Day 5 of 365

Today is Day 5 of Stephanie Bennett Vogt’s online class, A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back from Daily OM. Yesterday, there was a great video about how to get out of the rut of feeling overwhelmed. Part of the answer is to do one thing for one minute every day, particularly clearing some physical clutter, such as your desk. Well, it’s not just my desk that is covered in stuff, so that I can hardly see it. It’s every square inch of my entire office. I barely have a path to get in and out. It makes me want to hyperventilate just thinking about it. And going in there … well, I only do that when I absolutely have to.

So today, I set my timer on my phone for one minute and headed in. Let me tell you, 60 seconds is almost nothing! It went by so fast! I hardly had time to do anything. And yet, I did. I got a few things put away. And after the timer went off, I saw a few more things that I could quickly do. Still, I probably was only in there for a total of 2 minutes. And then I walked back out again.

Guess what? I can do that. I can even do that every day. I’m sure of it.

And better still? It already feels great!

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A Year of Clearing

A friend recently told me about the website called Daily OM. You can take online courses on various topics related to mind, body, and spirit.

I just signed up for one called A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back. I had seen it advertised on Facebook and bookmarked it to check out later when I had more time.

Last night, I couldn’t sleep. I found myself asking for new inspiration to stay positive as I continue to try to change my body image. Ever since my recent encounter with the scale, I just can’t seem to get back on track. I haven’t been logging, and I know I’m eating more junk again. As I lay in bed wishing for sleep, I thought about getting up to go look at the course. A few minutes later, my oldest son knocked on the door, because he couldn’t sleep. After I put him back to bed, I decided to see his interruption as an opportunity to tip-toe downstairs to my laptop. I thought about setting up a health session with my acupuncturist for the next day, but she didn’t have any openings. So I looked up the course and signed up for it.

I’m a little nervous about it being a whole year. But she says to think of it as an “elastic year” – meaning it can stretch if you need it to. If you miss a day or two, just pick back up where you left off. No problem. I like the sound of that.

And I thought about where I want to be one year from now. Do I want to be stuck in this place of frustration? No, thank you! I want to move forward. Ready, set, go!