Week 1 ideas for staying in the light
The goal of this four month challenge is to come out the other end feeling good about ourselves, not the opposite. So, this is not a "Set a bunch of goals and beat yourself up if you fail" sort of a deal. It's supposed to be a kinder, gentler approach. So, I offer these as humble suggestions that I think will help me and maybe will help you. Each week, I'll throw out some ideas for staying "in the light." I'll try to back them up with some science, so that you don't think I'm just sitting in the living room making stuff up. All of it is created on an Intention, Attention, No Tension model. I'll decide on one or two things that I think will keep me buoyant, create some structure to possibly get there, and then not sweat it if things go off track a little. Nothing bad will happen. It'll all be fine either way.
Since the weather is still pretty good here in the mid-Atlantic, and we have that pretty tree thing going on, I'm going to set an intention to go outside during the daylight hours for even just 5 minutes or so, three or four days this week (unless it's raining.) My mini-goal is to take an artfully arranged picture of something in nature or something that strikes me as amusing. Maybe I'll Facebook it, maybe I won't. Spending time in and around the natural world has been well documented to improve all aspects of health and well-being. Sign me up, I say!
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