My Feel Good Journal – Day 19

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Here are my 4-G’s for Day 19:

What are “The 4-G’s of Feeling Good”? – find out HERE.

Goin’: Walked around a native plant sale for a bit today.  Plan to move more tomorrow.

Greens:  I didn’t get a chance to make a smoothie or juice…so I grabbed a green juice at WaWa (convenience store) – mildly healthy (I think).

So I just looked up the “Naked Juice” I had and turns out it’s not so good.  Read the article about juices over on FoodBabe.com

Givin’: “click to give

Gratitude:

I am grateful for getting to play in the dirt (aka garden).

I am grateful for the delicious cup of chai tea I had with stevia and almond milk.

I am grateful for learning more about Ghandi.  (seriously – on last night’s Daily Show they interviewed, Ramachandra Guha,  author of Ghandi Before India )

one more…

I am grateful for taking time to create a mandala today… “Sandpiper Mandala

Making “Feeling Good” choices like these all started with doing the “4-G’s”! I’d love it if you joined me in doing the “4-G’s” – grab your free copy of my book that explains it all “Get Back on the Feel Good Train: 4 Simple Strategies for Getting You Back on Track” HERE. and there’s a printable journal sheet too!

I’d love to hear your 4-G’s…. share ’em below…

Sandpiper Mandala

Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of watching 2 sandpipers feeding in the surf.  They can be quite comical as the run out when the waves recede then scurry back quickly before they get overtaken by the water.

Sandpiper Mandala by Beth Sawickie http://www.BethSawickie.com/sandpiper-mandala

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Prints and cards are available HERE.

View ALL of my Mandalas & Photos HERE.

My Feel Good Journal – Day 18

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Here are my 4-G’s for Day 18:

Today was, honestly, somewhat of a crappy day – or at least it started out like that.  Shortly after waking up I had bad cramps and a headache!  UGH!  Then I did perhaps the worst thing a work-from-home entrepreneur can do….got lost on Facebook and the interwebs for way too long.  I’ve been pondering – again – what it is I am doing with my life.  I almost posted in a few groups I’m in…but erased ’em.  My dilemma was/is…  do I keep posting this 4-G stuff on my site and focus on all this personal development/self-help/health & wellness stuff?  OR… do I perhaps return to focusing on photography, mandalas and digital art and keep all this other stuff private.  Honestly, I haven’t spent much time fiddling with photos and mandalas and I do miss it.   I got myself into such a funk going around in circles in my head I finally needed to just step away.  I finally pried myself away from the computer, showered, made a green smoothie, and went for a long walk with the dog.  Getting outside into nature helped me feel better 🙂

What are “The 4-G’s of Feeling Good”? – find out HERE.

Goin’:  Walked with Soc for about an hour.  Neighborhood then Turtle Cove.

I didn’t have my camera with me…but if I did, I could have shot…

– 3 large (dinner-plate sized) turtles sunning themselves on little tiny islands at Turtle Cove.  Normally they slide into the water when they hear me on the trail.  This time they did not – would’ve made for some awesome shots!

– 4 Canadian geese that hung out in the water about 15 feet from me and Soc.  Another surprise.  Normally, they swim away.  These swam closer to us.  I think it there might have been a nest nearby they were protecting – but it was still neat to get to see them.

– a cute white, black and dark red/brown bird. Never saw one like this before.  And like the other animals we saw today, he hung around longer than usual too.

Now I’m wondering…. were all those longer than usual encounters with wildlife a “sign” that I should be focusing more on nature photography and mandalas?  I’m still pondering.

Note to self: ALWAYS carry your camera with you!

Greens:  Green smoothie and steamed veggies with dinner.

Givin’:  I acknowledged that today was not going so well and that I NEEDED to do something good for myself.  Step away from what wasn’t working and just get out and walk in nature.

I also “clicked to give”.

Gratitude:

I am grateful for warm weather, blue skies and sunshine.

I am grateful for getting to be in the presence of some awesome wildlife today.

I am grateful for having many passions.

Making “Feeling Good” choices like these all started with doing the “4-G’s”! I’d love it if you joined me in doing the “4-G’s” – grab your free copy of my book that explains it all “Get Back on the Feel Good Train: 4 Simple Strategies for Getting You Back on Track” HERE. and there’s a printable journal sheet too!

I’d love to hear your 4-G’s…. share ’em below…

My Feel Good Journal – Day 17

Day 17

I’m a little over 1/2 way through posting 30 days of my Feel Good Journal.  I must say – I’m happy to be half way through!  Even after day 30, though, I’m still going to be journaling with pen and paper – old school style.

Here are my 4-G’s for Day 17:

What are “The 4-G’s of Feeling Good”? – find out HERE.

Goin’:  Walked – a lot!  At least 3 miles.  Some of which was on some really soft beach sand – what a pain in the rear that is to walk through!

Doug, Soc and I went to Island Beach State Park looking for red foxes and ospreys.  We found both.  Also did some geocaching – always fun 🙂

Greens:  Green smoothie this morning (usual ingredients).

Givin’: I gave myself a break today.  After doing all that walking and it being close to that time of the month – I am exhausted!  When we got home Soc joined me on the couch and we took a nice long nap.

I also “clicked to give” today.

Gratitude:

I am grateful for the sound and smells of the ocean waves crashing on the beach.

I am grateful for the friendly red foxes we saw today.

I am grateful for being “down the shore” when not many other people are there – pre-Memorial Day.

Making “Feeling Good” choices like these all started with doing the “4-G’s”! I’d love it if you joined me in doing the “4-G’s” – grab your free copy of my book that explains it all “Get Back on the Feel Good Train: 4 Simple Strategies for Getting You Back on Track” HERE. and there’s a printable journal sheet too!

I’d love to hear your 4-G’s…. share ’em below…

My Feel Good Journal – Day 16

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Today was a LONG day for me.  Out at 9am, home at 8pm with around 5 total hours of driving!  It is days like these that I find it challenging to fit in stuff to make me feel good.  Knowing this, I made sure to schedule some good stuff in – one was a visit to some beautiful gardens with lots of bulbs and trees  in bloom!

And by the way….

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Here are my 4-G’s for Day 16:

What are “The 4-G’s of Feeling Good”? – find out HERE.

Goin’:  I leisurely walked for about an hour.

I know I didn’t burn many calories – but I was outside in the sun and surrounded by beautiful flowers – definitely good for the soul!

Here’s one other pic from today…

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I’d love to process and post more but I am tired.  I’ve learned I function much better if I listen to my body and go to sleep rather than push through it and get my 2nd wind.   If I stay up beyond exhaustion, I end up even more tired with getting little accomplished… and then I have a hard time falling asleep!

Greens:  NONE! – ugh!  Well, 1 organic green apple.

I had good intentions!  I knew I was going to be away from home (and my juicer) today, so I planned on stopping at a health food store in the town I was going to.  They make juices fresh 🙂  Unfortunately, as I’m eagerly walking to the order counter to get my super-duper green juice… I see the sign… “juices are temporarily unavailable”.  UGH!   So I walked out with an organic green apple instead.

Givin’:  I gave time to help a friend.

I gave myself the time to relax, breath and enjoy myself during what was a busy day.

Gratitude:

I am grateful for the sweet scent and vibrant colors of flowers in bloom.

I am grateful for connecting with my Mom.

I am grateful for the light refreshing breeze that is coming in from the open window in front of me.

Making “Feeling Good” choices like these all started with doing the “4-G’s”! I’d love it if you joined me in doing the “4-G’s” – grab your free copy of my book that explains it all “Get Back on the Feel Good Train: 4 Simple Strategies for Getting You Back on Track” HERE. and there’s a printable journal sheet too!

I’d love to hear your 4-G’s…. share ’em below…