I’m at an age where I should have some things down pat. But alas, I do not. Here’s what I’ve been working on lately…
1. Sleep. Over the past few days I’ve tried to have my lights out by 11pm. I mean really. There’s nothing that I’m working on that won’t keep ’til the morning.
2. Diet. I want to try to do without sugar. Sometimes I even wonder about too much fruit. Even juice.
If I don’t have the will to eliminate the sweet stuff altogether, I’d like to at least restrict myself to one cheat day per
week month. This should be an interesting struggle. Earlier this year, I was baking an average of 1x per week. Then, even after I had my stint at the gym, I still bought treats home with me.
I’d also like to lessen my salt consumption.
3. Exercise. It’s going well. But I need to make sure that I maintain a regular practice. I find it very beneficial. Not only spiritually, but mentally.
4. Spirit. I find it important for me to maintain my spiritual health. There’s something about praying and writing in my journal that soothes my soul.
In a nutshell, those are my latest preoccupations. Regarding #1, I’ve actually had to tell myself that I deserve to sleep at a decent hour. I deserve to be good to myself. The next phase of my life depends on it.