Thursday, February 23, 2023

Wisdom, Humor, and Inspiration in January

 January, January, my least favorite month of the year! But I try to see the good in it.

Cute joke 😊

This is totally logical, and I sometimes do it. πŸ˜„

This is the story of my life over the last few years as I've been learning how to do this and how effective it is. 🀍


This was from a good article about perfectionism.    
I started doing this in college and I've continued with it since--not for everything, but more often than not. Perfectionism is my number one reason for putting things off, and doing what it says above really helps me to get over it, get started, and just get it done. 

It certainly helps, especially if it's a good one that has a lot of truth in it.

"I do think some of the decline we're seeing in young people's mental health and well-being is caused by declining rates of religious participation." 

 A serene, clean, peaceful home and an organized life are priorities for me, and they make a significant difference in my well-being.

Budgeting is part of my life now more than it's possibly ever been. Staying organized helps me a lot with that.


I'm a paper and book person so I wish the Church were still doing hard copies of the Come, Follow Me manual, but I've adapted and now I do it through the app on my phone.
"Like Mary, we sometimes find that God's plans for our life are quite different from what we had planned." 
You got that right! I take a lot of inspiration from Mary and her example.

My page-a-day calendar this year is one of cute puns. I've been enjoying it!

I think this one is so clever! πŸ˜†

I'm a copyeditor by trade, and that's what I do in my work for On the other hand, I've been proofreading my transcription training work (and it's taking foreeeeeever!). Proofreading is fine but I definitely prefer copyediting.

When the prophet issues a plea, I listen to it and do my best to follow through. In every instance, doing so has blessed my life.

I'm an introvert and I like to spend time on my own, but over the last several years I've become more social than I used to be (although I'll always be a homebody at heart 😊). As I've focused more of my time and attention on my relationships with friends and family, I've become healthier, happier, and more confident and likeable (right? RIGHT!? Ha ha.). I feel like I'm (ever so slowly) evolving into my better or even best self. So I totally believe this research is valid.

This is funny in a cynical way, but sadly (or "dasly" πŸ˜†) there's truth to it, too.

This was a good article.