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10 Daily “Energizing” Habits #2

readingHurray, for me! I recently kicked off “10 daily “energizing” habits and I for one did it! Well, I did the first one with some measure of success, which was what the plan was, after all. I was a bit inconsistent at the beginning, but it is something worth doing. I started out trying to be peaceful and quiet within my mind in the quiet of my home. (which is quiet until I want to meditate…lol)

Then I went back to what usually worked in the past, which was listening to guided meditations. Now the key here is to schedule it in. I keep moving when I do it to a “best time of day,” which, for starters, needs to be when the phone doesn’t ring. Pretty safe before 8am or after 9pm. I prefer the mornings.

How did you do? Hurray, for you, too! Please add a comment below and let me know, I am very interested in your success as well as potential stumbling blocks. I know myself, if there was no commitment, i.e. to you my readers, I probably would have let other things I previously deemed more important, take precedent.

Here we are at habit #2 and it was quite the decision what to add next. There are so many to choose from. Actually I am lying, I am really working hard at creating a list of “energizing” habits, that won’t be the “flossing the teeth” kind. I have some sorted, but there is room for more so please, give us a hand and tell me yours. That being said, something that always has fed me is reading! I love it, yet often I will put it to the bottom of the list and not quite get around to it.

I enjoy more than one style of book. I vary between sappy romances (not as much these days), the slightly deeper one offs – often first books from authors and the great stuff that feeds my soul and spirit. There are many of this kind of book on my shelf so I would like to get back to “The Purpose Driven Life”. I started it some time ago when I wanted information on purpose but only got to page 25, not even to the end of chapter 4! (It was even in the bathroom! Actually that may be why I stopped mid chapter.) The author, Rick Warren, suggests reading one chapter a day with something to ponder and a question at the end of each chapter. There are 40 chapters so this is a great book to start as it will last 37 days or more than 5 weeks! If I like the book I will recommend it on my resource page. If not I will trade it off to something else as long as it continues to “energize” me.

I truly applaud you along your journey with habits that give you energy. If you are stumbling along, gracefully strolling, or skipping down the road while adding some amazing habits to your life, please send me a note of encouragement or let me encourage you. We can do this together, I know we can!

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