My 13 ‘resolutions’ that
I’m pretty sure I’m positive I will absolutely do this year! At least I’m going to try harder than I usually do. After all, I’ve still got 360 days left! This year we’re going to do the same stuff we’ve been working on up to now but put a positive spin on how we think/say it. There’s a little bit of arguing lively discussion going on in my head over what we need to get rid of & what 13 things go on the list. Tebazilena has stopped talking & that’s never a good thing. She has the master list of what all of us know we want to be doing & she’s getting tired of all the bullshit. I think we all need a time out………….in real time that was 24 hours. Here is our (compromised version) of anti-resolutions:
Learn/do something new=Keep adding spice to my life…in my food & otherwise!
Stop being a carb addict=Never refer to myself as an addict ever again (of anything)!
Break the unhealthy carb cycle=Eat real foods that actually nourish my amazing goddess temple.
Do yoga every day=Do yoga one day a week (& then: do yoga one more day a week).
Unclutter the house=Every day put something in the Give Away box, recycle or throw away.
Continue changing the negative to the positive:
It’s time to grow up=I will always encourage the kid inside me to play. Never stop playing!
I screwed up, I wish I hadn’t done that!=I learned something really important today!
I wish things were different=Live in the here & now!
9. Every day I wake up is a new day to start over.
10. Be grateful every day for at least one thing.
11. Less is more…freedom, time, energy, health.
12. You can laugh or you can cry. Laugh every chance you get!
13. Be true to myself…nobody else can do it like I can!
So, basically, we’re continuing on the same quest as previous years but with a different philosophy on some of the issues. I do really well at times and then something crappy happens & I have to find my footing all over again. Life is definitely like a roller coaster. I love the feeling in my stomach when it gets to the top and then drops down; everything is fun & exhilarating on the ride down! But then life socks you in the gut with gravity and it’s an uphill climb to the top again. Even the best laid plans get side tracked…or derailed. I’ll never forget the time I went with the girls on a trip to an amusement park. We rode roller coasters all day long. By nighttime I had such a headache from my brain being banged against my skull…probably not a good thing for brains in general. Sometimes life hurts like that but I’m still glad I keep getting back on the ride. I’m working on embracing the down times as the part of life that they are and just keep taking deep breathes until they pass on to more fun times. Just like when I rub my Buddha belly and say, “I love you too roly-poly pod of tummy fat.” It helps if you can feel the love too so I just pretend that it’s a baby in a front pack carrier. I’m kind of looking forward to this ‘baby’ leaving the nest this year…permanently. But I still love you!
P.S. I also have a good roller coaster analogy for the major depression I went through in my 30’s but it’s kind of depressing so I’ll probably save it for the book.