Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Energy

Elizabeth Golden,  from Last Door, Down the Hall blog
I’m not big on numbers, I didn’t buy into the Mayan end of the world thing at all, but I do like new year’s.  It feels like a fresh page in a new book; we can start again. 

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions either, though I do like the idea of giving up an old bad habit. It takes 90 consecutive days to lay down the neural pathway in your brain for a new habit to form,  I always visualize a path in the jungle.  If you skip a day, the vines start growing back, you start at zero.  Ninety is a big number,  but I’ve managed to go to skim milk and if I drink full cream it’s too rich and fatty for me now,  so I know it’s possible.  Now I know if I go to the gym for 90 days in a row,  I will sincerely miss it if I don’t go on the 91st day,  it’s just getting those first 90 days down!

The idea I heard that I liked is whenever something good happens to you this year – large or small, write it on a small piece of paper and put it in your good luck jar. At the end of the year, next New Year ’s Eve, you can read all those small notes and see the luck/gratitude that you had all year… that’s a nice one that works for me.
So I wish you lots of small happy notes, and a few huge ones, and a good year ahead for us all.

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