Becki, over at Field Lilies, recently wrote about something she is challenging herself with in 2022. I'll let her tell you about it in her own words. She wrote: "Why not be intentional about exploring new things – just for the sake of learning or experiencing something new? Why not once a week, challenge myself to interact with one new thing? A new food, a new activity, a new person, a new idea to explore, a new skill to learn… just for starters. Hence the title of this post: One new thing…
Monday, January 24, 2022
One new thing ...
"So I’ve decided to do that. And share about it once a week (if possible) here. I’m not going to set goals or make rules. I want this to be a discovery process, not a to-do list. Actually, the challenge may be better worded this way: I’m simply challenging myself to record here one new thing I explore, or learn about, or interact with… each week."
Becki is inviting her readers to join her in this challenge, and I must say it sounds good to me. At first I didn't think I would join in. It seemed a bit daunting, but after I read Becki's first One New Thing post, I realized that I've already done quite a few new things in 2022. So I'm going to plan to share some of them weekly as Becki is doing.
For this week, I'll share three new things, the first of which led to the other two. I may or may not have mentioned here that I've been dealing with sciatica for over a month. That led me, in early January, to try the first new thing in the series:
Yes, visiting a chiropractor for the first time in my life. I've found it amazingly helpful: adjustments, laser treatments, exercises. And ice packs. Now the sciatica is pretty much gone, although I’m continuing with the exercises. A knee problem sort of surfaced along with the sciatica, and has persisted quite painfully. The chiropractor did adjust my knee and it helped tremendously but was sort of temporary relief. So he gave me knee exercises to do and also suggested an anti-inflammatory supplement (EPA-fish oil) to help with the arthritis that is there. He also said I should do a good bit of walking. That led me to the second new thing: in-store walking.
Since the weather and footing is not really conducive to walking around outside right now, Mr. T and I have been going over to Walmart and walking around the inside a few laps every day. I push a shopping cart and that really helps. I’ve really been pleased with the improvement in my knee and how much better I’m able to walk.
And now that led to the third new thing:
So those are three new things just in the past few weeks. I'm sure I'll have more to share soon. Thanks to Becki for this challenge!