Resolve to become a list writer
because if you can make and keep this one resolution
, it will help you to make and keep the rest of your resolutions. A list provides excellent direction and helps an unreliable memory. Plus if you can cross items off a list, whether on a daily basis or for longer goals, it is so satisfying and boosts your self esteem.
I keep a daily list in my page-a-day actual diary (I am not a fan of electronic diaries) with all the healthy things I need to remember to do each and every day and I will be the first to admit that not everything on that list gets ticked off every time but at least I can see where I am letting myself down so that the next day, I will perhaps achieve more.
This list includes reminders such as
- Take my vitamins along with a spoonful of coconut oil. Most important in my book are my vitamin D, my vitamin C (along with other vitamins and minerals) and a salmon oil capsule for Omega 3. Coconut oil has become known as one of the top nutritious health foods and is now described as "the healthiest oil in the world".
- Do my daily resistance exercises to strengthen my arms and do away with the problem of flabbiness along with those exercises given to me by my chiropractor to strengthen my joints. A regular visit to your chiropractor can get to the root of many health conditions in a natural way.
- Go for a walk or a swim – the best time to do your exercise is in the morning as research has shown that this is the most successful way of sticking to a daily routine so that commitments during the day are less likely to get in the way. Even if you have only twenty minutes to spare, get out there nice and early so your exercises are done and out of the way. A total of 150 minutes per week is the optimum amount of time to spend on exercising for a healthier you.
- Do a daily oil pulling session. I take a couple of teaspoonfulls of sesame oil into my mouth first thing before eating or drinking and swish around between my teeth for a good 15 minutes while I do kitchen chores and make the tea. Spit it out and rinse with some water and then a mouth wash of natural salt in water for a squeaky clean bacteria-free mouth and white teeth.
- Rebound 100 times on my mini trampolene - remember that 2 minutes of bouncing on the trampoline is equivalent to 6 minutes of running, 10 minutes of swimming or 22 minutes of walking.
- Strip off for a session of sunlight exposure for my vitamin D levels while grounding (or earthing as some will call it) by lying on the grass at the same time. This should be done during the warmer, sunnier months between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm for maximum benefit. Stay in the sun until your skin starts to turn pink.
- Drink 8 glasses of filtered water – spread through out the day.
- Use a maintenance drop or two of H-Arthritis on my hand twice a day – I use this because I had a very swollen joint in one of my fingers. The H-Arthritis reduced the size of the swelling considerably and I now use it every day to make sure the swelling stays down and to keep any hint of arthritis away. My mother suffered from very arthritic hands so I am rather aware of this condition.
An extensive list of stuff that could be forgotten without a reminder!
My diary also serves as a monthly list of income and expenditure so that I can budget the household and general expenses without too many tears.
I also keep a long term list (at the back of my diary) for the things I want to accomplish during the coming year in the way of home and garden improvements, admin chores and other stuff that would otherwise never get done. When you get to the end of the year, it is great to see how much has been achieved (often with the help of my DIV savvy husband) with perhaps the satisfaction of there only being one or two items that have to be carried forward.
A blackboard in the kitchen is the place where I make a note of food, cleaning items and toiletries that need to be replaced or topped up whilst inside my cupboard door is a weekly and permanent schedule for various household tasks and chores that have to be done on a regular basis.
Finally, as a writer and editor working from home, I have to keep a schedule in my daily diary of my assignments and tasks that need to be done. And that is it!