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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A Little at a Time

This is my first post for 2015 and I know it's pretty late. It's been busy, busy and more busy for me with major de-cluttering and new schedules etc. I'm glad to report, however, that I've started 2015 on a positive note. :)

I've given up on resolution lists but I did resolve to do one thing different this year, that is to intentionally take care of my own needs and so far I think I did pretty well!

Firstly I decided to sign up for hot yoga class after a little encouragement from Alicia of Beanie N Us. I've been trying to exercise on my own using low-cost methods (i.e. workout at home) but it wasn't too successful as it was too easy for me to "lazy out" (if there's such a term) so I decided to step out of my comfort zone figuratively and literally, because the room temperature was 38℃ to 40℃! After the first session, I came to a full realisation of how inflexible and weak I have become, so needless to say I was more motivated to exercise regularly.

self care

The other thing I did for myself was to read. Yes, read! Sounds funny, doesn't it? What do you mean read? I mean picking out books to read for leisure and not for research on homeschool resources, healthy recipes for family or world news. I mean reading for entertainment's sake kind of reading, be it funny fiction novels or how-to books on fashion drawing or washboard-tummy-exercises. It suddenly dawned on me how far I've drifted from one of my favourite hobbies - reading, when I tried to look for a novel to buy and read at a recent book fair. Within a matter of minutes I picked out about 15 books for my children (at greatly discounted prices) but I had so much difficulty choosing one novel for myself. I'm so glad I started though, because this reacquaintance with leisure reading seemed to have reignited some part of me that was "dead" for a long time; I can't put my finger to what it is but I know it's now alive.

So yes, these are not great things I've accomplished but they are enough for me, at least for now. This year, I'm going to rediscover more about myself and do a little more for myself, a little at a time.

What would you like to do for yourself this year?

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