Hello, dear readers! It’s time for January 2019’s Link Party with Sheryl at “A Chronic Voice!” Thank you, Sheryl, for hosting this each month! This month’s prompts are:
This year I dedicate myself to be more God-focused, and less me-focused. I want to live mindfully in the present, and stop rehashing my past mistakes and failures. These things are taking up way too much precious energy. I need to focus on today, and make it the best day it can be.
I’m continuing my Bright Line Eating Plan, and I want it to become so ingrained in the way I eat, and think about food, that it’s established in my life strongly. I’ve lost 47 pounds so far, and am determined to keep it off permanently. Woo Hoo!
No more “stinking thinking!” Too often my thoughts go down rabbit holes of dark thoughts, and I start worrying and feeling afraid. First, I have to notice I’m going down those depressing trails. Second, I have to combat these thoughts by reminding myself of what is true. Eventually, I hope to break the habit.
Since I want to stop “stinking thinking”, I need to focus on self-compassion, and true thoughts. I need to practice talking to myself the way I talk to my friends and family. I don’t “beat them up” in my language when they are feeling down, so I need to stop “beating myself up” as well.
Pacing is really difficult for me. This prompt reminds me that I really need to relax, and allow my days to flow how they will. Instead of pushing myself to the point of a flare, I need to rest when my body says rest. I also need to stop the agitation that results when I allow myself to ruminate when my body needs to rest. No more guilt trips. Aiming for “relaxed effortlessness.”
These were really challenging prompts for me. How would you answer them? What would you want to start doing or stop doing? I’d love to hear what you think! Also, please share this with whoever you think would enjoy it. If you’d like email notifications of new posts, and access to my two e-books, please enter your email address below. Till next time, Kathy