Well Today I am sick of myself…..does that ever happen to you? I am sick of my self destructive thoughts that keep me defeated and my grumbling habits that keep me feeling like there must be something better for me!I have made several postive changes in my life and yet I never feel like it’s enough, it’s those nagging thoughts that make me give up on the changes I have already made. So today I decided to quit thinking. I don’t know if it’s possible but I don’t like the person I am today so I am choosing to ignore her and think only good thoughts so that I don’t let go of the good I have accomplished so far.
Here are a few changes I am proud to say I have done well on so far this last year;
I get up early every morning to spend time with my best friend, sometimes it’s a very one sided chat but I feel like God made me this way so He must like hearing me talk.
I started a prayer Journal with 5 sections, #1 is prayer requests for me, what I would like to see God do in my life. #2 is prayer requests for my family. #3 is prayer requests for the ministries I am involved in. #4 is pray requests for my church. #5 is prayer request and intercession for my friends and other prayer request brought to my attention. I know that having a prayer journal will help me learn to pray more effectively. Monday I pray for #1, Tuesday I pray for #2, etc. On Weekends I focus on #3 & #5 more.
I journal at least once a week with a format our church has developed for mentoring and helping people grow in their spiritual walk. It’s really helped me to learn to be quiet and hear God’s voice. Again the format is a part of my mentoring process and it makes it easy.
I am taking some time each week to dig deeper into God’s word and just finished with the book of Galatians. Again the format is something my church developed to help people learn to ask the right questions when reading the word of God. Galatians has really helped me to appreciate the freedom I have in Christ and that I am not bound by rules or tradition anymore.
I gave up drinking coke zero almost 2 months ago already, it’s been really hard but when you give up something for the right reasons instead of doing it because you want to lose weight it made the decision allot easier. I noticed that I sleep allot better now that I drink more than 2 litres of water every day, and really I am craving it now. When I am thirsty I don’t reach for anything other than water.
I also stopped eating after 7 p.m. which has cut back my snacking considerably. Sometimes it’s hard because my family still does it around me but I am feeling pretty good about the last 40 days with not snacking after 7.
I’ve made a committment to myself to add positive habits every 40 days, just one or two so that I don’t get overwhelmed and quit. One of the newest habits is adding vitamins to my diet and so far taking them has gone well. I may add more vitamins in my next 40 days.
The habits I am struggling with and would ask for prayer are; excercise, I struggle with it mainly because I dislike pain and just about every form of excercise will lead to intense pain because of my fibromyalgia and arthritis. I had someone suggest pilates so I think am going to see if I can find a good pilaties DVD to try. Now that winter has hit us in full force walking is not even an option anymore because of the ice on the streets so I need to find something to do that works!
The other stuff I struggle with knowing when I am full and stopping there. Not letting myself comfort myself with food is definitely a struggle
My one other struggle is salt, I love it on everything I eat and am trying to cut back. I am switching over to sea salt too which is suppose to be lower in sodium.
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