If At First You Don’t Succeed…
So day one of going to bed by 11:00 didn’t happen, but today is a new day and I will be in bed by 11:00 tonight. In addition to working out in the morning and early bedtime, I have decided to take up some new habits. Actually, they are old habits that seem to have slipped a little, but I am re-committing:
- If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all;
- Smile at everyone; and
- Don’t swear.
I read an article the other day that said if you relax your facial muscles and smile during your workout, it makes the workout easier. I tested this during my run yesterday and was surprised that it actually did help. I suspect that it works for things other than workouts, but I’ll let you know how my smiling experiment goes.
The other two are things that I know I should be doing, but have let slide. It’s easy to get caught up in gossip or bad-mouthing, but I don’t want that negative energy when I am trying to do so many positive things. And my sailor’s mouth has got to go, I have known it for awhile and I am committed to using better language. I’m thinking about turning it into a wordplay game for myself, so that it’s more fun than work.