LJ 2.0 – Week 7 and 8

I didn’t mean to do it, but I fell into following the clock (and the golden dollar) and failed to submit my week 7 blog. On Sunday, when I started week 8 I realized this and quickly started to admonish me. Then I took a breath, reminded myself I’m human and I was doing my best under the circumstances I was dealing with. Then I let it go.

My recoding was updated throughout the year, even after we ended MKE in the spring. I kept reading and reviewing and adding to my recording. I do continue to look for that dawn of enlightenment with Emerson. As with most of us, I had a couple of days success with the mental diet and then flubbed it. So, I started again! And again and again. And each time I get better. This has become part of me now and I’m even catching myself in some of my negative thinking as I say or think the thought and these days I’m making corrections to what I blurted out almost as soon as I speak them. I’m getting better on that too. Being my own observer has assisted me in this growth!

This week, on Sunday as a matter of fact, I did something I haven’t done in more years than I can remember. I picked up a book. A physical book – not a book on my Kindle, reading it from my phone. Something I turned paper pages on. And I enjoyed it thoroughly!!! I had caught my old DNA trying to resurface and was starting to experience some anxiety so I decided to do some reading for pleasure. Best gift I could have given myself. I read for an hour, calmed down, then went to bed to get my nighttime routine accomplished. And thus far, I’ve repeated this exercise nightly since then. I like it. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to read for the pleasure of reading the old fashioned way. Here’s to hoping a new habit is developing.

No television, no streaming, no recorded Dragnet, Columbo or Adam 12. And I’m still alive to write about it! I value me more each day, why waste my time getting sucked into the vortex known as watching television – between all the sensationalism and commercials – negativity must exit my life. What a great way to celebrate me!

Had a couple of wrenches thrown in my path and I’m maintaining my positive mental attitude. Haanel has it right, real power comes from within. And sometimes technology gets the better of me, today I couldn’t figure out how to add some photos within my post. After half an hour I conceded I don’t have it in me this week. Regardless, it’s really sharing about what we’re experiencing, right?!?

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One thought on “LJ 2.0 – Week 7 and 8

  1. Yes, it is really about sharing what we are experiencing. This year I have probably had more reboots with the Mental Diet than ever before. Yet, this year it is all a learning experience. Like you, I celebrate. I celebrate being the observer both eith my speech/reactions and my thoughts. Bravo! Thank you for sharing. Much love.

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