Taking Care of ME
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I'm not succeeding every day in my pursuit of putting me first, but I'm doing better. I have a better handle on my eating - both quality and quantity - and eliminated the mindless snacking in the evening. I'm taking time to read every day. I've finished two books in three weeks which is a joy after going months without finishing a novel. And everything else still gets done and my family isn't neglected - and now neither am I!
And shock of all shocks - I had the desire to clean the living room today. Now you may think - well that's no big deal! But I hate to clean! I loathe it! I did NOT get the housekeeper gene - I think it skipped a generation - LOL - but I really wanted to clean and the living hasn't looked this good in ages. I told my husband and he wanted to know - "Who are you and what have you done with my wife?" New beginnings can have strange results!!
Anyway - Today is a good day. I haven't eaten what I shouldn't. I have accomplished A LOT. I have taken time to do yoga and to read my current mystery novel. And I even got out in the yard and helped Bob resurrect our split rail fence that divides my roses from our neighbor's driveway. It looks great! Like the folks in AA - I will take care of myself today and pray for tomorrow, but know that this effort is long-term and one-day-at-a-time. But as long as I can keep ME first I know I can succeed. Be Well!