It was also my first day of 21 days. No, I’m not going to post something for 21 days like I did for 31 days in October… I’m going to change something in 21 days.
And I might post about it occasionally.
“They” say if you do something for 21 days you establish a new habit. I have a lot of bad ones to break and a lot of new ones to create.
And of course, the day you start something new, things happen. Or they don’t happen. Or you feel discombobulated over something silly that shouldn’t matter at all.
Maybe it’s the season.
Normally I love fall, but it’s different this year. Everything feels in a hurry. The leaves are falling too fast. We picked the last of the apples Saturday and the tree looks sad. And I feel like there’s something I’m supposed to be doing but don’t know what.
So, back to 21 days.
It’s easy to overwhelm yourself… or I should say it’s easy for me to overwhelm myself. So I’m taking baby steps.
1- Nothing to eat after 7 p.m. No nibbling. No sneaking. So far, so good. Of course, it’s only 10:05 p.m. (and 46 seconds) as I type this, but I’m sticking to it.
2- No candy at any time. HE was eating licorice awhile ago… I am strong. No candy. No. Absolutely not.
3- Fifteen minutes a day working on my book, with the hope I’ll get so caught up in it I’ll spend much more time. And well, this did not happen today. We were gone all day. Excuses, excuses. I know… but like I said earlier, I’ve been discombobulated. That’s just the way it is.
And when I successfully finish this 21 days… and I will… I will start another 21 days and tackle something new.
I do think those apples are calling for me to bake a pie this week, however. Pie with dinner is acceptable.