Uhg, well Friday came and Friday went and I failed you all! Oh well, I will continue to do my best to be more consistent, not beating myself up for missing the first Friday. I understand that it is Spring Break at my house, so my Friday did not contain my usual Reminder, which is the first step to starting a new habit. So I am using doTERRA's Forgive blend to help with self love and here I am writing my blog post.
I am also reminding myself of the healthy habits that I have committed too and I am sharing those with everyone who is interested. In fact it was a great week for sharing. I was able to help several family members this week with some ongoing health issues. Helping people, especially family to get relief when nothing else seems to work, is truly priceless. It feels so amazing to see them feel better and because they made a choice to help themselves. I get see them not only feel better but feel and be empowered to take charge of their own health. doTERRA Essential oils truly are amazing gifts from the earth, their purity is beyond any other I have found and the results are proof! I feel so fortunate to have something that not only helps the health and well-being of everyone who comes in contact with the oils, but it also can help me to support my family financially. And for those who choose to join me in my mission to empower others to heal themselves, I also get to see those friends and family begin to support themselves financially. Who knew it would feel so go to help so many on so many levels. Soon, I will be able to teach the Practice of Reiki in addition to essential oils education, I am loving my path!!!! Helping others to create healthy habits that lead to wellness, YES, YES, YES!!!!!
First, I want to thank my dear friend for poking me the other day and reminding me it had been a LONG time since I posted. I expected to be writing posts way more often, daily was my plan, remember this blog was called, My Daily Journey.... Well "daily" is not going to work for me, obviously. And when things aren't fun I typically bail.
I have what I jokingly call Shiny Ball Syndrome. I get a great idea, find or learn something new and I get very excited. Then after a while I often loose interest in that said topic or at least loose passion for it. I used to think this was a bad thing, but what I realized recently is that I have a drive, a need to be fulfilled and when I do something for a while and it can't sustain me, I move on AND THAT IS OK. I know when it is wrong and I leave, why stay if I am not happy and have no reason to stay. However, those damn limiting beliefs of the past, can and do sneak in and the other day I found myself really starting to worry if I would ever stick with anything long term. (ahh damn worry, sneaking in, YOU ARE JUST AN ILLUSION, GO AWAY)
I decided to think about all the thing I have "stuck with". I have been with my husband for almost 17 years and I plan to stay indefinitely. The healing path I am on is a keeper as well. There is no way I can back to my old though patterns and habits, I know too much to go back. The way we eat, I will never go back to fast food, top ramen, grain fed beef and pesticides, it just won't happen. Essential Oils and other natural health options are here to stay, going back to OTC meds, no way, not now that I know the power of EO's, not gonna happen. There are things that I keep in my life, so what makes those thing different? I had to remind myself.
I have grown because of these things. Each one helped me to move into the place that I wanted to be. Also, they are things that continue to sustain me and interest me and keep me moving in a positive direction. There is more to learn about them all, so they are never-ending as far as interest and knowledge, I can keep learning about them.
I really want to continue this blog on a regular basis and since it fits some of the above "keeper" criteria, I guess I need to make this into a habit. In fact, I can think of several other good habits that I desperately want to start, like taking vitamins consistently. So how do I start a new habit?
I found this great article called The 3 R's of Habit Change: How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick by James Clear.
The 3 R's are:
My challenge for myself, start 1 new habit this month, blogging regularly. How often is regular? Well folks, I am not sure. I have done some research and it turns out there is no right answer, only the answer that works best for me. While daily would be great, but I can not sustain that, it feels stressful and not fun and I like fun. So for now I am going to start with weekly posts. I am just not sure which day of the week will work best, so bare with me. I will start with Friday's, due to my schedule, these days are the most consistant, if they aren't working, I will readjust. Making this easy and fun is key and following my 3 R's
Here we go.... See you Friday!
About this blog
After almost 2 years of deep depression and grief I am on the road to Wellness. This is a journey that has no end, yet I reach my goal of wellness everyday. Feeling joy and happiness no matter what the circumstance or situation I am in, is my goal! In this blog I share my struggles, experiences and solutions as I make this choice to live well!