My 365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey begins – Day 1

June 1, 2010 1 Comment

Quote of the Day

“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

 

365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey – Day 1

 

If you are like me, you have started many a Sunday thinking of how you can improve the week ahead. First thing Monday morning you will wake up a little earlier to meditate, drink warm water with lemon, practice yoga, eat a healthy breakfast, read an inspirational passage, take all the supplements and nutritional products you have been told you need, dry brush your body prior to showering with only natural soaps and shampoos, brush your teeth for a 2 full minutes, floss your teeth (right), apply your natural makeup (or shaving cream), walk to work or take public transit to reduce your footprint, drink several cups of green tea and water, have a mid morning snack, get up from your desk several times in the morning to help your circulation and stay focused (and eliminate the green tea and water), eat a healthy lunch of greens and fish, take your second round of supplements, drink more water, take a walk before going back to work, drink more green tea and water, keep moving throughout the afternoon, have a mid afternoon snack that will give you energy, go to the gym after work, drink more water, cook a healthy dinner, eat it at leisure while enjoying the company of your family, check in with each family member on the positive aspects of their day, laugh and express love, decide what board game you will bond over tonight, drink more water, take your third round of supplements and prior to going to bed early to ensure a full 8 hours of sleep, you repeat the 2 minutes of brushing, flossing and gargling, have a relaxing bath, read a spiritually uplifting book, show gratitude and pat yourself on the back for a day well lived. Phew!

Most of us never get past the mid morning snack before giving up. “It is too overwhelming we say.” “I don’t have the time.” “I don’t have the willpower.” “I don’t have the family support.” “I don’t have the energy.” “I don’t have the money.” But let’s face it, we know we need to do most or all of these things in order to feel good and live a well balanced life.

Sooooooooooooooooo……..inspired by the likes of Julie & Julia, Eat Pray Love and other best selling memoirs, I have decided to balance my life one day at a time. I will endeavor to take the overwhelming “should do” list and incorporate it into my daily living over the course of the next year. I will seek out natural alternatives, eat healthy and organic foods, find the right exercise regime, supplements, nutritional aides, spiritual path, relationship help, books to read, bodywork. I will spend more time with friends, family and myself. I will make time for meditation and spiritual growth. I will reduce my footprint! I will be a better wife/mother/sister/friend. I will become a better citizen of the world. What better way to stay motivated than to have the world watching!!

Join me on this worthwhile journey and share with me your tips for getting balanced and healthy. Together we can make a meaningful difference in our lives and the lives of our families. However, just like the flight attendant’s instructions to put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping those around you, we will start with ourselves.

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One Comments to “My 365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey begins – Day 1”
  1. BillW says:

    Hope all this balance works in the land of green felt, rectangles and disks too.

    Good luck!

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