This challenge has turned out to be harder than I realized. I guess it would be easier if I was seeing phenomenal results, which I am not. My skin is nicer - I did notice that. And I've lost the 5lb I gained when I was 'budgeting' my groceries and eating more beans and legumes. But other than that? Not a whole heck of a lot.
Again, that's not totally accurate. Last week my goal was to do something kind to someone every day of the week. When you're at home all day it can prove difficult. But I did find moments to add some kindness to the world or NAAMM's as I call them (Not all about me moments)
Sunday - I donated some clothing.
- I talked to the Grocery Clerk and found out about her school. Her dreams. Her bunny.
Monday - Made my husband a lunch while he was outside working and brought it to him
- Complimented two people at Choir Rehearsal
- Went out of my way to talk to someone I didn't know in Choir and get to know them more
Tuesday - This guy phoned the house right in the middle of my work day. He is a friend of my husband's and a terrible 'babbler'. At first I was frustrated and rolling my eyes, kicking myself for picking up the phone. Then I thought of my challenge and I stopped and listened. I gave him the respect he deserves. That was a big one for me.
Wednesday - I talked to the kid at the Deli. Called him by name.
Thursday - I brought a treat for my nail technician
- I made my daughter's lunch just because.
Friday - I let an older man in front of me during a long line up at Sears.
- I donated to the Harvest Project.
- I held the door open for a lady with her shopping cart, and the 6 or so people who followed behind her.
Saturday - I bought my daughter some gas for her car.
I haven't changed the world, but I've tried to make it a nicer place.
Still I am frustrated. I feel like I'm doing all of this 'stuff' but not really getting anywhere. There must be something I can do so that I am taking more steps forward than backward.
Focus. I need to focus. I find this a very difficult thing to do. Focus. I'm thinking all the time about anything and everything. Focus. I'm spinning my wheels. Focus. One thing at a time. Focus.
What does this mean? When I am at work I need to focus on work. Not Facebook, or what I need to do later, but work. When I am writing my blog I need to focus on it. When I'm rehearsing I need to focus on that. When I'm with my family I need to focus on them. When I am having coffee with a friend I need to focus my attention my friend and our conversation. Focus. When I'm eating, focus on what I am eating and how it tastes. Focus. One thing at a time. Not twelve. One. Focus.
Week 14 - Focus.