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Thursday, January 17, 2013
HOW is the “execution” of your new year’s resolutions so far? You might say, “Here she goes again... babbling about new year’s resolutions like a self-declared, nagging conscience constantly reminding her couch chatmates.” I read your minds. I’m not nagging, rather consider it as a defense mechanism since I am finding my main new year’s resolution – to focus more – still very difficult to start. Shameful, but true. I am realizing, as days go by, that I have become a really unfocused person owing to my feeling-superhuman-multi tasker orientation that sadly took years to master, only for me to find out that it wasn’t working as well as I expected it to.
And so I still do catch myself having opened multiple tabs (7 on the average) in my browser, not being able to answer important e-mails at once, piling up memos, (at times) neglecting my to-do list for the day, still reading three (or more) different books at the same period (and a Goodreads account to shamelessly announce that fact), and so many other things that I should have started working on when I resolved to have more focus. But as with gaining more focus I am now gaining more patience with myself, and I know that this is not some minor adjustment but a “major-major” re-wiring process, and I need to do it slowly but surely (yeah, right).
Anyway, for those still on the lookout for new things to try and achieve this year, I have suggestions that you may find interesting:
BODY DETOX. After all those rich, fatty, unhealthy foods you binged on during the holidays (or all the years of your life), it is about time you give your body a clean break. Fitlife.tv lists 7 best foods/ food groups that are good for detox are: fruits, green foods (veggies!), lemons and limes, garlic, broccoli sprouts, green tea, and coconut oil or flax seed oil (read details from http://fitlife.tv/7-best-foods-that-detox-your-body/). Or if you want a fuss-free detox here is another concoction: 2 lemons + ½ cucumber + 12 mint leaves in 3 quarts water fused overnight for a natural detox (for this and other detox potions check out: https://pinterest.com/chelsibounds/detox-drinks/) . I have tried this lemon-cucumber-mint combination and it makes me feel good and light (although I have yet to achieve Sam Pinto abs, I am focused on my hope, two resolutions in one. LOL).
TECH DETOX. A “digital sabbatical” if you may, to borrow a term from Leo Babauta (“Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction”, October 21, 2010). In this day and age when we check their emails everyday (or sometimes several times each day), peek at our mobile phones every minute, update our FB statuses every hour, or tweet several times daily, we are in dire need of a tech detox. Check this out: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tech-detox/. (How ironic... a tech detox from a tech source. Oh well...)
MIND DETOX. This should be the easiest, not requiring ingredients, or readings. But I have a feeling this will be the most effective in making you feel a whole lot better instantly. Free your mind from worries. Do away with negativity. Surrender to the Lord, and keep the faith.
Good luck! (firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.serendipitycouch.com)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 17, 2013.