Finding Money in My Pocket
Ever found money in your pocket when you were hanging out the washing? #healthyish
It's the BEST!
Feels like FREE money, even though it is clearly just money you forgot you had in your pocket.
When this happens to me, I like to spend it on something a little fun, a little unexpected, something that feels like a treat.
So today I found $25.
It's the perfect amount for me to take myself out to breakfast at a local cafe. #healthyish
It's the perfect amount for me to do a random yoga class at my favourite studio. #healthyish
It's the perfect amount to buy a new tub of anti-friction cream to make cycling WAY more fun. #healthyish
It's the perfect amount to buy a new candle to light as I relax in a bath. #healthyish
I think I could go on and on, but I'll stop now.
I'd love to hear what you do with 'found' money.
If you're wondering why I'm putting #healthyish after each of my options, it's because I'm taking a moment to recognize that every choice I make falls somewhere along the spectrum of 'not good for me at all in any way' to 'best thing I ever did for myself' instead of the old fashioned binary of everything being Healthy vs Unhealthy.
This year I'm really making a point of noticing what my choices are - and to give myself a little pat on the back when they are healthyish.
I don't need any encouragement to notice when I'm doing something wrong.
I've got years of practice dwelling on that!
. .. you might be the same.
It's certainly a message I feel comes strongly through our culture ... a big focus on WHAT IS WRONG with our bodies so we can we "FIX" ourselves.
I hate this style of thinking.
It doesn't help me make change.
It leaves me feeling crappy.
So it's really important that I build up my skills so I CAN notice the positive healthyish choices and move my focus towards them. I believe this approach is going to bring me much joy AND get the results I want.
How to implement #healthyish
Look with fresh eyes and APPLAUD yourself when you choose
that is towards healthy.
With warmth and health,
If you liked my musing about choosing the life you WANT and building it NOW, here's another you might enjoy!
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