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I stumbled across Leo Babauta’s method for habit change via Alana’s blog, became aware of Gretchen’s lovely Happiness Project (yay happiness!) and dabbled with an annual review  after reading about Chris Guillebeau’s.  In the last week or so I’ve scrolled through more material of similar nature than I can mention.  I was all excited.  Yay!  Projects!  Something else to help me grow and change!

Hoorah!

Then I thought about the commitment and the posting and the public accountability and…

Felt. Really Tired.

As I’ve said recently, I’m in the middle of the season of dragging.  Doing my best to stay well and relatively happy while I wait for more sunshine.  I feel the need to cocoon but keep bombarding myself with all the wonderfulness of the social web.

Then across my internet-flitting came Gwen’s newest project.

Deep sigh.

Almost everything I run across is wonderful and resonates on some level.  But this feels like the one to follow.  It embodies what I want to inspire in other people.

Get aware.

And since I ought to practice what I preach, and have been shying away from mindfulness and sitting, this is what I need right now.

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January 1-Resolution or no?

One-be still more. This allows me to pay attention and quit the distraction habit.

January 3-Transition points. Notice doorways, stairwells, getting into and out of your car.

Interesting this is today’s prompt.  As I was backing out of my drive to go to work I noticed my entryway.  It’s still got the garland, lights, wreath-made-by-me on it from the holidays.  My front door is a neutral purple; a beautiful backdrop for the surrounding decorations.  I love it.  As I was leaving today I felt this warm feeling of love for my front door area.  Funny.

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I think I will still pursue the commandment illustrated by Gretchen and I love the 6 changes concept and may pursue it later.  Right now I’m going to rest when I can and pay attention. 

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