Week 2: Resolution – Enhance Your Spiritual Well-being
Spirituality can be defined as your values and purpose in life, what you do to define and find resolve with your goals. In week one we touched on setting a firm foundation with understanding your values and your purpose in life – your inner being. We also touched on believing in who you are, not trying to be who someone wants you to be. This week, our hope for you is that you will work toward your action plan. You may not achieve it perfectly right away, or at all in the beginning. But as you dig deeper into those things that help you or hinder you from achieving the strategies (or behaviors) that move you toward your goal, you will be enhancing your spiritual life. This week, we once again have a practical tip or action for each day.
Day 8: Life is more than what we eat. Develop a daily journaling/reflection time. During your reflection time consider those things you listed as important to you and reflect on how your plan is going. This can be the real meat of behavior change. Do you need to address emotional eating? Are you struggling with a firm resolution to changing a behavior? Focus back on your purpose for wanting to change the behavior.
Day 9: Life your life fully. Eat 5 fruits and vegetables today. Yes! Eating your fruits and vegetables can help you to life life fully. Not only do they provide important nutrients that give you energy and possibly decrease negative emotions such as depression, they will help you to attain a healthy weight. IF you continue to journal (which I hope you will), note how you are feeling. Tracking just your fruits and vegetables is also a great action for today. When you get to dinner, count how many vegetables (1/2 cooked or 1 cup raw) you have eaten. Before you put anything else on your plate, fill it with the remaining vegetable servings!
Day 10: Refocus on your goals. Just as in previous days, take the time to look at your plan and reaffirm your goals and action. Practical tip for the day – do a 10 minute interval workout – strength and cardio.
Day 11: Undivided heart. Do you believe firmly in your plan? Determination comes with a solid focus. Has there been a time you wanted something, but were not SO determined that you would overcome any obstacle to get what you wanted? An undivided heart indicates that you do not waver at all. Your heart and mind are committed to the purpose.
Day 12: Restate your plan. Overcome challenges by restating what your plan is. Keep on the focus looking at your plan and following maybe one of the small actions you would like. This is also a good time to look back at the affirmations you have written, or write some new ones!
Day 13: Don’t be a people pleaser. It is your plan – not your friends! Enough said? Certainly do not continue to follow your plan if it is ineffective, but if it is working for you – ever so slowly or quickly – stick with it! Don’t go with the fad.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
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