OMG!! Where do I even start? It’s now past the end of the month and I have completed my cooking challenge and I’m reporting back now. It was a success…but I didn’t cook everyday. I still ended up dining out a few days, I think 6-7 times this month. Mostly, it was due to poor planning and fatigue. I’m okay with my results though because I have again learned more about myself this month.
Sometimes the challenge you set out to do is not the only lesson you’re apt to learn. There were some down days…where restless sleep was abundant, but there was some encouragement along the way, to GET UP and GET MOVING!! I did not spend very many days in the gym and did not rake one leaf, but did get the chance walk a great deal. More than usual.
Career-wise…things began to flourish. I got away from writing during this restless time, but my thinking and creativity increased in other ways. I had the most awesome conference call that set some things in motion for not only me, but everyone else on the call. Great things to come!! That’s just one aspect. The ideas I received on other projects were both phenomenal and confusing.
It was not all cherries this month though…I had to have a serious talk with myself. I HAD to change my thinking about what I’m doing and myself. So, I pulled out some trusty tools to assist me. If you don’t already have this, I suggest picking up a copy of You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. It is the Affirmation Bible, as far as I’m concerned. I also have a loan of the Movie, from the library. It is a MUST SEE. My constant reminder in October was “Change your thoughts, change your world.”
It is as simple as that. You want to see some changes in your life, then change the way you think. Start and keep up with your positive affirmations. Speak them in present tense and EXPECT life to BE better!!
I had some fun “me” time stuff going on this month too. I trimmed my own hair and made my own hair and body butters. All natural, all healthy. I gave away almost every single hair and body product in my toiletries closet. No longer need them, I am sold on my own products!!
So, that' pretty much it in a nutshell. I've started two more challenges!! These things keep every aspect of my life in front, so I can put my focus where it belongs!! One should never stop trying to improve herself.
So...to help me professional, I am a first time participant of NaNoWriMo. It's National Novel Writing Month and I've entered the challenge of writing 50,000 words in November!! I'm not sure if mine is a novel, but I have developing characters, so we'll just have to see.
Personally, I decided to do the 31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge November 2011 Edition. It's already been a challenge, but in a good way. It's not too late to join if you're interested!! On my journey to being an eternally Happy Black Woman!!
My mantra this month “I LOVE and APPROVE of myself! I am loving and lovable just the way I am!! I chose it because I often do affirmation work and it’s the one I use the most, because it helps me the most. It gives me the courage to do something I hesitate on doing.
My song is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. It has ALWAYS inspired me and it reminds me I have yet to write my full story and I have so much to accomplish and share in life. It keeps me motivated!!