Day 99, Christmas is Soon

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
 
Roy L. Smith
 

Morning

 
Today will be a warmer day.  I will enjoy my walk to the chiropractor.  Thankfully, our maid is coming today.
 
I started my day with my Perfect Start:  1) make the bed, 2) dress, hair, makeup, and 3) morning meds.  If I put off these grooming activities, my day does not go so well.
 

Morning Power Questions

 
I made one exception to first doing Perfect Start.  While walking, I asked my Morning Power Questions.  The answers to these questions clear my mind of self-pity and lead me to gratitude.  When finished, I felt deserving.
 

Clothing

 
Having lost more than a pound last night, I donned my new size-eight, Express black jeans this morning.  My weight is less than 52 kg again!  Getting skinny jeans was a charmed move.  They motivate me to keep my weight stable.  I got them for 50% off on Black Friday.
 

Threats

 
Life is okay, even when faced with a threat to my vision.  My appointment with my psychiatrist is on December 30th.  Maybe I can transition to a new medication, starting then.
 

Vibractivity

 
Vibractivity is helping me.  A few days ago, I told myself that it was too tiring to use.  However, later, I decided that was a disempowering, limiting belief.  My web app does not have to exhaust me.  Instead, it motivates and gives me energy.  Whatever can do that is worth its salt.  Since working with Vibractivity and Weekly Plans, I shower two times a week rather than once or less often.  That is a big deal.  For years, I struggled with my inclination to shower.  I woke up this morning to clean, fluffy hair that styled easily.  My locks have a slight natural curl they did not have years ago.  I would not enjoy them as much if I could not move.
 

Energy For What?

 
Even more important than having energy is the need for focused energy.  Do we expend our power for our values and goals?  Do our goals line up with our values?  We may have scattered movement in our life.  What good does that do?  It can get us into trouble.  Having experienced that when manic, I know.
 
Vibractivity links my activities to my values.  As I log my actions, it tallies up how I am doing on 14 different values.  I can compare my scores over time.  Yesterday, I used my Trend report to display what activities could amplify my specific value scores.  I needed more consistency.  What had I done in the past that supported that?  I found an activity, did it, and logged it.  It was what I needed.
 
Where this will take me, I am not sure.  However, action following my values, regardless of what long-term goal it is part of, brings me immediate satisfaction.
 

Tuesday Afternoon

 

Sunlight

 
In addition to my weekly planning, I created a mindmap for monthly and annual planning.  Today, the walk to the library and the park was beautiful.  The temperature was in the high 50s Fahrenheit.  What I have not decided for sure is whether or not to wear sunglasses.  They could protect my eyes, but they may screen out so much of the sunlight that I will not get enough to keep my mood up.  Much of the way was in the shade.  Today, I decided to go without sunglasses, as I have been doing.  The sunlight I get on my walks has done wonders for my mood.  I do not want to jeopardize that.  Also, my walk is about half an hour, so sun exposure is not long.  I am open to scientific information about what to do.  There are pros and cons either way like there is with almost everything.
 
Yesterday, I ate pizza again, the same kind as before.  This time, it did not cause weight gain.  Pizza is tricky, so beware.
 

Christmas Songs and Flowers

 
I listened to some more Christmas songs on T.V. with my husband this afternoon.  He is content, listening to them and watching the visuals, many of which are animated.  We got our Christmas flowers.  The lilies will open soon.
 
 
According to the LeafSnap app, the red flower is probably a daisy or calendula.   We will enjoy our flowers.  I asked my husband what he wanted for Christmas, and he said he wanted the flowers.
 
I feel content and do not feel depressed this Christmas.  Probably, that is because I am getting out in the sun.  I have been out less than last month.  However, I am out more than I was last year, probably more than any year, with the possible exception of the years I went skiing.  I remember the first year I skied, I was worried I would get injured!  I could get hurt walking, too.  However, it is much less likely.   You do what you love most.  If skiing is your thing, go for it.
 
May you be happy during this beautiful season of love and joy.  May you feel vibrant joy!
 

Prayer

 
 
EVENING PRAYER
 
Lord,
 
Today is beautiful so far.  For a listing of what I did this morning, see this.  One gram is one minute.
 
Lord, I feel peaceful.  My mood is stable, even during this horrible pandemic.  I lost a few pounds and feel happy about my weight.
 
Christmas this year is about joy and love.  I wish peace to everyone I have ever known.  My readers know me now, and they keep coming back.  I am grateful to them.
 
I am grateful for life and the meaning I give it.  
 
Amen.
 
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This article, with its diet diary, shows what worked for me.  I do not claim that it will work for you.  Consult a licensed medical provider to determine your diet and medical care.  These blog entries do not diagnose or treat any disease.  If I provide any clues for you or your provider, I will be happy.
 
 

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