Good morning world!! It’s a misty fall day in KY and chaos reigns supreme!! On the good side of things–I feel better than I have in MONTHS. Thank you God for giving me good days. On the less attractive side, my life is full of clutter & insanity that has piled up during my last bout of yucky-ness.
Giving credit where it’s due, I really have organized & stream-lined much of my life. I don’t want it to sound like I’m beating myself up. On the other hand, I have many miles to go before I’m happy with my progress. I’m frustrated that my level of personal discipline is lacking in other areas. I guess I’m going to have to tackle those areas as well. Hopefully my feel-good time lasts a couple of weeks. That will be enough to make a difference.
In the Graceful Agony group (HI JO!!) we are doing a balanced life challenge, helping each other get a grip on areas we’ve all struggled with. So far we’ve incorporated:
A. spend a few minutes in one key area of the home daily
B. spend time cultivating a spiritual pursuit daily
C. stretch 15 minutes daily (do something for our physical health)
If I keep up with these three things I will be thrilled; these things will help keep me centered & motivated. I would also like to add a few other things like eating better (because I feel better when I do) & finding ways to keep the healthy eating alive doing times of sickness. Realistically, my options plummet during those times & I’m going to have to forgive myself & move on from it.
I would like to also spend more time looking nicer. NOT model-like by any means, but neat & put together would be nice. I’ve gotten into the sweat clothes trap & I knew it was at a critical level when I caught myself thinking “I need to get some new dress-up sweats”. I’m almost ashamed to admit that…OMG. I spent an hour cleaning out my closet; I got rid of everything with a hole in it, everything older than my daughter (19 yrs), and most of the things I would classify as dust rags rather than garments. Since I’m so frugal by nature, I made sure the useful stuff went to someone who could use it; I also had a $5 rebate check I used toward buying myself a new basic wardrobe piece that did NOT look like something I could sleep in.
I’m feeling really good about my progress & I know that successes build upon themselves. I think my next conquest will be sleeping in my bed again. I have an awesome queen-sized bed that I haven’t slept in for nearly a year. For some reason I’ve turned into a couch sleeper. Gotta get over it! Sincerely hoping I’m not the only one in this spot….