Champagne and sparklers at midnight, or lemonade on a shady porch at noon. However you decide to celebrate, pausing to observe the year’s midpoint can restore your equilibrium and energy. Now is a good time to revisit the resolutions you made six months ago. Review your progress and rev yourself up for the months to come! Even if you don’t believe in resolutions, I bet you could benefit from a rest . Stop right now. This is a chance to check whether you’re headed in the right direction, and to make a genetic curse-correction if your aren’t (“revaluating route” says your inner GPS)- Doreen Darcy
Reading this, I reflect back on my first part of the year. I’m patting myself on the back. Granted, my only resolutions were to live my best life and always remember self-care. That is how I found time to read several books , run a total of 185.35 miles and save $307.18 by clipping coupons. I completed my kitchen remodel (oh, I can’t wait to share the photos and journey with you! I fell short of some professional goals, but was picked up by friends. I exceeded in others, which confirmed that I am living God’s plan, not mine. I have continued to stay my course of purging articles (it has been 61 to date). The oldest one was from 2011, which is a clear sign that I am on the right purging track. I have strengthened some relationships and let others go. What have the last six months been like for you?
Real life advice for the next six months.
The key to successful lifestyle change is to pick only one or two things that you are willingly to change, and that will make the most impact. Then think about those three things:
- How long will it take you?
- Is it easy to do in your everyday life?
- Is it specific (instead of vague statements like I’ll get more activity, map your goals with specific steps)?
I was able to run all those miles because running for me is a spiritual thing. It’s a space that allows me to clear my head and just be still, so doing it five-six days a week was easy for me. My kitchen remodel meant saving each month and knowing 2016 would be the year of the staycation.