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Getting Into A Groove!

With the new year ticking away, I am struggling with getting back into some sort of a routine around here.  What with recovery from my total hip replacement and having a flexible work schedule (meaning, I've mostly been working from home the last six weeks), I am finding it difficult to re-establish a daily routine.

Oh, I know what I need to do.....without a doubt, I do!  

However, I find myself slipping into a routine that will need to be modified as I continue to heal and life returns to "normal".  I have fallen into the habit of sleeping until I wake up naturally most mornings.  Even though my room is situated on the southeast corner of the house, the sunlight doesn't even have me stirring until around 8:30 or 9:00.  This is probably due mostly to the fact that I have turned into a night owl - crawling into bed with a book or my laptop and reading long after the house is quiet and Eddie Dale and the pups are asleep and snoring.....

When I get up, my only thought …
Well, I have been thinking about it.  And, I've come to the conclusion that I really did need to work on a post about my "one word" I selected for 2013.  Since it has been a whole year, here is a quick link to travel back in time and read my original post about my word selection for last year - TRUST.
Looking back over the year, "trust" was a word that really played a large role in my life.  I've admitted many times - I am a control freak.  I instinctively want to "trust" in myself.  But, myself lets me down quite a bit of the time.  
Face it, I need something - SOMEONE - bigger than me to depend on!
Early in the year, I came across an affirmation that I wrote up on a sticky note and attached to my mirror.  (You can read about it here.) This became my mantra for the year.....

In an effort to foster an attitude of "trust", I would say this out loud as I dressed each morning.  When I would get stressed, or worried, I would repeat it - eve…