We are at Mid December so I figured it would be a good time for me to review my December Intentions.
I started using a new journal for my gratitude. I found this beautiful hard cover pocket journal with marble design. It’s like a moleskin (lined, with a bookmark and a band to keep the book closed. It’s small enough that I can keep it in my smallest purse but I like to keep it on my night stand. I usually write in it before I close my eyes, but in the morning it doesn’t get filled in until around 8ish (after breakfast & sending the Mister and Miss S on their way). I try and write 4-6 reasons of gratitude. Something as simple as “drinking lots of water”, “I got to see my friend for coffee” or “I get to fold laundry”.
I have been visualizing a lot but I think I want to do more of it with paper to pen. So I intend to do more writing where I see future self.
I ended November in a spirit of “give me all the cookies, chocolate and sweets”. I kind of let myself eat whatever I wanted for 2.5 weeks. On top of that I stopped wearing my FitBit and didn’t work out – simply because I didn’t feel like it. Around Dec 10, I felt something was a miss. I didn’t feel like myself and I realized it was because I wasn’t drinking enough water, not making a conscious effort to be active and that eating what ever I wanted was not giving me joy. So I stopped! I am doing some light workouts, drinking 3L of water a day and refraining from eating dessert. It may look like I am restricting myself – but letting myself do whatever I want was actually more restrictive to my wellbeing. So yes lots of steps and activity – just not measure it.
I’ve reached out to my mentor and looking forward to her response and a phone meeting we are going to have.
I am using my camera a lot and I try to post the pictures on the blog.
It’s been easier for me to chant “I am, I can, I will, I do” for 2 minutes than sit and meditate in the more traditional way. I can say that I’ve been doing this at least every other days (which is a lot more than I’ve ever done for quiet meditation).
I am 1/3 done the book I’ve been reading. It’s good but there is too much science/biology explanations happening that I end up skimming over it. I still plan to have this book finished by the end of the month. I’ve told the Mister I don’t want anything for Christmas. Not even socks LOL. I’ve asked him to upload my e-reader with TONS of books.
Okay so as for giving. I can honestly say I haven’t done enough. I mean I am doing the usual teacher gifts for Miss S, participating in a few Kris Kringles and of course for my parents but I still haven’t “pay it forward” or written any Christmas Cards just because. Something to work on for the rest of the month.