Saturday, March 10, 2007

Living My Best Life.

Okay, so now you know. I'm an Oprah fan. I think she has a lot of class. And, she inspires me to "live my best life." As such, I've been trying to speak and live in my truth. That means, I say what I believe to be truthful statements. Even if I risk being hurtful to others. Mind you, that does not mean I am purposefully mean. I do try to say truthful things in the most kindest of ways. This is where my clear understanding of what it means to be empathic and to be tactful comes in. And I do mean clear. (I have been well trained in this arena.) As well, I try to act in ways that feel true to me. I say "no" when I truly cannot deliver what I'm being asked to deliver and say "yes" when I can.

I really started living my best life after my mom died last year. Her death has led me to be mindful of many things. Including not having any regrets when I die. I've changed a lot since I decided to "Live My Best Life." I've cleaned my house and thrown away all sorts of things I was saving because I thought I would need this or that sometime, only the sometime never came. I also donated all the clothes I haven't worn in a year. I also followed Dr. Oz's advice and cleaned out my cupboards and refrig of all the bad things. As a result of this last effort, I've lost 5lbs and an inch without trying too hard.

I'm also on the verge of making some major changes in my life. Coming to the decision to make these changes was fairly traumatic, but since I've made them, and taken action on them I feel pretty good.


Rosie said...

Wow! I mean just absolutely WOW! That's wonderful that you've been able to focus and actually realize what you want to do to change. Real change is so hard and takes alot of commitment. I remember a therapy session from years ago and my therapist said "Are you going to wait until your parents die to start living your life?"

I've changed since then. It was hard because doing things or living your life and making changes others don't like or approve of is hard. We all get used to someone being a certain way and don't want them to be different. My changes have been small and incremental, but when I look back to who I was 10 years ago I can really see the difference.

I'm so happy for you!

Timchi said...

I cleaned house too a while ago though, but I learned it from an Oprah show. The guest said, if you haven't used it in a year, you probably aren't going to use it again , so get rid of it. Saved myself a bit of space although I think it's time to do it again.