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What Are You Tolerating?

Welcome to this week's Bloom! Do you remember The Seed from earlier this week? Not a problem if you don't. Sometimes, when I'm getting ready to put together my discussion for it, I have to look back and remind myself! LOL

Here you go:

"It's the simplest things that we tend to ignore that can make a big difference in our lives."

We sometimes forget to do little things because we just don't think of them as important, yet they can have an impact on our day-to-day. Here's a short list:

  • Drink water throughout the day. Don't wait until you're thirsty. Create a "system" -- maybe you'll have a full glass every hour.

  • Have a regular bedtime and allow for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

  • Set up appointments in advance ... with your hairdresser, dentist, massage, ... whatever helps you feel good on a regular basis.

  • Have a supply of lightbulbs on hand so you can replace one when it burns out. Have you ever lived with a lamp that reminds you the bulb is out every time you try to put it on?!? Isn't it annoying?!?

  • Do the same with batteries. Know which ones you use most frequently and have some spares on hand.

  • Sew the button back on the blouse you put on only to remember that the button is missing (and so you hang it back up in the closet). Or, get rid of the blouse because you know you're just not going to fix it. And, speaking of clothes -- remove the ones you haven't worn in a year. Your closet needs more space.

  • What about a drawer or closet door that doesn't open or close properly. Stop fighting with it. If you can't fix it, find someone who can.

  • Is your car messy? Grab a trash bag and clean it out.

  • Maybe you'd like your finances to look better? Create a budget. Start by listing your income and then your expenses. Just do that and see what happens.

The simplest things that we tend to ignore can also be called "tolerations". They can wear you down and really get in the way, yet we sometimes let them go on for much too long. Do an inventory of little things that you're ignoring. Have fun with it. Make it a game and see if you can take care of one thing this week and maybe two next week. Remember the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Sweetie. This is what I wish for you. Would you like to feel like you've got a handle on life, on the tolerations and the stressors? I have lots of ways to help you do that and help you feel like life is more manageable. Email me and we'll set up a time to chat!

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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