On the first Monday of every month, we take on a ‘mission’ – a shift or habit or inspiration – to work on together. There’s strength (and support) in numbers! On the last Thursday of the month, we reconvene to see how far we’ve come.
Our MMMs most often focus on the ‘Socially Conscious‘ aspect of mindful life, but this month we’re shifting our attention – to the ‘Totally Fabulous‘ half.
I’ve written a bit in the past about practicing positivity – about setting intentions and taking control of your life – and these articles always garner an enthusiastic response. So lets do a little more work there, shall we?
One of the most critical parts of positive living is treating yourself with love and respect. And that means facing down your demons, big and small. Maybe you’re a smoker and it’s making you sick. Or maybe you drink too much and feel the guilt of it. Maybe you smoke weed, or withhold needs, or are hopelessly addicted to caffeine. I have been all these things, too (and more), so don’t worry. You’re not alone!
This month is about confronting a vice. Any vice. It doesn’t have to be your biggest vice this month. You can start off small. All that matters is that you’re honest with yourself and that you put in the work.
Currently I’m confronting . . . SALT. Oh lordy I love it so. And guys, I’m not talking about a few extra shakes. It’s truly obscene, the amount of seasoning I add to my food. It’s totally out of control! So this month, I’m cutting it out. No extraneous salting. Zero. Zip. I’m allowed what the recipe calls for, but nothing more.
They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. I’m hoping to retrain my palate so that by the end of the month, I’ll taste food as it is without the need for so much salty enhancement.
What new habit can you form this month? And are you willing to try?