I have been trying to pick a WOTY for 5 years! I could never think of just one, and I was always worried I’d choose the wrong one. This year I thought I’d try it, and I actually came up with one.
I decided my word is “Challenge”.
I have been comfortable with my retired routine, but I am finding it a little too laid back. I still spend a lot of time playing games on my phone, and distracting myself on the internet. Although I volunteer once a week, walk and get to my yoga classes, I know I’d be happier challenging myself to do a bit more. Part of my challenge is motivating myself, and part of it is working on forming different habits.
It’s going to be a challenge to challenge myself, that’s for sure!
I challenge myself to question my automatic thoughts of I’m too tired, too old, too something and other negative thoughts and beliefs. These thoughts can keep me limited, and in a small world. I have made good strides in this area, but sill need to keep working at it.
I challenge myself to move more, walk a little more, go to another yoga class, just move. I am just sitting way too much.
I challenge myself to change some of my habits, especially staying in bed too long in the morning, while Mr. UT brings me tea and coffee. This is probably my biggest challenge, as I am not a morning person. However, I can get up earlier than I am now, and write.
I challenge myself to keep reaching out to people with a call, a text, or meeting for coffee. I love meeting new people! I love to travel, but of course that costs money, so I am saving to go on a few little trips.
I do not want to put big pressure on myself, however, I do want to keep learning, and growing and that will not happen by staying where I am! And if this word doesn’t fit me in the future, I’ll just change it! Because I can! Ha! Another reason why being old rocks!
I also made banana bread, with chocolate in it! Which Mr. UT loved, but the baking is going to stop for a bit, while we get back to eating nutritious foods, with an occasional fun snack!
With The Last Bag of Chocolate,
On Day 1945,