No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
In one of my earlier posts I talked about giving myself transition timebetween activities and I've been attempting it for about two weeks and this is what I have to say about it...IT IS WONDERFUL!
I am certainly not perfect with it but when I have a transition to make (end of day, heading home to pick up the bean, that type of thing) I glance at the clock and when I have 15 minutes left I STOP what I am doing and get myself packed and organized for the next day. I still have a long way to go but I will continue to grow this skill because I think it is really important.
What it did for me was make me feel much more relaxed! I didn't feel so much like I was rushing around and hurrying from one thing to the next. Plus it honors me to do it. It gives me time to take a deep breath and focus my attention on something new. I tend to get very focused on what I am doing so I really need this. In addition, it helped me to focus my attention on the food I am eating. I do a deep breath transition when I sit down to eat something.
This is something that was suggested loooooong ago when I first started Normal Eating but I didn't do it until now. Amazing how long it takes for something to really hit home.
FEELING LIGHTER BECAUSE I PUT DOWN THE BAGGAGE
Ever since my revelation that I was carrying my mother's baggage, I have been feeling much lighter. It's like a weight was lifted and I am now free to discover who I truly am. I am more in the moment with friends, at work, at home. I am able to be silly more easily, am more available to my son and husband, more able to shake off a bad mood and let things go. I feel like there's been a true shift for me. And I like it.
HOW TO BE A GIRL
Soooo, I missed a few things while I was growing up. My mother was actually very girly but she didn't really pass the knowledge on to me, at least not in a way that I was ready to hear. So lately I have had this urge to learn about all things girly. Makeup, clothes, skincare, cooking, cleaning, etc. Is that sexist? Probably a bit but it's the reality of our society and I'd rather think about it as a fun adventure. And I thought I would share what I learn right here! This is unchartered territory for me and I'm looking forward to it!