You know, I like challenges that help start habits. I really do. They make me happy. But I don’t always follow through. And that makes me sad. BUT I thought I would list a few things that make me happy and do 1 each day for the next 21 days. Because I like to have a purpose to doing things. So let’s do some mental preparation.
I know I have done a post of things I like to do that make me happy. But for the sake of going forward, let me just add a few here:
Reading my fun book. Currently the new Kristin Hannah book; I want to organize my house/life; I like to make lists; balance my checkbook; look through magazines; work out; hang out with my husband and kids. I like to blog. I like to look through cookbooks and sometimes I like to make things from those cook books. Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s = Happy places. Barnes and Nobles— happy. Coffee makes me happy BUT I need to totally give that up for the next 5 weeks (until my next appt.) So I have 1 more day of play actually. I think I will have my last cup of coffee tomorrow. Make it a good one. Because if it’s not good coffee, it’s a waste of my time & health happiness.
So my mental prep is this: visualize me actually taking the next 21 days to do something that is a healthy/wholesome activity. And do it.
But how? Do I write my list out of things to do each day ahead of time? Now, this is the stressful part.
I think I may have to extend my mental prep time to a few days. Is that now procrastination? Then that’s just great. (my dripping sarcasm just dribbled down my chin).
Ok well here goes: spending quality time with my kids makes me happy; eating healthy/exercising; bible study/worship; getting my thoughts out of my head (journal/blog) —just to name a few. Let’s focus on one of these a day for the next 21 days.
For starters, today is the day I plan to just spend some time with my daughter. She wants to see Cinderella and it’s playing at the cheap theater which is conveniently by GiGi’s cupcakes. Although I am not supposed to eat cupcakes from Gigi (oh how wonderful the Wedding Cupcake is!), Gigi texted me that they missed me and put $3 on my Gigi account— which is basically a free cupcake. I don’t want to waste a FREE cupcake 🙂 So I will let her get the cupcake and I will have a bite. And that’s good enough for me. Today already marked my last official cheat day, er..um.. my last day before I completely dive in to being clear conscience minded on my Paleo plan. Because a good cup of coffee makes me happy — but complete gut health makes me happier. Well, that is the mantra I will start tomorrow. July 4th.