New and Improved Detergent

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!

2 thoughts on “New and Improved Detergent

  1. That sounds a bit like me 12 years ago. A family friend, a homeopath, gave a book describing all the characters of Bachflower personas. She pointed out to me this one: Rock Water

    Rock Water…is the remedy for people who take self-repression and self-denial to extremes.
    People in this state seek to perfect themselves in some way. They set themselves rules and targets and are strict and harsh with themselves when they feel they are falling short.
    If they seek to influence others it is by example only. They tend not to criticise out loud, as a Beech person would, nor do they persuade (Vervain) or command (Vine).
    The Rock Water remedy doesn’t stop us from having high ideals or from trying to meet them. It simply allows us to unbend. We are kinder to ourselves and not so dismissive of life’s softer pleasures.

    I don’t know if you are the same type, or if you are one of the others:
    http://www.bachcentre.com/centre/remedies.htm

    I got the remedy, thought I would turn nuts (things have to get worse before they can get better) and since then I have changed radically and way more at ease and content. Life is much easier to life.

    Wish you all the best for 2013 and maybe one of the many things is plenty as a goal? Nothing wrong with self-development, but no point in overdoing it 😉

    PS. Dr Oz rocks!!

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