Just realised you have to pay for what is on this website. Have ordered some books from the library instead. 22 months ago
Sounds great! I am doing a class which incudes elements of yoga and I really like it. It relieves stiffness and challenges me as well. Great! 22 months ago
What’s body combat like? Is it more cardio? or strength? I have done boxercise and enjoyed it. 22 months ago
Only aiming for twice a week. Keeps me happy. Boxercise and Stretch and Tone. If I keep that up for a while, I’ll think about adding something else. 22 months ago
Starting with going to the theatre. There’s one close to my house. 22 months ago
Sounds good. Let us know how it goes. I am going to try Zen meditation as well, but not until the beginning of April. 22 months ago
I’ve tried a mindfulness course with a cd before, but found it hard to commit to 20 minutes per day. I think I am going to try again with the short, free exercises on this website:
http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/meditation.htm 22 months ago
Have also booked a one day course at another Buddhist centre. Want to try a few different approaches. 22 months ago
I have made contact with a local Buddhist temple. I am going to an introductory evening. I think it would be useful for me to meditate with other people and to go somewhere other than home to do it. 22 months ago
How I did it: I am still probably pretty untidy in many people's terms, bbut I am happier with my level of tidiness. It is partly because I moved to a bigger house and have much more space. It is partly because I am happier in general and have more energy to do what I know will benefit me in the long term rather than surviving from moment to moment.
Mostly, though, it is a slow process of learning to think in the long term. Taking things slowly and not being to harsh when things didn't go well.
I started with washing up straight after dinner - that made me feel good as there is nothing worse than dirty dishes the next day. I then scheduled two days a week for washing clothes which works for me. Clothes and dishes are the two things that tend to get everywhere. Everything else I tidy up as I go in little bits.
I have also just started going through all my important papers and filing them. Just needs a bit of time and a calm attitude. I have been off work for 2 weeks so that probably helped.
I am much less likely to go crazy with frustration madly trying to find things amongst all the rubbish - which is great.
Good luck everyone else! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
I committed to exercising once a week for 6 weeks. I have done 5 weeks so far. I have been swimming most weeks and did step aerobics on the stairs one week. I feel like I can move onto twice a week soon. I think this slow, gradual build up is best for me. 3 years ago
Be patient, let it emerge, listen and be honest. 3 years ago