What is a trigger for you? I’m thinking a lot about triggers and how they influence behavior. I caught myself reaching for food when I was really feeling stressed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bag of vegetables or a slice of chocolate cake. The point is, am I hungry or not? This is a big lesson for me because I didn’t make the connections between my actions and behaviors. Or, if I did I didn’t really understand it. I think intellectually I understood I did these things, but when it was happening I didn’t see it. I was on auto-pilot. Now I see it and I know I can change the path I take. That is really something amazing to me. That’s empowerment.
Speaking of empowerment. I tried on an Oscar Della Renta dress at a second-hand store today, and it looked amazing. I didn’t buy it but it was pretty fabulous.
DAY 22: Prioritize your needs by making a list of things you need to do for yourself for the day and week. Don’t forget to include time to glam up: schedule a manicure or pedicure or get a blowout.
- Get activity at least three times during the week.
- Bedtime ritual (wash face, brush teeth, facial cream, body lotion).
- Blog each day.
- Get a manicure this week.
- Drink water – don’t get dehydrated.
This was an interesting exercise. I recommend trying it. What do you need to help you reach your goals? What do you need to ensure you take care of yourself?