I am all about the monthly blog series, and one of my favourites is all about creating positive routines. Each month I set one goal with the aim creating a more purpose-filled life. If you’d like to join in and take some steps to create better rhythms and routines in your own life, I’d love to hear how you’re doing it.
Last Month’s Recap
In June, I committed to spending time every day in my garden. I feel good when I’m out there. Digging in the dirt grounds me. Plus, my plants benefit. I kept it up, for the most part, and it felt good. In June I harvested strawberries, lettuce, parsley, kale and carrots, as well as the first of my raspberries, potatoes and broccoli. My corn, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, pumpkins, beans and blueberries are looking promising. Not everything is going gangbusters, but it still feels pretty great to eat food I grew myself.
Creating a Routine for July
In addition to making a change of routine each month, I commit to doing one green thing. This month, I’ve committed to eating more local food. It seems like the perfect time to make a change to my diet for the better. While I eat a lot of fruit (and as much cheese and chocolate as I can lay my hands on), the truth is that when it comes to veggies I could do better. We all know we should eat more vegetables. They’re high in all sorts of good things we need, and low in calories, sugar, fat and all that stuff they’re telling us to cut down on. This month, I’m committing to eating at least four servings of veggies every day.
I’m not sure that eating more veggies will be a miracle cure, or noticeable improve the way I feel, but it certainly can’t hurt. Plus, at this time of year lots of veggies are in season and at peak freshness and tastiness. If I’m going to improve my diet, this is the time to do it. If I get in the habit of eating more veggies now, it will be easier to keep it going during the winter months. At least, that’s my theory.
Start With Small Changes
One thing I’ve learned on my journey towards a more purpose-driven life is that change happens best in small, bite-sized pieces. That’s why I’m once again choosing something that isn’t going to take much time. I may be busy, but I can find a few minutes a day to build a better life. I invite you to take on some small changes as well. What could you do to improve your daily rhythm or overall mood? And, what’s holding you back from doing it? Create a new routine, and leave a comment so that we can cheer each other on!