Take a moment to think about just one thing you could do to more fully engage in making your goals a reality. Just one simple commitment. It doesn’t have to be big.
Most of the time it’s not the big things we do, but the consistent little efforts that lead to long-term goal achievement. It’s the one step every day kind of things. Sometimes it’s a solid 6 hour, 2 day, or week long grind, but far more often it’s the consistent 5-30 minute daily effort.
This has come up for me recently. I want to connect more with friends directly and I really don’t want to spend as much time on facebook, unless it’s focused energy, but not mindless newsfeed cruising, I think happens all too often for many of us. I’d also had this creative idea on my mind about writing “Love Letters” to friends and family members to achieve greater connection, contribute to more awesomeness in the world, and let them know they’re thought about and loved… at least by me.
I’d told my spiritual mentor about it and thought that would help me get to it. I received an email “love letter” blast from a woman whose blog I subscribe to. That still didn’t get it going. But then the other day a friend whom I know suffers from depression posted a status on facebook that hinted at her potentially feeling down at this time. It was time to start spreading the love, there were no more excuses, my love was needed!
Sometimes it takes a while to get the ball rolling when we know it's going to take that consistent effort, sometimes we need a few pushes; consider this one of them if there's something you know will make a difference if you make a few minutes a day for it! I even admitted here that even trainers sometimes need a few nudges before we get started, we are highly motivated and strong-willed, but still human.
Now I am committed to spreading the love, a little bit every day. Look ahead a bit, you know how you'll try to cheat yourself. I've made rules that must apply to this commitment. Like texting mum “I Love you!” (while it's a wonderful thing to do) won’t fly. I’m not short-changing the goal, myself, my relationships or how I spend my time. Unfortunately so often we do, so check yourself at the door.
I love writing (yes, folks I’m aware I’m no Hemingway!), I love my friends and family and they’ll know it, my time will be better spent, and one day at a time my writing will improve!
What’s your goal that a brief daily commitment would make all the difference? How are you going to commit yourself daily to its achievement? Share in the comments below (yes, get accountable, share it!).
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Making things with grain often involves there being some leftovers, so often this also occurs with takeout (which I know you're not eating really often... right?), and what is one to do?
You don't want to waste food and yet you feel like you can't just eat several meals of plain steamed rice. This is great for when you have a only a few things left and have to do some groceries. It works equally well without a grain or protein if you're lacking either of these. I'd like to point out this leftover grains and not much else to work with is surely where fried rice came from!
Do not feel intimidated by the lack of specific direction, it's pretty basic and hard to mess up unless you overdo the sauce, so add slowly or you may find its too salty.
1 tsp Coconut oil per serving
A clove of minced garlic per 2 servings
Lots of chopped veggies
Some of your leftover grain
Tamari, Bragg Liquid Aminos, or Soy Sauce to taste
Some cooked protein cut or brokent to bite-sized peieces, approximate equal amount to your grain, maybe a little bit less
Green onions, cilantro, basil, seeds and/or nuts as garnish
1. Melt coconut oil in a large frying pan or wok on medium heat, begin to saute garlic for about a minute
2. Add chopped veggies saute another minute and a half to 2 minutes, until colour is bright and they begin to be tender.
3. Add your grain and Tamari and mix well, stirring continuously.
4. As soon as you've achieved the tamari intensity you want and it's well stirred in add your protein until heated
5. Garnish and eat it up. Ooooommmmm Nom Nom!
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We've got a 90 minute yoga class coming to you from CREATE's Rooftop Deck on Saturday May 21st at 8:00pm. We'll see the sunset at 8:43pm revealing the beautiful "Flower Moon" of May. Please call 416-994-6267 or complete the online form to register. $30+tax. Space is limited to 5 participants.
Shown: full moon from CREATE's rooftop deck summer 2015
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