December 27, 2010


Last night I was flipping through the January/February issue of Whole Living and came across this year's best self action plan. I don't normally buy into these "jump start your life in 4 weeks" kind of plans, but there were a few pieces that did stand out to me. Here are a few ideas I thought I would share with you.

Resist the urge to be productive right up until the moment you fall into bed. Take time to unwind.

Reshape Your Routine
Negative emotions, like junk food, have a way of clogging us up and bringing us down. "Clear out stale thoughts and you create a breding ground for positivity," says Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide.

Kate's 7 Day Plan

Day 1: Sit and breathe for 5 minutes, exhaling for a count of 4 and inhaling for a count of 2.

Day 2: Spend time on an activity that engages and destresses you (knitting, reading - not online shopping or watching reality shows).

Day 3: Visualize yourself competing a job and feeling revitalized afterward.

Day 4: listen to relaxing music for 20 minutes, doing nothing else.

Day 5: When you get annoyed, focus on something you're grateful for.

Day 6: Take the first step toward making amends with someone.

Day 7: Make a household chore meditative by giving it your undivided attention.

1 comment:

Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas, Carrie. I hope that you have a wonderful 2011.

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