Archive | April 30, 2013

May Goals for Self-improvement

I have been thinking about what I am going to focus on during the month of May for my journey to gorgeousness.

Reading over my past entries I was reminded that focusing on one thing a month works. I also re-read my entries on Dr John’s Great Aussie Diet. This diet was not just about eating. Dr John’s plan was ACE. A for activity, C for coping and E for eating.

While my weight would cry out for focusing on my eating, and I have dropped my strength exercises, I have decided to focus on making Dr John’s Coping strategies. My job is particularly stressful. A month of mental and emotional well-being can only do me good.

It will do good to re-read my summary of Dr John’s coping activities..

I am going to ask myself everyday, and make sure the answer is a resounding YES:

  • 1. Did I have a laugh today?
  • 2. Did I give someone a hug today?
  • 3. Did I go some deep breathing?
  • 4. Did I do a relaxation activity, such as read a book, have a bath, light a candle, dream, call someone and have a chat, sit in the sun?
  • 5. Did I do something good for someone else or be nice to someone?
  • (Dr John adds having a good night’s sleep to his list of coping activities, but given sleep was my focus for self-improvement in March and that my sleep habits are now good, I can confidently leave this off my list.)

    Remember making something a habit is the way to ensure it happens. These five will become part of my daily routine and help me focus on what matters.

    Today’s decluttered item = 2 beaded bracelets and a necklace bought on a holiday over 10 years ago, never worn. Off to a charity shop with them. As three items, they will count for three days’ worth of decluttering.