Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Since it's New Year's, this is the perfect time to consider habits you'd like to break or changes you'd like to make in your life. And this 21-day period is a great time to do it. It's been said that it takes 21 days to break a habit; 21 days to learn a new own. While you're cleansing you’re going to be very mindful of what you’re eating and drinking – why not be mindful of some other aspects of your life too?
During past cleanses I've added some healthy patterns to my life that are still with me today, like drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day, skin brushing, making sure I take off my makeup and floss every night, and daily journaling. During one cleanse I even stopped playing Spider Solitaire – a habit that’s as hard to break as quitting crack cold turkey. During another I started studying Italian – I admit I've fallen off that wagon but that's because I'm revisiting French for an upcoming trip.
This time around I'm going to try to get up early enough to get my workout in before I go to work - not easy to do during these dark winter mornings when I'd rather stay curled up under the covers! I'm also going to try to get in at least 1/2 hour of French study each day. I think that's enough of a challenge for now.
What do you want to change? Maybe it’s taking 20 minutes a day to read quietly. Or doing a few sun salutations every day. Or taking a pastels or pole dancing class. Whatever your choice, take this time to do something wonderful, just for YOU!
How's everyone doing today?