This is about change and most people are not willing to change. We are old and we like to settle into our routine. Change at our age is like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Some of us get more open to change if we get a “WAKE UP Call” like a heart attack or something major of that sort. I made changes in my life in the past year and I am better for it, but I have always been on a self-improvement and healthy and happier life.
Let’s start with HAPPIER. What one thing could you do each and every day to make yourself happier. I am working on getting a quick start in the morning. I want to be up and dressed a lot earlier. Moving around early makes me feel better all day. Maybe five or 6 days out of seven may work, but let us focus on a daily thing. What else could one do each day to make themselves happier?
Procrastination, or controlling our temper is too big, but could we break them down into something smaller. We could pick one task, like doing the dishes promptly, or for controlling our temper, we could resolve to downsize the temper and say you will keep your voice down, or you won't curse, or you won't throw objects or do violence. So, what small change could we do that will make a big difference. I will try to remember to check back in six months.
I know we all could probably eat healthier and exercise more, but that hasn't been possible, but we could make one small change in both those areas. After we make one small change, we may realize that making changes has benefits and we may want to make other small changes. I am going to focus on getting up and going earlier each day. I will report back on that in six months which should bring us up to a new year.