Adjust Adapt Evolve

Today I just wanted to snuggle in bed all day, drink tea and watch Netflix, but alas I’ve committed to doing things every day, and like a dummy, I keep adding to them, lol. No, actually I’m so thrilled that I am sticking to it and making progress.

I have been under the weather though, the flu shot flared up my immune system a little and the hand rash, chest and sinus congestion got me. Today was better, but I’m extra tired instead. No excuses though, I’m persisting and keeping up my daily practices until the New Year.

Today my glasses arrived and I picked them up. It’s weird wearing glasses, at first it felt like I was in a fish tank. They’re for seeing far away so I can read the subtitles when we’re watching international flicks. They’ll be good for driving too. I have to take them off to read things that are near. They keep slipping down my nose so I ordered some ear hooky things and stick on silicone nose pieces to see if that will solve the problem. I will also get some small hair elastics as a back up to wrap around the earpieces, that’s another hack. It’s so nice to have all of these videos and information on the internet to help solve problems like this. I guess it’ll take a few days to adjust, they’re making me headachy right now.

Here’s today’s video.

My daily practices are helping me to make changes, develop new skills to make progress on self-improvements, and to reach my goals. Positive changes, developing new skills, and achieving goals is a gradual process and requires commitment and persistence. It’s so easy to procrastinate because it seems like too much, but it helps if we break things down into bite-sized chunks and don’t pack in too many changes at a time.

I began this blog back in 2013. I pecked away at it when I could and now I’m blogging every day. It’s part of my daily routine now. It’s so satisfying to look back and see all of the progress I’ve made over the years.

This is how anything gets done, you just start somewhere and keep at it bit by bit. You adjust, adapt, and evolve as you progress.

It helps to tweak things when some changes don’t make sense anymore. For example, I was spending a lot of time participating in clubs and coaching calls, but it was taking time and energy away from the main things I wanted to focus on, so the universe stepped in to give me a nudge, I shifted gears and tried different things until I found what was more aligned with what I wanted to achieve.

Once you actually see progress, make changes, and achieve goals it becomes so empowering and motivates you, even more, to keep going.

When I want to give up, give in, and resign myself to playing small I give myself pep talks. I ask if I were my best friend is this what I would want for them? If I were one of our children is this what I would want for them? It helps me be more loving and objective. I give myself advice as if I were talking to the most precious thing on earth. I ask myself what’s the most loving, healthy thing for me to be doing? Then I regroup and make plans to do the things that will be the most helpful for me.

This year has been so challenging for all of us. It’s caused me to appreciate the time I have left on this earth, even more, to not take it for granted, and to firmly, ferociously commit to being a positive force in this world.

So here I am making healthy changes, practicing new daily habits to help me grow more skillful so I can make progress and be more purposeful in the world.

Yeah, I have fantasies of staying in bed reading all day, but I resist temptation because I have a chance to make these loving changes that will eventually lead to me paying it forward by helping others. I know there’s a higher purpose behind it all. It’s like this for all of us. The more we do what’s healthy and loving of us the more we are able to share our gifts with the world.

The more support, caring, and equity in the world, the more we all can share out gifts because healthier, happier people have more energy to explore their higher purpose, creativity, and talents leading to innovation, solutions, and progress for humanity.

We can all make healthy changes no matter where we are in life.

Michelle Miyagi
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