Things That Make Me Feel Great
Getting enough sleep
Taking a time out/alone time…..
Here are two books I am halfway through this month and really enjoying (albeit slowly😉). Both are light and fun if you’re trying to kickstart things, take it easy, or just love non fiction like I do.
Gretchen Rubin’s, Better Than Before ; A book about habits and how to make them work in your favor…..
A large glass container is set out in front of the audience and a few large rocks are placed in it. Then pebbles are added in to fill in the space between the rocks. Is the container full, he asks the audience? They say it is. So he takes a bucket of sand and pours it into the container filling the space between the…..
Yes I am someone who makes resolutions. I don’t usually make the very measureable kind anymore like save $10,000 by the end of the year or read 15 books, although I’ve made those too in past, they definitely have their place and from what I hear they’re supposedly the best kind of resolutions because your…..
Maybe your clothes are getting a little tight, or you haven’t been writing as much as you want to, or it’s taking forever to finish that book you’ve been reading. At times like this I find myself drawn back to using a technique I used when I wanted to cut back on drinking.
Last night after work following an unusually warm October day, my daughter and husband and I went down to the beach. We chased each other on the sand, watched the sunset, sat close on a blanket munching crackers, and my husband went for a swim.
I woke up today, as I do quite often, determined to “do the work”. For me, that means writing. But whether or not you like to write, it is a truth that we are simultaneously pulled to art – our creations as well as the art that is the way we live and design our lives – and to destruction.
We were in Big Sky Café the other day in San Luis Obispo on our drive down the coast from Big Sur where we had been camping. The whole way down in anticipation of lunch my body could not wait to have a huge bowl of salad, veggies it cried.
It’s easy to overlook the effect our routines have on us. Once they get established we don’t usually give them much thought unless they are interrupted. But a bad routine can be having far more impact on your life than you imagine, even when it is not a drastically unhealthy one like say…
What do I mean by “little dings”? I mean those seemingly small decisions you make in the course of a day or evening that go against what you know to be the right thing to do. The more you know that what you are doing is not the right thing to do, the bigger the ding.