Saturday, January 24, 2015

January is Organize and Reduce Month

I have spent most of January trying to get a sleep routine in place as well as organize my new home and life. It is a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. Still ...

I found these cool clear boxes at a local Dollarama. They kinda match my ottoman so I decided to get them and use them as storage.

The ottoman I made

Peace baby

love the hearts
The house box is a gift box from my grand-daughter I use it for storage and to remind me that christmas giving should be all year long. The pink plastic envelopes I picked up at a place called Smart Maple in Toronto. When I saw the boxes with the hearts and the ones with the peace signs at dollarama I was in love. I hope when I get back there there will still be some available. Gotta wait a week til I get paid. 

I haven't made much progress on the reduce side of things but I am working on it. The other thing I began to learn about this month is Chakras.  One of the things on my list of things to do this year is to find out more about them and try healing them to see if it really does help. This month I am working on the Root Chakra. I plan to study one chakra a month (there are seven) then spend the remaining 5 months maintaining them to assess if I have improved my body and mind any.

Hope your January is going well.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

News and Views

With the onset of colder than cold winter temperatures I have been experiencing a fibro flare up. Last year it was confined to my back this year it is back, both arms, and both legs. Not fun! On top of that though it is only January I have already entered into the winter blues, I dread what February will bring. On one of the blogs I read regularly another Fibro sufferer has declared a one day pity party for those of us with "chronically illin’ bodies". 

I'm all for that, mind you it means back to the daily grind tomorrow which is not so great. Still that is life for the chronically ill.

In other news my baby sister is moving out of town. She is as scared to death as I was. The idea of being 44 and starting to build a life from scratch is terrifying. I know she will do fine she just has to believe in herself and her own abilities. I am helping as much as I can because she needs to do this. I am glad she is getting to experience life outside of Peterborough. I am going to miss her though cause she is the only sibling I spend any time with.

Of course due to the flare up I have not had much energy to follow through on the belly dance class but since I'm doing it online it will wait until I am able to do it. I found a lot of free classes online specifically aimed at the beginner so I have lots of options I just really like the layout of the one above.

I have not had much luck with the sleeping schedule thing. I go to bed at the right time but I keep sleeping in. I am hoping it adjusts itself to a good rhythm once I am all caught up. I miss dreaming. Sleep is the habit I want to work on this month. Next month maybe something else maybe the same thing depending how well I do on establishing a good sleep schedule.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jan 1, 2015

Greetings to all. Here's hoping your 2015 will be a great year!

This is what my year looks like right now but we all know how that can change and how quickly it can change. As indicated my word for 2015 is one a lot of people used last year : FOCUS.

I will be trying to establish a bedtime and wake up routine over the next few days so that I can have a healthier sleep pattern. I already have some things I do every night and some things I do every morning but I want to add a couple of more things . It may seem silly to be adding things to a routine but the getting ready for bed one needs to be codified and there are a couple of things I want to do first thing in the morning that I need to practice.

The weight loss one is still doctors orders. During my check-up last month he called me a diabetic. Before then it had only been warnings but it is now a confirmed diagnosis. At 5 feet 1/4 inch I need to loose a lot of weight to get into the healthy range but if I can reach that range the diabetes and possibly the fibro will be mitigated. That is my hope at least.