Small Changes Required

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

I believe I'm a positive person, so whether you're positive (or not) it's important to make sure your actions will bring about positive results. Small actions can make big changes in your life. Everything has a ripple effect. New Year's makes a good starting marker for change.

Here are 5 small actions I'm making to create positive changes for 2013.

1. Make a change in my environment. I purchased several new house plants and some fresh herbs. It's important to have plants inside your house to purify the air and balance the energy. Plus tending to plants is good for the soul and creates lessons in patience and attention. The herbs I purchased were basil and cilantro. I love basil, but in the past I cannot seem to grow it. Thyme, parsley and rosemary seem to be hardier herbs and are easier to grow. This year will be different! I have logged many hours of research since my last attempt and I feel confident that this time I will succeed. This year I will have home grown basil!

2. Make a change in my fitness routine. I ordered and received the DDP Yoga DVD's. My boyfriend suffers from a bad back and I've been trying to get him to do yoga for years. DDP Yoga was created by ex-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and has a tag line "It ain't your mama's yoga". This attitude made it easier to sell yoga to him, so we got the DVD's and have started doing them together.

3. Make a change to improve my health. My juicer has been in the cupboard for too many months. Time to pull it out and start juicing again. I will share my favorite juice blends in the future. (Added bonus, the pulp I get from juicing will be used as mulch for my new herbs!)

4. Make a change that benefits my mind. I bought myself a couple of new books. One is instructional and the other is a satire. Recently I realized that I only read magazines and blogs. Reading is like jogging for the mind and my brain needs a cognitive workout. 

5. Make a change to reduce stress. Being unorganized creates stress. Time is wasted if you're constantly looking for things. This year I will finish organizing my house so that I know where everything is. I'm half way there. 

Look for me to elaborate further in upcoming posts. Hope this helps inspire you to toss your first stone to create your own ripple effect.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
- Vincent Van Gogh

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." 
- Edward Everett Hale

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