New years eve - resolution time?
Thursday, December 31, 2015
I have decided to leave my swedish online supportgroup for the first leg (jan-march 2016) - the weekly weigh-ins has triggered my bingeing and I am now in the position where I keep my weight by yoyo - I binge and I starve, I binge and I starve - and I feel really bad about it.
So it is time to put the scale away for a while and focus on good habits without thinking about calories.
I have this conflict going on - I need stimulation, input with intersting thoughts and knowledge, meeting enpowering people, doing enpowering things - and at the same time I need routines, habits and to simplify my life. When I get all the inspiration I want my energy goes up I have a lot of fun but it does stress me and it ends with me losing myself ... and if I stick to the routines and do the things that are good for me I get bored and despair that I just can´t stand it..
I am reading "the happiness project" again as I think I want to go on working with good habits. This time I noticed that Benjamin Franklin made a list of virtues he wanted to cultivate and then made a chart for each day where he noted what he had done to cultivate each virtue.
I have been thinking about virtues and chosen twelve I want to cultivate 2016. They are:
temperance, gratefulness, order, courage, diligence, honesty,justice, cleanliness, calmness, patience, humility and generosity.
What does this mean that I will need to do? In january it means that I will work with temperance (maybe the word moderation is better?) I will set up the ten minutes of declutter that will make my house more tidy, I will plan my meals ahead which means I will also plan my grocery shopping, I will practice the accordion, juggling and write on my book - at least ten minutes every day for each activity. I will spend some time every evening with summing the ay and planning the next - that, I think will be the hardest, my evenings tend to pass in lazy coach-potatoing...