Yesterday was May Day or Mayday? May Day is the first day of May and is traditionally honored by hanging flowers on people’s doors. Mayday is an emergency procedure used mostly in radio communications. I’m using it as a wake-up call for myself to get back on track with my Healthy Year. March was a minefield of emotional bombs and April…well it was just insanely busy!
I’m setting two Healthy goals for this month. The first one is to check AND record my blood sugar each morning. I usually check it every morning but have not been recording it in the glucose tracker I installed on my phone. My goal this month is to keep up with doing that each morning with my fasting blood sugar. The second goal is to have a No Complaining Month. I am going to work to catch myself when I want to complain and re-think it. I want to focus on being much more thankful for what I have rather than complaining about it. I am going to track that by using the Happier App and the one sentence journal tool in there to write down how it’s going. The idea isn’t perfection, but awareness. If can become aware of when I have the tendency to complain, I can refocus my mind and think about why I’m complaining. Is it just mindless complaining? Is it something I can change about myself? Is there something I can do differently? I’m also going to put a bracelet on one wrist and switch it back and forth when I catch myself in complaining to help with being cognizant of when it’s happening.