This is so interesting. Making the list is easy, remembering what is on it, not so much. The thing is, I am realizing that I don’t have to do it all on the first or second day. Part of taking care of myself is being kind and accepting of whatever I have to bring each day. I love making lists, and I always feel that if I make a list, whatever is on it will happen. I really do know better! Gently nudging myself toward my goals is progress.
Today I began the day with a green drink. I’ve been feeling a little sick for some reason, and that was a nice cleansing way to begin. I am feeling better already just for recognizing that I’m trying something new. I’m going to make a little checklist tonight, just so I don’t forget what I’m meaning to do. And then I’m going to be gentle with myself as I begin to nudge my habits around. I have lived a long time without placing much priority on caring for myself. For many years I put my family first, and for the past eighteen or so, my work. I am careful to succeed at work, even if that means I put myself low on my priority list. And usually I do. So this will not change overnight. And that’s okay with me. One thing at a time. This is a blessing. Onward and upward!!