Lots of people don't like making resolutions. To them, it seems silly to choose one day to make changes. I feel differently about it. To pick one day means I have plenty of time to really ruminate on the intention, prepare in whatever way is necessary, and sort of re-set my mind.
This year there were several. Two of them went hand in hand.
One was to get back to the eating habits that were started last year and stuck for 6 months. The goal is to keep them longer, hopefully forever.
Another was to spend less time on the computer, less time on social media, and the time that is spent on the computer will be working or writing.
They are working very well together! Eating healthier foods mean that there is a bit more prep time - so automatically there is less time for sitting and scrolling. In turn, there is more energy. Good deal all around.
Here are a few of the things I've been up to just this past few days...
The eating plan involves no wheat (and limited grains), no high-fructose corn syrup and very little sugar, no processed foods - so while last year I had some breakfast cereal occasionally, that's off the table this year. I found a blend of amaranth, quinoa, and wild MN rice to which I've added pumpkin seeds, broken pecans, cranberries, and thinly sliced fermented lemons. This does NOT feel like a sacrifice!
Anyway, I got home with a large nearly-full market basket of many different colors of beautiful mushrooms.
Turkey tail mushrooms are used in some Asian countries for many cancers and studies have found it to be a wonderful anti-viral, great for immunity, and a valuable medicinal mushroom in many ways. Here is a good link that talks about some of the research.
So that's part of why I like resolutions. Change is fun.