Day 11

Every day, I am writing about a positive affirmation, and I am also going to discuss life lessons that I have learned that day, or have learned throughout my life. Even though I am in my mid-twenties, I still feel like I have a lot of wisdom to offer to others.

I was inspired by these blog posts by reading The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie. In that book she has daily readings throughout that book. She got a lot of her ideas from her other books about codependency. She is a really a good author. I started reading her books because someone dear to me who was an alcoholic. I found comfort in her books.

Today’s lesson is about eliminating one less expense from your monthly expenses. Whether it is you cut back on one less coffee throughout the month, or you eliminate a night of take out. You can look at your subscriptions, and think of cancelling one of them. You can decide how big or how small you want to cut back on expenses. It can really help you with your monthly budget. Perhaps one of your goals this year is to save money, this can be a really good starting point.

Today, I will be more aware of my monthly expenses. I will focus on ways of how I can more responsible with my money, and ways where I can save up more money.

Day Seven

I feel like what will help me create better results about achieving goals is by writing a blog post about my achievements every seven days. Every month I will be working on new resolutions.

In the past seven days I was able to keep up with some of my resolutions. Although one of my hardest resolution to do was going to bed early and creating a calming oasis before I went to sleep. I have been on my phone playing games or watching TV. The way I want to fall asleep is by tiding up a bit, writing in a journal, preparing a Most Important Tasks (it is a list of three things that I want to achieve before I leave the house) and then by reading for a bit Then say good night and I love you to my loved ones.

But on the positive I was able to get on the right track with eating better. I now drink tea with cinnamon and honey instead of sugar. My boyfriend and I used to add two teaspoons of sugar which definitely added up with all of the cups of tea we would have throughout the day. I read that consuming honey and cinnamon there are several of health benefits – strengthens immune system, helps with weight loss, boosts memory and energy as well as other health benefits.

I stretched this morning which is good because I stopped stretching for the longest time.

I am working on decluttering and getting rid of the things I no longer need. Last night I tidied up a bit before I went to bed. I’m slowly starting to do that more often that way I can start my morning more serenely.

I am also to change myself without wholly changing myself. I often say; “It’s okay.” after someone has said or did something hurtful to me. The same goes for when someone asks me if there’s anything wrong and I sometimes say; “Nothing.” even when there is something wrong. Some of the times it isn’t okay it’s just something I say to either deal with it on my own or because I feel talking about it would make the other party feel guilty about it. This is really something I am on working on because I have been saying that for almost the past two years now. It’s part of my codependent nature – which is something else that I am trying to work on. But I figured it would be best if I do it in baby steps.

So far, I  feel like I am on the right track but I just need to focus on my goals and not let distractions get in the way of my accomplishments.