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TrueFreedom is doing 37 things including…

CREATE 1 NEW POSITIVE HABIT EACH MONTH IN 2012!!!

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TrueFreedom has written 36 entries about this goal

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If you’d like, I’d love if you guys would join me in my new goal for 2013- check it out at this link… http://www.43things.com/things/view/4957205/try-something-new-for-thirty-days-in-2013?new_entry=5848998#entry5848998



Try Something New for Thirty Days in 2013

Try Something New for Thirty Days in 2013 is what I think I want to make my new goal! This of creating a new habit each month this past year was a great goal to have- but daunting. Something to strive for but hard to attain consistently. But thinking of it in terms of just trying something new for a short period of time seems much more doable and a lot more fun! I have to make room on my list so I’m marking this goal as DONE- not perfectly but I gave it a try and it made my year that much more rewarding :)Thanks to everyone who joined this goal with me and Happy(belated)New Year!



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Beginning of the month and still trying to decide what habit to focus on… Maybe menu planning each week before I shop… hmmm…



July

This month I finally broke my caffeine habit!!!
I was sooo addicted to coffee but now it is just a treat I have here and there, and it is almost always decaf which has a lot less caffeine. The point is that I wake up in the morning and the first thing in my mind isn’t,”I need coffee!” Now it’s, “I need my banana smoothie!” lol

EDIT: I was reviewing the past couple months in my mind and realized that I actually started this no caffeine business last month. It has vastly improved this month too but I also finally did an overhaul as far as getting my house clean this month. I want to do more but it’s really looking much better than it did. I also did a lot more to discern my relationship with my boyfriend and where it is going. I even spent a week helping take care of another woman’s children which helped me to figure out whether I could see myself married with children (the jury is still out, ha ha).



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So my plan was to have a special time when I meditate each morning but I have been procrastinating with this one. Starting tomorrow, I will start working on this habit! There is still time, the month is only half over! Good luck to all of you with your goals for the month :)



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Doing well with my goal to give God the first fruits of my day and the last moments of my night. Basically what this means to me is that I no longer roll off the computer and collapse into my bed, ha ha. I take time to unwind and in the morning I no longer leap into cyberspace. Instead, I try to always have a thought provoking book picked out the night before and I sit there in my favorite chair and begin my day with prayer and a little time for reading. It was actually hard initially which sort of shocked me. The first day I said to my self, “Wow, I am completely addicted to this stupid computer!” So needless to say, I am very glad to have made this necessary change in my life- I may still spend more time on the computer than I’d like but it’s a BIG improvement. Now instead of looking forward to see what’s going on here, I am excited to pick up where I left off in my reading! I enjoy the silence of my new morning routine and it just feels all around, like a healthier start to my day :) Let me know how your new habit is going!!! I’d love to hear from you…



April update

For once I was actually able to develop the habit I set out to! I chose silence and this month was not perfect but I definitely have made big strides in the right direction. The first week was a wash but then I got more on track by weeks two and three where on most days I kept my tv watching down to 1 hour with only a few binges here and there, ha ha. This gave me a lot more time for silence and I began reading A LOT! By week four I actually ended going the whole week with no t.v. at all! Then of course I watched way too much when I picked it up again Monday but I’ve decided that since last week went so well I think I’ll do it again for the remainder of the week :) I got so much reading done and I hope this week I’ll do even more in the silent times of my day. I am feeling better about my resolution to make inner changes even though it is tempting to focus on more outward changes that others will notice. My boyfriend has noticed a change in me though, which makes me feel like good and that I am actually getting somewhere (hopefully). This month is still a bit of a question mark but I do have some ideas… more on that later when I’ve finally made a decision :) Hope you guys are doing well with your new habits too! I want to review my habits from January- April and recommit to some that have fallen to the wayside. Please check in and give us an update :) Thanks everybody!



April and a brand spankin new habit!

Well last month left me with the habit of praying each day with my boyfriend- not the goal I set out to do but that seems to be a pattern with me, ha ha. I am still working on carving out time for silence each day so that is going to be my focus this month :) I had all these outward goals that I was planning on tackling but I keep on getting pulled in a direction of changing from the inside out. I am trying to be ok with that :)



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My track record hasn’t been perfect with this but I have definitely been spending more time with music in the background while I do other things and trying to cut down on aimless tv watching- still working on that though, lol :)



It's so funny

Often the habits I set out to develop are not the ones I end up with! In January I worked on developing the habit of eating a frog in the morning. And though I had some success with this, the habit that has stuck by me is counting 5 blessings each day. For a while I was posting about it but then I started to journal certain nights or simply go over my day and thank God for at least those 5 blessings. My track record isn’t perfect with this but I must say I do it on most nights and it makes me happy.

In February I intended to create a peaceful morning routine and I just have to laugh at my self because I couldn’t have picked a worse time to try and do that with what was going on in my life at the time. So instead I got into the habit of eating MUCH less meat and getting my protein from other sources. I effortlessly lost over 10 pounds which doesn’t hurt either, lol. So I definitely would call this month a success in that regard :)

This month I have not forgotten about my desire for a more peaceful morning routine but it’s gonna take baby steps so I will start with setting aside some time for silence at some point each day- and eventually will move it back to first thing in the morning. I also am trying to eat that nasty frog again by staying on top of dishes. I don’t know what surprises this month holds for me so I am just throwing my efforts in different areas on the wall and waiting to see what sticks!

Thank you Francie for sticking with this goal and being a new and welcomed friend in this journey :) Good luck with exercising and keeping up with your healthy eating habits!

And I am so glad to see that JMoMimzey is back! Good luck with your decluttering :)



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