1 year ago for day 117, 2019 with 337 words.

Little Victories

Sometimes I'm afraid to admit that things are going well because I didn't go quite as far as I wanted to, or I'm worried I will backslide into a negative mindset, not realizing that worry means I'm still there. So today, I decided to try something different. Instead of worrying, I decided to celebrate all the things that went right today.

  1. I woke up early. I went back to sleep, but it seems pretty easy to tune my body to 6 AM.
  2. I finally sorted all of my clothing by color. I still have a ton of laundry to do, and plenty of clothing to discard, but this is the first step in the right direction.
  3. I ate breakfast. It was only breakfast, but I felt much better than if I had eaten nothing.
  4. I washed some dishes. I still have plenty left to do, but it's a start and it's not as bad as it looks when I sort everything into piles. Marie Kondo's piling method is great to get over the feelings of overwhelm.
  5. I am grateful for Spotify. There's so much music I can rediscover. I was listening to a Jazz Classics playlist, and recognized so many snippets of melodies that have been sampled by hip hop artists over the years. It always makes me feel a deep appreciation for the past. It's a musical tradition I hope makes a return someday.
  6. I made dinner. It wasn't the healthiest thing. I fried some wings and tossed some zucchini and tomato in olive oil, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Simple.
  7. I reflected on my week before bed, and I think that made a big difference in the outcomes for today. The last two weeks, I didn't journal in real time. That's something I definitely intend to fix in the coming week. There are some things I don't care to write about in this forum, but that need a home in some place other than my mind. My journal is as great a home as any.

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