Good Afternoon, Journal & Friends,
I'll keep it Short & Sweet today.
"The best bridge between despair and hope
is a good night's sleep."
--E. Joseph Cossman
All I really have to say is... I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I slept like a log last night, and didn't set the alarm. I didn't need to get up and make two meals for MyGuy to take to work today, so I figured I'd just allow myself to get "all slept up".
Today the idea of exercise is not so daunting.
Today cleaning the house seems like a good idea.
Today I feel like making something healthy and yummy to eat.
Today I feel like making an EFFORT!
(Maxfield Parrish "Mountain Ecstasy")
Today's Peek at the Past (Okay, okay... I get the message! Time to stop talking about my lack of regular sleep, and start DOING something about it.)
From Day 19, AUGUST 28, 2009:
He says you don't get rid of bad habits, you replace them with healthy ones. You take action. And for me, it took taking those actions over and over and over, and I will admit that some of those old habits STILL give me problems (umm, like...not getting regular sleep!).
It takes CONSISTENT action...not just action. How long? For as long as it takes to stick. Shakespeare said: "Assume a virtue if you have it not."
Could it be that if we don't consistently put the new habits into action, again and again and again--as long as it takes, until we have "grafted" it into our thinking and actions and it really has taken root--well, that might be why it seems to evaporate so easily, and we find we even forgot all about it for awhile???
(For complete post "New Habits: Teflon or Velcro?" click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "If you continue to eat the way you've always eaten, you will continue to stay the way you've always been."
My verse for today: "I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
My quote for today: "The amount of sleep required by the average person is five more minutes." --Wilson Mizener
Enjoy the Journey,