It seems that Brazil nuts help with anxiety and citrus is good for stress, according to Dr. Oz.
I’m not a Dr. Oz follower, but at the same time when I’ve seen a snippet of him on television, or read an article, I like him. I should say, I like what he has to say and he has a friendly, goofy smile so that’s nice.
After reading the article I decided I needed to buy Brazil nuts and citrus. Mainly the nuts. I have stress too, but most of that’s my own doing so I continue to work on it. Anxiety is another story. I’m pretty anxious. I think and I wonder and I get excited and it seems to follow that I’m anxious.
Ushering in a new year starts the same for me. I clean everything up, I reorganize things that probably don’t need to be reorganized and then…I think of ways to improve myself.
What can I do this year to better myself, my environment, my life? Will this be the year I learn Italian or put a lid on my potty mouth? This could be the year I learn to accept others just as they are or become a better driver.
There are so many possibilities and I begin to make plans for everything to happen THIS YEAR. I’m going to get it all done this year. When 2013 is over, I will be able to just sit around and be perfect me. Perfect, toned but not too scary, organized, calm, super parent, understanding friend, sexy, smart, compassionate, bilingual, great outfit every day wearing me.
Sometimes lists are actually made. There was one year I created a house cleaning schedule that had me cleaning different parts of the house on different days of the week. I think that was 2008…yes, that was also the year I was going to play the cello.
What is it about a new year that does this to me? I never sit down in say…June and start making lists of ridiculous things I’d be lucky to complete in a lifetime, let alone in 365 measly days of my life.
Most people have a couple of new year’s resolutions, I have a mental binder.
The best part is that every year I tell myself not to do it, “Don’t set yourself up!” I say, but every year it creeps in. I read somewhere, not from Dr. Oz, that constant analysis and obsessive goal setting is a sign that you lack self love and acceptance.
Hmm…maybe I’ll tackle that in 2013, self love. I’ll put that right below, drinking 100 ounces of water a day, and right above adding more colors to my wardrobe, but then where will I put volunteering at a soup kitchen at least once a week?
I still have four days left. Maybe this will be the year that I finally get a grip and let it all go, but just in case I should probably buy the Brazil nuts in bulk.
My thoughts from the laundry room. Up Early to fit in an AM Workout!