September is Self-Improvement Month
I challenge you to take the next 30-days to focus within yourself and decide what areas of your life could use a boost. Your environment is a reflection of what is happening within your being. Are you content? Do you have a positive attitude? Are you happy? Or do you recognize that a bit of improvement is in order?
My roadway to self-improvement includes the following:
- Clean eating every day: For me, this means eating a variety of fresh, whole foods — food that have not been processed or altered beyond refrigeration, cutting/slicing and cooking. Just the way nature intended. I am staying away from anything wrapped in cellophane.
- Exercise every day: No gym membership for me. Walking outdoors has been a summer treat even on rainy days. Sometimes I walk the neighborhood, and sometimes I head downtown to the post office, library or grocery store where I buy only what fits into the backpack! Another huge benefit of walking is listening to audio-books downloaded via Overdrive from my library. I am progressing nicely through a list of recommended readings. Besides the health benefits of walking, I am driving my car less. With an insurance company beacon tracking mileage, I benefit from the reduced insurance premium. (Financial abundance – the less I drive the less to be paid for insurance, gas, wear & tear…) Included in my exercise program is stretching especially for plantar fasciitis, weight lifting for improved strength, exercise ball and yoga done in the convenience of my home. The more I move, the better I feel.
- Purge and organize every day: There is always way too much stuff and this year I have been slowly and methodically purging to achieve more breathing room. I strongly recommend the “one-in / one-out” rule that maintains the breathing room I established, but if you need to purge even more than adhere to “one in / two or three out” rule. With thoughts of purging and organizing, I am reminded that less is best. Less to clean, store, maintain…
- Relationships every day: Ah… an easy one! Family and friends make up the majority of my happy times whether it is visiting, emailing or talking on the phone. Meeting interesting people while traveling and experiencing new cultures adds to the relationship scale. Volunteering at the Bushnell.org theater has certainly expanded my horizon. And, summer time with grandchildren is the best!
Achieving success is an inside job, beginning and ending with YOU!
Establishing good habits that continually move you towards your ultimate goal is a worthwhile endeavor for self-improvement.
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