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20 things to do instead of eat during a fast: 

  1. Go on a walk.

  2. Cuddle/Walk/Play with Juliet. 

  3. Read a book. 

  4. Meditate. 

  5. Breathe deeply.

  6. Drink water and tea.

  7. Have a dance party. 

  8. Make friendship bracelets. 

  9. Look at pictures that make me happy. 

  10. Write in your journal.

  11. Draw a picture. 

  12. Call a friend or family member. 

  13. Write a Thank You letter to someone.

  14. Listen to music. Really listen. 

  15. Play your ukulele. Learn a new song.

  16. Tidy your room. Make a “give away” pile.

  17. Write a poem.

  18. Go to the gym.

  19. Look outside the window. 

  20. Give yourself a foot massage. 

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thoughts

thoughts while reading the book: Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner

The cleansing I am doing with my body right now is similar to how one would clean out a basement filled with mold. I have to clean it out my body the right way. I need to take MY time- and spend less time feeling overwhelmed. I need to change the conditions in which the mold/cancer thrives. Make a permanent change to my lifestyle.

According to Google: “On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances. In Lally's study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.”

This is all a daily practice. Some days I mess up, and that’s okay. I used to feel really down on myself when I would break a fast or overdo my carb intake. I try again tomorrow. Nothing REALLY GOOD will be changed overnight. Worthwhile things take time and effort.

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“When your determination changes, everything will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success. On the other hand, if you think, “This is never going to work out,” then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight.”

Daisaku Ikeda

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