I made a promise to get more and more healthy this year. But bigger than that, I made a promise to say yes to my heart and inner wisdom. I am finding that the more I say yes, the easier it becomes. It’s like starting a new exercise program. Incredibly difficult to begin moving on that first day … so much resistance and so many reasons not to show up. I’ve got a million of them! The mind is a powerful adversary some days.
HOWEVER, I have been saying yes since January 10th and it is now January 26th. I have over two weeks under my belt and it gets easier every day. Tonight I decided to turn off the TV. Yikes, what an addiction it can be. I felt myself desperately trying to come up with an excuse to turn it on. OK, so I checked and there was nothing interesting in tonight’s line up ON ANY CHANNEL, but even so, my mind said ‘go to On Demand and rent a movie. You’re tired, you didn’t sleep well last night, you should rest.’ The call was worse than that almond croissant beckoning me to eat it.
UGH! So I just turned it off. Just like that. Forget the grasping onto habit! I’m saying yes to myself. I cleaned the kitchen, watered the plants and now taking some time to write in my blog.
The best part of saying yes is that I find I can rest easier at night. I am keeping my word to myself and that makes me very, very happy. A little more every day. Bit by bit. Step by step. As one of my dear friends says ‘left foot, right foot.’ There is a huge sense of relief. I don’t have to keep making excuses inside my head for the things left undone. And a quiet mind is a beautiful thing.
So turn off your TV and listen to your Self instead. I’ve been wanting to clean out some drawers for weeks now. I think tonight is the night.
PS I am now at Day 16 of my detox program. I am starting to feel great. I am losing weight. My second chin is diminishing. I asked Christopher to set my bike up in the basement so that I can start getting some aerobic exercise going. More later!