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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Simplicity First

How many times have I said, "there really aren't enough hours in the day?" or "I just don't have time to...?"  Countless times.

The laughable thing is that no matter how much time I have, there never seems to be enough to do everything I want or need to do.  I find myself rushing about trying to take care of all the little things first as if completing those somehow makes my list shorter.  The truth is that no matter how many little things I get done, there's always, always more to do.  You'd think after 45 years on this earth I'd have learned this by now, right?


I still catch myself caught in the trap of the miscellaneous TO DO's which distracts me from the simple things of life necessary for my health and well-being.  What are those simple things, you ask?

  • Meditate / Pray for 10-15 minutes each morning
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
  • Go to bed and rest at least 8 hours a night
  • Eat vegetables
  • Eat 5 times a day to maintain my metabolism
  • Stretch throughout the day
  • Hug someone I love at least once a day
  • Work doing something I love 4-5 days a week
  • Play with my dogs daily
  • Take long, deep breaths at least 4 times a day (about 60 seconds each)
  • Smile often
These things are so simple.  So easy... and yet, so hard to do consistently.  I've no idea why I let other things distract me from these basics but I'm happy that I can get up each day and try again.

If I can discipline myself to remember:  SIMPLICITY FIRST and then prioritize everything else then I'm certain I'll be living my best life.  Healthy.  Happy.

Time for lunch - some veggies, another glass of water and a stretch!  ;)