FINDING MY WAY
Sometimes on this journey to a healthier lifestyle I find myself in a muddle as to what to do next. One cause may be that I don’t have a specific plan written out. Another may be that I’m trying too hard to incorporate the #5MFW prompts into my #write31days. At any rate, sometime finding my way through the muddle is hard.
Days 6 and 7 I struggled about how to fit the prompts into the theme of a healthy life. With the help of others, I realized that I was over thinking it. “By trying so hard to get it right, I was making a muddle of things instead. This was supposed to be fun, but I was taxing my brain. When I had to think so hard to come up with a post, I was causing stress rather than eliminating it. That doesn’t contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
So rather than pressure myself into thinking I have to get it just right, I will have fun. I’ll begin writing and see what happens. Some days I may not even use the prompt. Though I suspect that if I’m not worrying about it, I will find a way to tie it in. Often, I may go over five minutes, but I will do my best.
STATUS OF NEW HABITS
For the third day, after eating breakfast I took the remainder of my coffee upstairs. I have a special table and rocking chair by a window where I sit to have my devotion time. I finished up my Joshua study and then spent some time praying. I’m beginning to look forward to and cherish this morning time.
My exercise this morning was a nice brisk walk down the road and back up the hill of our long driveway. This time my husband accompanied me. We spoke with a couple of girls in the neighborhood and petted their dogs. It was refreshing and a good workout.
Another healthy habit I want to develop is to drink 8 oz. glasses of water at least six times a day. So far today I have had about three. I plan to drink two more this afternoon and one tonight. I’ll let you know how I fare on that when I make my Monday progress report.
Whether you are participating in #write31days or not, I’d love to know how you are doing. Is it a struggle to write each day or do you find it easy? Do you have a plan or are you writing off the cuff? Do you feel like you may be making a muddle of things?
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Friends have blessed me as they prayed for me when I struggled to write. I would be honored to do the same for you.
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