Do the healthy thing! I will make good choices to the best of my ability. And when the inevitable mistakes happen I will own them, but not let them define me.
I had planned on making a series of flowcharts for my categories of healthy things:
- spiritual health – my relationship with God
- physical health – how I treat my body
- mental health – listening and trusting my inner voice
- relationship health – choices that add to relationships rather than take away from
- spatial health – my surroundings, and whether they bring me joy or frustration.
The flow chart was going to have YES or NO choices – YES for those things that are healthy for each category, and NO for those things that aren’t healthy.
For example: Mentally Healthy – YES – carving out time for myself, and my creative needs. NO – taking on other people’s agendas. YES – learning something new. NO – spending 3 hours on the computer for inspiration.
Spiritually Healthy – YES – taking time to pray and meditate. NO – becoming so busy working for God that I don’t take time for God. YES – being grateful everyday. NO – grumbling and complaining.
Anyway, you get the idea. And making flow charts fell under the NO side of things. This manifesto feels less like a resolution to me, and more like empowerment. Oh, and my apologies already to my husband (I’m sorry, please forgive me.) for making poor relationship choices lately.