Routine

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Some times in program and in life I get into the same old routine and become bored/tired. It's the same old practices with program, some old schedule waking up each morning and going to work and then each evening being a taxi service to my kids. While I do my best to have time for me and to relax, I can get into a mode where I feel like a robot. It's up to me to spice things up and change things up as I'm my own worst enemy. Maybe it's time for a new reading each day in regards to program, maybe it's as simple as taking a different way to work. The biggest thing for me is having some fun and some excitement. Yes, I'm a working mom and have a lot on my plate in regards to responsibilities, but it just takes a little bit of time to have some fun and be spontaneous. I don't have to over complicate things and having fun and being spontaneous doesn't have to cost a lot of money. I don't have to be so structured and so serious all of the time and I notice the older I get, the easier it is to fall in the pattern of doing, going and being so serious. This week I commit to myself to have some fun each day, to liven things up and to add some spontaneity to the family!
 
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Trust

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How can I trust everything that happens in my life is supposed to be happening? How can I believe each and every day that I'm exactly where I should be? Some days are easier than others and some days I have to act as if. However, if I turn to the tools of program and my Higher Power I can create the shift that allows me to accept where I am, what is going on and every challenge that is put before me. The only way for me is trust along with doing the footwork. I can't sit back and think that my Higher Power is going to magically make me willing or put me in a place of acceptance. I have to work each day to change my thinking, to trust, to free fall. Some days I work harder than others but I believe that's the cycle of life. There is no magic answer, no magic pill, no magic at all that's going to make life perfect and "then things will be OK." For today I'm living life on life's terms, the good and the bad and waking up each morning grateful for what I have and the many, many blessings I have experienced along the way.
 
 
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Same old, same old

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