My last 30-day trial of doing two things a day to improve my surroundings died a slow death. I did clean up a lot of different areas of the house last month, but with my efforts spread through many rooms the results didn’t jump out at me. To some degree, it dampened my enthusiasm.
The trial did get me consciously thinking about positive changes to our home and action did follow, so in that sense the trial served its purpose.
The trial for the next 30 days deals with diet and has three parts. First, I want to increase my fluid intake to 48 ounces a day. I eat lots of high water content fruits and vegetables and don’t see the need to drink more than that.
Second, I’m keeping a log of how I react or not to different foods. Between Christmas and New Year’s I was one big headache and lived on Tylenol. In spite of the chaos that was my life that week, it shouldn’t have been that bad. I can always tell a food reaction headache from a regular headache because Tylenol and Advil barely take the edge off, no matter how many I take.
For the last part I will search for some new sources of fiber in my diet. I started reacting to one of the high fiber foods I used to eat everyday. I’m a firm believer in fiber as an effective method for controlling cholesterol and many other health problems that develop with age. I know my son’s blood work always improves when he eats lots of fiber.
This is the first time I’ve tried accomplishing more than one goal during a 30-day trial. If it works out, I can see myself doing in more in the future.