Careful! Your Resolutions May Straighten Out Your Priorities

2016 resolutions

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Dear Friends:

You may find that being beautiful, abundant, loving, friendly, healthy, fit, secure, peaceful, smart, kind, sober, rich, spiritual, sociable, intelligent, motivated, rested, relaxed, creative, and successful is possible.

You may find someone who supports your positive changes.

You may find that healthy habits feel better than unhealthy ones.

You may find that habits like eating, smoking, drinking, and gambling to excess aren’t as fun as being in charge of your actions.

You may find that feeling good is the reward.

“The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.” Seneca

So Do it now.

Today is all you have.

One step today, another one tomorrow, and another the next day, will elevate your self-respect and make you feel good.

You reward yourself.

Good luck!

Bye for now, I’m going to the gym with my workout buddy!

Leave a comment about what step you are taking now to make 2016 THE BEST.

Love Ann.

Review of Week 3 – Go BIG With Gaining Patience

Going Big With Patience

Going Big With Patience

 

Webster’s dictionary defines patience as “persevering in the face of delay.”

This week I went BIG with gaining more patience, and learned why patience is a virtue.  We aren’t born patient, it is a skill we can learn and develop, and it builds character.  By choosing to not go for the small reward, or instant gratification now, we hold out for a more valuable reward, or delayed gratification later, and remain positive while waiting for it.

I was already patient with waiting for my turn in line, or waiting for the thermometer to reach 170 degrees celsius before taking the turkey out of the oven.  But to go BIG with patience, I worked on gaining patience with unforeseen delays – like delayed airline flights, or having to wait five days for the drywall mud to dry.  And mainly, when I forget to do something and it causes a delay.

By slowing down the pace, I realized that delays are a normal part of life, and everything will eventually get done, and by being patient with myself and others I am able to deal with delays ‘when’ and not ‘if’ they occur.

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