Change Works, Even at 70

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The other day this column began a series on changing. In just four days results are becoming obvious. In four days, some bad habits have been surrendered. In four days, some good habits have been adopted. In four days, my body, mind, and attitude are experiencing a huge difference. How many days to go? A lifetime.

Slipping back is always a possibility. Temptation is always lurking. The lure of bad habits is always ominously present.

What are the steps that help to keep one on track?

*Commit to making specific changes. Write them down or memorize them.

*Stay with a chosen regimen of exercise, meditation, and forgiveness.

*Listen to your body. Allow your body to communicate in ways that will enable your discipline to remain strong.

*Watch your diet carefully, avoid offending foods which harm your system.

*Remain calm in all things. Don’t allow interferences which get you off track.

* Enjoy solitude. The more you can invite into your life the better.

*Until you are ready, limit interaction with others. Interaction will test your progress.

*Maintain a daily healthy affirmation of your primary relationship(s).

*Care for your own needs with sensitivity.

*Be gentle in all things.

These are just a few steps for moving into a climate of change. There may still be overcast days, however carry an umbrella and be prepared to ward off anything raining on your day.

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