The beginning of a new season…Christmas

Christmas was never a good holiday for me, at least for the past 4 years. Family grows apart, friendships fade and well, the time of depression tends to set in….DEEPLY. But this holiday season I will make it different, I will make it better around my family. My spirits will be lifted, my mindset will be positive and my overall goal is to be as happy as I possibly can.

The empty bench that you see here will be filled with time spent reading, drinking coffee and conversations with people that I love and enjoy. So, come join me and help me make memories and laugh about the nonsense of life’s worries.

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Happy Holidays,

jRose

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Life after the #21EarlyDays

I haven’t been waking up at 4:30a or 5:30a, but at 6a. which I think is pretty good considering I LOVE to SLEEP! Zzzzz The past few days of sleeping past 4:30a is pretty nice. My alarm still goes off at 4:30a, I hit the off button and fall right back to sleep. I haven’t been to bed early since last Tuesday, but last night I did lay down at 9p. My body was telling me to slow down and relax. It’s been a rough week…no a busy week. A little stressful, but overall it was handled with care and ease.

This morning I have swept my house, did a load of laundry and cleaned the bathrooms. I feel energized when doing that because I know that I don’t have to come home to a messy house. I want this to be a routine at least twice a week and the other 3 days I want to go for a walk. The weekends will be left alone to relax and enjoy it with family and friends.

I can’t really describe what I am learning from all of this, but what I do need to learn is to take time out for myself. Not in a selfish way, but in a healthy way. My moods have changed and that I know needs to get better. I have been an emotional mess the last few days, so I must go back and reflect on the days I woke up early and felt good about it. Yes, that is exactly it! Reflect, Repair and Relax. Let’s give this a shot and move forward with the positive attitude that all will be good, all will be great and all will be loved.

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Day!

Cheers,

JRose!

Day 21 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 21 – I DID IT! I have accomplished the early mornings, the going to bed by 10pm, sometimes 9pm, the cleaning of my house early in the morning and the good walks that I had while seeing the sun rise. Do I keep it going? I am not sure yet, maybe just a few days of the week.

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I didn’t do this challenge alone. You all that have started following me, liking my posts and sending me messages are the ones that are most encouraging because it kept me going. I didn’t want to disappoint you. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. I had to stay motivated and focused, with that I want to say Thank You!

This morning I read through all my posts, and I can’t believe some of the things I accomplished and some things I should have done better. Overall, I am happy with my #21EarlyDays challenge and I thank Filipe Castro Matos for the “12 lessons of waking up at 4:30a for 21 days.” I learned how to manage my time, go to bed and rest, and see life as a whole and not just for myself.

From the book Now is the time, by Patrick Lindsay

Now is the time…to ignore your limitations

Limitations are just guideposts,

They may signal different routes

or different ways to reach a destination.

But they won’t prevent us from getting there,

unless we empower them to do so.

Ignore them,

focus on the journey.

Happy Thursday!

Cheers,

JRose!