If you didn’t read my first post re: ME Month I’m including the link.
In a nutshell, I designated April as ME Month, 30 days to focus on taking better care of myself: physically, emotionally and otherwise.
I’m happy to report that this particular “experiment” 😉 was a huge success.
Now, at the end of 30 days, I am feeling better about myself on so many levels. I have lost some weight, I am feeling stronger, more energetic and with a lot more positive outlook for the future.
And most important of all, I am feeling more worthwhile as a person and what I am capable of achieving.
If I had to sum up in 3 words, what I’ve learned in the past month that I will continue to focus on in the months ahead:
*consistency– Sticking to a plan. Making the effort to follow through with what I know I should be doing every day, to feel better about myself.
*mindfulness– REALLY being in the moment. Focusing on the task at hand, not letting my mind always wander off in 10 different directions. Even peeling potatoes can be a mediative ritual if you let it be. 😉 OK, perhaps a rather strange example but it really does make a difference to “be here now” . To “walk that talk” moment to moment.
*ownership– This was a biggie. If I want to feel better about myself. If I want to feel healthier and happier, it’s down to me. I can’t wait for someone or something to fix what I don’t like about myself or my life. It’s up to me.
This may not be rocket science but these three words have become very empowering to me. ME month is officially over but this is also a new beginning for me.
I will continue to make a daily effort and decision to follow my new path. And when, if I do have a bad day and start dwelling on: failures instead of successes, apathy instead of hope, fear instead of courage….I will re-read these posts and re-focus my efforts.Making every day another opportunity to be the best ME that I can be!
PS: A sincere “thank you” to the blog buds who also decided to participate with their own versions of ME Month and who shared their experiences with me via comments and emails. I hope you will continue with your own efforts at a more positive and empowering life journey too. 🙂