been no step or rule or item that I didn't already know, but it just brings my deeply hidden and overlooked knowledge to the forefront. Awareness. I keep overusing that word in relation to Beck, but it's definitely not a noun anymore. It's an active verb!
Week 2 is Get Set: Prepare to Diet, and promises that I'll be more prepared than ever before to embark on a diet. I believe it.
Day 8 is Create Time and Energy. I see it involves lists. Taking time to plan meals, make lists, shop accordingly and cook. I'm already a list maker. There is a notebook on my computer desk where I make a list for "tomorrow" every single day and mark off items as I go.
I carry a 3 x 5 card with me when I go shopping. I use those brightly colored neon colored ones so it never gets lost in my purse. I keep it on the bar in my kitchen and add to the list constantly.
I've already found that concentrating on this list while shopping does keep me from wandering down the ice cream aisle and other places that can get along just fine without Me.
Beck's lists are more comprehensive, though. There's a list of your entire day and when you do everything you do. Who wants to do that? However, I'm finding it's a bit like using Quicken Books to keep all your checkbook entries. Not only do you know how much money you are spending, it sorts it all out so that you know WHERE you are spending it. That was an eyeopener for me when I first used it. Money spent on eating out! Money spent on buying art supplies! All sorts of enlightening and frightening information, lol.
So I expect Day 8 may take a few days to really immerse myself in a new way of becoming AWARE (there's that word again) of how I spend my time and how much I need to spend on my healthy way of eating and becoming a bit slimmer.
PS. I spent some time last night resenting this daily blog thing. I wrote a SP to someone who has been encouraging me to blog through the book, telling me how much it would help. I just didn't think I could "blog on demand", lol, because I can't paint on demand, no matter how much I enjoy painting. But somehow I woke up this morning and it just all came out and I actually enjoyed it and benefited from it. Who knew? lol. Could this anti-blog thing have been a Sabotaging Thought? Hmmmmm.