I found this Good Housekeeping article about things to give up for Lent and had my own idea. Instead of avoiding something, I’ll embrace myself and open up my heart. Radical acceptance and radical growth. Here’s days one through twenty – click the day to go to Medium.
Day 1 – Music
Day 2 – Complaining
Day 3 – Clutter
Day 4 – Avoiding Reading
Day 5 – Online Shopping
Day 6 – Biting your nails
Day 7 – Dating apps
Day 8 – Heat styling your hair
Day 9 – Using your phone at dinner
Day 10 – Skipping your doctors’ appointments
Day 11 – Not catching up with loved ones
Day 12 – Skipping your sunscreen
Day 13 – Not offering forgiveness
Day 14 – Streaming services
Day 15 – Fast food
Day 16 – Skipping Workouts
Day 17 – Video Games
Day 18 – Bad Posture
Day 19 – Coffee
Day 20 – Gossiping
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is the phrase I’ve always heard about for the month of March. With climate change, the lions and lambs are having a rave or something. One day it’s snowing heavily, the next day it’s 40 and everything has melted.
A friend who moved to California to avoid the snow and ice in Rochester had snow today! Absolutely bonkers. Weather is a wild card in the life game of Uno.
I feel like life is happening to me this month, rather than me being a part of life. Some months are like this. I’m working to get better organized so I’m not running out of steam, and my PTSD is less invasive. I’m being more generous with myself and others. Some days, it’s really hard to do.
What’s happening in your life?
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