March 11th, 2019 Too Routine
Yesterday was a 4-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Sunday was a good one. Mom and I had an outing yesterday; dinner out, a store trip, plus a good drive and conversation. She seems to be doing really well lately and that's a real blessing.
One of the things I've really had to focus on of late is making sure I'm giving my morning routine the time and energy it deserves. A routine practice of prayer, meditation, visualizations, and positive affirmations each morning sets a foundation for the day. It's an extremely important piece. Books have been written on this topic alone. It really makes a significant difference when it's given the time and attention; the place and reverence it deserves. The risk for me is making it "too routine." When I hurry this daily practice, I'm going through the motions--and I can tell the difference.
Any day where I post this blog later in the day instead of before 6am, I've rushed my routine. The thing is, it can quickly become a habit, and I mean alarmingly fast. In the last two weeks alone, I've done that very thing half a dozen times. That's simply not acceptable for my best interests. Something responsible for laying a solid foundation for the day cannot be routinely compromised. It's too important.
This morning, I gave my morning foundation routine the time, space, and place it requires for my continued wellness. I feel better.
My food is planned and packed for breakfast and lunch--and a good dinner will be chosen from my food plan options, later. I'm ready to stay connected with support and stay connected with the elements of my daily practice that always make the biggest difference.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
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