While exploring the internet I found and individual who keeps a "well being checklist". A list of the ten most important things which she needs during her day. This inspired me to keep my own checklist. The idea is to accomplish at least seven out of the ten and to have a weekly average of 70%.
However what would be my ten most important things which I want - - need, from my day. What do I need? I have given it a lot of thought and have come up with eight. Here they are with two more to come:
"My well being checklist"
At least eight good solid hours of sleep, waking up no later than 4:30am
A video or phone app, going to the gym to workout or participate in a class, take a hike, go for a bicycle ride, or power walk.
3. Eating well
Consuming healthier things other than chocolate and cereal. Actually taking the time to cook. Preparing my food for work everyday, watching carefully what I choose to eat.
Enjoying a good laugh through reading something, hearing something, talking with someone, or through a media device.
5. Personal connections with others
Not just going through life blindly but truly connecting with others. Sharing in something fun together, being then through thick and thin.
6. Creative Time
Time spent doing creative things. Playing the keyboard, creating something, taking photos.
Time spent enjoying reading.
Time spent learning something new. Anything new. Take a class, visit a museum. Do something.
Time well spent learning and reading the Bible. Attending group classes. Enjoying fellowship.
Taking pictures everyday to document the beauty of everyday.
I'm wanting to not only begin this checklist but also keep up with it. I want to be dedicated to myself. My spirit, my growth, and my potential. This new journey is only begining. I know it will be a long journey with many bumps in the road. But I am willing to try. I turned another year older last week, and as scary as it is for me to say the words in my 50's it is still so exciting. And the adventure is just beginning. Believe it. How about yourself? What would your top 10 things in your day be? I'd love to know!